Editor, Home Services

New Posted 18 June 2024 | Remote; US | U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News empowers everyone to thrive. In this position, you will have the opportunity to leverage your strengths and skills to help people make smart decisions about the things that really matter.

The Home Services Editor will drive our coverage of feature and advice content for all things home services (e.g., home warranty companies, medical alerts, and moving companies), including creating new “best of” lists and leading rating updates and launches across multiple categories. The 360 Reviews team operates as a startup within the larger U.S. News organization, giving it a fast-moving, innovative culture, along with the stability of an established and respected media company.

The Home Services Editor will have the opportunity to have a real impact on the development and direction of a U.S. News product.

Though 360 Reviews is based in our Washington, D.C., office, this position is open to remote workers.

Collaborating with an enthusiastic team of research analysts, producers, product managers, SEO analysts, and editors, the Home Services Editor will establish, manage, and edit content that includes ratings, informational guides, “best of” lists, company profiles, and more.

Are you up to the challenge?

Create content templates and outlines that maximize SEO and serve readers.
Collaborate with the SEO team to create content plans and editorial calendars.
Develop and manage a stable of top-notch freelancer writers.
Hire, train, and assign content to freelance writers.
Edit content for flow, consistency, tone, audience, brevity, and accuracy. Copy edit content for grammar, spelling, AP style, punctuation, keywords, and formatting.
Continually optimize and update pages to gain and maintain high search rank.
Work in the U.S. News CMS.

You should definitely have:

One year to three years of similar or related professional editing experience and strong copy editing skills
A bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience
Two years of experience in content strategy and managing an editorial calendar
A love of home and senior services and helping consumers make smart choices
Experience writing and editing for SEO, including affiliate content
General understanding of SEO tools, including Semrush and Google Analytics
Familiarity with working with freelancers, including managing assignments and invoices
Experience working with online content management systems
Expertise and prior experience using AP style
Excellent communication and organization skills, and a level of comfort collaborating with stakeholders in other disciplines
Self-starter who can identify opportunities to improve content and better engage our audience
Ability to manage your own project timelines and meet multiple deadlines

It would be nice if you had:

Prior experience with or knowledge of home services content
Experience with turning research and data into easy-to-understand copy
Familiarity with Canva or an eye for design

What it’s like to work with us:

Talent is our best asset!

We invest in people with passion and potential who understand U.S. News’ dedication to our readers.

Entrepreneurial, mission-driven culture with core values of quality and integrity
Focus on fostering personal and professional growth
Competitive benefits including paid vacation time, medical, tuition reimbursement, and training
Collaborative Work Environment : Fun, diverse, inclusive, and ambitious co-workers

Other job information:

Please submit a cover letter for consideration.
These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees assigned to this job.
U.S. News & World Report strongly encourages all employees to be fully vaccinated (including boosters).
Preference for New York or Washington, DC based applicants to work a hybrid schedule in those office locations. Remote applicants will be considered.
In New York City, the anticipated base salary for this position is $60,000 - $70,000. The actual base salary offered will depend on a variety of factors, including without limitation, the qualifications of the individual applicant for the position, years of relevant experience, level of education attained, certifications or other professional licenses held, interview performance, and if applicable, the location in which the applicant lives and/or from which they will be performing the job.

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