Our benefits

What we offer our team

Our compensation and benefits are competitive in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors and we are committed to learning from potential and current team members about the support they need to show up every day ready to bolster the local press our democracy deserves. 

Salaries
We benchmark our salaries against similar organizations, and use a scale that considers job complexity and magnitude of responsibility to determine role levels and corresponding base salaries. Staff have annual opportunities to increase their salaries based on performance as well as regular cost-of-living adjustments.

Affordable health care options
We work to ensure our team has access to quality and affordable health care.  AJP covers 100% of the monthly premiums for individual health plans, and most of the cost for family plans. Additionally,  we offer affordable dental and vision plans. 

Vacation and holidays
We offer 16 paid vacation days annually (increasing over time), as well as all federal holidays and the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day.

Personal leave
We offer unlimited personal leave so that team members can take the time they need when they are sick, caring for sick family members, or dealing with childcare conflicts or other obligations that come up in our day-to-day lives. 

Paid parental leave
We offer 12 weeks of paid parental leave for the birth, adoption, or fostering of a child.

Remote work environment
AJP staff members work in a fully virtual environment. Most team members work from home, but as needed, we provide access to co-working or shared office space. We also provide an annual home office stipend and reimburse $100 a month for mobile phone and Wi-Fi usage.

Saving for retirement
We provide eligible employees with traditional and Roth 401(k) plans and contribute up to 4% in matching funds. All employee contributions and employer matching funds are immediately vested.

Our work culture
Our team is deeply connected to our mission and supportive of each other’s goals and overall well-being. We aim to be an organization where everyone feels heard, respected, and valued. Learn more about the values that guide us.