Director of Human Resources

| Greater LA Area

PMC: Director of Human Resources

Penske Media, owner of 20 media brands including LA-based Variety, Deadline and IndieWire among others, is expanding its Human Resources team with the addition of a Director of Human Resources position in our LA office.  In this role, you will be an integral member of the entire HR team as the team creates, establishes, and implements HR strategies that foster organization and people development across our rapidly growing domestic and international operations. 

This is a unique opportunity to join a fast-scaling, mission-oriented company with a highly collaborative HR team that values new ideas, creative thinking, knowledge-sharing and a commitment to business partnership. The HR team, working across multiple locations, is comprised of senior level executives, HR generalists, talent acquisition, and payroll. Your service-oriented attitude will help you to thrive in a role where you are expected to develop your leadership and grow in your career. Success in this role requires a high degree of organization, strong communication skills, creative thinking and the ability to maintain composure in a fast-paced environment with rapidly shifting priorities.


  • Manage complex employee relations issues including organizational and structural changes
  • Provide advice, counsel and coaching to employees regarding HR policies and procedures
  • Uncover, assess and propose opportunities for HR processes
  • Partner on the implementation (including launches) of all HR programsactivities, and annual processes such as performance management and compensation annual processes
  • Design, create and implement talent development/training programs for employees at every level
  • Support business leaders in identifying performance and engagement opportunities; identify trends in talent planning and performance management; and develop proactive strategies to address gaps
  • Oversee employee events/activities for the Los Angeles office
  • Travel to our NY office on a regular basis


Desired Characteristics

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 6-8+ years direct Human Resources experience, including time in an HR business partner/ employee relations management role aligned with a business unit
  • Deep HR technical skills to manage employee relations and compliance issues according to US and CA employment and labor laws
  • Ability to utilize key people data to ensure our employee information is useful and accurate
  • Engaging approach to understanding and interpreting business issues and requirements: building rapport, listening, diagnosing, summarizing, and influencing
  • A “get it done” attitude – doing what it takes to move the company forward
  • Creative problem-solver
  • Highly effective presentation, facilitation and communication skills
  • Highly motivated self-starter with the ability to work with minimal guidance or direct supervision
  • Demonstrated ability to understand the business, as well as the ability to develop strategic solutions to business challenges
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel
  • Experience with ADP or similar HRIS a plus
  • Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification a plus


About PMC:

Penske Media Corporation (PMC) is a leading digital media and information services company whose award-winning content attracts a monthly audience of more than 180 million and empowers more than 1 million global CEOs and business thought-leaders in markets that impact the world. Our dynamic events, data services, and rich content entertain and educate today’s fashion, retail, beauty, entertainment and lifestyle sectors. Headquartered in New York and Los Angeles with additional offices in 11 countries worldwide, Penske Media is the way global influencers are informed, connected, and inspired. To learn more about PMC and its iconic brands, visit










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