Director, Human Resources

Ref#: 27796
CBS Business Unit: CBS Interactive
Job Type: Full-Time Staff
Job Location: Burbank, CA, US

About Us:

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CBS Interactive is the premier online content network for information and online operations of CBS Corporation as well as some of the top native digital brands in the entertainment industry. Our brands dive deep into the things people care about across entertainment, technology, news, games, business and sports. With over 1 billion users visiting our properties every quarter, we are a global top 10 web property and one of the largest premium content networks online.

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We are seeking a Director, Human Resources to lead our LA based Entertainment and CBS Television Distribution Digital group, along with our New York based Distribution and Operations group. If you are an innovative HR Professional then CBS Interactive is the place for you to grow your HR career!

Key Functions:

As a leader in the HR function, provide consulting expertise and apply best practices on issues including but not limited to organizational design, performance management, leadership development and coaching, succession planning, talent acquisition, diversity and inclusion, HR operations (including compensation, HRIS and benefits), and employee relations

Build stellar partnerships with business unit management to maintain and continue building a culture of innovation and performance excellence


Lead organizational capability through assessing talent, identifying competency gaps, following through on succession plans, and the strategic movement of people

Translate business priorities into actionable short and long term staffing plans while partnering with Talent Acquisition to recruit, select and hire top talent

 Assist leaders in understanding organizational interdependencies of current workforce trends by using data to determine and recommend the appropriate implementation of people strategies

Work collaboratively as a member of the HR team and continually innovate by improving HR processes, tweaking existing programs or introducing new initiatives to drive the right business outcomes

Understand and apply the broad perspective of the business strategy back to the HR team to ensure alignment and high client relevancy of HR initiatives and programs implemented within CBS Interactive


Provide guidance and solutions on matters related to employee performance and team effectiveness while offering feedback on style and leadership behaviors to improve work relationships, build morale, increase productivity and drive retention


Administer corporate wide initiatives designed to assess and recognize performance through bonus, stock, merit, employee reviews and other types of programs;

Engage in special projects as assigned



A minimum of 4 years of direct HR business partner experience

Strong functional HR knowledge; is well versed in disciplines of the HR function and stays current in emerging talent practices and developments


Proven track record of successfully working at all levels of the organization, demonstrating influence and client consulting skills with employees, managers and senior leadership


Demonstrated ability to understand complex business issues and develop HR initiatives/actions to support broad business strategies


Operates with a high sense of urgency and initiative; able to proactively anticipate issues while providing viable, alternative solutions to the business


Strong interpersonal and communication abilities; skilled in communicating with diverse clients, both 1:1 and in large groups


Displays courage and confidence when tacking tough coaching situations while maintaining trusting client relationship


Demonstrated ability to work in a matrixed environment; strong collaboration skills with peers and corporate HR partners


Knowledge of federal, state and local laws and statutes which govern policies and practices of hiring, compensation and benefits and general employment


Ability to work in a fast paced, dynamic and fun environment


Bachelor’s Degree


Masters degree preferred

EEO Statement:
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
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