Date Posted April 02, 2024
Industry Television
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Not Specified


WHAM/WUHF-TV, Rochester's news and marketing leader in Upstate New York, is looking for a dynamic HR Manager who will be responsible for direct support and guidance in various functional areas of human resources and payroll for multiple TV stations under the general direction of the Station's Business Manager and Corporate Regional HR Manager. Positive attitude, effective communication, follow-through, and attention to detail are must-have attributes for this position. Visits to other TV stations including some overnight travel will be required. 

We're hard-working, we're award-winning, and we believe in the value of each and every member of our team.  While no day will be exactly the same, you'll be involved in a variety of HR functions, including but not limited to:

  • Collaborate in a team-based environment; providing excellent, friendly and responsive customer service to employees and managers.
  • Develop and maintain a deep understanding of our people, our work and our culture.
  • Ensure compliance with employment regulations, including FMLA, FLSA, ADAA, and EEO.
  • Interpret and apply company policies and procedures and collective bargaining agreement terms.
  • Coordinate onboarding/offboarding process, present information and materials, and ensure all tasks are complete within the appropriate systems. 
  • Support the recruitment process, i.e., post jobs in ATS, schedule interviews, prepare offer letters, etc.  Ensure compliance with FCC/EEO regulations in all aspects of recruitment and hiring.
  • Support the benefits administration process by maintaining working knowledge of company's benefit plans, assist in the Open Enrollment process including employee education and communication, and audit as needed.
  • Respond to unemployment claims, workers compensation claims, and employment verifications.
  • Maintain confidential, electronic HR records for all employees.
  • Assist in planning and coordinating team trainings, morale events, and activities.
  • Prepare and review of a centralized bi-weekly payroll process for hourly and salaried, union and non-union staff.
  • Perform other related duties and HR initiatives as required and assigned.
  • Maintain a working knowledge and understanding of multiple HR related systems, including Oracle Cloud HRIS.
  • Coaching and advising management on issues such as employee performance and development, addressing employee concerns, and disciplinary actions.
  • Address and resolve employee relations matters. Investigate complaints.
  • Administer leaves of absence according to company policy, and state and local laws, including FMLA, NYDI and NY PFL. 

Required Experience/Education:

  • A bachelor's degree in Human Resources or related program of study.
  • 4+ years of HR generalist experience.
  • Broadcast or related media and labor relations experience is preferred.
  • Solid understanding of NY State employment laws.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel is expected.
  • Previous HRIS experience required, Oracle HRIS experience is a plus.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to effectively communicate with employees at all levels, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to exhibit a high degree of confidentiality and proper judgement under pressure and in sensitive situations.
  • A positive attitude and high level of commitment to execution of job duties.
  • Organizational and time management skills with expert attention to detail.
  • Independent judgment to plan, organize, and prioritize workload.

The base salary compensation range for this role is $70,000 to $77,000. Final compensation for this position will be determined by various factors such as a candidate's relevant work experience, skills, certifications, and geographic location. Full time positions are eligible for benefits that include participation in a retirement plan, life and disability insurance, health, dental and vision plans, flexible spending accounts, sick leave, vacation time, personal time, parental leave, and employee stock purchase plan.

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!

About Us

Make your mark in Media with Sinclair Broadcast Group, a diversified media company dedicated to connecting people with content everywhere! We have consistently led the broadcast industry since our inception, and now Sinclair owns the largest regional sports network business and one of the largest television broadcast portfolios in the country. In addition, we have affiliations with all of the major broadcast networks, own Tennis Channel, and several multicast networks including TBD and Comet. Our content is distributed over-the-air, on multi-video providers, and through our industry-leading digital media platforms. We're at the forefront of NextGen technology, enabling innovative new ways to engage with broadcast content like never before. We also recently launched a free TV streaming service called STIRR. Our success is the direct result of our extraordinary employees and management team who believe in our vision and are dedicated to ensuring a great future for our employees. We are advancing the world of Media and want YOU to join our winning team!


About the Team

The life-blood of our organization is our people. We have a compelling story, a goal-oriented culture, and we take really good care of people. How good? Here is a glimpse: great benefits, open door policy, upward mobility and a strong desire to see you succeed. Ready to be part of a winning team? Let's talk.