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Group Nine Media // digital-first media
New York City    Posted: Thursday, August 08, 2019
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We are seeking a highly motivated Workplace leader to lead our Workplace Operations team. A strategic thinker with
experience managing facilities in a growing environment. Demonstrated experience in facilities, hospitality and
organizational management is required. You should pride yourself on your quality of work & relationship building
skills. Diligent follow-up, attention to detail, & an ability to develop & execute best practices that align with our
culture, will be a big asset.

If you thrive in an exciting & evolving environment, you'll play a critical part in scaling our business.

What youll be doing:
Responsible for overseeing facility operations, maintenance, & security, while developing & implementing solutions across our offices.
Management of all vendor relations & contracts, including maintenance, cleaning, catering, etc.
Maintain a complex budget while ensuring all scope of work is executed in a timely manner, within budget & at the highest quality. From finding cost savings to making a little go a long away are just some of the fiscal attributes were looking for.
Ensure safety of our people by developing/maintaining/updating emergency action plans & providing health & safety risk assessments. Oversee & manage emergency action teams in all locations.
Monitor & provide recommendations for optimal office space utilization including end-to-end projectmanagement of office relocations or expansions.
Implement new operational initiatives & effectively roll-out to company.
Maintain a standard operating procedures for all locations.
Work closely with building management to ensure offices are functioning optimally.
Responsible for overseeing the maintenance of all furniture, fixtures & non-IT equipment.
Responsible for security operations.
Serve as a main point of contact for office emergencies, including after hours & weekends.
Review & approve all invoices, proposals & other service provider submittals.
Participate in, manage, & coordinate new hire activities, including furniture & equipment preparation, delivering a high-quality first day experience.
Maintain timely, positive & professional communication with stakeholders & our people at all times.
Manage food & beverage, safety, & security programs & vendors.
Ensure facility cleanliness, appearances & functionality, including common areas such as lobbies, conference rooms, & kitchens.
Partner with IT, Workplace Experience, & People teams to deliver a world-class employer experience.
Managing & motivating a diverse experience team with varied skill sets & at different stages in their careers.
Build & effectively lead an exceptional Operations team; ensure that they are technically strong, provide an excellent level of service to our people, & are capable of delivering results on time & with quality.
Manage office space planning & coordinate move logistics. Ensure all new hires are set up appropriately & leavers have a smooth transition.
Balance a wide range of long-term projects to improve the day-to-day operations of the office.
Always look to make us better, proactively identify & recommend opportunities that focus on better methods to achieve objectives which may include: process efficiencies, quality improvement, risk mitigation, cost improvements & any other relevant factors that influence workplace experience.

Who are we looking for:
7+ years of operations & office management experience, preferably in a fast-paced tech environment, hotel, or professional services environment.
Experience managing people & growing them for success.
Available to lead projects as the business demands. Day, evening, & weekend execution is standard for this role.
Demonstrated entrepreneurial skill-set, delivers hustle with style & grace.
You have a strong attention to detail, organizational planning, time management, & multitasking abilities.
You could bring strong people & project management, organizational, logistical, research skills, & a demonstrated ability to run multiple projects & priorities within agreed timelines & budgets.
You have an active, hands-on approach to problem solving.
You have a real passion for social media & groundbreaking news/media content you might be just the person we need to help scale our New York offices.

The perks

We have amazing people.We can promise youll work alongside some of the smartest & most interesting people in the industry. Our people work hard but we always have fun doing it. From pride to wellness to diversity, employees lead clubs that matter. We also know how to host a top-notch happy hour. Bottom line: we care about each other & we take our values seriously.

We value development.We are a high-performance organization that challenges itself to continuously grow. We invest in employee development. Youll need to be great to get hired here & we promise youll get even better once youre here.

We care about you.We offer company-paid parental leave for everyone #inclusion. We also offer health, dental & vision insurance, along with a selection of voluntary benefits. Knowing that time out of the office is as important as time spent in the office, our vacation, sick, & federal holiday allowances ensure you have time to take care of yourself.

We invest in your future.We offer competitive compensation & a matching 401(k) plan. Depending on the role, options may also be granted.

We value diversity & inclusivity.Group Nine Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer & is committed to building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds & everyone is encouraged to apply. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, national origin, protected veteran status, age, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state or local law. Group Nine Media is also a participant in e-verify.

We serve snacks, cold brew, coffee, & tea.Who needs anything else?

About Group Nine

Group Nine reaches more people on mobile than any publisher in the U.S. Our mission is to tell great stories that spark action & make a real difference. With nearly 45M Americans engaging with our content every day [source: Nielsen Digital Content Ratings, January 2019], Group Nine's brands are built for the platforms where young people spend the majority of their time. We reach over 70% of Americans ages 18-34 every month [source: Nielsen, December 2018]. Audiences spend nearly 3 billion minutes a month engaging with our category-defining brands - NowThis, the no. 1 most watched mobile news brand in the world; The Dodo, the no. 1 animal brand on digital; Thrillist, the most trusted digital brand in food, drink, travel & entertainment; & Seeker, the no. 1 science brand in the U.S. In 2017, Group Nine acquired Emmy nominated, Cannes Lion & Sundance Film Festival award-winning production studio, JASH.

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