Autos Online Editor / Technical Writer

Apr 01, 2014
May 01, 2014
Hiring Manager
Digital Media
Full Time
U.S. News & World Report is seeking a motivated, experienced, full-time Autos Online Editor/Technical Writer for our consumer-oriented automotive site, This position is based in our Washington, D.C. office.

The primary responsibility of the Autos Online Editor will be to write consumer-oriented new and used car reviews based on opinions from automotive critics and safety and reliability data that have been translated into scores. This Online Editor will synthesize these opinions, data and scores into a cohesive review that outlines the strengths and weaknesses of a car and how it stacks up against its competition so that consumers can make informed decisions.

The Online Editor/Technical Writer will do the following:

•Write clear, concise, objective new and used car reviews based on scored research to help consumers
•Write news articles and blog posts, feature stories and buying guide content that aids our users with car shopping
•Research monthly manufacturer car deals, enter deal information into content management system and write deal summaries
•Fact check and edit his/her own reviews and content, as well as those of others


•2-4 years professional experience in technical writing or journalism for the web
•Expertise combining and writing about quantitative and qualitative data
•Experience working with online content management systems
•Moderate Microsoft Word and basic Microsoft Excel skills
•Moderate knowledge of search engine optimization best practices
•Knowledge and experience with AP style
•Ability to meet deadlines and be extremely detail-oriented
•Solid copy editing skills a plus
•Excellent communication and collaboration skills

Enthusiasm about cars and the automotive market is a big help, but the best person for the job will be just as enamored with writing about minivans as they are with writing about sports cars. Most importantly, the best candidate for this job will be passionate about helping consumers navigate the new and used car market.

Please email your cover letter, resume, 2-3 clips and salary requirements to:
Liz Opsitnik, Deputy Managing Editor, Autos

Please include “Autos Online Editor” in the subject line of your email.

We are offering a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package that includes healthcare, dental, and 401(k) plan.


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