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First Look Media is a new-model media company devoted to supporting independent voices.
New York City    Posted: Friday, February 01, 2019
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The Position:

Passionate about the potential of people, culture & community, our SVP of Human Capital & Culture will be our business partner in creating a world-class media company that is also the most amazing place to work & grow. You understand impact, & are a strategic leader to whom growth & change processes come as naturally as breathing.

This role requires a highly strategic HR talent who understands how simplicity in process & the right organizational culture can work magic for business success. You bring thought leadership with deep experience in collaboration, fostering creativity, & developing learning organizations. As a leader in our start-up environment, leading by doing is second nature to you. The role will have direct access to the CEO while reporting to the CFO.

Desired Skills & Capabilities:

~ A builder with breadth & depth as an experienced HR Generalist: Experience with a wide range of HR generalist responsibilities inclusive of HR services, policies & programs including benchmarking & best practices selection of internal & external resources for benefits; leading & further developing a corporate culture focused on learning & development; long-range organizational strategy/planning; team leadership, on & off boarding & much more. As the leader of our labor compliance function, you will ensure we maintain compliance with current & applicable state & federal labor laws including items such as 5500s, audits, ACA, EEO or DOL request. The best candidates will have experience in industries including; media & entertainment, tech and/or non-profits/unions, in which we operate.

~ Culture & Community Impact Partner: Partnering with executive team & team members across the organization, to develop & champion amazing efforts that bring our purpose & values to life, both internally & in the community. Lead the effort to establish & maintain the companys diversity, equity & inclusion efforts & policies. Identifying ways to embrace broader acceptance & sensitivity to all employees & not tolerate behavior that is contrary to our standards. Striving to make FLM a best place to work environment among our peers.

~ Compensation Strategist: You will maintain a relevant annual & long-term compensation strategy & structure in a way that builds transparency, ease & happiness in managing & communicating compensation.

~ Performance & Coaching Guru: Applying your deep understanding of performance & coaching, you will elevate our team well beyond annual performance reviews. Additionally, you will gain the trust & confidence of the CEO, CFO & executive team, & will be sought out by them for counseling & coaching in their own development & that of their teams.

~ Organization Designer: Considering our long-range growth plans, including our M&A efforts, you will develop concepts & strategy for our future organizational structure. You will be deeply thoughtful about how we incorporate change efforts into the design of our work. These will combine into exceptionally clever people planning outcomes.

Required Education & Experience:

  1. 15+ years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education & experience. Masters degree in human resources or related field.
  2. Extensive leadership experience in Human Resource Management at the executive level, including employee relations, training & development, health & welfare benefit programs, recruitment & compensation & application of legal & government compliance guidelines.
  3. Experience with unions & organized labor a plus.
  4. Experience in digital new media, content production or content distribution & corporate environment preferred.
  5. Ability & experience managing people & interdepartmental communications & relationships.
  6. Outstanding interpersonal, verbal & written communications skills required.

Other Duties:

We are a small, but growing organization & we anticipate duties, responsibilities & activities may change at any time with or without notice. You will be flexible, proactive & comfortable with ordering ambiguity.

If you are ready torollupyoursleevesand work with an engaging team, then come join our dynamic, award winning media firm!

About First Look Media:

A bold, independent spirit defines everything we do at First Look Media from journalism that holds the powerful accountable, to arts & entertainment that shapes our culture. Launched by eBay founder & philanthropist Pierre Omidyar, First Look Media is built on the belief that freedom of expression & of the press, & fiercely independent perspectives, are vital to a healthy democracy & a vibrant culture. FLM is home to Topic studios,, The Nib, The Intercept, Field of Vision & the Press Freedom Defense Fund.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer--people of color, people with disabilities, women, & LGBT candidates are strongly encouraged to apply; we are committed to a diverse workplace, & to supporting our staff with ongoing career development opportunities.

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