Writer/Researcher

Axios, Washington, District of Columbia

Date PostedDecember 21, 2017
IndustryDigital Media
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNot Specified
Description:

Are you interested in joining a young, quickly growing team that’s determined to change the media landscape? Are you an innovative thinker, who works well with others? Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment? Do you enjoy thinking up creative ideas and solutions to tell a message, and then building concepts around those ideas?

Axios is looking for a Writer/Researcher to join our Branded Video team. Ideal candidates will embody an entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for Axios' mission of efficiently delivering vital news and information in an experience worthy of people's time, attention, and trust.   

IN LIEU OF A COVER LETTER, PLEASE SUBMIT A SHORT WRITING SAMPLE, ON ANY TOPIC, CHANNELING OUR UNIQUE AXIOS STYLE.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work to support our Creative Director of Branded Video by researching, writing and creating concepts for video products/series
  • (Once concept is approved) Work in collaboration with team to build out concept: identify people, places, and locations to move from concept to production
  • Support Creative Director and other members of Branded Video team more broadly: drafting creative briefs for clients; revising scripts as needed; etc
  • Provide onsite support while filming

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Creative writing experience required; nonfiction creative writing experience preferred
  • Strong research skills
  • Adaptable approach; able to shift gears as needed to support team
  • Creative production experience preferred
  • Idea generation skills – able to take everyday concepts and make them unique
  • Client-facing experience, digital media experience, and creative production experience are all a plus

BENEFITS

  • 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
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