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SHRM Editor, Digital Content in Alexandria, Virginia


The editorial department is responsible for creating news, features, tools, templates, charts and a wide range of interactive features, newsletters, videos, podcasts and books for and HR Magazine.

The Digital Content Editor works across the editorial and creative services teams to identify and shape innovative features and multimedia storytelling on a range of issues important to HR and the workplace. The Digital Content Editor also is responsible for managing the Breaking News Alerts feature and assists with the daily management of content on SHRM's website and digital platforms, the creation and optimization of new editorial content, and relevant social media efforts.


Your Day:

  • Works directly with each discipline editor to identify and assign multimedia news and evergreen features for all publishing formats and collaborates with the creative services team to execute on the vision and promote the content across digital channels.

  • Manages the Breaking News Alert feature, including identifying topics, assigning duties as needed and working in concert with editorial team members to prepare alerts and distribute them.

  • Works effectively with the Digital Content Manager, the Online News Director, the Discipline News Editors and the IT team and accepts guidance and feedback from all to help maintain a high-quality site.

  • Posts content to social media channels.

  • Provides production support for all editorial newsletters.

  • Assists in updating content across in collaboration with relevant stakeholders.

  • Uses editorial news judgment to prioritize the importance and relevance of content to SHRM audiences, packaging and promoting content to maximize visits, clicks and time on site.

  • Works across all SHRM departments to understand their goals and assist in content publishing to achieve those objectives and maintain a high quality site.

  • Works effectively under deadline to produce timely content while maintaining the flexibility to alter course as needed.

  • Contributes to the evaluation and implementation new third-party tools and features.


Must Haves:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field

  • 3-5 years of experience creating compelling multimedia, interactive and data visualization features under deadline in an editorial environment

  • Track record of posting editorial content effectively on social media

  • Experience with Sharepoint, Drupal and/or other CMS and publishing tools, as well as experience with the range of software needed to evolve a high-quality website

  • Has proficient knowledge of HTML and CSS, as well as Google Analytics and/or other leading web analytics systems

  • Proven track record of having excellent editorial judgment, writing and editing skills

  • Proven multimedia, interactive and data visualization creation skills

  • Solid news judgment

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact productively with the editorial team

  • Ability to juggle variety of work tasks, projects and plans within deadline

  • Fluent in the technical tools required to produce and manage a web site, including a range of content-management systems, curation tools, email systems, mobile applications and social media platforms, and can help troubleshoot issues on those platforms as needed

Physical Requirements

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.

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 HRM - Editorial