Consumer Reports, Inc.

Deputy Content Editor, Home

Job Locations US-NY-Yonkers
ID
5438
Category
Journalism

OVERVIEW

One of the world’s most influential mission-driven media organizations, Consumer Reports produces award-winning digital, print, and video content that promotes a fairer, more transparent marketplace.

 

We’re looking for an enthusiastic, organized and creative Deputy Editor to work closely with our team of in-house writers and editors to deliver best-in-class, reader-focused Home & Appliance content across multiple platforms. As an Editor on the Home team, you'll report to our Director, Content Development and oversee a team of writers/reporters focused on generating content that is smart, relevant, and cutting-edge.  

 

If you believe that consumers are entitled to a fair marketplace—along with unbiased product reviews, independent news articles and investigative reports—come join the team!

 

Under our CRFlex program, this is a hybrid position. The successful candidate must reside within 75 miles of our Yonkers, NY location. This position is not eligible for Sponsorship (TN, L1, etc.)

 

HOW YOU'LL MAKE AN IMPACT

How You'll Make an Impact:

 

From choosing the best battery lawnmower to how to get PFAs out of your tap water, consumers rely on CR to help them make informed choices. Through in-depth reporting as well as close collaboration with engineers in our labs, the journalists on CR’s Home team inform readers about how to get the most out of the products they buy, keep their family safe, and spend their money wisely. 

 

On a regular basis, you will:

  • Assign, edit, and produce content for digital and print platforms. 
  • Work with video and social teams to produce engaging content.
  • Manage and mentor staff writers, while also overseeing delivery of timely, accurate content.
  • Partner with other teams across our organization (test engineers and market analysts, as well as members of our survey, advocacy, statistics, communications, design, and other teams) to make on-strategy, data-driven content decisions.
  • Act as an in-house home spokesperson or representative for external media requests, as well as on-camera subject matter expert for CR video platforms.
  • Move content through the production process.
  • Pursue in-depth reporting and writing projects, as necessary.

 

ABOUT YOU

You’ll Be Highly Rated If:

 

  • You have impressive journalism skills and experience. You have at least five years of editing experience in a senior editorial role within an advocacy organization or media outlet.
  • You’ve earned a related degree. Bachelor's Degree in journalism, communications, or a related field. 
  • You’ve managed others.  Your experience includes managing and mentoring a team of on-staff writers. 
  • You are deadline driven. You thrive in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment. 
  • You take a reader-first approach. You can convert technical insights and data into informative, well-written, easy-to-understand content. 
  • You're a self-starter. You can work independently as well as collaboratively across multiple platforms and with other writers, editors, and members from a variety of departments

 

You'll be one of our top picks if:

  • You’re enthusiastic about helping readers make informed choices and getting them the information they need to make the most of their home, keep their family safe, and spend their money wisely.
  • You are data driven and delight in digging into the data to find stories and tell stories.
  • You’re organized and detail-oriented.

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WHO WE ARE

Consumer Reports is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to a fair and just marketplace for consumers. Our team is made up of truth tellers, change agents, and consumer advocates who investigate and build coalitions to fight for fairness and justice in the marketplace. We leverage our evidence-based approach to demand safer products, a healthier environment, and equitable services for everyone.

Our mission starts with you. We offer medical benefits from that start on your first day as a CR employee that include behavioral health coverage and unlimited sick days. There’s also generous family planning benefits and a generous 401K match. Learn more about how CR’s advocates for strong benefits on behalf of their employees here: https://www.consumerreports.org/cro/careers/landing-page/index.htm

FAIR PAY & A JUST WORKPLACE

At Consumer Reports, we are committed to fair, transparent pay and we strive to provide competitive, market-informed compensation. The target salary range for this position is $140k to $150k. It is anticipated that most qualified candidates will fall near the middle of this range. Compensation for the successful candidate will be informed by the candidate’s particular combination of knowledge, skills, competencies, and experience.

Consumer Reports proudly seeks to build a richly diverse workforce by hiring people with a diversity of thoughts, identities, perspectives, and experiences that help advance the difference we make for consumers, and by ensuring our people experience equity and inclusion in their work lives. We encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including women, LGBTQIA people, people of color, and people with disabilities.

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