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Senior/Chief Copy Editor

CoStar Group, US-DC Washington DC

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Senior/Chief Copy Editor


Job Description


OVERVIEW

CoStar is seeking an experienced senior-level and/or chief copy editor to establish and enforce copy and style guidelines for our fast-growing news team.

CoStar has served as a respected source of news for the commercial real estate industry for more than two decades. Our award-winning coverage  informs subscribers and complements CoStar’s role as the industry’s leading source of commercial real estate information and data.

In this position, you will draw on your extensive journalism background and copy-editing experience to establish best practices and to direct our efforts to ensure our coverage conforms to CoStar's news standards and is ready for publication.

This is a great opportunity for an experienced, detail-oriented and highly organized copy editor to make a mark and play a key role in shaping an ambitious, international news operation.

The selected candidate will be expected to work out of our Washington, D.C. headquarters four days per week.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Oversee the work of a fast-paced copy desk that is producing daily stories for CoStar’s online website, email newsletters and other formats, ensuring typographical and grammatical accuracy, adherence to style guidelines, and consistency across formats.

  • Establish and maintain a CoStar stylebook for news. 

  • Ensure that headlines are engaging, photo captions are lively and news articles are free of spelling, grammar, punctuation and factual errors.

  • Collaborate and communicate with team members to ensure news production goals are being met being met, while maintaining quality control.

  • Work with reporters to offer comments and suggestions to improve their news articles and strengthen their abilities.

SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS

  • Proven experience managing a copy-editing team, preferably for a daily or weekly business publication. Experience with real estate coverage is a plus. (min. three years.)

  • Exceptional grammar skills and a ferocious attention to detail with an obsession for improving readability of copy.

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

  • B2B media experience preferred.

  • Excellent headline and photo caption-writing skills, with a command of AP Style and a deep knowledge of SEO best practices.

  • Ability to work within a team collaborative environment and manage both up and down management chain.

  • Basic knowledge of HTML and social media.

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, English or a related discipline.

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.

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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.

CoStar Group

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