Positions currently available:
Director, People Acquisition
Location: Watertown, MA
Why We Exist and What We Do
EditShare exists to simplify storytelling. We enable media professionals to collaborate on projects thanks to our ever-expanding range of innovative products and features, all designed to improve production and unleash creativity. Integration and collaboration are central to all products in our comprehensive range of media management solutions - from ingest to archive.
Why We Need You
EditShare is entering a critical growth phase in which success will be dependent on our greatest resource, our people. The Director will build the foundation for a best in class talent acquisition operation and curate a pipeline of top talent. The Director will work closely with senior leaders, hiring managers and other key stakeholders to understand the teams and develop effective strategies to attract and hire top talent. With oversight of on boarding and off boarding, this role will be tasked with delivering an exceptional candidate/employee experience. The Director will also act as a brand ambassador and identify proactive opportunities to increase employer brand awareness and identify community engagement opportunities.
The Director will also be expected to partner across a broad array of company-wide initiatives as well as provide hands on support to various people systems and processes. This includes assisting with system management, talent development, performance management, etc. The Director will play a key role as a generalist business partner to assigned client groups in the Americas, ensuring timely response to employee issues and consistent practices across groups.
This role reports directly to the VP of People Operations and is part of a small but agile people team.
Problems You’ll Solve
- In the first three months, you will build a talent acquisition engine that can scale as our hiring demands increase.
- In the first six months you will identify an internal hiring team and establish interview best practices and training that yields a consistent and high caliber evaluative process.
- You will develop and deploy candidate pipeline methodologies to ensure that our networks are leveraged, that we know where the best talent is and have a plan to bring that talent into the EditShare family.
- In time for Spring 2020, you will establish and manage an internship program across multiple locations that results in conversion to entry level hires.
- In your first twelve months, develop a community engagement strategy and orchestrate at least one EditShare community engagement activation with a cross-functional team.
- In your first 6 months, present an initial strategy for gathering, leveraging, and learning from our interviewing, onboarding, offboarding, and exit data. Launch a set of initiatives to ensure we are providing a differentiated experience for employees from first contact.
- Meet with leaders from assigned client groups in your first 3 months, and identify opportunities to improve our consistency in how we empower managers and develop our talent.
What We’re Looking For
- Project Management, Organizational Planning & Execution: You will be given responsibility for critical projects early and often. We expect you to ramp up quickly and own your work from start to finish. As a critical player on a small People Ops team, you will be in the spotlight early and often. You should feel comfortable seeking clarity on your responsibilities and then taking total ownership to drive the work while partnering with the VP of HR to clear roadblocks. To demonstrate this, we expect you to have experience owning and driving processes.
- Influencing and Relationship-Building: Success in this role requires emotional agility. The Director will need to demonstrate that s/he can make a difference quickly while embracing a performance-driven culture. They will also need to establish credibility with existing employees and managers by demonstrating technical expertise and a willingness to work with others to achieve a goal without taking all the credit. They should take their work seriously, but not themselves. They should be ambitious but grounded. They should get satisfaction out of building something great with people they respect and trust. You should be a skilled active listener that naturally expresses empathy.
- Be Creative and Resourceful: The Director will need to be able to do more with less. A person who is a good fit for this job does not like jobs where there are periods of the day / week / year when there’s not much going on. This person will enjoy being a bit stretched on a day-to-day basis because 1) it’s way more fun to be busy and 2) s/he understands that when we push ourselves, we learn, grow, and develop.
- Be a Systems Thinker: The Director will need to work with the VP of People to maintain (and sometimes re-design or create) repeatable, efficient, and compliant HR operations. S/he should think creatively and incorporate talent best practices spanning HR operations, talent management, compensation, benefits, policies and compliance to drive organizational efficiency.
- Fluency with Data and Reporting: We are incredibly data-driven when it comes to our people. We will seek to deploy a highly data driven and human centered performance management process, a process to monitor engagement and pulse our employee base, and with the new HRIS will be able to report much more regularly and completely to the broader organization. The HR Director with be the data guru on the HR team, so a fluency and love for data and how it improves outcomes is critical.
- Possess Strong Self-Awareness and EQ: People are complex. They require empathy, compassion, and support. Sometimes they need tough love. To do this deftly requires a strong understanding of self and a high degree of EQ to be able to appropriately diagnose and then handle employee relations issues. While of course the VP of People will be involved with any significant issues, the HR Director should be capable of working one on one with many employees.
- Celebrate and Enjoy the Journey: At times, the Director will face challenges rolling out either systems or programs, while managing the multiple stakeholders from across the organization. With support from the VP of People, this individual will need to be comfortable pushing back on how things may have been done in the past, while also communicating effectively to gain critical buy-in throughout the organization. S/he will be critical to driving cross functional collaboration and will need to provide objective and specific data points to encourage development of colleagues.
- Treat Ourselves and Our Customers with Respect: Success in this role requires emotional agility. The Director will need to demonstrate that s/he can make a difference quickly while embracing a performance-driven culture. They will also need to establish credibility with existing employees and managers by demonstrating technical expertise and a willingness to work with others to achieve a goal without taking all the credit. They should take their work seriously, but not themselves. They should be ambitious but grounded. They should get satisfaction out of building something great with people they respect and trust.
- Growth Mindset: This role offers tremendous growth opportunities for those that take advantage. We want you to show us how you have improved yourself in work and in life, and what you do to sharpen your skills on the job and make the most of your potential.
- Optimism, Tenacity & Conflict Resolution: At times, this individual will face challenges rolling out systems, new processes, or transformational initiatives. This individual has the responsibility for quarterbacking initiatives spanning across functions and on teams without any individuals reporting directly to him or her. Doing things with others, not to others, is paramount, so a level-headed, empathetic, business-minded approach to challenge is key. You will have several stories in which you rolled up your sleeves and “got it done” despite challenging circumstances, difficult coworkers, and other significant obstacles. Follow-through in the face of adversity is very important.
- Comfort with Ambiguity: At times, this role will be responsible for taking nebulous ideas and translating them into specific, concrete actions. Your work will rarely be paint-by-number. You will be comfortable taking nebulous direction, translating it into a plan, and enlisting those you need to get the job done. As such, you will have examples of times when you took a poorly-formed idea, sharpened it, and owned its execution from start-to-finish.
- Kind, Humble, and Fun: We want you to be a person we enjoy collaborating with, spending time with, and investing in. You may be this person if you already invest heavily in those you work with, and if you consistently receive the feedback that you are a great colleague and teammate.
How We Work
The spirit at EditShare encompasses customer empathy, humility, winning together, digging deeply, and playing multiple roles. The way our staff meets its challenges makes us what we are and is the reason why EditShare has been such a success since its founding in 2004. You will need to demonstrate that you can make a difference quickly while embracing Editshare’s performance-driven culture. We’ll give you the help you need to make that happen. Our team has a few common characteristics; if you share these, you’ll fit right in:
- Customer Empathy: We listen first. We believe this allows us to understand the context of the story and respond rapidly with innovative solutions.
- Humility: We recognize that we are stronger as the sum of our parts and respect the value of each individual contribution. We have the courage to do the hard work and learn along the way.
- Dig Deep: We have the curiosity to ask questions until we understand and the integrity to follow through on hard discussions.
- All Around Players: We are all willing and able to step in and play any position. We all own the problem and are willing to quarterback a solution.
- Win Together: We are happy when our customers and our teams succeed. We practice honest communication and respectfully work together to solve complex problems.
EditShare is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.