Journo Jobs seeks a real estate editor

February 18, 2020

Posted by Chris Roush seeks an editor to oversee our coverage of real estate and mortgages. A home is the single largest financial investment most Americans will ever make. We are looking for an editor to help guide readers ranging from young renters saving for their first homes, homeowners looking to refinance, and Boomers getting ready to downsize.

The candidate should have a detailed understanding of real estate and how mortgages work, especially the fine print and hidden fees that can make it confusing to compare rates. In addition to explaining complicated mortgage products, you should be able to produce compelling narrative pieces, such as profiles and trend stories about the state of homeownership in America.

You will:

  • Oversee the direction of MONEY’s new mortgage vertical
  • Help edit MONEY’s collection of ‘Best Of’ mortgage pages, which explain the latest mortgage offers and guide readers to the products & companies that are right for them
  • Take complicated subjects and breaking news and translate them into compelling, engaging stories that are understandable, actionable, and interesting
  • Be willing to see through and challenge aggressive industry marketing tactics to help readers find products that actually help them
  • Tell compelling personal stories — whether profiles of new home owners or cautionary stories about people who have fallen into debt
  • Pitch, report and write stories — quick-turn articles, analysis of breaking news, and features about insurance
  • Work with freelancers and staff reporters to execute the brand vision as it pertains to the mortgage and real estate space

You have:

  • At least 4-7 years of editing experience, preferably in digital journalism.
  • A passion for informing consumers in a way that will help them improve their financial lives
  • Experience covering real estate and the mortgage industry or another area of personal finance

To apply, go here.

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