Sr. Human Resources Business Partner

Human Resources New York City, New York


Sr. Human Resources Business Partner  

This Sr. HRBP role, reporting to the Chief Human Resources Officer, will partner with the Chief Content Officer and the Content leadership team, that oversees News, WNYC Studios, WQXR, The Greene Space and Live Radio, on all strategic, organizational, and people-related matters that impact their group. Also, this person will work collaboratively across HR and other business teams to provide meaningful HR solutions that enable targeted business outcomes and drive organizational, team, and individual success.


  • Partner with group leadership in setting business strategy, providing a people perspective; translate business requirements into HR priorities, solutions, actions, and results
  • Consult, advise, coach, and influence group leadership regarding organizational, leadership, management, talent, development, communication, employee relations, culture, change, etc. decisions/actions, opportunities/challenges, etc.
  • Drive change to maximum individual and team effectiveness; provide guidance to leaders, managers, and employees on employee engagement, communication, and relations
  • Ensure organizational effectiveness through proper alignment of people, processes, structure, and culture with business strategies
  • Implement and manage HR solutions, programs, and services, including organizational design, leadership/talent management and development, performance management, employee relations, compensation, rewards, talent acquisition, and workforce planning
  • Provide performance, development, and compensation guidance to managers, including coaching, counseling, corrective actions, development plans, promotions, pay decisions, etc.
  • Collaborate with the recruiting team to identify talent requirements based on organizational needs and assess candidates for organization fit
  • Partner with Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion team to develop strategies to diversify our sources of talent and also ensure equitable and inclusive hiring and other HR practices
  • Analyzes HR data, trends, and metrics to identify opportunities and work with leadership, HR, and other business teams to develop solutions, programs, and practices to address
  • Maintain and apply in-depth knowledge of employment practices and legal requirements, work with managers to minimize legal risks, and ensuring regulatory compliance 


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong consult and coaching skills, successfully partnering with business leaders to drive individual, team, and organizational performance
  • Ability to build strong, ongoing, impactful relationships at all organizational levels and lead inclusively across a diverse range of cultural, generational, ethnic, racial, educational, and social backgrounds
  • Strong business acumen, with the ability to quickly learn and understand the company, industry, market, customers, value proposition, performance drivers, etc.
  • Comprehensive understanding and proven ability to address all people aspects of business strategy, goals, and plans, with demonstrated success in implementing and managing change
  • Excellent written/oral communication skills, confident, persuasive presentation skills, organizational influence, and conflict resolution skills
  • Strategic, systems thinking and complex problem-solving skills, with the ability to draw upon multiple resources in developing and implementing integrated solutions
  • Ability to analyze information, derive insights, and make business-appropriate decision

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, human resources or related field, or equivalent; MBA or Master’s degree in human resources field a plus
  • 10+ years of progressive HR experience, with recent experience in a strategic business partner/leadership role
  • Experience in all HR functional areas, with a strong emphasis in talent management and development, employee/labor relations and diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Change management/transformation experience a plus
  • Experience at a non-profit, audio journalism or news media environment a plus 

Additional Information

This is a full-time role which includes benefits. New York Public Radio offers competitive compensation with excellent medical, dental, and vision insurance, vacation, personal and sick time as well as generous parental leave.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic this role is currently operating in a remote capacity and will continue to be fully remote through at least June 2021. However, this position is not a permanent remote position and is part of the New York City staff, and may be expected to work fully from the New York office when it is safe to do so.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

New York Public Radio is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We continuously strive to place our employees at the center of our thinking and elevate inclusive practices to develop and support a more engaged and productive workforce. Our journalism and operations in the service of that journalism benefit from a broad range of perspectives, from all backgrounds, at all levels of the organization. Diversity is essential to honest, authentic, accurate storytelling and reportage; creating an institution in which all voices are encouraged, valued, and heard.


Equal Opportunity

New York Public Radio is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving the goal of equal employment opportunity for all. Applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions without regard to mental or physical disability, race, creed, color, religion, gender, national origin, citizenship status, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, employment status or any protected federal, state or local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.