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HR Business Specialist - WNYT-TV

Requisition #:  23-1252 - HR Business Specialist

Requisition Location: Albany, New York

About Us:  Nestled between two beautiful mountain ranges lies the capital of New York State and the heart of the Capital Region. We are very proud of our diverse culture, our gorgeous landscape, and the world class entertainment we enjoy every day. We are 3 short hours away from Boston or New York City -- in fact, you can take in a Broadway show or a professional sports game and get back home in time to visit one of our many craft breweries! When you join the community of the Capital Region and #TEAM13, you join a family of talented, diverse, smart, and welcoming professionals. At WNYT, we work as a team every single day. A team where collaboration is at the forefront and every opinion is valued. At NewsChannel 13, our mission is to serve the greater good of our communities and clients with local, authentic, solution-based content. We are coverage you can trust.

Job Overview:  Perform a variety of administrative duties related to the general operation of the business and human resources functions.

Job Responsibilities:
*Administer procedures for recruitment, new hires, transfers, promotions, compensation and terminations. Partners with manager to facilitate timely processing.

*Assists in recruiting initiatives as requested, including: developing and posting job announcement; collecting applications to be submitted to management; scheduling interviews; and ensuring that candidates undergo required pre-employment testing and checks.

*Oversee bi-weekly payroll for market.

*Oversee the implementation of FCC EEO Program to help ensure compliance. 

*Ensure the market's annual EEO Public File Report is completed with assistance from Corp HR and assure EEO compliance measures have been performed in a timely manner, consistent with current EEO specifications and in accordance with licensing renewal measures

*Conducts new employee orientation; ensures new employees understand Authority policies and procedures and have a positive first impression of the Company; assists employees in completing new hire paperwork; and follows up with employee and manager during the probationary period.

*Ensures HR files and filing systems are current, accurate and neat at all times; monitors file retention to ensure that recordkeeping is in compliance with all applicable regulations; and maintains confidentiality.

*Point of contact for leave of absence activities, works with Corporate HR staff on facilitation of leaves

*Point of contact for location Workers Compensation inquiries; assists with completion of documentation and follows up on employee injuries. 

*Working with the Market Controller, serve as liaison between employees and Hubbard Broadcasting's Corporate offices when concerns arise Ensures performance reviews are thorough and completed in a timely manner

*Coordinates efforts to promote a positive work culture including, but not limited to: employee welfare activities, DEIB initiatives, and workplace improvement suggestions.

*Establish and manage the programming schedule and contracts for broadcast and websites. Make decisions related to the airing of programs based on inventory and network schedules. 

*Make recommendations for changes as necessary. Implement changes. 

*Handle all viewer questions, comments, and complaints for programming.

*Responsible for the accurate completion of all required FCC quarterly reports. 

*Gather all necessary information and data to complete reports. Submit to Corporate for filing. Produce monthly syndication programming usage report and distribute.

*Ensure the stations meet children's programming obligations as required by the FCC. 

*Monitor the number of hours; make recommendations if the stations are running short and sets into motion necessary changes.
*Primary contact for Public File inquiries. 

*Attend meetings as required and needed.

*Works cooperatively and collaboratively with all departments. Acts in a professional manner when representing each station. 

*Works established hours.

*Complete other duties as assigned.

*Previous work in broadcasting required. Prefer experience in network and local program scheduling. 

*Prefer experience and knowledge of FCC rules and regulations including children's programming guidelines.

*Associate degree in accounting, business administration, or related field or equivalent relevant work experience.

*Ability to interpret FCC, federal, state, and local laws and regulations, as well as station policies and procedures related to the position.

* General human resources knowledge including benefits, labor and employment practices preferred.

*Ability to demonstrate strong organizational, planning and coordinating skills. 

*Ability to accurately and rapidly compose effective correspondence. 

*Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite of products.

*Ability to handle multiple priorities and complete tasks efficiently and effectively.

*Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, vendors, consultants, and corporate staff.

*Ability to maintain composure and tactfully handle difficult situations and interpret questions correctly; ability to behave in a friendly, understanding, helpful, and professional manner with clients/customers, coworkers, supervisors, corporate staff, and the general public.

*Strong customer service orientation with excellent written and oral communication skills

*Ability to interact with employees at all levels within the organization as well as with outside vendors

*Receive, process, and maintain confidentiality in all matters pertaining to the market. 

*Project an appropriate professional appearance and demeanor.

*Ability to function in a team environment.

*Ability to work established schedule and other hours as needed

Physical requirements:
*Ability to read, hear and speak clearly. 

*Ability to prepare reports, business correspondence, and business proposals. 

*Must have manual dexterity for keyboarding and manipulating control and tools. 

*Ability to communicate in English both verbally and in writing.

* Requires the ability to think critically, logically and tactically and to articulate information in clear, concise manner to others. 

*The Company may make reasonable accommodations to facilitate the ability to perform essential job functions.



This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check. Background check information will be used in a confidential and non-discriminatory manner consistent with State and Federal Law.

Compensation and Benefits:  When extending an offer, the company considers a variety of factors such as (but not limited to) the candidate's work experience, education/training & key skills as well as internal peer equity and other market and business considerations. The base hourly range for this position is $24.00 - $28.00 The above range represents the company’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. For information regarding our benefits, please copy the link below and paste in your browser:

Diversity Statement:  Hubbard Broadcasting has been committed to representing the communities we serve since our founding nearly 100 years ago. The same holds true today. We know the best way to accomplish this is by recruiting and retaining top talent from diverse cultures, life experiences, and world views. With dignity and respect, we value YOU and everything that makes YOU uniquely YOU.

EEO Statement: We are an equal opportunity employer, including disability/vets.