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Director, HR Business Partner at The E.W. Scripps Company

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

Job Description:

Primary Purpose

Partners with Corporate and local leadership teams to align HR strategies and tactical solutions with achieving business objectives. This position will serve as the primary HR coach and consultant at a local level, with an emphasis on organizational effectiveness, employee engagement and talent acquisition, talent management and training.

Key Activities

Business Acumen: Understands how the location makes and spends money; understands the local and divisional landscape (opportunities and competition); maintains local HR scorecard.

Customer Consulting: Have consultative conversations with key leaders with the ability to ask questions, deliver tough feedback, proactively identify and diagnose issues, provide creative solutions in support of the business objectives, demonstrate results, solicit and act upon feedback and maintain a trusted advisor status.

Strategy: Understands the location's business strategy; ensures local HR activities support the location's business strategy and the company's HR strategy.

Workforce Planning and Analytics: Understands the divisional and regional workforce planning and human capital analytics strategy; partners with local leadership to execute the workforce planning and analytics strategy at the local level.

Change Management: Supports the direction of change at a local level, obtains commitment of key stakeholders, develops change strategies and sustains change through communications and education.

Employee Engagement & Culture: Maintains current understanding of employee engagement at the division. Implements strategies to drive employee engagement, culture, and organizational capabilities throughout the location.

Employee & Labor Relations: Acts as the first level (or second level, if location has an HR Generalist) employee contact for employee relations issues, after the employee has talked to his/her manager (when appropriate). If applicable, oversee labor relations at the location.

Compliance: Ensures employee records are maintained appropriately at the location; ensures compliance with local, state, and federal regulations, including FCC, EEO, FLSA, ERISA, ADA, FMLA, Workers Comp, and OSHA, as well as legal requirements as they relate to payroll, benefits, and administrative policy compliance.

Rewards: Executes local talent rewards and compensation processes. Provides input on reward and compensation needs and effectiveness to centralized process owner(s).

Talent Acquisition: Partners with centralized recruiting resources to support talent acquisition process; manages the hiring process for specific roles at the location. Understands and helps cultivate external talent pipeline for the location.

Talent Management: Executes local talent management processes and leads talent planning for the location. Understands and helps cultivate internal talent pipeline for the location through a variety of processes, including:

  • Performance Management: Executes performance management process for the location.

  • Development Planning: Partners with employees and managers on development planning.

  • Talent Review: Facilitates talent reviews to identify high-potential talent.

Training: Ensures delivery of training to the location.

Leadership & Teambuilding: Executes leadership model locally; actively consults with local leaders to build high-performing teams. Models leadership through self-awareness; proactively seeks out and acts upon feedback.


Education & Experience/Certifications

  • BS/BA in human resources or related discipline or equivalent experience.

  • 5+ years experience in related field with an emphasis on talent management and employee relations.

  • Prior supervisory experience preferred.

  • PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP, or SHRM SCP certification preferred.

Skills & Abilities

  • Maintain strong knowledge of appropriate legislation pertaining to employment, compensation and benefits and other related human resources functions.

  • Proficient in using office software.  

  • Proficient in various HR technologies 

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills: ability to translate complex information and deliver presentations to various audiences.

  • Proven project management experience.

  • Excellent relationship building skills and ability to work both individually and as a member of a team.  

  • Must be organized and have ability to handle multiple task with minimal supervision and work effectively within a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.

  • Must maintain confidentiality.

  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills with ability to deal with detailed information.

Work Environment

  • Typical office environment.



The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) is a diversified media company focused on creating a better-informed world. As the nation’s fourth-largest local TV broadcaster, Scripps serves communities with quality, objective local journalism and operates a portfolio of 61 stations in 41 markets. The Scripps Networks reach nearly every American through the national news outlets Court TV and Newsy and popular entertainment brands ION, Bounce, Grit, Laff and Court TV Mystery. Scripps is the nation’s largest holder of broadcast spectrum. Scripps runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C., and is the longtime steward of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Founded in 1878, Scripps has held for decades to the motto, “Give light and the people will find their own way.”

As an equal employment opportunity employer, The E.W. Scripps Company and its affiliates do not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender, color, religion, age, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, citizenship or national origin, and military membership or veteran status, or on any other basis which would be in violation of any applicable federal, state or local law. Furthermore, the company will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship for the company.