Business Development Associate, Axios Local

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Quick Take: Axios is a growth-stage startup dedicated to providing trustworthy, award-winning news content in an audience-first format. We are hiring a Business Development Associate to join our newest local news initiative, which will extend our mission to America’s hometowns!

Why it Matters: As our Business Development Associate, you will serve an integral role in securing, maintaining and growing the customer base for Axios Local markets. Working on a new and growing team, you’ll be identifying and developing new revenue opportunities, supporting the buildout of a new product and, ultimately, making a huge impact on Axios’ growth and future success on local news.

Go Deeper: We are looking for an organized, proactive thinker to enthusiastically help generate and increase new business opportunities. This opportunity will allow you to work alongside our growing sales team and play a significant role in shaping new revenue opportunities and helping support top line local businesses reach our local audience.

The Details: Ideal candidates will embody an entrepreneurial spirit, a passion for Axios’ mission and have the following skills:
• Proven customer or client service experience
• Experience managing sales pipelines including researching, prospecting new business leads, outbound outreach, and organizing inbound interest
• Detail-oriented with strong time management skills and an ability to prioritize effectively
• Strong project management skills and sales fundamentals
• Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
• Eager for and receptive to feedback

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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
• Commuter and cell phone benefit
• A commitment to an open, inclusive, and diverse work culture
• Annual learning and development stipend

Additional pandemic-related benefits:
• One mental health day per quarter
• $100 monthly work-from-home stipend
• Tele-mental health services
• OneMedical membership, including tele-health services
• Increased work flexibility for parents and caretakers
• Access to the Axios “Family Fund”, which was created to allow employees to request financial support when facing financial hardship or emergencies
• Weekly company-sponsored exercise and meditation classes
• Virtual company-sponsored social events