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VP of People

Company: Publishing, Emeryville, CA
Location: Emeryville
Posted on: March 14, 2018

Job Description:

Company was inspired by a single, transformational idea: harness the power of big data to produce content that enables consumers to lead richer, healthier, more fulfilled lives. With deep roots in technology and publishing, Company harnesses the disruptive power of Big Data, creating unparalleled insights into consumer demand and the science of content. Our titles uniquely serve the needs of the reader, enjoy consistent profitability, and delve into the long tail of opportunity. We are an enterprising, collaborative culture backed by leading Silicon Valley venture capitalists and use proprietary technology to identify and meet consumer demand delivering timely content in sync with the market. We’re an intellectually curious team made up of driven analysts, editors, designers, marketers, and engineers based in the Bay Area and New York City who are aggressively expanding the breadth and depth of our portfolio in cooking, specialty diet, health and wellness, mind, body and spirit, parenting, kids, business and much more. Overview As our first Vice President, People, you’ll lead our efforts in creating the organizational blueprint, work environment, and culture that attracts and retains the most passionate employees to the Company and empowers them to do their best work. You’ll develop, drive, and implement a comprehensive and scalable HR and people strategy. Reporting to the CEO, you'll work closely with him and our leadership team. In this role, you'll be our trusted driver of our culture, people, talent, and overall organizational development strategy. We’re looking for a dynamic leader that will not just help with the strategy but one that can build and scale a high performing team, while also capable to roll up their sleeves and execute swiftly, with high quality. With plans to more than double our team this next year you’ll play a key role in supporting this fast organization growth. Join us as we further disrupt the online publishing world! What you’ll be doing: Driving and executing strategies and programs that improve employee engagement, productivity, and organizational effectiveness. Being an effective company spokesperson, promoting a culture of diversity, innovation, pride, performance, rigor, and creativity Developing, leading, and executing on cross-organizational development plans including training & development, organizational structure, and more Collaborating regularly with executives and managers to optimize department-specific growth plans including succession-planning programs for key contributors and management roles that prepare employees for more significant responsibilities Partnering with the CFO to develop and implement compensation & benefit programs that attract and retain top talent in highly competitive environments. Oversee the performance review process so that employees receive the feedback, motivation, incentives, and rewards that map to their performance Align our people operations with the company's vision and mission, strategic initiatives, and operational goals Willingness to travel to New York office or other locations as added What you’ve accomplished and who you are: You have significant executive experience in Human Resources in a fast-paced, growing organization (ideally in tech) You’re intellectually curious about your field – you think it’s fun to learn more about organizational systems, and you geek out on reading the latest SHRM articles on compensation and benefits You’re direct with feedback, quick to admit mistakes and move on, and you collaborate well with others You’re creative – you have a track record of accomplishing a lot with limited time and resources Some of your specific qualifications include: 10+ years experience working in Human Resources, recruiting, organizational design/development, as a Chief of Staff, and/or related relevant experience within high- growth organizations (ideally tech) 7+ years experience as a manager or executive Strong entrepreneurial instincts and demonstrated ability to go beyond traditional HR, leading efforts to create a culture and develop a team that has given your company a unique competitive advantage in attracting and retaining talented people Track record of building a high-performing Human Resources and Talent Management team over time Expert knowledge of compensation and benefits regulations; working knowledge of state and federal employment law and policy

Keywords: Publishing, Emeryville, CA, San Francisco, VP of People, Executive, Emeryville, California

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