Home Design Writer/Editor

Houzz is looking for a home design editor with creativity and smarts to join our team in Palo Alto, CA. Top candidates will have a talent for spotting timely home ideas and turning them into articles that inform, engage and entertain. They have top-notch writing, editing and leadership abilities, a deep well of story ideas, and a strong sense of reader service. They love the entrepreneurial, fast-paced culture of the web, interaction with a creative online community, and being part of a fun and productive editorial team.

Houzz celebrates all styles of home design, from the traditional to the modern and every eclectic style in between. Rather than foster any one type of architecture and design, Houzz brings out the best new home ideas from all styles and walks of life.

Responsibilities include

  • Write and produce daily articles (“Featured Ideabooks”) for the Houzz homepage and newsletter
  • Generate ideas for new content that readers will bookmark and share
  • Support site management and the development of new contributors, content and projects
  • Coach writers, working with them to evaluate and edit their stories for logic, flow and reader service

Requirements & preferences for this position include

  • Degree in Journalism, Communications or equivalent
  • 5 years experience in writing and editing content for a home publication or website
  • At least 2 years writing and editing for the web
  • A track record of writing breaking news and unique, quality features that go viral
  • Exceptional attention to detail, grammar and logical story construction
  • An eye for strong design photography
  • Familiarity with digital media and its technical aspects
  • A roll-up-your-sleeves, get-it-done attitude and friendly, outgoing personality
  • Knowledge of effective online content distribution methods and social networking tools
  • Ability to work at our headquarters in Palo Alto, CA

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