Copy Editor

CoStar Group, US-DC Washington DC

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Copy Editor

Job Description



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 to 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. 


CoStar is the global leader in commercial real estate information, analytics and news. Commercial Real Estate industry professionals around the globe use CoStar to access the most comprehensive data to make decisions with confidence. CoStar delivers immediate, verified commercial real estate information on over 5.9 million properties across every market.  


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CoStar is looking for a talented and driven News Copy Editor 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.


As a Copy Editor, you will sit on CoStar News’ copy desk where you will be responsible for reviewing, editing and fact-checking the extensive news, expert commentary and analysis reported on, ensuring the news reported to our large audience of real estate investors and deal-makers throughout the world is factually accurate, conforms to CoStar's news standards and is ready for publication.


You will help establish and enforce copy and style guidelines across all editorial functions and review CoStar’s news coverage for grammar, spelling, usage and style. You will play a key role crafting and sending subscriber newsletters and news alerts that are engaging, informative and inviting. And from time to time, you may also be called on to draft news briefs that complement our news team’s reporting. In addition to extensive copy-editing, proofreading and fact-checking experience, the ideal candidate will 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.


CoStar is expanding its news platform with the addition of several newsroom positions across the globe and additional resources to take its journalism to the next level. This is a great opportunity for an experienced, detail-oriented and highly organized Copy Editor to join CoStar’s news team. Previous editing experience in a newsroom for a daily or weekly publication is essential.



  • Play a key role in the news-editing process by correcting grammatical, punctuation and spelling errors. Double-check that names, places and organizations are spelled properly and that facts, dates and statistics are accurate.

  • In addition proofreading news articles for spelling, grammar and punctuation errors, the Copy Editor will review articles for readability, as well as provide feedback and suggestions to the reporter and editor to make the story better.

  • 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.

  • Write headlines for news stories, 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.

  • Format and send out subscriber newsletters and news alerts on a regular basis.

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

  • Work with different reporters to offer comments and suggestions to improve stories and strengthen reporters’ abilities




  • Two or more years of proven copy-editing experience, preferably for a daily or weekly business publication with extensive experience in a copy-editing or proofreading role.

  • Ideal candidates will also be experienced reviewing and copy-editing a variety of news styles and formats, including straightforward hard news, profiles of industry leaders and longer analytic pieces.

  • Ferocious 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.

  • Basic knowledge of HTML and social media.

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




When you join CoStar Group, you’ll experience a collaborative and innovative culture working alongside the best and brightest to empower our people and customers to succeed. 

We offer you generous compensation and performance-based incentives. CoStar Group also invests in 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 

  • Virtual and in person mental health counseling services for individuals and family 

  • Commuter and parking benefits 

  • 401(K) retirement plan with matching contributions 

  • Employee stock purchase plan 

  • Paid time off 

  • Tuition reimbursement 

  • On-site fitness center and/or reimbursed fitness center membership costs (location dependent), with yoga studio, personal training, group exercise classes

  • Access to CoStar Group’s Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Employee Resource Groups \

  • 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 Group 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

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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