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Gaming Reporter

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 Gaming Reporter!

Why it matters: We are looking for a talented journalist and subject matter expert to author a new Axios’ daily newsletter covering the gaming industry. In addition to their newsletter, this person will also break news and create conceptual coverage on and around this new beat. A successful candidate for this job will be well sourced in the tech industry, specifically as it relates to gaming, and eager to help lead one of Axios’ newest areas of news coverage.

Go deeper: This person will be responsible for collaborating closely with newsroom leaders to drive groundbreaking coverage. This person will ideally represent Axios on different media outlets, including “Axios on HBO,” 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 gaming landscape
  • A passion for tech and gaming coverage and trends
  • Exceptional writing abilities and journalistic instincts
  • 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
  • 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
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