Lead Economist - Mortgage

LendingTree
New York - United States
S: Competitive


LendingTree was founded in 1996 by CEO Doug Lebda to help people comparison shop and get a great deal on the single biggest transaction of their lives: their mortgage. Since then, we've facilitated over 65 million loan requests, while becoming a household name (our brand recognition rivals Bank of America and Wells Fargo). Today we do much more than mortgages. We are the #1 online marketplace in the US for consumers to comparison shop for mortgages, personal loans, credit cards, student loans, auto loans and insurance. We have established relationships with millions of customers who engage with us through our My LendingTree portal, giving them access to free credit scores and money saving alerts. We are on a mission to help consumers save money and better their lives.

We're publicly traded (TREE), we're financially sound and we're in the top 10 of Fortune's 100 Fastest Growing Companies. If you're looking for an opportunity with a dynamic company that is fanatically pro-consumer and that champions your entrepreneurial spirit, then you've come to the right place!

CULTURE

Our clothes are casual and relaxed, and our work ethic is highly professional. It is our culture for each team member to challenge the status quo, express their opinions, and to stand up, ask for the ball and run with it to meet our aggressive goals. We also have a lot of fun together! We're always looking for the best, brightest, high energy, results-driven Rock Stars to join our team. We reward innovation, creativity and the ability to just GET STUFF DONE.

THE POSITION

The Lead Economist will be LendingTree's public facing authority on housing and mortgage market trends, building a reputation as an approachable, responsive, and relevant resource for both consumer and trade media. A desire to use expert knowledge to help consumers is critical.

You'll balance turning mortgage and housing market dynamics into real life implications for people about to make the biggest financial decisions of their lives. Using a combination of studies that bring trends to life for the media, and answering questions from journalists, you'll help the media better serve their audiences with informed, expert commentary. Whether it's a rate change by the Fed or a turn of the tide in underwriting, you're ready to take a point of view when news breaks in the housing and mortgage markets.

You'll also generate a steady drumbeat of reports and studies that bring on the ground trends to life, highlighting the latest issues consumers will face when they try to finance a home.

Success will be the breadth of your presence in the media with your studies and commentary helping consumers make better decisions.

Responsibilities:

Lead development of compelling, original reports, indices, and analysis of housing and mortgage trends and sentiment that use both public and proprietary LendingTree data.
Use reports and analysis to build relationships with media and enhance LendingTree's position as an authority on the mortgage and housing markets.
Proactively take a point of view on how news events will impact consumers and the mortgage / housing industry.
Serve as a LendingTree spokesperson with consumer and trade media to build the brand with both consumer and lending partner constituencies.

Required Skills/Experience

7+ years working in housing related businesses in an analytics capacity
Experience managing resources to create data driven reports
Have a passion for the mortgage / housing / lending industries
Interest in working for a nimble, fast-paced company
Ability to succeed in a highly independent role
Ability to break down complicated ideas and data into a relatable, easy to comprehend manner
Must be able to respond to media inquiries on short notice
Track record of communicating with journalists on housing / mortgage related topics is a plus
On-camera experience is a plus
Masters in Economics or Ph.D. a plus

Job summary

Employer:

LendingTree

Location:

New York, United States

Education:

Master's Degree

Sector:

Economist

Salary:

Competitive

Job Type:

Permanent

Hours:

Full-Time

Posted:

1st August 2017

Apply By:

30th August 2017

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