The big picture

Axios is a news and technology company that covers the topics and trends that matter through newsletters, a news stream, a mobile app, podcasts and our HBO show. Axios puts the trust of our consumers first and strives to make news consumption an easy, efficient, and worthy experience. We call this Smart Brevity.

In 2021, we are launching two new exciting products: Axios Local, our expansion in to local news, and AxiosHQ, a platform to enable businesses to better communicate.
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Ebonie Gibbs
Director of Events
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Karl Delossantos
Director of Growth
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Adam Hirsch
Engineering Manager
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Nathaly Flores
Motion Graphics Designer
We have a clear mission — get people smarter, faster. But we only realize that mission with a strong foundation of values and culture. It’s why we invest so heavily in creating, maintaining and protecting a strong culture. It always has been and always will be our first priority.
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Jim VandeHei
Axios Co-Founder and CEO
Axios is on Glassdoor's 2021 Best Places to Work list
#23 on Glassdoor's Best Small and Medium Places to Work
Joining the team in the middle of the pandemic, I very much appreciate the transparent leadership style, practical and responsive decision-making, and genuine care for the well-being of employees.

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What matters

The Axios Culture Statement

We are a company of top achievers, of people who strive to be the best at what they do, who take full ownership of their work and who love working together.

  • We believe in integrity, transparency and candor and we expect people to hold themselves and one another to the highest standards.
  • We’re innovators, we move quickly, and we are determined to succeed.
  • We’re curious and solutions-driven, never settling for the first or easiest option.
  • We treat people respectfully, fairly, and are firm believers in the power of building diverse and inclusive teams.
  • We believe our demise will come at the hands of mediocrity.

We're not here to punch the clock because this is more than a job — we’re here to seize the tremendous opportunity before us. We are relentless in our pursuit of excellence. We want what we build to matter and we want to work with people who share that passion.

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Diversity, equity and inclusion

1 big thing: We strive each day to create an environment where Axions from all walks of life can bring their full selves to work and do their best work.

Why it matters: Axios considers a full spectrum of unique identities when we're building a diverse workforce. We survey staff bi-annually to ensure we are enhancing diversity in more than a dozen different categories including, but not limited to: ability, age, background, education, ethnicity, experience, gender identity, personality, race, religion, and sexual orientation.

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It’s great knowing that what I do each day not only makes a difference for my teammates and the company, but it also makes a significant difference for our readers and customers.

Engineering Team Member

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The details

Our values guide everything we do:

Company values:
  • Audience First: Deliver the cleanest, smartest, most efficient, and trust-worthy experience.
  • Excellence: Strive for excellence in everything you do and never sell BS to Axios' audience, customers, or each other.
  • Candor: Remain direct and candid in respectful but unambiguous ways with the audience and each other.

Employee values:

  • Axios First: Put colleagues and the cause above yourself. Humility wins
  • Excellence Always: Hunger to be the very best at what you do
  • Candor: Be candid, respectful and maintain a high degree of integrity
There is constant transparency from the founders and I always feel like my voice is heard. Things move fast and every day is different. Excellent leadership, investment into culture and inclusion from the top down.

Operations Team Member

This is Axios

Alayna Treene
White House Reporter

Alayna is a member of our politics reporting team. As our White House Reporter, she tells our readers what matters and why on the biggest and most critical stories coming out of the White House.

Alexis Skinner
Associate Director, Talent Acquisition

Alexis works as a recruiter on the People Operations team, helping Axios scale efficiently and carefully by running a best-in-class hiring process.

Awards

  • Glassdoor Best Places to Work (2021)
  • Digiday WorkLife Awards: Most Committed to Diversity and Inclusion (2020)
  • Comparably Best Company Culture (2020)
  • Forbes America's Best Startup Employers (2020)
  • Great Place to Work (2019)
  • Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards: Disruptor Award (2019)
  • DCA Live Red Hot Companies (2019)
  • DC Inno 50 on Fire (2018)
  • Fast Company Most Innovative Companies (2018)

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