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SHRM Managing Editor in Alexandria, Virginia


SHRM’s Publishing & Media unit produces award-winning print and online news, feature articles, tools and templates that informs, educates and engages the professional development and knowledge base of SHRM members, as well as HR and business professionals worldwide who follow and care about issues important to work, workers and the workplace. The division's advertising and HR Jobs offerings target vendors and employers who wish to align with SHRM's quality offerings to reach this valuable audience.

Under the general direction of the Executive Editor, the Managing Editor creates and maintains all editorial schedules, as well as write and edit, for HR Magazine and its associated e-newsletter, All Things Work. The Managing Editor also contributes to the development of complementary multimedia elements for both print and online platforms and coordinate and maintain weekly book blog.


Your Day:

  • Research, assign and edit articles to ensure HR Magazine and All Things Work e-newsletter meet highest standards of accuracy, clarity and engagement across platforms.

  • Create and manage internal editing schedules, 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.

  • Work with creative and digital product teams to brainstorm and develop effective visuals and graphics for both print and online, including multimedia and interactive elements such as slideshows, quizzes, polls, video, podcasts, etc. Stay abreast of latest developments in social media and interactive publishing.

  • Identify and cultivate sources and develop story ideas.

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

  • Oversee and maintain scheduling and posting of weekly online book blog and monitor reader engagement with the blog.

  • Write profiles and other features for the magazine and e-newsletter.

  • Review page layouts to ensure consistency and quality. Oversee drafting of the table of contents and taxonomy lists and provide images that appear on online pages. Check design and production's page impositions to ensure they match table of contents.

  • Write and edit news and feature articles for SHRM Online as needed.

  • Post articles to SHRM website and manage production of weekly e-newsletter.

  • 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.


Must Haves:

  • Bachelor’s degree journalism or a related field

  • 7 years of publications editing experience, preferably for business-to-business magazines

  • 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

  • Proven ability to work closely with writers and conduct substantive edits and copy edits, and rewrite copy if necessary

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

  • Ability to work accurately with minimal need for revision

  • Ability and willingness to consistently meet deadlines, even if this requires occasional overtime work

  • Strong collaborative and interpersonal skills

  • 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

  • Ability to work independently and show good judgment

  • Knowledge of SHRM Style and Associated Press Style

  • Knowledge of HR issues

Let us know if you also have:

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

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Regularly required to sit; talk and hear, use hands to type, file, handle or feel. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. Occasionally required to stand; walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Visual acuity to use a keyboard, prepare and analyze data and figures; transcribing, viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading. May require ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to visit other locations; or the ability to stand, walk, lift, carry and move light to medium weight. Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard, operate equipment and learn technical information.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work is regularly performed in a professional office environment and routinely uses standard office equipment. This job requires occasional travel 0-10%.

The Society for Human Resource Management is an equal opportunity employer (Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran).

ACCESSIBILITY NOTICE: If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process due to a physical or mental disability, please send an email to: or TDD (703) 548-6990.

Category Digital