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Feb 1st, 2021

Director HRBP

Full Time

Medium's purpose is to deepen people's understanding of the world, and to promote the spread of worthwhile ideas by today’s smartest writers, thinkers, experts, and storytellers. We’re an open platform where 170 million readers come to find insightful and dynamic thinking. We’re creating a new model for digital publishing and for creators. One that supports truth and facts, nuance, complexity, and vital storytelling without giving in to the incentives of advertising.  
To accomplish this mission, we’ve assembled a fantastic team of technologists, designers, editors and business people. Our People Operations team are stewards of our unique culture, responsible for finding, growing, and inspiring our diverse Medians. We’re looking for a thoughtful and empathetic, yet high impact Director of HRBPs to join us as we scale and help us become an even better workplace.

What will you do?

  • This role reports to Medium’s VP, People. We’re looking for candidates based anywhere in the United States, with the ability to travel periodically when our offices in San Francisco, New York and Paris reopen
  • Be a trusted advisor and counsellor to Medium’s leaders on organizational strategy, planning and execution
  • Solve problems and get to the root cause of any People issue. Design and quickly implement solutions that are practical, efficient, and reflective of Medium’s values and operating principles
  • Lead, develop and inspire a team of HR business partners with smarts, empathy, and responsiveness. You’ll advocate for your team and their influential work within Medium.
  • Partner closely with colleagues in the Recruiting, People Operations, Learning, Compensation, Legal, and Finance teams to implement solutions and help scale the business
  • Develop strong relationships at Medium, coaching others to strengthen our culture of mutual accountability, constructive collaboration, and executional excellence
  • Be a structured thinker and smart user of data. Use data to understand and improve organizational health, make smart decisions, and gain actionable insight
  • Ensure Medium is a diverse, safe and equitable place to work where employees feel included, and know how to raise concerns and provide feedback
  • Bring to bear a broad range of People expertise and thought leadership, including in organizational design, career development, feedback and coaching, performance management, talent planning, leadership, engagement, rewards, employee relations, culture change, learning, and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Who are you?

  • You’re a People Leader with 7+ years of HR Business Partner experience, ideally with at least 3+ years of experience leading HRBP teams in a high growth environment.
  • You have a track record of achievement and impact that’s balanced with empathy, humility and good judgement
  • You have well-rounded experience across a variety of People or business disciplines 
  • You’re a strategic thinker and at the same time do not shy away from rolling up your sleeves to get things accomplished
  • You clarify competing priorities, provide clear guidance, and execute flawlessly
  • You have strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills 
  • You’re a dependable team player with a composed and thoughtful executive presence 
  • You have the ability to establish, foster, and maintain strong relationships across the organization at all levels
At Medium, we foster an inclusive, supportive and fun, yet challenging team environment. We value having a team that is made up of a diverse set of backgrounds and respect the healthy expression of differing opinions. We particularly welcome conversations with candidates from historically underrepresented groups in technology and media. 

We embrace experimentation and the examination of all kinds of ideas through first principles reasoning and rigorous testing. Come join us as we continue to change the world of publishing and social discourse. Medium is an equal opportunity employer.
Interested? We'd love to hear from you.
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