Data Journalist

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About REX

REX is a well-funded, game-changing real estate technology startup with offices in Austin, Los Angeles, and the Bay Area. With the goal of improving the lives of homebuyers and sellers, REX created a digital platform and real estate service that eliminates traditional agent commissions and shifts control away from agents over to those who matter most: consumers! REX saves homesellers thousands of dollars in fees by going around the MLS to target home-buyers directly with sophisticated marketing that has never been used in real estate. Since its launch in Southern California, REX has expanded to 17 states and over 250 employees. Throughout the years, REX has represented homes cumulatively valued at over $1 billion and in the process, saved customers over $30 million in fees they otherwise would have paid traditional brokers.

About the Position

REX is seeking a data-driven, innovative Public Relations Specialist to organize, interpret, and distill data into shareable reports for media professionals, thought leaders, and government officials, and publishable content for REX’s social media platform. The position will support the organization’s overall communications strategy and brand development through research, analysis, and ultimately by publishing content on key real estate and business trends. The successful candidate will be a self-starter, fast-learner, creative, and passionate about storytelling through data. 

The position will preferably be located in REX’s Austin headquarters office with considerations made for remote opportunities based on the qualifications of exceptional candidates.

Job Responsibilities

  • Craft narrative, opinion pieces, fact sheets, blog posts and social media messages that promote REX to journalists and thought leader audiences.

  • Research real estate trends and REX business trends to support the company’s broader communications strategy.

  • Work closely with the REX data analytics team to develop tools that will deliver real time quantifiable data to the corporate affairs team.

  • Work closely with the marketing team to develop compelling graphical representations of economic trends and REX’s business data to support the overall communications narrative that REX is positioned to support consumers in the United States’ shifting and increasingly digital real estate market.

  • Work closely with REX’s policy team to create shareable content for thought leaders and government officials on the impact of real estate trends to relevant communities and stakeholders. 

  • Interface with economists, real estate experts, and stakeholders who express interest in collaborating with REX. 

Experience & Qualifications

  • Quantitative background equivalent to a bachelor's degree in economics, mathematics, statistics, econometrics, finance or related business field.

  • Prefer 2-5 years of experience as an economist, research assistant, data analyst, or academic research assistant or consultant

  • Alternatively, 2-5 years of communications experience within a company, association or agency environment, preferably in technology or economic development would be considered equivalent.

  • Alternatively, 2-5 years experience with a journal publication in academia or at a think tank would be considered equivalent.

  • Ability to communicate clearly through verbal, written, and graphical mediums.

  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to collaborate with technical and non-technical colleagues.

  • Ability to understand complex business issues and develop compelling stories for top tier business and economic journalists.

  • Demonstrated passion for media relations, branding and storytelling to external audiences.

  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.

Nice to Haves

  • Masters degree in economics, mathematics, statistics, operations research, econometrics, or engineering.

  • Proficiency with Tableau or experience building dynamic visualizations in another medium (e.g., R Shiny, Mode, etc.)

  • Experience pitching stories to financial and economic journalists.

  • Experience with mapping business processes.

  • Some exposure to public speaking and speechwriting and/or opinion writing.

Additional information 

As a pioneer in our industry, REX is setting new standards in the marketplace – for quality, innovation, integrity, professionalism, drive, consumer happiness, and social good. Our culture, together with our business vision and goals, serve as an orientation for leadership and a guide for how we conduct ourselves in day-to-day business. They also form the foundation for hiring, encouraging and rewarding great people. In addition, REX has been committed to doing good things for real estate consumers and to providing homes for those in the greatest need, wherever they may be. For every 50 homes we sell, we provide a home for a family in need. We started by funding the construction of a home for a family in Cambodia at the end of 2015. In addition to funding homes, the REX team regularly provides hands-on support to local nonprofits that provide shelter to families.

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REX's office is situated in the heart of it all close to Downtown and many eclectic dining spots, the address mirrors the lifestyle we like to create

An Insider's view of REX

What’s the vibe like in the office?

We have a fantastic culture and energy in the office. Everyone is laughing, having fun, and/or discussing strategies or talk tracks to help improve our conversations and improve customer service amongst our customer’s experiences. We have a shared goal to provide the best experience possible and it takes a group of incredible people to achieve that


Social Media Producer

What does your typical day look like?

During a typical workday, I am responsible for engaging with potential buyers and sellers that are inquiring about our homes and services. Our team informs potential buyers and sellers of the great services we provide, such as Rex Home Loans, Insurance, buyer rebate program and other services.


Customer Service Specialist

How does the company support your career growth?

REX values ambition and individuals who take initiative to solve problems and run with whatever task you are given. At REX you are empowered to take ownership of projects and can be successful if you are fast, diligent and passionate about what we do


Senior Technical Recruiter

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

At REX we are providing homes for families that do not have them, both currently, and with the wealth we create over time. For every 50 homes REX sells, we build one for a family that does not have one. As importantly, REX's employees have pledged to contribute a portion of the wealth they personally receive through their work at REX.



What are some social events your company does?

REX is always planning fun events for our coworkers to go to outside of work. Whether it's a happy hour at a local restaurant or a REX sponsored marathon, there are always ways to get to know the people you work with on a more social level.


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What are REX Perks + Benefits

REX Benefits Overview

- Family and Friends Discount Program
- Employee Discount Program
- Healthcare Coverage
- Unlimited PTO
- Catered Lunch Fridays
- Casual Dress Code
- Free Snacks and Drinks
- Trendy Office Spaces in California and Texas

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Highly diverse management team
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Paid industry certifications
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