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Regional Director, HRBP in Pittsburgh, PA at Cox Media Group

Date Posted: 6/19/2022

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Job Summary

Reporting to the Vice President, Human Resources Business Partnering (TV, Radio, Content, Digital), the Regional Director, HRBP is a key member of the People Solutions team.  Located in Pittsburgh, PA, he/she partners with the platform leaders, collaborates with COEs and leads the development and implementation of progressive people and organizational programs that will transform the business and enable it for future growth and success.

This strategic leader will be regarded by the assigned client group(s) as a senior leader in people performance and will help shape the culture of the organization while building a high-performance work environment.


  • Drive the creation, execution, and alignment of HR initiatives and plans as part of the overall business strategy to optimize the contribution of team members to the business needs.
  • Anticipate and respond to changing business needs and serve as a thought partner to the business.
  • Serve as a mentor and coach to the HR Generalist to build internal people solutions capabilities and ensure long term success of the function and the business.
  • Partner with Legal, VP/GM and station leadership on labor needs to include: contract negotiations, responding to grievances, etc.
  • Influence lasting change in assigned businesses by serving as a change advocate on companywide strategies and initiatives.
  • Lead smooth organizational transitions using best practice change management methodologies.
  • Partner with leaders to design and create the organization that will deliver business success and enable it for future scaling and be a role model and coach Senior Leaders to make decisions in line with our CMG values and leadership principles.
  • Be curious and use data, insights and storytelling to proactively challenge the established organizational design to drive superior performance.
  • Analyze and interpret qualitative and quantitative data to recommend solutions and drive continuous improvement of strategic talent priorities, to include performance, retention, and the employee experience.
  • Be an insights-advocate that reviews external data and trends and provides relevant insight back into the business. Create winning solutions to keep the business ahead of the competition.
  • Work collaboratively with the people solutions senior leadership team (i.e total rewards, talent and communications) to optimize the effectiveness of the business. 
  • Build credibility with leaders by demonstrating an understanding of the business strategy and challenges, aligning short and long-term people goals with the strategy, and leading/driving initiatives to assist the business in achieving success.
  • Collaborate with and influence senior leaders to prioritize strategic people priorities and solutions that accelerate the achievement of business priorities through talent management, diversity and inclusion, rewards and recognition, and organizational effectiveness.
  • Develop and drive the employee engagement strategy to help make Cox Media Group the very best place to work.
  • Be the cultural enabler for your business by leading and promoting a culture that is productive, open, empowering and equitable.
  • Other duties as assigned.



What we look for


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field.
  • 8+ years progressive experience in HR disciplines with a strategic focus or equivalent experience
  • 4+ years of experience managing HR professionals
  • Experience with the media industry and familiarity with sales organizations preferred
  • Labor experience negotiating contracts and working with unions
  • Experience working with, coaching and influencing senior leaders to drive significant change in a dynamic industry
  • Proven experience in driving transformation in a growing, evolving organization
  • Leadership and exposure to all parts of the HR body of knowledge (HRBP/COE)
  • Success leading, coaching and developing people in a high performing team environment
  • Experience in successfully leading significant change and business transformation
  • Worked within a matrix organization; achieving results through effective influencing and collaboration
  • Unquestioned integrity with assertiveness, presence, and confidence. Excellent influencing skills at all levels in the organization and competence in making timely, effective, principles-based decisions
  • Demonstrated advanced client focus, judgment, analytical skills, critical thinking and communication skills (verbal, written, presentation and interpersonal) required
  • Strong business and financial acumen, including strong problem-solving skills, critical thinking, and business analysis skills
  • Ability to bring new ideas and leverage HR expertise and operations knowledge to bring relevant solutions to business challenges
  • Must be a team player with a positive attitude
  • Forward thinking and has a continuous process improvement mindset; highly effective decision-­making and judgment
  • Demonstrated ability to build credibility and confidence with executive leaders as a trusted advisor and confidante

Additional Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in business, HR or a related field (preferred)
  • Previous experience successfully driving change in the media or highly disruptive industry
  • HR certification such as PHR, SPHR or GPHR (preferred)
  • Consulting experience and/or experience with diverse portfolio management in a fast-paced environment
  • Sustained success leading, coaching and developing people in a high performing team environment
  • Ability to travel 25%

Year One Critical success Factors

Cultural Assimilation:

Building positive and trusting relationships internally; seen as a true business partner who adds value and aligns the People Solutions agenda with business goals and outcomes; is trusted and respected for not only technical competence, but also business judgment; and has earned the confidence and trust of the Executive Leadership Team, and key business partners.


Provides leadership and coaching of a talented HR Business Partner  to excel; sets high standards and performance expectations; operates as a player/coach; has a passion for mentoring and growing talent.

Strategic Contribution:

Developing and leading the strategy and execution of an overall cohesive, enterprise Total Rewards & HR Service Delivery that delivers consistent and integrated value to all key stakeholders; orchestrating the planning and implementation of the business strategy, while seeking to employ a functional “best practices” philosophy to collaborate and integrate across the enterprise.

Ongoing Key Leadership Characteristics

Build Relationships

Building, leveraging and maintaining relationships within and across work groups.

Business Acumen

Using one’s knowledge of economic, financial, market and industry trends to understand and improve individual, work group and/or organizational results; using one’s understanding of major business functions, industry trends and own organization’s position to contribute to effective business strategies and/or tactics.

Decision Making

Identifying and understanding problems and opportunities by gathering, analyzing and interpreting quantitative and qualitative information; choosing the best course of action by establishing clear decision criteria, generating and evaluating alternatives, and making timely decisions; taking action that is consistent with available facts and constraints and optimizes probable consequences.

Influence Others

Using effective involvement and persuasion strategies to gain acceptance of ideas and commitment to actions that support specific work outcomes.

Lead Teams

Using appropriate methods and a flexible interpersonal style to build, motivate and guide an HRBP to accomplish key goals.


CMG is an industry-leading media company with dominant brands, award-winning content, and exceptional people – and you could be one of them! We are a start-up built on a 100-year history of blazing trails in the world of media. Over that time, our skilled journalists and storytellers have covered war and peace, tragedies and celebrations, small moments, and global movements.  We are relying on our longstanding experience and entrepreneurial mentality to build a media company that is modern, agile, and uniquely positioned for the future.

We provide valuable local content to viewers in the communities we serve through our 33 high-quality, market-leading television stations in 20 markets, 53 top-performing radio stations delivering all genres of content in 11 markets, and numerous streaming and digital platforms. Our portfolio includes primary affiliates of ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, and MyNetworkTV, as well as several valuable news and independent stations. We also offer a full suite of national, regional, local, and digital advertising services with CMG Local Solutions, CoxReps and Gamut.

We offer rewarding and challenging careers that encourage growth and development. We take care of our people with industry-leading total rewards offerings that includes medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and accident insurance as well as, a best-in-class wellness program, 401(k) matching and time-off programs.

We promote the safety and well-being of our employees by requiring that all newly hired CMG employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their start date. CMG will provide reasonable accommodations as required by law for individuals unable to be vaccinated due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief. 

If this description fits and CMG sounds like a company you want to work for, we’d love to have you join us. Apply today!



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