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SHRM Managing Editor, People & Strategy in Alexandria, Virginia

Managing Editor, People & Strategy

1800 Duke St, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA

Req #368

Thursday, March 31, 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.

The Managing Editor, People & Strategy oversees all aspects of the creation and production of People + Strategy Journal, which includes coordinating with volunteer editors and the editorial board, freelance contributors, creative services, and all other members of the long-form content team. The position also oversees the assigning of freelance content for the Executive Network website and attracting guests for the EN podcast, as well as writing and editing for additional SHRM outlets as needed.

Position Description

  • Create and manage internal editing schedules for the People + Strategy Journal, 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 People + Strategy Journal and the EN website 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 EN journal and website.

  • Work with creative and digital product teams to brainstorm and develop effective visuals and graphics for the EN journal and website, 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 and the All Things Work e-newsletter 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 Executive Network website.

  • Manage the relationship with the P+S Journal printer, including distribution lists and print quantity.

  • 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 Qualifications

  • Required

  • Bachelor’s degree journalism or a related field.

  • At least eight (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.

  • Excellent writing and editing skills.

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

  • Self-starter and able to work independently as well as 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, workplace, and business issues.

  • Preferred

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

Physical Requirements

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

  • 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.

Work Environment

  • Work is regularly performed in a combination of office and conference settings and routinely uses standard office equipment.

  • Travel Required: Occasional 0-10%

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
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