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Dow Jones Associate Director, HR Business Partner in NEW YORK, New York

Job Description:

We are looking for an Associate Director, People Business Advisor to work as a partner and consultant to our global business units. Through collaboration with the People team's Center of Experts and People team leadership, Advisors ensure the workforce is fit for purpose. Reporting to the VP, People Business Advisor, you will help develop a regional team and co-create new ways of working. You will manage a team of people advisors and coordinators and will help engage the business through resonant leadership, and an informed, strategic approach. Candidates with experience in Media/Newsroom and/or Technology & Innovation industries are highly desired.


  • Partner with leaders and other People practitioners on strategic initiatives, organization development, evolution management, and complex employee issues to strengthen organizational effectiveness

  • Partner with business units to design and implement business cases - organizational design, change and project management.

  • Identify trends and new ways for People Advisors to contribute to the business strategies

  • Consult across the People Team to integrate inclusion into diversity and talent practices

  • Manage and resolve complex employee relations caseload

  • Create strong partnerships, leveraging the strengths of Dow Jones' People Centers of Excellence to ensure full service support to the business units.

  • Leverage and help cultivate the internal culture, values, mission and vision to inspire and engage employees.

  • Coach, develop, and assess managers using tools from Community of Experts and new tools to develop the workforce and build careers.

  • Champion the use of analytics to measure the effectiveness of human capital practices and use this information in decision-making.

  • Work with multiple partners to promote positive changes in a collaborative, convincing manner and manage client expectations.


  • Bachelor's degree in Business or related field like Human Resources or Organizational Development

  • SHRM-SCP, SPHR or similar HR certification preferred

  • 7+ years HR management experience

  • Supervisory experience preferred

  • Expertise in federal and state labor law and regulations & managing of labor relations, including contract negotiations, handling grievances and arbitrations, and contract interpretation

  • Experience managing and resolving sensitive people issues/negotiations

  • Commercially astute and able to identify financial impact of decisions/practices

  • Experience with HR data collection and reporting requirements.

  • Experience creating and/or expanding best practices in human resources.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including collaboration, coaching and counseling skills.

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Business Area: PEOPLE

Job Category: Human Resources Group

About Us

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.

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Req ID: 24641