CoStar is expanding its news platform with the addition of several newsroom positions and additional resources to take its journalism to the next level.

This is a great opportunity for an experienced, detail-oriented and highly organized copy editor to support CoStar’s expanding news team based in our Washington, DC headquarters. Previous copy-editing newsroom experience for a daily or weekly business publication is a definite advantage.

Essential Functions:

·         Oversee the work of a fast-paced copy desk that is producing daily stories for CoStar’s online website, email newsletters and other formats.

·         Establish and maintain a CoStar stylebook for news.

·         Ensure that headlines are engaging, photo captions are lively and news articles are free of spelling, grammar, punctuation and factual errors.

·         Collaborate with CoStar’s News Team to develop story ideas, diversify our coverage, and ensure timely delivery and coverage across markets.

·         Work with reporters to offer comments and suggestions to improve their news articles and strengthen their abilities.

Skills and Qualifications:

·         Proven copy-editing experience, preferably for a daily or weekly business publication with extensive experience in a copy-editing or proofreading role (min. three years.)

·         Strong journalism background with proven writing and copy-editing skills, ideal candidates will also be experienced reviewing and copy editing a variety of news styles and formats, from straightforward hard news to profiles of industry leaders and longer, analytic pieces.

·         Ferocious attention to detail with an obsession for eliminating spelling, grammar and punctuation errors, improving readability, and ensuring that all content is factually correct.

·         Results oriented – with proven ability to prioritize, drive and achieve results through self and others while working to deadlines under pressure.

·         B2B media experience preferred.

·         Excellent headline and photo caption-writing skills, with a command of AP Style and a deep knowledge of SEO best practices.

·         Ability to work within a team collaborative environment and manage both up and down management chain.

·         Basic knowledge of HTML and social media.

·         Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, English or a related discipline.

To apply, go here.