Corporate Communications Manager/Senior Editor


RSM’s purpose is to deliver the power of being understood to our clients, colleagues and communities through world-class audit, tax and consulting services focused on middle market businesses. The clients we serve are the engine of global commerce and economic growth, and we are focused on developing leading professionals and services to meet their evolving needs in today’s ever-changing business environment.

RSM US LLP is the U.S. member of RSM International, a global network of independent audit, tax and consulting firms with more than 43,000 people in over 120 countries.

Position Details

Corporate Communications Manager/Senior Editor
Chicago Illinois
Chicago, IL

Do you…

  • love to develop clear and articulate business content?
  • have proven journalistic experience as a writer and editor that will translate to a corporate environment?
  • enjoy staying on top of important industry trends?

If you can answer YES! to these questions, this may be the right career opportunity for you!

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced professional to join the RSM Integrated Marketing and Communications team as a senior financial editor responsible for helping to shape macroeconomic thought leadership for our high-profile industry analyst program.

As the leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services for middle-market companies, RSM is committed to guiding clients through their business challenges. Our industry analysts develop forward-looking economic content that helps to successfully position RSM as the leader on issues affecting the middle market. The senior financial editor will be a member of the IMC team, working directly with industry analysts to produce insightful, external-facing thought leadership.

Job Responsibilities:

To be successful in the role, the ideal candidate should possess exceptional writing and editing skills, strong understanding of business and economic trends, the ability to collaborate with a variety of stakeholders, attention to detail, sensitivity to deadlines and knowledge of data analysis and research.

The senior financial editor is responsible for the development, editing and rewriting of external-facing thought leadership produced by RSM analysts. Reporting to the director of thought leadership, the senior financial editor will edit and publish economic content used to elevate the firm’s discussion around important middle market issues with clients, market influencers and policymakers. Specific responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Help develop, edit and publish thought leadership in the form of articles, blog posts, reports, white paper, audio-casts and video. Determine appropriate supporting graphics such as data visualizations, photography, illustration and related material in partnership with RSM’s design team. (40-60%)
  • Determine appropriate distribution for a range of analyst-produced content, including the firm’s internal web and social platforms and channels such as an economics blog, the RSM US website and external-facing platforms. Handles production and publishing of content to respective channels. (20%)
  • Collaborates closely with teams that include industry analysts, industry marketers, industry leaders and business development professionals to shape go-to-market plans, including research, content and channels. (20-40%)
  • Other duties as assigned (5%)

Desired Experience and Competencies:

  • BA/BS in English or Journalism (required). 
  • 10+ years of reporting and/or editing experience in general business, finance or industry in a deadline-driven environment such as a national news organization or reputable trade publication (required). 
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills; strong knowledge of AP Style. 
  • Multimedia experience. 
  • Strong understanding of graphic design and production. 
  • Highly collaborative and able to work with a variety of stakeholders to achieve results. 
  • Able to coach professionals in the development of compelling messaging and delivery of effective communications. 
  • Knowledge of WordPress.

You want your next step to be the right one. You've worked hard to get where you are today. And now you're ready to use your unique skills, talents and personality to achieve great things. RSM is a place where you are valued as an individual, mentored as a future leader, and recognized for your accomplishments and potential. Working directly with clients, key decision makers and business owners across various industries and geographies, you'll move quickly along the learning curve and our clients will benefit from your fresh perspective.

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