Quick take: Axios is a growth-stage startup dedicated to providing trustworthy, award-winning news content in an audience-first format. We’re hiring a Health Care Editor!

Why it matters: We are looking for a talented player/coach to guide and support Axios’ industry-leading health care coverage. This person will edit and help write Axios’ daily newsletter, Vitals, and will support breaking new and conceptual coverage on and around the health care beat. A successful candidate for this job will be well sourced in the health care industry and eager to help lead one of Axios’ key areas of news coverage.

Go deeper: This person will be responsible for collaborating closely with newsroom leaders to drive groundbreaking coverage across politics and business topics related to health care. In addition to editing Vitals and other health care coverage, this person will regularly write and contribute to Axios’ coverage and help reporters in our newsroom report out and write agenda-setting stories. This person will ideally represent Axios on different media outlets and drive the conversation with conceptual scoops and trend stories.

The details: Ideal candidates will embody an entrepreneurial spirit and passion for Axios’ mission. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to break stories, spot trends for longer-range coverage, and convey contextual meaning to developments on the beat. Ideal candidates will also have the following skills:

  • A deep understanding of the health care landscape
  • A passion for health care coverage and trends
  • Exceptional editing abilities
  • Able to drive the conversation with conceptual scoops and trend stories
  • Ability to collaborate closely and effectively with internal and external audiences
  • Positive attitude and ability to thrive in high pressure news environment
  • High EQ with a solid track record of managing, supporting, and coaching frontline reporters
  • A commitment to building and nurturing a diverse and inclusive environment
  • A belief in Smart Brevity as the core writing style of Axios

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
  • Annual learning and development stipend

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
  • Weekly company-sponsored exercise and meditation classes
  • Virtual company-sponsored social events