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Online Editor, U.S. News & World Report - Washington, DC

Industry Digital Media
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified
Website http://www.usnews.com


U.S. News & World Report is seeking a motivated, experienced, full-time rankings writer for our consumer-oriented automotive site, usnews.com/cars. This position is based in our Washington, D.C. office.

U.S. News has earned a reputation as the leading provider of service news and information that helps consumers make decisions. U.S. News Best Cars helped more than 45 million car shoppers in the past year through rankings and reviews of new and used cars.

The primary responsibilities of the rankings writer will be to write consumer-oriented new and used car reviews based on opinions from automotive critics and safety and reliability data that have been translated into scores. The rankings writer will synthesize these opinions, data and scores into a cohesive review that outlines the strengths and weaknesses of a car and how it stacks up against its competition so that consumers can make informed decisions.


Write clear, concise, objective new and used car reviews based on scored research to help consumers
Write news articles and blog posts, feature stories and buying guide content that aids our users with car shopping
Research monthly manufacturer car deals, enter deal information into content management system and write deal summaries
Fact check his/her own reviews and content, as well as those of others


Journalism experience/degree or technical writing background
Expertise combining and writing about quantitative and qualitative data
Experience with cars or writing for a consumer-based audience a plus
Ability to meet deadlines and be extremely detail-oriented
Excellent communication and collaboration skills


Enthusiasm about cars and the automotive market is a big help, but the best person for the job will be just as enamored with writing about minivans as they are with writing about sports cars. Most importantly, the best candidate for this job will be passionate about helping consumers navigate the new and used car markets.

Please provide your cover letter, resume and 2-3 clips.

We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision and 401(k) plans. 




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