Managing Editor

Chicago, IL, US, 60601

James Hardie Building Products Inc. is the North American leader in fiber cement home siding and exterior design solutions. Hardie® products offer long lasting beauty and endless design possibilities with trusted protection and low maintenance. The company pioneered modern fiber cement building products and continues to invest in innovation to transform the industry. James Hardie is a high-performance organization, with an unwavering commitment to Zero Harm. The company proudly employs a diverse workforce of over 3,000 employees across operations in North America.



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Company Summary:  


James Hardie Industries is the world’s #1 producer and marketer of high-performance fiber cement and fiber gypsum building solutions. We employ a diverse global workforce of approximately 5,200 employees across operations in North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and the Philippines, and generated more than $3.6 billion in net sales during our 2022 financial year.  


We believe that home is a sanctuary and a canvas for self-expression without compromise. As the trusted innovator and industry leader in the markets where we operate, James Hardie empowers homeowners and building professionals alike to achieve their dream home with premium quality solutions that enable endless possibilities for design and aesthetics, while also delivering trusted protection and long-lasting beauty. 


Key to this effort is our dedication to our customers, market driven innovation, an inclusive and empowering company culture, and an unwavering commitment to our Zero Harm safety initiative. We also recognize the company’s ability to influence the communities in which we live and work around the world. While operating with a global mindset, we put great care into how our business impacts the local communities in which we operate and serve by sourcing locally, employing locally and delivering locally.  


What You'll Do:


Position Summary:  

We are seeking a Managing Editor to manage the content creation efforts for our new website. The ideal candidate will possess a keen editorial eye, disciplined adherence to deadlines, leadership experience, and a deep understanding of digital content strategy. This role requires someone who can oversee the content creation team while ensuring our content is of the highest quality, aligns with our brand, and supports the overall vision of this project. 


  • Oversee and manage the production calendar, ensuring timely and quality content production in alignment with website best practices. Adherence to deadlines is a crucial measure of success with this project. 

  • Ensure key activities, including asset production, proofreading, legal review, and final stakeholder sign off are on track 

  • Work with brand to maintain content consistency in terms of style, tone, and voice in line with brand guidelines. 

  • Review and approve all content before presentation for stakeholder review and for publication to ensure accuracy, clarity, and quality. 

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including brand, design, and SEO, to optimize content for digital platforms. 

  • Implement a disciplined approach to project details including asset naming, content delivery, status reporting, and record keeping. 

  • Ensure user experience and content flow encourages path to purchase and supports lead conversion. 

  • Adherence to the project's scope and budget with internal and external PMO teams. 


What You'll Bring:



  • Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Communications, English, or a related field.  

  • Minimum of 5 years of editorial experience, with at least 2 years in a leadership role. 

  • Proven track record of managing copywriter and art director teams. 

  • Strong proficiency in content management systems (CMS) and SEO best practices. 

  • Exceptional writing and editing skills, with the ability to provide constructive feedback. 

  • Knowledge of digital content trends and best practices. 

  • Ability to juggle multiple workstreams and meet tight deadlines. 

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills—both verbal and written—with the ability to collaborate effectively with various teams. 

  • Experience in launching or significantly growing a digital publication or website. 

  • Familiarity with multimedia content creation, including video, podcasts, and interactive content. 

  • Proficiency in data analytics tools and platforms to assess content performance. 


What You’ll Receive:


At James Hardie, we recognize that our success depends on our people. We've worked hard to build a generous and competitive benefits program that demonstrates our commitment to our employees.


  • Comprehensive low-cost co-pay Health Insurance; medical, dental, prescription, and vision insurance benefits for every 30+ hour full-time employee. Insurance starts on day one!
  • 401(k) Retirement plan that will match 100% of employees saved dollars up to the first 6% of your salary
  • Paid holidays, paid vacation including Jury Duty and bereavement leave
  • Wellness Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Parental Leave
  • Community Involvement & Sustainable Solutions - Fire Resistant Siding to Help Rebuild the Grizzly Flats Community | James Hardie
  • And more



Apply now and come “home” to Hardie!


James Hardie Building Products Inc. is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, veteran's status, marital status, pregnancy, disability, or any other basis protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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