Editor - France

Top candidates will have a knack for spotting timely home ideas and turning them into articles that inform, engage and entertain. They have top-notch writing, editing and coaching abilities, a deep well of creative story ideas, and a strong sense of reader service. They love the entrepreneurial, fast-paced culture of the web, interaction with an engaged online community, and being part of a fun and productive management team.

Houzz Country Editor has:

  • a strong background in home and design publishing, including reporting, editing, coaching and managing successful teams
  • a passion for residential design and an understanding of home and garden trends
  • a deep well of creative story ideas, and a strong sense of reader service and journalistic standards for excellence
  • the ability to lead people with varying backgrounds and talents toward common goals
  • a love for the entrepreneurial, fast-paced culture of the web

Responsibilities:

  • Recruit and train a diverse team of talented home and garden design journalists
  • Produce a high volume of quality original content that readers will bookmark and share
  • Develop a deep roster of regular contributors from the design community and home design writers and photographers
  • Work with U.S. counterpart to understand standards for quality and engagement
  • Manage team budget and set and review goals for volume and growth

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • Degree in Journalism, Communications, or the equivalent
  • 5 years experience in editing content for a home publication or website, managing teams, and collaborating with other team leads
  • Fluency in both English and French
  • A track record of planning, writing and editing news and features with high engagement value
  • Top-notch recruiting, writing, editing and coaching abilities
  • Able to balance high goals for both quality and volume
  • Exceptional attention to detail, grammar and logical story construction
  • An eye for strong design photography
  • Familiarity with digital media, its technical aspects, and writing for the web
  • A roll-up-your-sleeves, get-it-done attitude and friendly, outgoing personality
  • Knowledge of effective online content distribution methods and social networking tools


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