HousingWire, the most influential source of news and information for the U.S. housing market, seeks an experienced, sharp and creative news editor.
The editor must have a big picture sensibility and specialized knowledge (or the ability to quickly develop specific knowledge) on the many aspects of American home ownership, and who makes – and loses – money from this major engine of the economy.
Besides the executives who claim to disrupt the housing industry and the regulators keeping an eye on this disruption, the deputy editor will work on stories that explore the rank-and-file of the housing market, including loan officers and real estate agents.
The editor will work with the managing editor and the editor-in-chief to help develop reporters who cover residential mortgage lending, mortgage servicing, mortgage securitization, reverse mortgages, federal regulation of housing, real estate, title, tech, homebuilding and appraisal.
The editor will edit multiple stories a day, including breaking news. They will also edit features as well as contributor submissions. They will work with experienced business reporters, and develop early-career journalists.
Here is what else we are looking for:
* A clear and gracious communicator. HousingWire is headquartered in Dallas. But it is a remote newsroom with reporters and editors in New York, Seattle, Boston and Texas.
You must use remote communication tools to assertively communicate with other editors and reporters. Reporters must feel comfortable communicating with the editor, and have substantive discussions on story ideas and edits.
*A curious, thoughtful person. The editor must develop their own relationships with industry sources, and be willing and able to travel and attend industry conferences.
* An organized, detailed-oriented person. The editor must ensure a story is fair, accurate and newsworthy. They also are integral to the coverage plan of attack for the day, week, and months ahead.
* A clear sense of news judgment. The editor must know what is a news story and what isn’t. They must feel comfortable in tackling controversial stories and dealing with the reaction those stories generate.
With that in mind, we seek a candidate with at least three years of editing experience and a business journalism background.
*Comfort with online journalism. Familiarity with how online journalism is best presented is a definite plus. The editor should be familiar with Chartbeat, and WordPress (or at least comfortable with becoming familiar) and can sink their teeth into the magnificent orbit of search engine optimization.
HousingWire is the most influential source of news and information for the U.S. mortgage and housing markets. Built on a foundation of independent and original journalism, HousingWire reaches over 90,000 newsletter subscribers daily and over 1 million unique visitors each month. Our audience of mortgage and real estate professionals expect us to provide breaking news and high-level analysis seen nowhere else. HousingWire is part of HW Media, which also owns and operates Reverse Mortgage Daily and Real Trends.
Interested? Apply now!