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Senior Editor

Cox Automotive, Irvine, CA 92618

Work at Cox Automotive

Duration: Full-Time


Primary Location: 195 Technology Dr, Irvine, CA, USA

Division: Cox Automotive

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Travel: No

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day Job

Requisition Number: 223804

At Cox, we’re forward-thinking innovators who put people first. Our award-winning workplace culture is centered on inclusion and kindness, and we’re looking for people to join our mission to be a force for good in the world. Come build a better future with us across automotive, communications, the environment and more.

We want to do everything we can to keep our employees safe and healthy. Therefore, where permitted by applicable law, you will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to be considered for this U.S.-based job. Reasonable accommodations for medical and religious objections will of course be considered.

Keep reading to learn more about this opportunity to join the Cox family of businesses.

The Cox Automotive editorial team publishes hundreds of new or updated vehicle comparisons, advice and news annually across the Kelley Blue Book and Autotrader websites. The selected Senior Editor (Compare/Advice/News) manages a small team of direct-report editors and works closely with a team of established contributing writers to create and publish this content. The ideal candidate has a deep background and current knowledge of mainstream vehicles and segments, has experience managing high-volume workflow, and possesses the drive and skill to continually improve our reviews product and process. The Manager, Managing Editor (Compare/Advice/News) reports to Director, Editorial.

Primary Duties & Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the timely and efficient creation and publication of vehicle comparisons, advice and news annually across the Kelley Blue Book and Autotrader websites
  • Manage a team of two editors
  • Maintain and coach a team of experienced and reliable freelance automotive writers and editors
  • Ensure consistency and accuracy in vehicle comparison content
  • Establish and evolve efficient production workflows and processes
  • Develop documentation and guidelines to ensure scalable content quality and consistency
  • Identify opportunities for continuous product and process improvements
  • Collaborate closely with our SEO team to drive increases in organic search traffic
  • Work closely with other departments to meet internal content needs

Compensation:

  • Compensation includes a base salary of $93,900 - 131,600. Salary may vary outside of the anticipated range based on factors such as the ultimate location of the position and the selected candidates experience.
  • Position is eligible for additional compensation that may include commission (annual, monthly, etc.) and/or an incentive program.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science or related field plus 5+ years of relevant work experience; or a Masters degree plus 2+ years of relevant work experience; or a PhD plus 0-2 years of relevant experience
  • In lieu of a degree, qualified candidates would require 9+ years of relevant professional experience
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of mainstream vehicles and segments, including vehicle evaluation and content creation
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Experience managing and coaching freelance content creators
  • Proficient in Wordpress
  • Well-versed in current SEO best-practices
  • Experienced in establishing, enforcing and evolving editorial workflows and processes
  • Detail- and process-oriented
  • Familiarity with all aspects of editorial production, including ideation, creation, editing, publishing and measurement

Preferred Education

  • Bachelors Degree in communications, journalism or similar field

Who We Are

About Cox Automotive

Theres nothing ordinary about Cox Automotive. We are people of every background driven by our passion for mobility, innovation, client success and community outreach. We make buying, selling and owning (or simply using) cars easier for everyone. Touching more than 40,000 clients across five continents, we bring together the best brands and the best teams to propel the automotive industry forward. Some of those team members work for our iconic consumer brands like Autotrader and Kelley Blue Book, while others are creating the future of automotive at industry-facing brands like Dealer.com, Manheim and vAuto.

About Cox

We are the Cox family of businesses. Weve been making our mark since 1898 by building and evolving world-class businesses, staying true to our values, and encouraging top talent to always look for growth and impact while building a career with us. Our primary divisions - Cox Communications and Cox Automotive - are driving a new wave of innovation, powering smart cities with powerhouse broadband communications and pioneering greener, more progressive transportation alternatives for individuals and fleet operators. Were also expanding into new spaces like cleantech and healthcare to rev up our momentum toward building a better future for the next generation. Were looking for the talent today who will be our leaders tomorrow. Sound intriguing? Learn more about where we are today, where we hope youll be going with us, and the common purpose that unites us at coxenterprises.com.

Benefits of working at Cox may include health care insurance (medical, dental, vision), retirement planning (401(k)), and paid days off (sick leave, parental leave, flexible vacation/wellness days, and/or PTO). For more details on what benefits you may be offered, visit our benefits page.

Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individuals age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law. Cox provides reasonable accommodations when requested by a qualified applicant or employee with disability, unless such accommodations would cause an undue hardship.

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About Cox Automotive

About Cox Automotive

There’s nothing ordinary about Cox Automotive. We are people of every background driven by our passion for mobility, innovation, client success and community outreach. We make buying, selling, owning and using cars easier for everyone. Touching more than 40,000 clients across five continents, we bring together the best brands and the best teams to propel the automotive industry forward. Some of those team members work for our iconic and groundbreaking consumer brands like Autotrader ® and Kelley Blue Book®, while others are creating the future of automotive at industry-facing brands like Dealer.com ®, Manheim ®, NextGear Capital ®, vAuto ® and Xtime®.

Cox Automotive is part of Cox Enterprises, a privately-owned, Atlanta-based company with revenues exceeding $20 billion. 

Come join a global, family business that treats team members and clients like they’re just that – family. For more information about Cox Automotive, visit www.coxautoinc.com.

Cox Automotive is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Vision:

We are software engineers, marketers, sales leaders and trailblazers transforming the way the world buys, sells, owns and uses cars.

Cox Automotive