Associate Director of Communications, Axios Local

  • Axios
  • Jun 18, 2022

Job Description

Quick take: Axios is a growth-stage company dedicated to providing trustworthy, award-winning news content in an audience-first format. We are hiring an Associate Director of Communications to help support our Axios Local initiative.

Why it matters: After successfully launching daily newsletters in fourteen cities, we are quickly expanding Axios Local to new markets across the country. This individual will work with Axios Local editorial leadership and reporters to continue to increase exposure, brand awareness and recognition of Axios Local in each market. 

Go deeper: This Associate Director will be responsible for:

  • Pitching and booking Axios Local talent on TV, radio and podcasts in their respective markets
  • Tracking all media hits and coverage related to Axios Local
  • Supporting announcements and launches of new markets, products and newsletters for Axios Local
  • Managing speaking engagements for Axios Local reporters and leadership 
  • Drafting and submitting relevant local editorial awards
  • Organizing and executing media and speaking trainings, as needed

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

  • Experience working in fast-paced communications roles, ideally in other newsrooms or local news
  • Prior experience booking network appearances for clients or a brand, interacting with reporters and responding to media requests
  • Ability to write clearly, cleanly, under tight time constraints
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Positive attitude and ability to thrive in high-pressure news environments
  • A deep understanding of and excitement for local news and the media industry

Don’t forget:

  • Competitive salary
  • Health insurance (100% paid for individuals, 75% for families)
  • Primary caregiver 12-week paid leave
  • 401K
  • Generous vacation policy, plus company holidays
  • Company equity
  • Commuter and cell phone benefit
  • A commitment to an open, inclusive, and diverse work culture

Additional pandemic-related benefits:

  • One mental health day per quarter
  • $100 monthly work-from-home stipend
  • Tele-mental health services 
  • OneMedical membership, 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 
  • Virtual company-sponsored social events

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

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