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Publication or Company Houzz
Job Title Home Editor and Writer
Industry Internet/Online/New Media
Salary Leave Blank
Benefits 401K/403B, Dental, Health, Stock/Options
Job Duration Full Time
Job Location Palo Alto, CA
Job Requirements Houzz is looking for a highly skilled home design journalist to join our editorial team. Top candidates will have a knack for spotting timely home ideas and turning them into articles that inform, engage and entertain. They have top-notch writing, editing and leadership abilities, a deep well of creative story ideas, and a strong sense of reader service. They love the entrepreneurial, fast-paced culture of the web, interaction with an engaged online community, and being part of a fun and productive editorial team.

This is a salaried, full-time position in Palo Alto, CA, with full benefits and equity.

Responsibilities:

• Help coach new writers, working with them to evaluate and edit their stories for logic, flow and reader service
• Generate ideas for engaging new content that readers will bookmark and share
• Write articles (“Ideabooks”) for the Houzz homepage and newsletter
• Help support daily site management and the development of new contributors, content and projects

Requirements:

• Degree in Journalism, Communications or equivalent
• 5 years experience in writing and editing content for a home publication or website
• At least 2 years writing and editing for the web
• A track record of writing breaking news and unique, quality features that go viral
• Exceptional attention to detail, grammar and logical story construction
• An eye for strong design photography
• Familiarity with digital media and its technical aspects
• A roll-up-your-sleeves, get-it-done attitude and friendly, outgoing personality
• Knowledge of effective online content distribution methods and social networking tools
• Ability to work at our headquarters in Palo Alto, CA
About Our Company Houzz is the web's leading home design site, with a community of more than 10 million design-obsessed users, 3 million users of our 5-star app, and more than 100,000 registered local home improvement professionals. Rather than foster any one type of architecture and design, Houzz brings out the best new home ideas from all styles and walks of life. Our editorial taps into the latest design work of professionals around the world and the real-time projects, questions and ideas of an engaged community.

We are backed by Sequoia Capital (raised $13M+) and are generating revenue by delivering products that address the needs of homeowners, local professionals and global brands.
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