HR Manager - Ziff Davis

Human Resources San Francisco, California


Position at Ziff Davis

We are looking for an awesome experienced HR Manager  who will provide full cycle human resources support to our growing business units located in San Francisco and remote offices in Culver City, Chicago, and New York.   This is a Generalist position who will partner with teams on all activities from employee relations, performance management and compensation, organization support, talent acquisition, onboarding and learning and development. You’ll collaborate with our divisional HR team for benefits, payroll and HRIS. 


Who You Are:

  • A Trusted Partner.You will forge strong relationships with employees at all levels and work to identify and develop key HR initiatives and processes with key stakeholders
  • Team Player.You have a true hands-on approach and are willing to jump in and help out where needed, while collaborating with the divisional HR team and HR global corporate team  for all things HR.
  • An Analytical Thinker. Your step-by-step approach to thinking allows you to understand HR policies and implications.  You have the ability to solve problems quickly and effectively, demonstrating a passion for providing and implementing innovative solutions to complex problems.

What You’ll Do:

  • Assist with the development and execution of processes, programs and activities with the Company, Business Units, culture and HR objectives in mind
  • Provide day-to-day performance management and employee relations guidance to managers (coaching, counseling, disciplinary actions), advising and assisting managers in identifying issues and determining appropriate course of action.
  • Demonstrate a high level of competency and commitment to HR best practices and employment laws
  • Assist with acquisitions, assuring employees are effectively integrated into the organization.
  • Work with managers and employees to identify training & career development opportunities
  • Salary planning, market analysis and participation in headcount approval process for salary actions
  • Work with the Talent Acquisition team on recruitment strategies, processes and employee retention
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of value-added programs such as global recognition programs and office specific events
  • Communicate and implement Company policies/processes and recommend department-wide improvements

What You’ll Bring


  • 3-5 years HR experience with at least 3 years in a public company supporting a diverse client base
  • Experience working in a complex and rapidly changing work environment with significant acquisition activity
  • Impeccable attention to the details
  • Bachelor’s degree required; business, human resources majors highly desirable
  • Analytical acumen includes strong Excel skills and experience with HR systems and applications
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, to influence and negotiate at all levels
  • Proven, comprehensive understanding of federal/state labor and employment laws
  • Honesty and trustworthiness
  • Willingness to travel to support our offices outside of San Francisco.
Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.