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SHRM Specialist, Research Content & Report Writing in Alexandria, United States

Specialist, Research Content & Report Writing

1800 Duke St, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA ● Virtual

Req #335

Thursday, September 1, 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 Research Content & Report Writer Specialist is responsible for supporting the efforts of senior members of the SHRM research team as they relate to research deliverables. Responsible for receiving and interpreting research results, developing and executing reports, stories and layouts for publication.

Position Description

  • Create and edit report drafts of various forms including word .doc and PowerPoint.

  • Tailor content to engage various audience segments.

  • Develop research reports from raw survey data output.

  • Create engaging content collateral using a story telling approach that is consistent with SHRM’s brand guidelines.

  • Creatively and collaboratively contribute to the development of research-backed strategies, recommendations, and deliverables, with the guidance and partnership of senior researchers and other project team members.

  • Liaise and collaborate with internal research and analytic resources.

  • Develop interactive dashboards and reports via Tableau or PowerBI.

  • Create sales collateral such as case studies and white papers.

  • Serve in cross functional SHRM workgroups, as needed.

  • Other duties and projects as assigned.

Position Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, English, Business, Library Science, Liberal Arts, Communications, or relevant field.

  • 3-5 years of experience in communications, report and research writing experience.

  • Experience writing research reports sourced directly from survey data.

  • Expert proficiency with MS Word and PowerPoint as well as Adobe and other desktop publishing software.

  • Familiarity with SPSS and survey data.

  • Proficient with dynamic reporting tools such as Tableau and/or PowerBI.

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Strong written and oral communications skills, including excellent writing, grammar, and editing skills.

  • Exceptional project management skills, including setting and meeting timelines.

  • Naturally curious, intrinsically motivated, and thrive in roles that allow you to engage with a wide range of topics and stakeholders.

  • Proven ability to deliver results in a fast-paced, rigorous data-centric environment, by successfully interacting and collaborating with product owners, managers, and senior management regarding business challenges and research needs.

  • Finely tuned active listening skills, strong attention to detail, and exceptional follow-through.

  • Comfortable working on multiple priorities while adhering to strict deadlines.

Physical Requirements

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

  • 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 professional office environment 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 Business Intelligence

  • Job Function Differentiated Pay

  • Pay Type Salary

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  • 1800 Duke St, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA

  • Virtual

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