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Senior Vice President, Human Resources, CBS Television Stations


New York, NY, US, 10036 Studio City, CA, US, 91604

Human Resources
New York

CBS Television Stations consists of 28 CBS-owned stations in 17 major U.S. markets, as well as the stations’ digital properties. The portfolio of stations includes 15 that are part of the CBS Television Network, eight affiliates of The CW Network, three independent stations and two MyNetworkTV affiliates.

The station group’s properties also include CBSN Local, a joint initiative with CBS Interactive that features direct-to-consumer streaming news services in the markets where the Company has local news organizations. CBS Television Stations’ premium local content is also distributed to consumers by the group’s websites and mobile applications.


We are seeking a Senior Vice President, Human Resources to lead our CBS Television Stations HR team! This role will be based at either our New York or Los Angeles Broadcast Centers. The SVP, HR, CTS will serve as a strategic HR partner to the Co-Presidents of the CBS News & Stations Group, as well as the Regional Presidents and the General Managers of the 22 CBS owned and operated stations across the US. This person will provide HR leadership and mentorship to an employee population of over 2700. Liaising with the Regional HR VPs, Station HR Managers, and in collaboration with our HR Centers of Excellence, the SVP, HR will provide strategic leadership for all aspects of the human resources function including talent management, organizational efficiency, leadership development, employee relations, compensation and recruiting.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership in the development and execution of human resource strategies that align with and support the overall strategic direction of the organization
  • Contribute to the business strategy by helping client group leaders identify, prioritize, and build organizational capabilities, behaviors, structures, and processes
  • Support managers in forecasting and planning their talent pipeline requirements in line with the function or business strategy
  • Review key business performance targets and their related talent implications with business leaders
  • Assist business unit leaders in providing top talent employees with development opportunities that align with current and future performance standards.
  • Identify and support cultural growth and change initiatives.
  • Provide resources, leadership and counsel regarding diversity and inclusion in collaboration with the ViacomCBS Office of Global Inclusion.
  • Lead HR team that will support business strategies and manage day-to-day HR responsibilities (employee relations, org re-structures, partner with training & recruitment, etc.)
  • Develop, manage and mentor HR team to achieve highest level of client group support.
  • Provide expert advice and coaching to leaders and employees when appropriate
  • Ensure HR is a trusted resource for all levels of the organization.
  • Understand and solicit employee opinions and anticipate their needs and concerns

Basic Qualifications:

  • 12+ years of HR or relevant HR Business Partner Management experience
  • 5+ years of proven experience managing/leading HR teams
  • BA/BS degree or equivalent practical experience

Additional Qualifications:

  • Clear, comprehensive understanding of the link between talent and other HR initiatives and business strategy
  • Ability to identify new ways for HR to support the business strategy
  • Ability to collect and synthesize large quantities of quantitative and qualitative data
  • Ability to recognize trends and develop recommendations based on data analysis
  • Ability to engage, inspire, and influence people
  • Effective teammate and networker
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills
  • Significant knowledge of HR policies, processes (e.g., workforce planning and talent management), and talent management practices
  • Ideal candidate has broadcast media experience
  • Providing business value to the enterprise and to leaders and their orgs through the HR Business Partner function
  • Building credibility and trust across a diverse range of client groups
  • Excellent manager of HR business partners including attracting, developing and retaining staff
  • Building loyalty and trust among clients, peers, partners, and direct reports
  • Rolling up your sleeves to get things done and the next moment being part of deeply complex strategy discussions
  • Phenomenal communication skills and understand how to communicate large complex change
  • Experience in transformational change
  • Leading and partnering on DE&I strategies and change
  • Influencing top business leaders using multiple influence strategies
  • Delivering strategies and tactics in a fast-paced environment


ViacomCBS is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet. 


At ViacomCBS, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. ViacomCBS is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status. 


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ViacomCBS believes in creating environments that allow our primary focus to remain on providing entertainment, education and information to our millions of viewers around the world. As part of this commitment to health and safety, ViacomCBS requires COVID-19 vaccines for current U.S. employees, including all newly hired employees. Union employees are subject to what is outlined in their applicable collective bargaining agreement.

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As ViacomCBS begins the process of returning to the office in the US, there are a few key dates to keep in mind

  • The first dose of the Moderna vaccine should be no later than November 29.
  • The first dose of the Pfizer vaccine should be no later than December 6.
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Nearest Secondary Market: New York City