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SHRM Editor in Alexandria, Virginia


1800 Duke St, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA

Req #40

Friday, November 13, 2020

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.

The SHRM Online Discipline Editor—Students & Emerging Professionals provides high-value resources to SHRM members by finding, reporting, writing, editing, curating, and packaging online news, content, and e-newsletters targeted to students and emerging professionals. This position will be based out of our Alexandria, VA (HQ) office.

Your Day:

  • Write and edit high quality, well-informed articles about issues facing students and emerging professionals for an audience of current and prospective SHRM Members.

  • Commission and edit content from freelance writers.

  • Curate relevant E-newsletters.

  • Post content online and update/maintain landing pages, resource pages, and other digital collections.

  • Stay up-to-date with your beat. Report on trends, find experts, and create content that helps students understand the HR profession and helps emerging professionals do their jobs well and advance their careers.

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

  • Travel to SHRM conferences to provide news coverage for attendees and subscribers.

  • Cover other events and conferences within discipline areas.

Must Haves:

  • Bachelor's Degree.

  • Minimum of five years of news reporting experience, preferably in business-to-business or association publishing. Experience developing a beat—growing knowledge of industry and specialty, developing sources, finding and utilizing freelance writers, following trends and issues, and providing timely news and analysis.

  • Excellent news writing skills and ability to communicate complex ideas in words and graphics. Excellent editing skills. Good computer skills and a high comfort level with learning new technologies. Good interpersonal skills, to work together as a team, conduct interviews, and collaborate with colleagues throughout the SHRM organization.

Let us know if you have:

  • Experience in publishing online content using website content management systems preferred. Knowledge of HR and business issues, or experience reporting on these industries, preferred.

Physical Requirements

  • Work is generally done sitting, talking, hearing, and typing. Visual acuity to use a keyboard, prepare, and analyze data and figures; transcribing, viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading.

  • 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

  • Pay Type Salary

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  • 1800 Duke St, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA