Associate Editor, Home and Appliances

Consumer Reports
Oct 06, 2016
Oct 19, 2016
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
Position Overview:

We're looking for someone to combine technical insight, ambitious reporting, and an eagerness to collaborate with our test engineers, designers, survey department to generate attention-grabbing stories that further the organization's mission of creating a fairer, better marketplace. The right candidate will be curious and flexible and be comfortable using social media to connect with consumers and build a following. From the latest in appliances and home products, to the policies and politics of energy efficiency, privacy, and utility policies, this position will cover a wide variety of topics across all platforms (web, print, and video). The person in this position will write both short and long format pieces.

Experience with print and online content management and database systems preferred. Prior experience writing home-related content, or in home renovations a plus.

Qualifications Include:

* College graduate or equivalent background with previous professional experience editing.

* Solid level of competency in all aspects of reviewing and creating accurate and compelling stories across all platforms.

* Skilled in collecting and interpreting all data, internal and external, to create the most accurate and in context story possible.

* Solid level of competency in editing and writing display copy, generating ideas for info graphics across all media.

* Excellent organizational skills and ability to meet rigid deadlines.

* Well-developed judgment and a broad range of interests and knowledge

* Proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software; knowledge of state-of-the-art page design software such as K4.

Key Responsibilities:

* Under supervision, reviews, edits and enhances content across all platforms, print and digital.

* Generates ideas for content for review by others.

* Creates compelling story packaging and display copy for all stories to drive reader engagement.

* Participates in the planning and scheduling process, creates sidebars and infographics that animate stories and reports.

* Edits and/or updates work prepared in one CR media format for use in another.

* Moves content along the production process, incorporating changes by related parties, copy-fitting, and conferring with art and production personnel.

* Writes headlines, subheads, captions, cover lines etc., as necessary.

* Prepares sourcing for fact-checking.

* Actively participates as a member of a product testing and content team, conferring with other team members as necessary to ensure objectives for quality and timeliness are met.

* May write content, as needed, across all platforms.

* Maintains solid knowledge of one or more product or service categories within the content group.

* Performs other duties of the department, but not those of a higher level.


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