Copy Editor houzz
Houzz, the web's leading home design site, is looking for an experienced copy editor to join our editorial team. Top candidates will have 5 years of experience copy editing home and lifestyle content for a consumer publication or website. They will have top-notch headline writing and editing skills, a great sense of humor, an appreciation of writers and their copy, and an instinct for reader service. They will love the entrepreneurial and fast-paced culture of the web, interaction with an engaged online community and being part of a fun and productive editorial team.
Copy edit articles (?featured ideabooks?) for the Houzz homepage and newsletter with an eye for tight writing, active voice, logic, accuracy, grammar and adherence to A.P., Chicago and Houzz style guides.
Generate engaging headlines, descriptive subheads and other display text that informs, entertains and grabs readers.
Coach writers, working with them to edit their stories for logic, flow, accuracy and reader service.
Support the editorial team in daily site management and the development of new content and projects.
Desired Skills & Experience:
Degree in journalism, communications or the equivalent
5 years? experience copy editing for a lifestyle publication or website
At least 2 years? experience editing for the web
A track record of writing headlines that grab readers' attention
Exceptional attention to detail, grammar and logical story construction
Familiarity with A.P. and Chicago styles and writing headlines for the web
Familiarity with digital media and its technical aspects
A roll-up-your-sleeves, get-it-done attitude and friendly personality
Ability to work at our headquarters in Palo Alto, CA
||310 University Avenue |
Palo Alto, CA 94301
|Employment Type:||Full Time|
20 - 50M RaisedInvestors: Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
, Sequoia Capital All Jobs: at houzz
|Headquarters:||310 University Avenue|
Palo Alto, CA 94301
|Company Profile:||Join Houzz and help revolutionize the 300B home improvement industry with a combination of mobile, local, social and visual technologies.
We've built a community of more than 16 million design-obsessed unique monthly users and over 300K registered local home improvement professionals. In addition to the core site, our mobile apps include the highest-rated lifestyle iPad app in the Apple AppStore, with over 15 million downloads and an average of five stars from over 100K reviewers. Our software development stack includes Redis, Solr, MySQL, jQuery, a custom ad server, targeting and recommendation engines, and image serving and processing at a very large scale.
We are backed by some of the top venture capital firms in the world, including Sequoia Capital, NEA, GGV and KPCB, and are generating revenue by delivering products that address the needs of homeowners, local professionals and global brands.
We have an entrepreneurial culture, a warm work environment, and a close-knit family that loves to celebrate birthdays and team accomplishments. We offer a competitive salary, generous equity, full benefits and the best team of nice and smart people that you've ever worked with.|
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