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Director, Human Resources – Production – CBS – New York, NY

Company: CBS

Location: New York, NY

  • Full Time


Director, Human Resources – Production

REF#: 34218


JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff




CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS) is a mass media company that creates and distributes industry-leading content across a variety of platforms to audiences around the world. The Company has businesses with origins that date back to the dawn of the broadcasting age as well as new ventures that operate on the leading edge of media. CBS owns the most-watched television network in the U.S. and one of the world’s largest libraries of entertainment content, making its brand — “the Eye” — one of the most recognized in business. The Company’s operations span virtually every field of media and entertainment, including cable, publishing, local TV, film and interactive. CBS’ businesses include CBS Television Network, The CW (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Warner Bros. Entertainment), Network 10 Australia, CBS Television Studios, CBS Global Distribution Group, CBS Consumer Products, CBS Home Entertainment, CBS Interactive, CBS Sports Network, CBS Films, Showtime Networks, Pop, Smithsonian Networks, Simon & Schuster, CBS Television Stations and CBS Experiences.


CBS is seeking a Director, Human Resources to join the NY-based Studio HR group in providing HR leadership to production cast members, crew members, and leadership for our east-coast based studio productions. Responsibilities include providing practical and strategic advice on a wide variety of areas to enhance the production staff’s engagement, performance, and overall experience. The Director, Human Resources will specifically focus on the following duties:

  • Serve as HRBP to assigned pilots, episodic, and late night television productions
  • Act as trusted advisor and resource to cast, crew, and production leadership
  • Conduct regular visits to assigned productions, spending time with cast and crew on-set as well as within production offices in order to field inquiries, provide real-time advice and counseling, and monitor cast/crew engagement and morale
  • Serve as an internal resource to CBS Studio and Production leads for concerns and issues regarding their specific productions
  • Effectively coach show leadership and department heads on leading in a production-based environment
  • Develop and implement customized performance management tools and resources, as needed
  • In conjunction with the L&D COE and Production HR leadership, pitch, create, and facilitate customized classes, sessions, and programs for productions (i.e., leadership training, unconscious bias, career pathing, etc.)
  • Field and resolve general performance management issues and employee relations matters such as replacements/terminations, poor performance issues, and incident-based behavioral concerns. Partner effectively with newly-created centralized Employee Relations team for investigations into harassment, discrimination, or other complex or legally-based allegations.
  • At the direction of the VP – HR, partner with Labor Relations and Employment Law for performance issues, staffing change/termination requests, and incident-based behavioral concerns, as needed.
  • Partner with other Studio departments as needed, such as Business Affairs, Publicity, Current Programming and Security.



  • 10+ years of HRBP/Employee Relations experience, preferably in an entertainment, hospitality, retail or other service/unionized environment
  • Proven track record of building trust and respect quickly in environments unfamiliar with HR.
  • Able to work in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment where time is of the essence
  • Flexibility in work hours – productions can be 24/7, 365
  • Able to accommodate occasional overnight travel to remote physical production sites


  • Experience in a production-based entertainment environment
  • Union experience preferred


Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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