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Dow Jones Human Resources Manager in Tokyo, Japan

Job Description:

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 130 years and today has one of the world's largest news-gathering operations globally. It is home to leading publications and products including the flagship Wall Street Journal, America's largest newspaper by paid circulation; Barron's, MarketWatch, Mansion Global, Financial News, Investor's Business Daily, Factiva, Dow Jones Risk & Compliance, Dow Jones Newswires, OPIS and Chemical Market Analytics. Dow Jones is a division of News Corp (Nasdaq: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV).

About the Role:

The Dow Jones People team encourages the diverse opinions, skills, and strengths of our colleagues around the world with respect and empathy when delivering work. We do this by working together for the greater good, sharing our expertise, experience and ideas to support each other both within our team and when engaging our Centers of Excellence. We're uniquely positioned as a partner to our employees and businesses to develop relationships focused on both people and goals. Through collaboration with the People team's Center of Experts, business partners ensure the workforce is supported, engaged, and future-focused.

We are now seeking a high caliber human resources professional to join our Asia-Pacific team based in Tokyo, Japan. This position will contribute to the performance of News Corp’s business by handling HR operations and partnering with business managers to enable them to effectively lead, motivate and develop their teams. As a member of the global People team, this role fosters and supports a positive, employee-oriented company culture that emphasizes quality, continuous improvement, employee engagement and performance success.

Human Resources Manager, Japan

Reporting to Director, IPS APAC and dotted line to HCJ HR

You Will:

  • Ensure that company policies and procedures are consistently and equitably applied, legal requirements are met, and that a positive employee relations climate is developed and maintained.

  • Provide front line support to all (DJ and HCJ) employees and managers at the Tokyo office covering all aspects of the employee life cycle. This includes HR related administration, advising the employee on benefits, updating relevant HR systems and liaising with internal departments when applicable.

  • Work closely with the global People team and local leaders to implement People initiatives that support the needs of the business unit, as well as company-wide activities.

  • Support local and global HR projects and initiatives (HR Transformation, employee survey, remuneration & benefit analysis, process simplification etc.).

  • Partner with employee relation advisors, and other investigation boards in supporting investigation of employee relation related cases, and respond to stakeholder queries through a combination of referring to internal experts, and/or interpreting both policies and changes to policy.

  • Research and analyze Japan regional policies and regulations, formulate and update the company's rules, and establish compliant and reasonable HR policies.

  • Supports and leads local HR projects like internal employee communication, data quality checking and compliance work, cultural and operational transformation at scale, design company policies and procedures, review and update our employment contracts and agreements.

  • Assist to develop and implement performance management talent development initiatives for managers and employees.

  • Support Finance in preparation and tracking of Headcount & Budget in relation to people costs.

  • Recruitment with hiring managers and on-boarding of new starters.

  • Process payroll and social insurances. Answer any related queries in the process. Payroll, labor-related Instructions to the Social Insurance and Labor Consultant Office. Social insurance/labor-related counter. Payroll Including Bank, Regulation revision, etc.

Knowledge/Skills/Experience Required

  • Bachelor’s degree;

  • Native Japanese and business-level fluency in English;

  • Excellent communication skills in Japanese and English

  • HR Operations experience in an international environment

  • Strong knowledge of Japanese labor laws and industry best practices;

  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to prioritize and a strong attention to numbers and detail;

  • Knowledge of Workday (HRIS system), Google Suites, MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint;

What We Offer:

  • APAC Benefits

  • Comprehensive Insurance & Retirement plans

  • Paid Time Off and Leave Benefits

  • Education Benefits

  • Family Care Benefits

  • Access to Dow Jones Products

  • Employee Referral Program

  • Employee Well-being Support & Fitness Programs

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 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: Human Resources

Union Status:

Non-Union role

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: 41111