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Reporter, Breaking News Desk (Part-time) at Axios

  • Other Services
  • Permanent Employment
  • 2 months ago
  • Work Remotely
  • Shift Part-Time

Job Description

Reporter, Breaking News Desk (Part-time) at Axios

Quick Take: Axios is a thriving, fast-growing media organization dedicated to providing trustworthy, award-winning news in an audience-first format. We’re looking for some part-time reporting help on the breaking news desk at Axios. You’d be working with a great team of reporters and editors on a shift schedule. 

Why it Matters: Axios has built a newsroom of more than 150 talented journalists committed to providing our readers the most trustworthy information in the most efficient way possible. Reporters have the opportunity to collaborate with beat reporters across the Axios newsroom on both breaking and general assignment stories that intersect with our various coverage areas. 

The Details: This is a shift-based team, and we anticipate the hours for this role will be two-to-three weekdays from noon until 8 pm ET and Saturdays, 9 am to 4 pm ET). There is some flexibility on the days of the week and the hours, with Saturday coverage being the priority.

Ideal candidates should possess most of the following skills:

  • Exceptional editorial judgment and news instincts 

  • Ability to write clear, concise, and accurate copy on the first draft

  • Proven attention to detail and fact-checking

  • Experience working in a breaking news environment, framing stories for a national audience

  • Understanding of the national news landscape and experience aggregating news

  • Positive attitude, outstanding remote work ethic and comfort in a fast-paced environment

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

  • A commitment to an open, inclusive, and diverse work culture

  • Annual learning and development stipend

Additional pandemic-related benefits:

  • One mental health day per quarter

  • $100 monthly work-from-home stipend

  • Company-sponsored access to Ginger coaching and mental health support

  • OneMedical membership, including telehealth 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

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.


Salary Range: Base salary for this role is $50 per hour and is dependent on numerous factors, including but not limited to location, work experience, and skills. This range does not include other compensation benefits.

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