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SHRM Managing Editor Longform Content in Alexandria, Virginia

Managing Editor Longform Content

1800 Duke St, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA

Req #490

Thursday, November 3, 2022

At SHRM, we are committed to making work, workers and workplaces better through insights-driven policy solutions, learning and development, thought leadership and research. We are shaping the ways employers and employees thrive together. SHRM is empowering our more than 300,000+ members, including HR professionals, business executives, and people managers, to lead as strategic business partners and effective stewards of workplace culture, business productivity, and employee engagement.

Under the general direction of the Executive Editor, the Managing Editor oversees all aspects of SHRM’s Managing Smart e-newsletter as well as handing significant editorial duties for the Longform Content Team. Those responsibilities include the assigning and editing of staff and freelance articles for HR Magazine , the All Things Work e-newsletter and SHRM’s Executive Network content, which includes the People + Strategy journal and the EN Brief e-newsletter, as well as writing and editing for additional SHRM outlets as needed.


  • Oversee all editorial content created for SHRM’s monthly Managing Smart e-newsletter, which includes assigning and writing articles, leveraging articles provided by content partners and working with other editors who produce content for the e-newsletter

  • Work in tandem with the managing editors of HR Magazine and the All Things Work e-newsletter to assign and edit articles and related content, track workflow process and coordinate with copy desk, designers and production coordinator to meet deadlines and budgets. Communicate status updates to all stakeholders when materials are due, and work to resolve any issues and obstacles when deliverables are behind schedule.

  • Research, assign and edit articles to ensure that HR Magazine, ATW and the Executive Network content platforms meet the highest standards of accuracy, clarity and engagement across platforms.

  • Identify and cultivate sources and story ideas, and then turn those ideas into content as needed for the Longform Content Team’s various print and online outlets.

  • Work with creative and digital product teams to brainstorm and develop effective visuals and graphics for the Longform Content Team’s platforms, including multimedia and interactive elements such as slideshows, quizzes, polls, video, podcasts, etc.

  • Assign feature articles, columns/departments, infographics, special projects and other content across platforms, and develop and grow a stable of freelance contributors.

  • Write occasional profiles and other features for HR Magazine , the All Things Work e-newsletter and the Executive Network platforms as time allows.

  • Stay abreast of publishing innovations and incorporate them into an existing strategy.

  • Cultivate sources and contacts among senior-level HR professionals, consultants, government officials and nonprofit representatives.

  • Post articles to SHRM’s website.

  • Process freelancer invoices in a timely manner and maintain administrative tools and documents.

  • Collaborate across SHRM departments and business units to support SHRM strategic initiatives and business objectives.

  • Occasional travel to cover SHRM conferences and other HR-related conferences and to report articles.

  • Other duties as may be assigned.

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree journalism or a related field.

  • 8 years of writing and editing experience, preferably for business-to-business publications.

  • Digital production experience and CMS knowledge.

  • Experience working with a wide range of multimedia and social media elements.

  • Experience creating and managing schedules and managing editorial production.

  • Print magazine editing experience.

  • Extensive knowledge of HR, business, government, economic and workplace issues is preferred.

Knowledge & Skills

  • Excellent writing and editing skills with good understanding of HR, workplace and business issues

  • Proven ability to work closely with freelance and volunteer editors and writers and conduct substantive edits

  • Self-starter and able to work independently as well as collaboratively with a team

  • Strong creative and idea generation skills

  • Ability to work accurately with minimal need for revision

  • Ability and willingness to consistently meet deadlines

  • Excellent research, analytical and organizational skills

  • Knowledge and expertise of digital publishing, CMS, SEO, multimedia and analytic tools used to measure engagement

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, InCopy, Sharepoint, social media tools such as Twitter and LinkedIn, and email newsletter tools such as Marketo

  • Knowledge of SHRM Style and Associated Press Style

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to perform essential duties satisfactorily with reasonable accommodations.

Work environment

  • Work is regularly performed in a professional office environment and routinely uses standard office equipment.

Our employment practices are in accordance with the laws that prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran’s status, marital status, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by applicable law.

SHRM is an equal opportunity employer (Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran).

We do not sponsor applicants for work visas.

Other details

  • Job Family Editorial

  • Job Function SHRM Products & Services

  • Pay Type Salary

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  • 1800 Duke St, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA