Our mission

We are a new media company delivering vital, trustworthy news and analysis in the most efficient, illuminating and shareable ways possible. We offer a mix of original and smartly narrated coverage of media trends, tech, business and politics with expertise, voice AND smart brevity — on a new and innovative mobile platform. At Axios — the Greek word for worthy — we provide only content worthy of people’s time, attention and trust.

The Axios Manifesto

All of us left cool, safe jobs to start a new company with this shared belief: Media is broken — and too often a scam.

Stories are too long. Or too boring. Web sites are a maddening mess. Readers and advertisers alike are too often afterthoughts. They get duped by headlines that don't deliver and distracted by pop-up nonsense or unworthy clicks. Many now make money selling fake headlines, fake controversies and even fake news.

Can you imagine Ford being obsessed mainly with whether the engineers love the howl and design of the F-150 engine, instead of simply delivering an awesome truck people want to drive? Never. But that's what digital media companies too often do. They produce journalism the way journalists want to produce it. And they design their products to maximize short-term buzz or revenue — not deliver the best experience possible.

We are engineering Axios around a simple proposition: Deliver the cleanest, smartest, most efficient and trust-worthy experience for readers and advertisers alike.

Our guiding principles include:

Reader first

The data on what news readers want is unmistakable: content they can trust — delivered way, way more efficiently. No bias. No nonsense. Every piece of content we produce will be broken and narrated with true expertise - and then summarized in one shareable element. You can decide whether to go deeper. Often, there's no need. We have one agenda: help people get smarter, faster. So we designed our content to move seamlessly from our platform to other ecosystems, including Facebook and Apple News, to meet readers on their terms, not ours.

Elegant efficiency

Make reading, watching and listening as clean and reader-friendly as possible. This means killing everything from banner ads and pop-ups to topic pages and other web features designed for clicks, not usability. Our site eliminates traditional click-based pages AND allows you to view our content without leaving your stream of news. Our design guru, Alexis Lloyd, coined the term "elegant efficiency" to guide our every iteration.

Smart, always

Assume smart people want smart content — on our platform and beyond. Many don't want serious news and information. We focus only on those who do — and then resist all the traffic-based temptations to dumb things down. We have hired people with social media superpowers and asked them to quit using those powers to attract traffic for traffic’s sake, and instead use them as a force for good: Getting smart content in front of readers on our platforms and on Facebook, Apple News, LinkedIn and other social ecosystems.

Don't sell BS

It's hard to argue with a straight face that newspaper ads, or banners, or expensive, glossy native advertising programs are the most effective means for communicating. We developed a lower-cost, more measurable and adjustable way for advertisers to do native advertising within our platform AND within our content on Facebook. We want to work with advertisers so they feel they get awesome, measurable value — and the respect and return they deserve.

Smart Brevity

If you think about your evolving habits for consuming news and information, you realize you have less time, and a shorter attention span. Our content, our ads and our platforms are designed specifically to adjust to these new habits and demands. We aim to make the experience more substantive and meaningful — and therefore more valuable. When we pull this off, it will free people up to spend time on content truly WORTHY of their time, on our platform or elsewhere.

Excellence always

Media is a tough business. But it is a business, not a right, or charity or hobby. You distinguish yourself by delivering at a very high level on promises you make to news consumers, advertisers and subscribers. We believe life is simple: If we think big, deliver on our big promises, and show authentic appreciation for those who read and support us, we will be successful. So, thank you for reading this.


Jim Vandehei
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Mike Allen
Founder & Executive Editor
Roy Schwartz
Founder & President
Evan Ryan
Executive Vice President
Alexis Lloyd
Chief Design Officer
Matt Boggie
Chief Technology Officer
Ali Rubin
Senior Vice President, External Affairs
Nicholas Johnston
Editor in Chief
Dominique Taylor
Senior Vice President, HR and Culture
Abby Chen
Abby Clawson
Vice President, Finance and Accounting
Adam Hirsch
Systems Architect
Adams Paschal
Associate Director, External Affairs
AJ Frucci
Vice President, Business Development
Alayna Treene
Associate Editor, News
Alex Duner
Front-End Developer
Alexi McCammond
Associate Editor, News
Alison Snyder
Managing Editor
Amy Harder
Energy Reporter
Andrew Witherspoon
Visual Journalist, Data Visualization
Andy Boyle
Director of Platform Architecture
Ben Geman
Energy Reporter
Bob Herman
Health Care Business Reporter
Brian Jacobel
Front-End Developer
Brittney Sceals
Bubba Atkinson
Managing Editor, Social/Video
Caitlin Owens
Health Care Reporter
Caresse Haaser
Motion Graphics Designer
Carolyn Gearig
Junior UX Designer
Chris Barna
Director, Engineering
Chris Russell
Expert Voices Editor
Chris Canipe
Senior Visual Journalist, Data Visualization
Christine Roberts
Director, Audience Development
Claire Kennedy
Senior Director, People Operations
Colin Chocola
Producer, Axios Studios
Dan Primack
Business Editor
Dave Lawler
Associate Editor, World News
David McCabe
Technology Reporter
David Nather
Managing Editor, News
Eileen O'Reilly
Standards and Style Editor
Eli Bovarnick
Associate Director, Community Marketing
Eli Sinkus
Senior Producer
Emily Kowal
Systems Architect
Emma Schwartz
Senior Director, Product
Erica Pandey
News Reporter
Evan Roseberry
Shooter/Editor, Branded Video
Gabe Newman
Director, Account Management
Gerald Rich
Senior Developer, News Products
Gloria Kim
Senior UX Designer / Researcher
Greg Ruben
Director, Product Design
Grism Bolks
Director, Data Engineering
Haley Britzky
News Reporter
Harry Stevens
Visual Journalist, Data Visualization
Hilary Washington
Executive Assistant
Ina Fried
Chief Technology Correspondent
Jillian Sobeck
Account Manager
Joe Uchill
Cybersecurity Reporter
Josh Sloat
Senior Director, Mobile
Jonathan Swan
National Political Reporter
Joyce Kazadi
Director, Events
Juliet Bartz
Events Associate
Justin Green
Editor, News
Kate Meissner
Vice President, Business Development
Kathleen Nisbet
Senior Associate, Strategy
Kaya Baber
Data Analytics Developer
Kayla Cook
Chief of Staff
Kaylee Knowles
Front-End Developer
Kerry McNellis
Senior Director, Events
Khorri Atkinson
News Reporter
Kia Kokalitcheva
Reporter, Technology & Finance
Kim Hart
Managing Editor
Kim Schaich
Senior Director
Kira Luca
Director, Strategic Partnerships
Kortni O'Donnell
Office Manager
Lauren Meier
Associate Editor, News
Lazaro Gamio
Visuals Editor
Leigh Jervey
Events Associate, Creative
Mallory Frankel
Associate, Talent Acquisition
Megan Foley
Creative Producer, Branded
Melanie Singer
Advertising Operations Associate
Michael Sykes
News Reporter
Michael Zlotnick
Director, Business Development
Morgan McCloy
Morgan Stanley
Senior Associate, People Operations
Neal Rothschild
Associate Editor, Audience Development
Nick Bisby
Systems Architect
Nora Okonski
Director, Revenue Operations
Rachel Racoosin
Director, Business Development
Rameez Tase
Vice President, Audience Development and Insights
Rebecca Zisser
Graphic Designer
Rob Groulx
Creative Director
Sam Baker
Editor, Health Care
Sam Jacobson
Director, Business Development
Sam Jayne
Art Director
Sara Fischer
Media Reporter
Sarah Grillo
Visual Journalist, Editorial Design
Scott Rosenberg
Editor, Technology
Shane Savitsky
Associate Editor, News
Shannon Vavra
News Reporter
Spencer Bokat-Lindell
Associate Editor, Expert Voices
Stef W. Kight
News Reporter
Steve LeVine
Editor, Future of Work
Taylor Poulos
Product Designer

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