Senior Associate, Total Rewards & Operations
Quick take: Axios is a growth-stage media company dedicated to providing trustworthy, award-winning content in an audience-first format. We are looking for an experienced Total Rewards professional who can take ownership of the day-to-day operations of the Total Rewards function as well as provide support to the People Operations team as a whole.
Why it matters: The People Team at Axios is organized into three groups: People Operations, Talent Management, and Talent Acquisition. The People Operations group encompasses employee experience, total rewards, and compliance and plays a pivotal role in supporting all Axions.
Go deeper: In this role, you will make an impact to Axios through the following responsibilities:
- Assist in implementation of total rewards programs and strategies across the company
- Develop periodic total rewards newsletters to provide updates to employees using Axios’ Smart Brevity style
- Field and answer questions from Axios employees regarding employee benefits, compensation, and other people operations questions
- Help drive the annual rewards cycle, including merit, promotion reviews, and benefits open enrollment
- Design training for managers to promote understanding and the ability to communicate rewards strategies and processes
- Work collaboratively with Talent Acquisition to develop competitive total reward packages for candidates
- Responsible for administering, processing and maintaining leave information in accordance with FMLA, state leave laws, and internal leave policies
- Support the People Operations team with other tasks as needed
The details: Ideal candidates will embody an entrepreneurial spirit and passion for Axios' mission and have the following skills:
- 3+ years of HR experience, with a preference for total rewards experience
- Familiarity with HRIS systems and other technologies/tools related to compensation, benefits administration, and leave management
- Understanding of monetary rewards and non-monetary recognition as methods to promote employee engagement and retention
- Excellent communication, influencing, and partnership skills
- Strong analytical skills, with the ability to communicate both qualitative and quantitative data effectively
- Initiative, resilience, precision, and flexibility amidst a high volume of time-sensitive requests and projects
- Experience administering benefits plans and navigating complex employee benefits
- Competitive salary
- Health insurance (100% paid for individuals, 75% for families)
- Primary caregiver 12-week paid leave
- Generous vacation policy, plus company holidays
- A commitment to an open, inclusive, and diverse work culture
- One mental health day per quarter
- $100 monthly work-from-home stipend
- Tele-health mental health services
- OneMedical membership, including tele-health services
- Increased work flexibility for parents and caretakers
- Access to the Axios “Family Fund”, which was created to allow employees to request financial support when facing financial hardship or emergencies
- Virtual company-sponsored social events
Base salary for this role is in the range of $70,000-$80,000 and is dependent on numerous factors, including but not limited to location, work experience, and skills.
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