VP Communications

14 Jul, 2020


VP Communications


Quick Take: Axios is a new digital media and tech company that gets you smarter, faster with news that matters. We’re hiring a Vice President, Communications.

Why it Matters: Our new Vice President, Communications will design, oversee and execute our communications strategy and shape the way the world sees and engages with Axios.

Go Deeper: This person will work closely with our founders and editorial team to ensure our communications team is effective in elevating Axios’ brand and representing our talent. You’ll be asked to:

  • Report to our CEO and design a communications strategy that builds on our early success
  • Serve as company spokesperson; respond to media inquiries
  • Oversee bookings across media outlets and platforms
  • Manage the speaking opportunities for our talent
  • Promote via earned and owned our Axios on HBO show, podcast and other Axios products
  • Support teams with award identification and submissions
  • Assess potential media partnership opportunities

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

  • ~10 years of communications experience at a media company or analogous entity
  • Experience leading and managing a team
  • Demonstrated ability to both build strategic plans and help operationalize the team to execute efficiently
  • Understanding of media landscape, including on-the-record press experience
  • Ability to consistently secure a range of press coverage from profiles to product launches to thought leadership platforms
  • Exceptional written and verbal communications skills
  • Strong relationship management skills
  • Experience developing and managing a budget

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

Learn more here

Job posted: 2020-07-14