Director, Human Resources

Job Locations USA-NY-New York
Human Resources


The Director of Human Resources is an integral part of our employee relations team. In conjunction with the central HR team, the HR Director ensures the execution and success of HR plans, programs and practices for their specific business groups within Audacy. The ideal candidate is a master of building and maintaining truly authentic consultative relationships and strategic partnerships with employees and managers, including C Suite level executives. The candidate has coached employees at all levels, and is quick to become a trusted advisor.  The ideal candidate has deep experience in employee relations, change management, coaching, mentoring, mediating, policy implementation and more.

This opportunity supports our New York City market, which includes several iconic brands as well as our Central Digital and Revenue business units, with Company-wide visibility. As a member of the central HR team,  there are opportunities for this position to also lead certain company wide HR initiatives and projects.  This is a hybrid work from home position, in office presence (NYC) required 3 days per week. 



What You'll Do:


  • Provides guidance and advice on employee relations matters, ensuring successful partnerships across the organization.
  • Consults & supports managers, while ensuring fair and respectful treatment of team members.
  • Conducts thorough, objective, prompt investigations on employee relations matters.
  • Point of contact for employees and managers on company policies, programs and initiatives.
  • Coaches and advises management on performance management, disciplinary matters.
  • Advises and facilitates employee terminations.
  • Implements various projects and policies in conjunction with the central HR team and other key stakeholders.
  • Guides and supports local HR administrative staff with weekly meetings to address and resolve questions and ensure HR initiatives are executed.
  • Partners with legal, finance, HR and management to facilitate various workforce initiatives such as reduction in force, restructures, acquisitions, etc.
  • Ensures understanding, consistent application, and compliance of defined policies, programs and procedures and all state and local employment laws.
  • Partners with management on value added strategic priorities such as employee culture initiatives, employee surveys, diversity, equity and inclusion and more.



More About You:


Required & Preferred:


  • At least 5-10 years’ experience in Human Resources and Employee Relations
  • Experience with collective bargaining agreements and working with high profile talent
  • Union experience required
  • Must possess knowledge of all New York state and local ordinances related to employment, as well a federal and varying state laws across the United States
  • Skilled in coaching, mentoring and mitigating challenging employee issues, including performance improvement plans and terminations
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, along with the ability to manage multiple and competing demands.
  • Track record of leadership, driving accountability across the HR function, and a hands-on approach to problem solving.
  • Ability to build trust and good faith with a broad range of stakeholders
  • Value-oriented behavior – trustworthiness, good listener, high integrity and maintains strict confidence.

Additional Information

Pay Transparency:


The anticipated starting salary range for New York based individuals expressing interest in this position is $90k-$150k. 


Salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities and location of the applicant, as well as internal and external equity.


Audacy offers full time employees with a comprehensive benefits package to include:  health care coordinator, medical, dental, vision, telemedicine, flexible spending accounts, health savings account, disability, life insurance, critical illness, hospital indemnity, accident insurance, paid time off (sick, vacation, personal, parental, volunteer), 401(k) retirement plan, discounted employee stock purchase, student loan payment assistance program, legal assistance, life assistance program, identity theft protection, discounted home and auto insurance, and pet insurance.

About Us

Audacy, Inc. (NYSE: AUD) is a leading multi-platform audio content and entertainment company with the country’s best collection of local music, news and sports brands, a premium podcast creator, major event producer, and digital innovator. Audacy engages 200 million consumers each month, bringing people together around content that matters to them. Learn more at, Facebook (Audacy Corp) and Twitter (@AudacyCorp).


Audacy is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Audacy affords equal employment opportunity to qualified individuals regardless of their race, color, religion or religious creed, sex/ gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, age (over 40), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, military or veteran status, or other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law, and to comply with all applicable laws and regulations. Consistent with our commitment to equal employment opportunity, we provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who need assistance in applying electronically for a position with Audacy, unless doing so would impose an undue hardship. To request a reasonable accommodation for this purpose, please call 1-610-660-5614. Please note that this phone number is to be used solely to request an accommodation with respect to the online application process. Calls for any other reason will not be returned. Reasonable accommodation requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.