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Senior Copy Editor - Los Angeles, CA

CoStar Group, US-CA Los Angeles

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Senior Copy Editor - Los Angeles, CA


Job Description


Hybrid Schedule (4 days in office and 1 day remote)

CoStar is looking for an experienced and versatile News Editor with strong reporting/writing skills to join our growing news team covering the fast-paced commercial real estate industry. Our award-winning, industry-focused news informs subscribers and complements CoStar’s role as the leading source of commercial real estate information and data. Fortune Magazine recently named CoStar Group one of the top 100 fastest-growing companies in the world.

This hybrid editing/rewriting role requires a highly skilled editor capable of editing news produced by a wide range of contributors, including CoStar’s Research Consultants and Market Analysts as well as Reporters. As News Editor, you will apply journalism principles to restructure and/or rewrite submissions in standard news format featuring engaging headlines, informative introductory paragraphs and a complete, well-rounded account of the news topic for readers, ensuring it is factually accurate, conforms to CoStar's news standards and is ready for publication.

As part of the news editing team, you will also help enforce copy and style guidelines across all editorial functions and review CoStar’s news coverage for grammar, spelling, usage and style. The ideal candidate will also be familiar with the range of commercial real estate property categories, major business roles and industry players to shape news intended for the CoStar audience.

Previous experience on a Breaking News desk or as a rewrite editor in a newsroom for a daily or weekly publication is preferred.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Play a key role in the news-editing process by restructuring and/or rewriting news submissions to feature engaging headlines, informative introductory paragraphs and a complete, well-rounded account of the news topic for readers.

  • Work closely with market-based research teams throughout the company, ensuring that news content is continuously posted and available for each of his or her assigned markets.

  • From time to time, News Editors will also be expected to cover and report on news for their markets themselves, exercising news judgment to prioritize top stories, while confirming that the necessary updates are made to CoStar’s database to reflect the latest news.

  • Correct grammatical, punctuation and spelling errors. Double-check that names, places and organizations are spelled properly and that facts, dates and statistics are accurate.

  • Confirm that news stories follow a style and format that meets CoStar News’ editorial policy and guidelines and that the reporter cited appropriate sources or research in news reports.

  • Proofread captions for photos and charts in reports and check the source of images and other media included in reports to ensure they conform to appropriate use under any copyright.

  • Collaborate with the CoStar’s news team to develop story ideas, diversify coverage and ensure timely delivery and coverage across markets.

  • Work with different news contributors throughout the company to offer comments and suggestions to improve stories and strengthen news reporting abilities.

SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS

  • Five or more years of proven news-editing or writing experience, preferably for a daily or weekly business publication. Strong preference given to applicants with experience on a Breaking News desk or as a rewrite editor.

  • Ideal candidates will be experienced reviewing, restructuring, rewriting and copy-editing a wide variety of news styles and formats, including straightforward hard news as well as effectively restructuring analytic pieces and market reports into an engaging news format.

  • Have a demonstrated ability to craft engaging and informative news stories that highlight the most interesting aspects of the story and never “bury the lead.”

  • Possess strong attention to detail with an obsession for eliminating spelling, grammar and punctuation errors, improving readability and ensuring that all content is factually correct.

  • A basic knowledge of U.S. commercial real estate and business is preferred.

  • Results oriented with proven ability to prioritize, drive and achieve results through self and others while working under deadline.

  • Excellent headline- and cutline-writing skills, with a command of AP style and standards and a general knowledge of SEO best practices.

  • Ability to work within a fast-paced, collaborative environment and manage both up and down the management chain and possess strong organizational and communication skills.

  • Basic knowledge of HTML and social media.

  • College degree in journalism, communications, English or a related discipline preferred.

OVERVIEW OF COMPANY

Founded in 1987, we are a NASDAQ listed company with a market cap of over US$30B and sit alongside other notable names such as Amazon, Facebook, Google and Apple. Behind some of the most well-known brands in the industry, CoStar Group includes CoStar, the largest provider of CRE research and real-time data; LoopNet, the most heavily trafficked mobile and online real estate marketplace; Apartments.com, the premier rental home resource for renters, property managers and owners; STR, the leading provider of performance benchmarking and comparative analytics to the hotel industry; BizBuySell, the largest online marketplace for businesses-for-sales; and Lands of America, the leading operator of online marketplaces for rural real estate.

As a technology company, we are the trusted partner for all commercial real estate professionals empowering many of the most well-respected landlords, development companies, brokerage firms, banks, lenders, investors and government agencies with our data products and leading marketplaces. 

We do this by actively researching the commercial real estate markets and providing data, analytics, innovative tools and powerful marketing platforms in the U.S. and Internationally to help our clients transact with one another. CoStar continues to win multiple awards including one of Forbes most innovative companies (2017) and Fortune’s fastest growing companies (2018). Headquartered in Miami, CoStar Group maintains offices throughout the U.S. and in Europe, Canada, and Asia with a staff of over 4,300 worldwide.

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 Drugs

  • Life, legal, and supplementary insurance

  • Commuter and parking benefits

  • 401(K) retirement plans, with matching contributions

  • Employee stock purchase plan

  • Paid time off

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Complimentary gourmet coffee, tea, hot chocolate, prepared foods, fresh fruit, and other healthy snacks.

Become part of a team of professionals enjoying the opportunity to learn, do, and grow in a rewarding atmosphere. But don't just take our word for it -- see why our team chose to work at and stay at CoStar Group: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVbJRnJ2sX0

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.

This position offers a base salary range of $63,000 - $94,000, based on relevant skills and experience and includes a generous benefits plan.

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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

About CoStar Group

CoStar Group is the leading provider of online real estate marketplaces, information, and analytics in the commercial and residential property markets.

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