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Editorial Fellow

Job ID: 7193
Job Views: 672
Location: Arlington, Virginia, United States
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Job Category: Online | New Media
Employment Type: Full time
Posted: 05.13.2022

Job Description

The big picture: Axios is a growth-stage company dedicated to providing trustworthy, award-winning news content in an audience-first format. We are committed to a diverse newsroom and news industry. We are investing in the next generation of journalists who are ready to focus their career, whether that be developing expertise in a coverage topic or a new skill.

Why it matters: We will hire four journalists who come from underrepresented backgrounds to work with our teams for one year to deepen their knowledge on a beat or specialized skill. 

Journalists will apply and indicate their interest in one of the following areas: politics, health care, race and justice, business, world news, science, energy/climate and data visuals.

All Fellows will receive: 

  • A year-long training curriculum from our best-in-the-business reporters and editors on topics including: source development, mastering beat coverage, owning your newsletter, and Smart Brevity training.
  • Daily hands-on experience writing, reporting, and producing content for Axios.
  • Media training on how to do a TV hit and podcast training from the Axios podcast team.
  • Executive sessions with Axios founders on the reality of running a media company in today’s economy.
  • Sessions with Axios executives on the functions of a media company and how they work together.
  • Coaching on how to land the next big job with resume, cover letter, LinkedIn and job interview review from the Axios People team
  • Support from applicable Axios ERGs, Axions of Color and Quaxios, for LGBTQIA+ staff
  • Competitive salary and Axios benefits including WFH 
  • Eligibility for relocation stipend if relocation is required

While we cannot guarantee a permanent position at the end of the fellowship, our goal is to prepare each fellow for the next step in their career and place them in their next role.

By the numbers: The salary range for this role is $75,000-$90,000. Any offered salary will be determined based on several factors, including but not limited to work experience and skills.

Job Requirements

Details: Ideal candidates will embody an entrepreneurial spirit and passion for Axios’ mission and have the following skills:

  • Ideally at least three (3) years of experience working for a news organization
  • A passion to focus their career on a certain area of growth

Interested journalists should apply by June 6, 2022, for our inaugural program and be ready to start mid-September of 2022. 

Application materials:

  • A one page cover letter explaining why you want to do this program and how you hope it will help you achieve your career goals.
  • Your resume.
  • A letter of recommendation from someone you’ve worked with.
  • Any relevant samples of your work, no more than 5.
  • bership, including tele-health services 
  • Increased work flexibility for parents and caretakers 
  • Access to the Axios “Family Fund”, which was created to allow employees to request financial support when facing financial hardship or emergencies 
  • Weekly company-sponsored exercise and meditation classes 
  • Virtual company-sponsored social events

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Axios is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.

This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship. Axios makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.

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