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Human Resources Generalist (Manager/Director)

Penguin Random House
New York, New York 10014
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Penguin Random House in New York City has an exciting opportunity available within our HR Generalist team for a skilled and creative Human Resources  professional. You’ll be one of six generalists who service the NY publishing offices and you’ll be responsible for approximately 400 employees. You will need to show us a proven ability to cultivate and maintain relationships with all levels of staff and we’ll need to see that you are an effective problem solver with a positive outlook. Keep reading to see if you’re a perfect fit.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Advises and counsels managers and employees within assigned client groups on performance management and other HR issues.
  • Manages recruitment for assigned client groups. This includes recruitment and interviewing as necessary as well as overseeing the recruitment handled for these groups by a Recruiter and Assistant. Ensures that open headcounts and hires are within budgetary limits and that salaries are appropriate. Assesses and advises on departmental structures and needs.
  • Investigates and resolves complex employee relations matters, including liaising with legal counsel when necessary.
  • Advances diversity and inclusion efforts within client groups in partnership with PRH Diversity and Inclusion Council, divisional diversity and inclusion committees and divisional leadership.    
  • Ensures compliance with federal and state employment regulations as well as internal policies and procedures. 
  • Supervises (jointly with one other generalist) a shared Recruiter and shared HR Assistant. Is jointly responsible for their training, direction and development.
  • Regularly partners with the Learning & Development Team and the Compensation Team on the development and/or implementation of various programs, projects and initiatives.
  • Regularly liaises with the Benefits Department on leaves and other benefits-related issues.
  • Partners with divisional leadership and Business Managers in the development of salary, merit and bonus recommendations.
  • Leads and/or participates in various departmental projects. 

Penguin Random House is the leading adult and children’s publishing house in North America, the United Kingdom and many other regions around the world.  In publishing the best books in every genre and subject for all ages, we are committed to quality, excellence in execution, and innovation throughout the entire publishing process: editorial, design, marketing, publicity, sales, production, and distribution.  Our vibrant and diverse international community of nearly 250 publishing brands and imprints include Ballantine Bantam Dell, Berkley, Clarkson Potter, Crown, DK, Doubleday, Dutton, Grosset & Dunlap, Little Golden Books, Knopf, Modern Library, Pantheon, Penguin Books, Penguin Press, Penguin Random House Audio, Penguin Young Readers, Portfolio, Puffin, Putnam, Random House, Random House Children’s Books, Riverhead, Ten Speed Press, Viking, and Vintage, among others.  More information can be found at http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/

Penguin Random House values the array of talents and perspectives that a diverse workforce brings. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.


Required Experience  and Skills

  • Minimum of 6 years Human Resources experience
  • Above experience must include extensive Employee Relations work as a primary practitioner and not only in a support role
  • Above experience must include extensive Sourcing, Recruiting and Interviewing
  • Prior supervisory experience
  • Excellent knowledge of federal and state employment laws
  • Proven record of can-do, “roll up your sleeves” performance
  • Ability to speak effectively to both large and small groups
  • Excellent business writing skills 

Preferred Qualifications

Professional HR qualification such as PHR or SPHR preferred

To be considered, you must include a resume and a cover letter indicating your salary requirements with your application. Within your cover letter, tell us why, specifically, you’d like to be part of Penguin Random House. Tell us what makes you stand out and what makes you, you. We’re all ears!



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