Careers At U.S. News & World Report

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U.S. News prides itself in being a household name for over 80 years. Our dedication to providing accurate and useful information that empowers people to make better, more informed decisions about important issues affecting their lives has given us a strong reputation. As a digital news and information company, our ability to adapt to the changing media landscape has allowed us to thrive online.

If you are seeking an environment where your contribution helps people across the U.S. and worldwide make some of the most important decisions of their lives, and you want to work in a friendly environment where employees’ opinions are valued, then U.S. News is the place for you!  We offer a strong benefits package, including but not limited to: competitive compensation, health, dental, vision, 401K with a match as well as a variety of flexible spending accounts to match the needs of our employees.

U.S. News & World Report is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or gender identity. 

Please browse some of our current career opportunities below:

Copy Editor

Department: Editorial, Cars
Location: Washington, DC

U.S. News & World Report is seeking an experienced, full-time copy editor for our consumer-oriented automotive site, usnews.com/cars. U.S. News has earned a reputation as the leading provider of news and information that improves the quality of life of its readers. U.S. News Best Cars helped more than 40 million car shoppers in the past year through its rankings and reviews of new and used cars, automotive news and analysis.

The primary responsibilities of the copy editor are to copy edit consumer-oriented car reviews that are written based on the opinions of automotive critics, as well as safety and reliability data. The copy editor will ensure that all reviews correctly summarize reviewer opinion, meet publication standards, conform to AP style and are free from spelling, punctuation, grammatical and factual errors.

Enthusiasm about cars and the automotive market is a big help, but the best person for the job is more enthused about language and grammar and passionate about helping consumers navigate the new and used car markets.

Primary duties:

  • Copy edit new and used car reviews, feature stories and other content for grammar, spelling, AP style, punctuation, SEO keywords, formatting and overall flow and consistency
  • Review and ensure the accuracy of monthly manufacturer car deals, sometimes entering deal information into the content management system
  • Collaborate with writers and editors on a regular basis to review edits

Qualifications:

  • 1-3+ years of professional experience in copy editing
  • Expertise and prior experience using AP style
  • Journalism experience/degree or technical writing background
  • Experience working with online content management systems
  • Moderate knowledge of search engine optimization best practices
  • Self-starter with the ability to meet deadlines
  • Extremely detail-oriented

Please include your cover letter and resume for consideration.

We are offering a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package that includes healthcare, dental, vision and 401(k) plan.

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