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Axios Published: November 12, 2020
Location
Arlington, VA
Job Type
Category

Description

Quick Take: Axios is a growth-stage startup dedicated to providing trustworthy, award-winning news content in an audience-first format. We are hiring an illustrator to help cover the (Des Moines, Tampa, Denver, Minneapolis) metro area as a part of our new local news initiative, which will extend our mission to America’s hometowns.

Why it Matters: Our coverage is built on the architecture of Smart Brevity and, in our latest venture, we are taking that approach to local markets to provide worthy coverage of the happenings of cities across the US. This illustrator will create a meaningful local presence by creating illustrations for regional readers and getting them smarter, faster on the news that matters in their specific community.

Go Deeper: We are looking for someone who can spearhead the illustrations for this new venture with the following responsibilities:

  • Primarily focus on our four daily Axios Local newsletters, creating 2-4 visuals a day
  • Work closely with Writers, Editors, and the rest of the Visuals team to produce illustrations and other visuals
  • Verify that visuals adhere to Axios Visual style guidelines, while also exploring city-specific visual touches and themes

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

  • Well-versed in Adobe Creative Suite, specifically Photoshop and Illustrator; competency in After Effects and animation a great plus
  • Strong photo composite skills
  • Experience in editorial illustration
  • Extremely organized, with a collaborative mindset mindset and strong communication skills
  • Comfortable working under tight deadlines with quick turnarounds
  • Willingness to work on a Sunday-Thursday schedule in order to produce content for weekday newsletter sends

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 month
  • $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