The Athletic

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People Coordinator (Remote) at The Athletic

Location
United States / Remote
Job Type
Full-time
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About the role

About Us

The Athletic is a direct-to-consumer digital sports media company committed to helping subscribers experience storytelling in a whole new way. Founded in 2016 and headquartered in San Francisco, The Athletic has over 500 full-time employees and covers more than 250 professional sports and collegiate teams in the US, Canada and the UK. The Athletic’s newsroom has produced thousands of in-depth articles along with more than 120 podcasts and premium video content. The Athletic is a remote-friendly company as we have offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, London, and Melbourne.

About the Role

As a People Coordinator, you will join a People and Talent team dedicated to building a world-class employee experience. We are seeking a People Coordinator to be responsible for administrative and operational duties within the Newsroom, including problem-solving a variety of employee inquiries, while also acting as a thought partner with and on behalf of the People team across a multitude of projects and initiatives. Our People Coordinator will play a vital role in keeping People programs running efficiently through detailed coordination and exceptional communication, with the opportunity to contribute to new programs and initiatives.   

The ideal candidate is a passionate HR/People professional, eager to grow in their career and find new, innovative ways to enhance the employee experience. With an obsessive attention to detail, our ideal People Coordinator will bring consistent execution, energy, and enthusiasm to our fast-paced, organized, and operationally efficient team. 

Responsibilities

  • Establish and maintain relationships with Newsroom employees, acting as a liaison between the employee population and the People team.
  • Monitor inbound employee inquiries and problem solve a variety of questions across HR programs such as benefits, onboarding, payments, company systems, and more. 
  • Provide administrative and operational support across People programs including performance reviews, benefits administration, diversity and inclusion, compliance, and new projects. 
  • Foster a consistently positive and welcoming experience for all employees.
  • Consistently maintain People systems to ensure updated, accurate information and data is readily available. 
  • Assist in the research and coordination of ad hoc tasks, as needed.
  • Coordinate and collaborate to efficiently execute People programs, initiatives, and OKRs.
  • Assist with the onboarding process for new hires, as needed.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required. 
  • Up to 3 years’ experience in an HR, Operations, or Customer Service related role.
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong attention to detail; process-oriented with a focus on organization. 
  • Self-starter with a deep desire to solve problems and continuously improve the employee experience. 
  • Ability to prioritize and thrive in a fast-paced, fluid environment; effective time management skills.
  • Proven ability to consistently execute assigned tasks.    
  • Proficient with Google Suite and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Developing understanding of HR principles, best practices, and procedures. 

The Company is backed by Founders Fund, Evolution Media, Courtside Ventures, Comcast Ventures, Bedrock Capital, Advancit Capital, Y Combinator, and other leading investors. The Athletic is headquartered in San Francisco, California. The Athletic was awarded a 2020 Great Place to Work.

The Athletic Media Company is an equal opportunity employer and enthusiastically encourages people from all backgrounds and experiences to apply. The Athletic will consider all applicants without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical and/or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other protected characteristic under applicable law.

Why you should join The Athletic

The Athletic is a direct-to-consumer digital sports media company committed to helping subscribers experience storytelling in a whole new way. Founded in 2016 and headquartered in San Francisco, The Athletic has over 600 full-time employees and covers more than 250 professional sports and collegiate teams in the US, Canada and the UK. The Athletic’s newsroom has produced thousands of in-depth articles along with more than 120 podcasts and premium video content. The Athletic is a remote-friendly company as we have offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, London, and Melbourne.