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.
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.
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.