HR Project Manager, People Enablement - #1671921

Dow Jones

Date: 2 weeks ago
City: New York, NY
Salary: $50,000 - $180,000 per year
Contract type: Full time

Job Description:

About Us

Dow Jones is a global provider of news and business information, delivering content to consumers and organizations around the world across multiple formats, including print, digital, mobile, and live events. Dow Jones has produced unrivaled quality content for more than 125 years and today has one of the world’s largest news gathering operations globally. It produces leading publications and products including the flagship Wall Street Journal, America’s largest newspaper by paid circulation; Factiva, Barron’s, MarketWatch, Financial News, DJX, Dow Jones Risk & Compliance, Dow Jones Newswires, and Dow Jones VentureSource. Dow Jones is a division of News Corp (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV).

About the Role

We have created a brand-new hybrid HR Project Manager, People Enablement to oversee a variety of high-priority initiatives for the People Team. Reporting to the Senior Manager, People Transformation & Strategic Initiatives, you will be accountable for identifying gaps, then implementing business process improvements and efficiencies that will support performance and drive innovation at Dow Jones. As a change agent, you will help with the creation of a new center of excellence (COE) program focused on continuous improvement and transformation across the People Team. Working on-site three days per week in our midtown Manhattan headquarters is required.

You Will


  • Oversee and manage a diverse variety of key strategic projects for the People Team.

  • Build and manage project plans, timelines, and resourcing.

  • Define and manage the delivery/execution of results as well as the resolution of key risks & issues.

  • Monitor and track project progress against established goals and communicate project status, including roadblocks, milestones, and successes with all stakeholders.

  • Manage logistics such as scheduling meetings, updating timelines, communicating deliverables, distributing materials, etc.


  • Develop and coordinate preparation of tangible deliverables such as internal process documentation, user guides, governance/stakeholder materials, communications, training materials and process maps.

  • Assess the level of change management required and make decisions on rollout dates, preparation of communications, and training requirements.


  • Partner with subject matter experts from People, Legal, Compliance, Payroll, Benefits, and the business to create and implement improvements and transformations across new and existing People processes, documenting those processes, diagnosing inefficiencies, and ensuring the completion of projects to work towards an efficient future state.

  • Identify opportunity areas where HR process management and new technology can significantly impact efficiency, quality, profitability, and employee satisfaction.

  • Serve as an “internal consultant” to assist the People team, the business, and the downstream consumers in solving complex problems, managing key projects, and driving toward solutions that add net present value (NPV) across the organization.

  • Support process owners, stakeholders, and subject matter experts through the improvement process and manage their expectations.

  • Facilitate process improvement meetings and workshops, including business process requirement gathering, brainstorming, and leadership project roadmap sessions.

You Have

  • The willingness to work in our midtown Manhattan office 3 days every week.

  • 5 years of experience in Human Resources with at least one year of experience supporting improvement/transformation work.

  • Experience simultaneously planning, organizing, and leading multiple projects and work streams.

  • Experience supporting strategic initiatives and projects in a fast-paced, global organization.

  • Experience analyzing business processes, business process modeling, as well as utilizing in process improvement methodologies and tools.

  • Strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills with the ability to synthesize information from multiple sources and provide strategic insight.

  • A delivery/results focus.

  • Proven ability to work well independently and collaboratively.

  • A high-level of curiosity, adaptability, and persistence to find the best solutions for continuous improvement.

  • Ability to motivate team members, foster strong relationships, drive change, and facilitate problem solving discussions.

  • Overall business acumen with the ability to find the simplest, best path to solutions.

  • Experience openly sharing ideas and communicating effectively and positively in emails, meetings, and presentations.

  • Strong ability to collect and interpret information.

  • Experience using Google and/or Microsoft Office Suite including strong Google Sheets and/or MS Excel skills.

  • Familiarity with Asana or another project management tool is preferred, but not required.


  • Comprehensive Healthcare Plans

  • Paid Time Off

  • Retirement Plans

  • Comprehensive Insurance Plans

  • Education Benefits

  • Family Care Benefits

  • Commuter Transit Program

  • Subscription Discounts

  • Employee Referral Program


Reasonable accommodation: Dow Jones, Making Careers Newsworthy - We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.EEO/AA/M/F/Disabled/Vets. Dow Jones is committed to providing reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities, in our job application and/or interview process. If you need assistance or accommodation in completing your application, due to a disability, email us at [email protected]. Please put "Reasonable Accommodation" in the subject line and provide a brief description of the type of assistance you need. This inbox will not be monitored for application status updates.

Business Area: Dow Jones - People

Job Category: Project/Program Management

Union Status:

Non-Union role

Pay Range: $50,000 - $180,000

We recognize that attracting the best talent is key to our strategy and success as a company.As a result, we aim for flexibility in structuring competitive compensation offers to ensure we are able to attract the best candidates.The quoted salary range represents our good faith estimate as to what our ideal candidates are likely to expect, and we tailor our offers within the range based on the selected candidate's experience, industry knowledge, location, technical and communication skills, and other factors that may prove relevant during the interview process.

Pay-for-performance is a key element in our strategy to attract, engage, and motivate talented people to do their best work. Similarly to salary, for bonus eligible roles, targets are set based on a variety of factors including competitive market practice.

For benefits eligible roles, in addition to cash compensation, the company provides a comprehensive and highly competitive benefits package, with a variety of physical health, retirement and savings, caregiving, emotional wellbeing, transportation, and other benefits, including "elective" benefits employees may select to best fit the needs and personal situations of our diverse workforce..

Since 1882, Dow Jones has been finding new ways to bring information to the world’s top business entities. Beginning as a niche news agency in an obscure Wall Street basement, Dow Jones has grown to be a worldwide news and information powerhouse, with prestigious brands including The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones Newswires, Factiva, Barron’s, MarketWatch and Financial News.

This longevity and success is due to a relentless pursuit of accuracy, depth and innovation, enhanced by the wisdom of past experience and a solid grasp on the future ahead. More than its individual brands, Dow Jones is a modern gateway to intelligence, with innovative technology, advanced data feeds, integrated solutions, expert research, award-winning journalism and customizable apps and delivery systems to bring the information that matters most to customers, when and where they need it, every day.

If you are a current employee at Dow Jones, do not apply here. Please go to the Career section on your Workday homepage and view "Find Jobs - Dow Jones." Thank you.

Req ID: 40775

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