Political Editor

Axios Arlington, VA

Quick Take: Axios is a new digital media company that tells you what matters, and why, to make you smarter, faster. We're hiring a Political Editor!


Why it Matters: We are looking for a talented player/coach to lead the charge for the 2020 election cycle. This person will be a visionary who can edit and write for the Axios team. A successful candidate for this job will be well sourced in national politics and ready to write conceptual and breaking news around the 2020 campaign.

Go Deeper: This person will be responsible for owning and overseeing coverage for the upcoming campaign. They'll help senior reporters in our newsroom report out and craft agenda-setting stories, and they’ll guide younger reporters in their coverage of the White House and politics. This person will represent Axios on different media outlets, report on the upcoming cycle, 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 political landscape

A passion for political coverage and trends

Able to drive the conversation with conceptual scoops and trend stories

Ability to collaborate closely and effectively with internal and external audiences

Experience reporting and editing

Don’t forget:

Competitive salary

Health insurance (100% paid for individuals, 75% for families)

Primary caregiver 12-week paid leave


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

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