Houzz New Zealand Writer/Deputy Editor

Houzz, the largest home and design community in the world, is looking for an experienced editor and home design writer to join the local Australia & New Zealand team at an incredibly exciting time in its growth.

Top candidates will have at least 5 years experience writing home and lifestyle content for a consumer publication or website, and 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 NZ Writer/Deputy 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


  • Work in a fast-paced environment to create daily articles that are as engaging as they are accurate
  • Recruit and train a diverse team of talented home and garden design journalists
  • Develop a deep roster of regular contributors from the design community and home design writers and photographers.
  • Generate ideas for new content that readers will bookmark and share
  • Edit our weekly newsletter, writing captivating subject lines and sharing an engaging mix of content
  • Adapt original content from our overseas counterparts to engage our local audiences
  • Create content for our social channels and discussion forums
  • Daily site management and the development of new ideas and projects


  • Degree in Journalism or equivalent
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience writing for a lifestyle publication or website, interiors experience preferred
  • Familiarity with digital media and its technical aspects. 2+ years of writing/editing for the web preferred
  • A track record of writing breaking news and unique, quality features that go viral
  • Familiarity with writing headlines and teasers for the web in a fast-paced environment
  • A quick thinker with a proven knack for coming up with a wide variety of meaningful and timely editorial articles
  • A curiosity about homes, gardens and life, and an interest in helping readers solve problems and take action
  • Exceptional attention to detail, grammar and logical story construction
  • A roll-up-your-sleeves, get-it-done attitude and friendly, outgoing personality
  • An eye for strong design photography

  • To apply, please send a CV with two examples of your recent writing work. Successful applicants may be required to complete a written task before an interview.

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Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design. With the largest residential design database in the world and a vibrant community powered by social tools, Houzz is the easiest way for people to get the design inspiration, project advice, product information, and professional reviews they need to turn ideas into reality.

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