NBC Universal Director, Human Resources - WKAQ, Puerto Rico in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico

Job Number 35000BR

Job Title Director, Human Resources - WKAQ, Puerto Rico

Business Segment Owned Stations & Affiliate Relations


Posting Category Human Resources

About Us NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

Career Level Experienced

Country Puerto Rico

State/Province - -

City Hato Rey


NBC Owned Television Stations is the division of NBCUniversal that includes 27 local television stations and their digital channels and websites, as well as a group of out-of-home properties and a production company. The twenty-seven stations produce and deliver compelling and unique local news, information and entertainment programming to viewers in the communities they serve, which include New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Dallas-Fort Worth, Washington, D.C., Miami, San Diego, Puerto Rico and Connecticut, with a goal of connecting to their audiences anytime and anywhere.

Role Summary

The Director of Human Resources is needed to provide strategic HR Leadership for the Puerto Rico Telemundo TV Station & part of the Owned Television Stations Group.


Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for administration of Benefits program, defined contribution and defined benefit plans

  • Lead and leverage HR processes and drive key HR initiatives across departments, including payroll, staffing, performance management, compensation planning and benefits administration, succession planning, training and development, rewards & recognition, organizational effectiveness and employee communication

  • Create and execute a comprehensive employee relations strategy

  • Partner and collaborate with various business leaders on growth strategies and cost challenges; provide HR guidance and input on decisions and execute in order to enable these strategies

  • Work with managers to build a career path for employees, identifying opportunities for training, new skill acquisition, and advancement

  • Work closely with Labor Relations on collective bargaining issues, resolving grievances, and furthering Puerto Rico’s relationships with the local union represented employees

  • Help to drive change within the organization, to include adoption of new technologies, workflows, staffing models, and organization structures

  • Identify, select, develop and retain world-class talent and ensure a dynamic pipeline

  • Provide executive coaching to department leaders, offering feedback and advice on employee and organizational issues

  • Uncover, assess and propose opportunities for HR process improvements

  • Provide interpretation of HR policies, practices and procedures to employees and managers

  • Work with leaders and employees to establish and maintain a positive work environment, which encourages the full use of diverse talents and abilities; act as an employee advocate; help drive various corporate and division business initiatives


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Human Resources or related field

  • Minimum of 7 years of professional HR experience

  • Strong interpersonal skills, and demonstrated facilitation and coaching skills

  • Previous Employee Relations experienceEligibility Requirements

  • Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered (note job #: 35000BR)

  • Must be willing to work in San Juan, PR

  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States

Desired Characteristics

  • Fully bilingual English and Spanish

  • Strong business acumen, facilitation, conflict resolution and communication skills

  • Knowledge and practical application of HR disciplines including local (PR), Federal employment and labor laws, employee relations, payroll administration, management & leadership development, performance management, defined benefit and defined contribution plans, organizational design and compensation philosophies and knowledge of OSHA and workplace safety

  • Strong business partnership: able to establish credibility and rapport with operating leaders

  • Project and process management skills, demonstrated track record of delivering results

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, strong client-support orientation, and the ability to work effectively with all levels of the organization and with a wide range of clients, individually and in groups

  • Strong employee-relations skill set; can earn trust and credibility with employees in assigned groups

  • Open and easily approachable

  • Previous experience with a represented workforce is a plus

  • Proven influencer; demonstrated ability to coach and counsel both employees and management

  • Ability to handle multiple priorities and lead change

  • Takes ownership; able to establish self as the ‘go-to’ HR resource for client organizations

  • Prior media/television industry experience preferred

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