People and Culture Manager

New York, United States | Full-time


About Democracy Now! 

Democracy Now! is a non-profit news organization based in NYC. We produce a daily TV, radio and internet newscast that is carried by more than 1,500 stations worldwide. Our website,, gets tens of millions of visits annually and we have more than two million followers across social media platforms. Everyone who works at Democracy Now! is committed to creating and distributing high-quality independent news – it’s a great place to work.

Overview of the role:

The People and Culture Manager will be responsible for the daily functions of Human Resources and Labor Relations including recruitment, hiring, benefits, implementing company policies, ensuring compliance with the union contract, stewarding professional development, bolstering diversity and inclusion (DEI) work internally, handling employee relations issues that arise and overseeing performance management. The People and Culture Manager will impact every stage of Democracy Now!’s team member lifecycle.

This is a NYC-based position that is temporarily remote because of COVID-19.

Who you are:

  • Experienced. You have 3-5 years of experience in human resources. Seasoned in administering human resources functions such as managing the full-cycle recruitment of talent and the day-to-day oversight of benefits administration, hiring, onboarding, leave management, employee relations, and performance management.
  • Clear Communicator. You communicate clearly and concisely. You’re great at getting and giving respectful and productive feedback.
  • Action-oriented. You know how to identify problems and love to develop plans to deliver and solve them.
  • Relationship builder. You love collaborating and sharing ideas. You can cultivate relationships. You understand that people are the core of what we are and place a premium on a timely and conscientious response.
  • Committed to DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion). You understand the importance of a diverse workforce and are able to cultivate a supportive and inclusive work environment for our team.
  • Big Picture thinker. You’re someone who thinks strategically. You love to brainstorm and come up with bold ideas. You look at how things are done and then imagine several ways they can be improved.
  • Organized. You know how to manage projects/multiple tasks. You create clear and logical systems and processes to support your work and that of the organization.
  • Passionate. You care deeply about Democracy Now!’s independent media mission. You care that there is a platform where a diversity of voices speak for themselves. You want to come to work and feel inspired every day. You want to be a part of broadening the understanding and perspective of others. 
  • Authentic. You bring your core values, unique perspective, and best self to work.

What you’ll do:

  • Manage full-cycle recruitment for various roles, including sourcing top talent, coordinating and conducting resume screens, scheduling and conducting phone interviews, organizing interviews, creating offer letters, and managing the onboarding process.
  • Perform routine tasks required to administer and execute the day-to-day human resources operations such as compensation, benefits, leaves/time off, employee relations, professional development, disciplinary matters, disputes, and investigations. 
  • Use a DEI lens when looking at our policies, procedures, hiring practices, and cultural norms as part of administering the functions of human resources 
  • Support continuous performance feedback practices across the organization and manage annual performance evaluations.
  • Act as a cultural steward; work with team members at all levels to further develop a healthy, cohesive, collaborative, and equitable workplace.
  • Maintain compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations.
  • Stay informed of regulatory changes, best practices, and new technologies in human resources and benefits.
  • Administer the bargaining union contract, represent management in labor relations matters such as grievances and assist with labor strategy.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Compensation and Benefits:

  • The salary range is $80,000 - $90,000.
  • Benefits include health, dental, flexible spending, retirement, generous time off, paid parental leave and more!

To Apply:

We are excited to hear from you! To join team Democracy Now!, please submit a cover letter and resume. Applications without cover letters will not be considered.

Democracy Now! is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ-identified people are encouraged to apply.