Editor, Home Services | U.S. News & World Report | $60,000- $70,000 | Remote (USA)

Editor, Home Services | U.S. News & World Report | $60,000- $70,000 | Remote (USA)

60,000 - 70,000 / year
Remote US
Application ends: October 2, 2024
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Job Description

Editor, Home Services

U.S. News & World Report is a multifaceted digital media company dedicated to helping citizens, consumers, business leaders and policy officials make important decisions in their lives. We publish independent reporting, rankings, data journalism and advice that has earned the trust of our readers and users for 90 years. Our platforms on usnews.com include Education, Health, Money, Travel, Cars, News and 360 Reviews.

We reach more than 40 million people monthly during moments when they are most in need of expert advice and motivated to act on that advice directly on our platforms. Our signature franchises include our “Best” series of consumer guides on colleges, graduate schools, hospitals, diets, cars, financial services and more. These guides provide an easy-to-digest list for consumers to better understand and compare when making their decisions. We continue to publish annual guides of the authoritative Best Colleges and Best Hospitals rankings on our website and in print. And our U.S. News Live flagship conferences highlight important national conversations including Healthcare of Tomorrow and Healthiest Communities.

We believe in having a broad range of talent and backgrounds at U.S. News. We strive to maintain a welcoming workplace where everyone is given an opportunity to succeed and contribute to their fullest. Learn more about our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiative.

Your role in helping us shape the future:

U.S. News empowers everyone to thrive. In this position, you will have the opportunity to leverage your strengths and skills to help people make smart decisions about the things that really matter.

The Home Services Editor will drive our coverage of feature and advice content for all things home services (e.g., home warranty companies, medical alerts, and moving companies), including creating new “best of” lists and leading rating updates and launches across multiple categories. The 360 Reviews team operates as a startup within the larger U.S. News organization, giving it a fast-moving, innovative culture, along with the stability of an established and respected media company.

The Home Services Editor will have the opportunity to have a real impact on the development and direction of a U.S. News product.

Though 360 Reviews is based in our Washington, D.C., office, this position is open to remote workers.

Collaborating with an enthusiastic team of research analysts, producers, product managers, SEO analysts, and editors, the Home Services Editor will establish, manage, and edit content that includes ratings, informational guides, “best of” lists, company profiles, and more.

Are you up to the challenge?

  • Create content templates and outlines that maximize SEO and serve readers.
  • Collaborate with the SEO team to create content plans and editorial calendars.
  • Develop and manage a stable of top-notch freelancer writers.
  • Hire, train, and assign content to freelance writers.
  • Edit content for flow, consistency, tone, audience, brevity, and accuracy. Copy edit content for grammar, spelling, AP style, punctuation, keywords, and formatting.
  • Continually optimize and update pages to gain and maintain high search rank.
  • Work in the U.S. News CMS.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

You should definitely have:

  • One year to three years of similar or related professional editing experience and strong copy editing skills
  • A bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience
  • Two years of experience in content strategy and managing an editorial calendar
  • A love of home and senior services and helping consumers make smart choices
  • Experience writing and editing for SEO, including affiliate content
  • General understanding of SEO tools, including Semrush and Google Analytics
  • Familiarity with working with freelancers, including managing assignments and invoices
  • Experience working with online content management systems
  • Expertise and prior experience using AP style
  • Excellent communication and organization skills, and a level of comfort collaborating with stakeholders in other disciplines
  • Self-starter who can identify opportunities to improve content and better engage our audience
  • Ability to manage your own project timelines and meet multiple deadlines

It would be nice if you had:

  • Prior experience with or knowledge of home services content
  • Experience with turning research and data into easy-to-understand copy
  • Familiarity with Canva or an eye for design

What it’s like to work with us:

Talent is our best asset!

We invest in people with passion and potential who understand U.S. News’ dedication to our readers.

  • Entrepreneurial, mission-driven culture with core values of quality and integrity
  • Focus on fostering personal and professional growth
  • Competitive benefits including paid vacation time, medical, tuition reimbursement, and training
  • Collaborative Work Environment ~ Fun, diverse, inclusive, and ambitious co-workers

Other job information:

  • Please submit a cover letter for consideration.
  • These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees assigned to this job.
  • U.S. News & World Report strongly encourages all employees to be fully vaccinated (including boosters).
  • Preference for New York or Washington, DC based applicants to work a hybrid schedule in those office locations. Remote applicants will be considered.
  • The anticipated base salary for this position is $60,000 – $70,000. The actual base salary offered will depend on a variety of factors, including without limitation, the qualifications of the individual applicant for the position, years of relevant experience, level of education attained, certifications or other professional licenses held, interview performance, and if applicable, the location in which the applicant lives and/or from which they will be performing the job.

FULL-TIME/PART-TIME Full-Time

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION U.S. News & World Report is a publisher of news and information that empowers people to make better, more informed decisions about important issues affecting their lives.

EOE STATEMENT We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.