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Content Editor, Homes.com

CoStar Group

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  • Date posted
    April 29, 2024
  • Location
    Onsite
  • Apply before
    August 31, 2024
  • Career Level
    Mid-Level

Job Description

Content Editor, Homes.com

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Job Description

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Content Editor, Homes.com

CoStar Group Company Intro:

CoStar Group (NASDAQ: CSGP) is a leading global provider of commercial and residential real estate information, analytics, and online marketplaces. Included in the S&P 500 Index and the NASDAQ 100, CoStar Group is on a mission to digitize the world’s real estate, empowering all people to discover properties, insights and connections that improve their businesses and lives.

We have been living and breathing the world of real estate information and online marketplaces for over 35 years, giving us the perspective to create truly unique and valuable offerings for our customers. We’ve continually refined, transformed and perfected our approach to our business, creating a language that has become standard in our industry, for our customers, and even our competitors. We continue that effort today and are always working to improve and drive innovation. This is how we deliver for our customers, our employees, and investors. By equipping the brightest minds with the best resources available, we provide an invaluable edge in real estate.

Homes.com

Homes.com is already one of the fastest-growing real estate portals in the industry, we are driven to be #1. Just ask Brad Bellflower, Chief Change Officer at Apartments.com. After its acquisition in 2014, Apartments.com quickly turned into the most popular place to find a place. Proven success at the highest level – and we’re doing it again with the new Homes.com. Homes.com is a CoStar Group company with 20+ years’ experience in leading and growing digital marketplaces. We pride ourselves on continually improving, innovating, and setting the standard for property search and marketing experiences. With Homes.com we’re building a brand on the cusp of defining the industry. We’re looking for big thinkers, brave leaders, and creative advertising wizards ready to influence a new age of homebuying within a tried-and-true, award-winning company.

Learn more about Homes.com.

Role Description: As a residential content editor for Homes.com (a subsidiary of CoStar Group), you’ll be an integral part of a growing editorial team creating stories that give home buyers a window into the lifestyle and vibe of neighborhoods around the country as they shop for their new homes. Plus, you’re helping agents grow their business by connecting with new clients.

To succeed in this role, you must be an experienced people manager, a meticulous editor, a creative problem solver, and a terrific communicator with a sharp eye. Teamwork is a critical piece of our culture and a key to our success, so a collaborative and adaptable attitude is a must.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage and mentor a small team of writers on their research, reporting and writing.
  • Identify quality concerns and provide guidance to writers on how to improve.
  • Edit story structure to enhance the overall storytelling.
  • Focus on improving ledes to draw the reader in.
  • Rewrite portions of the content that require additional work and/or send the copy back to the writer with clear, helpful feedback.
  • Ensure that the overall voice, style and flow of copy is consistent to the Homes.com brand vision.
  • Review video scripts to ensure they capture the overall vibe of each neighborhood and are written in a way that marries the words to the visual elements.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Creative Writing, English, Marketing, Communications from an accredited, not-for-profit University or College.
  • A track record of commitment to prior employers.
  • 7-10 years of professional editing experience
  • 3-5 years of professional experience as a people manager

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A master of words who knows how to expertly craft a story
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to successfully multi-task and track assignments through multiple stages of production
  • A highly collaborative team player who is not afraid to speak up or ask questions

What’s in it for you?

Working at CoStar Group means you’ll enjoy a culture of collaboration and innovation that attracts the best and brightest across a broad range of disciplines. In addition to generous compensation and performance-based incentives, you’ll be supported in both your professional and academic growth with internal training, tuition reimbursement, and an inter-office exchange program.

Our benefits package includes (but is not limited to):

  • Comprehensive healthcare coverage: Medical / Vision / Dental / Prescription Drug
  • Life, legal, and supplementary insurance
  • Commuter and parking benefits
  • 401(K) retirement plan with matching contributions
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Paid time off
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • On-site fitness center
  • Complimentary gourmet coffee, tea, hot chocolate, fresh fruit, and other healthy snacks

We welcome all qualified candidates who are currently eligible to work full-time in the United States to apply. However, please note that CoStar is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.

CoStar Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer; we maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

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CoStar Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer; we maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing