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CoStar Realty Information, Inc. Senior Creative Director in Richmond, Virginia

Senior Creative Director

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Senior Creative Director – Homes.com

CoStar Group (NASDAQ: CSGP) is a leading global provider of commercial and residential real estate information, analytics, and online marketplaces. Included in the S&P 500 Index and the NASDAQ 100, CoStar Group is on a mission to digitize the world’s real estate, empowering all people to discover properties, insights and connections that improve their businesses and lives.

We have been living and breathing the world of real estate information and online marketplaces for over 35 years, giving us the perspective to create truly unique and valuable offerings to our customers. We’ve continually refined, transformed and perfected our approach to our business, creating a language that has become standard in our industry, for our customers, and even our competitors. We continue that effort today and are always working to improve and drive innovation. This is how we deliver for our customers, our employees, and investors. By equipping the brightest minds with the best resources available, we provide an invaluable edge in real estate.

Homes.com is already one of the fastest growing real estate portals in the industry, we are driven to be #1. Just ask Brad Bellflower, Chief Change Officer at Apartments.com. After its acquisition in 2014, Apartments.com quickly turned into the most popular place to find a place. Proven success at the highest level – and we’re doing it again with the new Homes.com. Homes.com is a CoStar Group company with 20+ years' experience in leading and growing digital marketplaces. We pride ourselves on continually improving, innovating, and setting the standard for property search and marketing experiences. With Homes.com we’re building a brand on the cusp of defining the industry. We’re looking for big thinkers, brave leaders, and creative advertising wizards ready to influence a new age of homebuying within a tried-and-true, award-winning company.

Learn more about Homes.com (https://www.homes.com/about/) .

We are seeking a powerhouse Senior Creative Director who will lead the strategy, creative direction, and production for all content on the Homes.com site. Tens of thousands of videos, millions of photographs, tens of thousands of content rich pages with narratives and articles – all of them authentic, with no skimping on local flair. Up for the challenge?

You will have a large internal content team including creative directors, writers, videographers, photographers, editors, outside vendors and other production partners to support your creative vision as we continue to build out the Homes.com platform.

You will be responsible for curating purposeful and compelling visual narratives to truly showcase neighborhoods, schools, parks, condos and agent directories for Homes.com audiences. You will be hands on, building and leading a world-class team as they navigate the complexities of content production on an enormous scale.


  • Lead the creative vision and innovative strategy for planning, production and postproduction for all original content on Homes.com.

  • Develop and evolve the creative road map and priorities in a dynamic and fast paced environment.

  • Recruit, hire and lead a team of world-class creative directors responsible for the creative vision and evolving direction of Homes.com’s neighborhood, park, school, condo, and agent pages.

  • Set a high creative bar and execute work that delivers against those objectives. Translate business objectives into creative strategies that inform content production.

  • Create brand standards, training, and quality assurance of visual media.

  • Drive the achievement of creative goals and strategic solutions to meet brand, marketing and sales objectives, working closely with partners and your team.

  • Foster ongoing improvements to creative processes and methodologies.

  • Aid in the development and evolution of CoStar’s enterprise software for content production. Analyze, refine, and develop processes that achieve improved visuals across CoStar’s family of brands.

  • Work closely with the SEO team to deliver content that drives traffic. Continuously revise and improve content based on consumer engagement.

  • Manage cross-functional collaboration linking production to marketing, legal, product, sales and development teams.

  • Foster a collaborative culture to achieve a better creative and business result.


  • Bachelor’s degree required

  • 15+ years of creative management experience across a combination of agency and in-house environments

  • Extensive experience working with writers, photographers, video editors and other artists

  • Must be a clear strategic thinker and creative problem solver

  • Demonstrated portfolio showcasing leadership and proven success in visual storytelling

  • Experience directing and effectively critiquing high-volume creative work from internal producers and agencies

  • Proficiency with MS Office applications including Excel and PowerPoint

  • Strong presentation skills, with the ability to present to and influence Senior Executives

  • Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills and comfort working in an entrepreneurial environment

  • A strong relationship builder with an ability to facilitate ideation, collaboration, and decision-making

Hybrid work schedule is available, Monday – Thursday in office working as a team, optional Friday work from home available.


Working at CoStar Group means you'll enjoy a culture of collaboration and innovation that attracts the best and brightest across a broad range of disciplines. In addition to generous compensation and performance-based incentives, you'll be supported in both your professional and academic growth with internal training, tuition reimbursement, and an inter-office exchange program.

Our benefits package includes (but is not limited to):

  • Comprehensive healthcare coverage: Medical / Vision / Dental / Prescription Drug

  • Life, legal, and supplementary insurance

  • Commuter and parking benefits

  • 401(K) retirement plan with matching contributions

  • Employee stock purchase plan

  • Paid time off

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Complimentary gourmet coffee, tea, hot chocolate, prepared foods, fresh fruit, and other healthy snacks

Be part of a team of professionals enjoying the opportunity to learn, do, and grow in a rewarding atmosphere. But don't just take our word for it -- see why our team chose to work at and stay at CoStar Group: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVbJRnJ2sX0

We welcome all qualified candidates who are currently eligible to work full-time in the United States to apply. However, please note that CoStar is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.



CoStar Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer; we maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing

Founded in 1987, CoStar Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:CSGP) is the leading provider of commercial real estate information, analytics and online marketplaces.

CoStar conducts expansive, ongoing research to produce and maintain the largest and most comprehensive database of commercial real estate information. CoStar data powers the $17 trillion world of real estate – delivering the sale, lease, property, tenant, contact, reporting and industry information that makes connections happen. We help our clients make smart investments and decisions. Eighty-three percent of the nation’s commercial real estate transactions involve a CoStar subscriber, and the top 95% of the leading 1,000 brokerage firms use CoStar to inform their decisions.

We also help create lasting experiences through our family of marketplaces. In addition to CoStar, CoStar Group brands and marketplaces include LoopNet, Apartments.com, BizBuySell, and Lands of America – collectively attracting more than 25 million monthly unique visitors. The Apartments.com Network is the nation’s #1 most visited apartment listing network, with 45 million monthly visits, allowing renters to find their perfect homes. LAND.com connects landowners to their perfect properties, spots and open spaces. BizBuySell allows small business owners to bring their dreams to life. And LoopNet connects investors, sellers and brokers with clients who fall in love with their properties.

Headquartered in Washington, DC, CoStar maintains offices throughout the U.S. and in Europe and Toronto, Canada with a staff of approximately 3,700 worldwide, including the industry's largest professional research organization.

CoStar is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. CoStar is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

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