Sr. Road Test Editor

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Título de la oferta: Sr. Road Test Editor

Categoría: Redacción

Empresa: Cars.com


About Us

At Cars.com, we help shoppers meet their perfect car match, and people find their perfect career match. As one of the top places to work in Chicago, according to The Chicago Tribune, Built– In Chicago and others, we pride ourselves on a culture of growth and innovation.

Cars.com has revolutionized the automotive industry for both shoppers and sellers through technology and solutions for buyers and sellers alike. We never shy away from a challenge, move fast, collaborate across functions to approach problems from every angle. We’ve built a culture that’s second– to– none and share core values that keep everyone working full– speed at the same goals with the same open, outcome– driven and bold attitudes.

Cars.com is a CARS brand. CARS includes the following brands: Cars.com, Dealer Inspire, DealerRater, FUEL, CreditIQ & Accu– Trade. Learn more here !

Senior Road Test Editor (or AME)

at Cars.com

300 S. Riverside Plaza | Suite 1000 | Chicago, IL 60606 (or US– based Remote)

About Us

At Cars.com, we help shoppers meet their perfect car match, and people find their perfect career match. As one of the top places to work in Chicago, according to The Chicago Tribune, BuiltIn Chicago and others, we pride ourselves on a culture of growth and innovation.

Cars.com has revolutionized the automotive industry for both shoppers and sellers through technology and solutions for buyers and sellers alike. We never shy away from a challenge, move fast, collaborate across functions to approach problems from every angle. We’ve built a culture that’s second– to– none and share core values that keep everyone working full– speed at the same goals with the same open, outcome– driven and bold attitudes.

Cars.com is a CARS brand. CARS includes the following brands: Cars.com, Dealer Inspire, DealerRater and Fuel. Learn more here !

About This Role

Cars.com’s Editorial department is passionate about helping car shoppers find the right car for their life. That means we dive into the details to demystify not only cars and car shopping but also car ownership. Cars.com’s Editorial team empowers consumers to make all automotive purchase and ownership decisions through unbiased and trusted expert content.

As the Senior Road Test Editor at Cars.com, you’ll work with the best automotive journalists in the business (we’re biased, of course). You’ll assign and edit evaluative content created from Cars.com’s test fleets. You’ll project manage Editorial’s comparison tests that use hands– on testing to find the best vehicle in a class. Using your deep automotive knowledge, you’ll also write articles and car reviews that inform and educate car shoppers.

The Senior Road Test Editor must have the ability to define and solve problems, manage multiple projects, and pivot when priorities change. This person must be able to work cross– functionally with teams outside of Editorial. Also, this person must be able to complete projects on time or communicate otherwise. This position is based in Chicago and at this time, is a hybrid position with flexibility between working from home and Cars.com office workspaces. Heavy computer use is part of the job. Some travel will be required.

  • Assign and edit the evaluative content created from Cars.com’s test fleets
  • Identify, plan and project manage comparison testing opportunities
  • Use deep automotive knowledge to craft vehicle testing opportunities
  • Execute on Editorial content strategy, working closely with managing editor and editor– in– chief to hone in on growth opportunities.
  • Determine which vehicles Cars.com reviews
  • Work cross– functionally within Cars.com to create and execute on cohesive content plans.
  • Experienced car reviewer
  • Comfortable appearing in video as needed
  • Comfortable test– driving vehicles on a racetrack
  • Some travel should be expected

About You

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism or Communications
  • 7 or more years in automotive journalism or automotive industry experience
  • Experience managing direct reports or a major project
  • Self– starter with a strong sense of ownership and ability to prioritize work within a complex, fast– paced environment
  • Hands– on experience with a variety of vehicles, including pickup truck, performance cars and electric vehicles
  • Experience creating SEO– driven content
  • Basic knowledge of HTML and strong familiarity with content management systems (i.e. WordPress, AEM or similar)
  • Basic knowledge of SEO

Preferred

  • Familiarity with Adobe Analytics and/or Google Analytics
  • Familiarity with Racelogic testing equipment

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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