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VP Human Resources

Posted: 22 Apr 2021 Closes: 22 May 2021
Los Angeles, US Competitive
Permanent & Full-time VIA_38649

REF#: 38649


JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff




ViacomCBS is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates premium content and experiences for audiences worldwide. Driven by iconic consumer brands, its portfolio includes CBS, Showtime Networks, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, CBS All Access, Pluto TV and Simon & Schuster, among others. The company delivers the largest share of the U.S. television audience and boasts one of the industry's most important and extensive libraries of TV and film titles. In addition to offering innovative streaming services and digital video products, ViacomCBS provides powerful capabilities in production, distribution and advertising solutions for partners on five continents.


Role: VP, Human Resources

The VP Human Resources has overall responsibility for the design, development and delivery of effective HR strategies for CBS Media Ventures and which include HR support of our syndicated TV shows and also assists with the Global Distribution Group. This HR executive will report directly into the SVP, Human Resources. As a senior member of the HR team, this VP will be asked to step outside of their lane and think broadly about how to move the larger business forward. This is a hands-on role!

  • Drive key HR initiatives including but not limited to staffing, performance management, compensation strategies, organizational planning, training and development, rewards & recognition, employee engagement, retention, organizational effectiveness and employee communication.
  • Partner with the senior leadership team and key stakeholders to establish an HR strategic vision needed to support and drive the business forward.
  • Lead through change as the media landscape continues to evolve.
  • Identify and execute on HR central initiatives and processes that enhance the employee experience (i.e. portfolio specific learning and development opportunities, culture and engagement programming, Org Design, etc.).
  • Develop and drive diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives in partnership across the organization and with the Corporate DE&I team.
  • Provide interpretation of HR policies, practices and procedures to employees and managers.
  • Work with business leaders and employees to establish and maintain a positive work environment, which encourages the full use of diverse talents and abilities; act as an employee advocate; help drive various corporate and division business initiatives.
  • Work closely with subject-matter-expert partners to provide guidance and recommendations around labor standards, employment law, compensation, learning, benefits, etc.
  • Provide coaching to employees & managers.
  • Lead, manage, and develop an HR team, providing direction and identifying development and engagement opportunities that support and encourage high performance.
  • Ability to work with systems, interpret data and format reports to inform decisions.
  • Investigate, document and resolve employment-related claims in compliance with federal and state laws, Company policies and initiatives.
  • Partner with appropriate COVID Task Force members and partners to ensure ongoing or anticipated employee activities are approved and in compliance with ViacomCBS Health and Safety protocols, local ordinances and union labor agreements.
  • Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources or related field of study.
  • Minimum of 10 years professional HR experience with known to work in leading teams and partnering with senior executives.
Desired Characteristics:
  • HR leader with a collaborative style and the ability to influence.
  • Accountable, willing to take action, ability to make an impact, strong problem solver, innovative, creative, and resourceful.
  • Ability to earn trust, quickly build relationships.
  • Courage to express a different point of view.
  • Uses sound judgment to solve complex people problems.
  • Project management experience.
  • Comfort level with ambiguity.
  • Someone who truly enjoys TV content and the production environment!
FUNCTION: Human Resources

EEO Statement:

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

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations by calling 212.846.5500 or by sending an email to Only messages left for this purpose will be returned.
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