Online News Editor - Technology

Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), Alexandria, Virginia

Date PostedJanuary 17, 2018
IndustryMagazines / Publishing
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNot Specified

The Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) is looking for a daily news reporter and editor to cover the HR technology field . You’ll assign, report, write, edit, display and promote content in a way that engages and inspires readers and, in turn, attracts readers to our website. We are looking for candidates who love technology and regularly read about the latest tech trends, and who also have experience in digital reporting and storytelling and can pilot new ways of delivering information online. Your duties also will include creating and curating a weekly technology e-newsletter, as well as working closely with our creative services team to develop video, audio, infographics, interactive charts and other media to explain the news and illustrate articles. You’ll get to know SHRM content, activities and programs and develop and maintain relationships with third-party content providers. You’ll travel as needed to report and write from SHRM and other conferences when relevant.



  • Report and write news and feature articles about HR technology.

  • Assign and edit freelancers’ articles.

  • Post articles to the website.

  • Use digital reporting and storytelling skills to share information in innovative ways.

  • Update landing pages on the website.

  • Update SHRM accounts on social media platforms

  • Collaborate with Creative Services to illustrate articles.

  • Create a weekly HR Technology newsletter.

  • Attend and report on HR technology conferences.

  • Other duties as needed or required.


We are looking for reporters with experience developing a “beat:” growing your knowledge of a narrow field or industry, developing sources, finding and utilizing freelance writers, understanding an issue, and being able to provide insights, guides and analysis of the trends within it.


A bachelor’s degree in journalism, English or a related field. We’d love to see applicants who also have a Human Resources degree or certification or who have completed a course of study in HR. Great writers with a track record who hold business degrees are also welcome. We need you to have five to seven years of experience reporting and writing regularly for an online publication. All applicants must provide samples of their work and/or link to an online portfolio.


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.

No relocation assistance provided.

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

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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee may occasionally lift up to 30 pounds.


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