Human Resources Director

Boston, MA
Full Time
Human Resources

The Human Resources Director will play a critical role as the key HR Newsrooms, Analytics, and Opinion Team’s liaison. This role will provide a broad range of strategic HR support to achieve the business objectives, including talent acquisition, organizational development, employee relations, and employee engagement. The successful candidate has a demonstrated ability to collaborate with senior leaders and managers to assess their needs and define priorities on an ongoing basis. The HR Director will lead the Talent Acquisition workstream and will be a solid member of the Total Rewards’ COE to sustain HR’s philosophy and strategy. 


  • Develop and facilitate effective change management strategies to enable the organization to thrive in change. 
  • Be a steward of the BGMP Culture. 
  • Understand the company’s business and strategy to proactively contribute to business decisions. 
  • Translate business strategy and needs into HR planning in order to best support the business.    
  • Cultivate and implement organizational structures and people strategies to improve individual and organizational performance as they are aligned with short-term and long-term goals.
  • Lead organizational change by working with management to identify business needs and implement appropriate and proactive HR solutions. 
  • Make culture change a business priority, translating the desired culture into specific employee and managerial behaviors. Actively identify gaps, as well as, propose and implement changes as necessary to manage and mitigate risks. 
  • Partner with business leaders to cultivate diverse leadership, talent, and technical capability in the business. 
  • Coach and develop functional leaders.
  • Drive succession planning processes for key talent and critical hiring needs. 
  • Provide group and one-on-one coaching with managers and employees to support leadership development, business decision-making, human resources management, and problem-solving capabilities. 
  • Identify potential employee relations issues, offer guidance, and provide strategic initiatives in order to promote a productive and engaged workforce. 
  • Lead the Talent Acquisition’s COE and be a strong partner and contributor for the Total Rewards’ COE. 


  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Master's in Human Resources, Business, or related is desirable.
  • Over 10 years of demonstrated experience as a Human Resource Partner in complex structures and organizations.
  • Must be a creative, collaborative partner to managers and employees.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities at once and translate the needs of many stakeholders at once.
  • Must be a systems-thinker who can understand how singular details affect the big picture.
  • Successful candidate will have proven ability to consider multiple perspectives and use those insights to formulate alternatives/options.
  • Candidate must be mission driven and have a commitment to the work we do at BGMP.
  • Demonstrated experience and capabilities in all areas of technical human resources with a strong focus on talent acquisition and Total Rewards. 
  • Outstanding business acumen with analytical/metrics capabilities. 
  • Strong experience in organization and leadership development. 
  • A track record making the organizations where they have worked better business environments with better business results due to direct day-to-day involvement in leading the people assets of the organization. 
  • Strong problem-solving, organizational, and interpersonal communication skills with a high degree of learning agility. 
  • Knowledge related to working in a Union environment
  • Credible and savvy businessperson who will be perceived as a trusted advisor and functional expert to senior management.
  • Proactive and assertive professional who leads by example.
  • Leads with humility and is able to engender trust and respect quickly with a reputation for their willingness and ability to roll-up sleeves to get things done.
  • Vibrant, high-energy, and performance-driven individual who possesses the fortitude to address challenging scenarios.
  • A willingness to adapt and be audience focused, with a curious mindset and a commitment to creating an inclusive work environment 


Vaccination Statement:

BGMP will require that all employees, including temporary employees, co-ops, and interns, regardless of work location, provide the company Human Resources team with proof of vaccination status through the secure system that will be provided for these purposes. For those who are not vaccinated for company-approved and verified medical and/or religious reasons, that same system will also allow you to upload required weekly COVID test results. Failure to comply with or enforce any part of this policy, or misrepresentation of compliance with this policy, may result in discipline, up to and including termination of employment

EEO Statement:

Boston Globe Media Partners is an equal employment opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, military or veteran status, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition or any other protected characteristic. Boston Globe Media Partners is committed to diversity in its most inclusive sense.


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