Group Nine Media is looking for a Payroll & HRIS Analyst to join the team! This role will be responsible for supporting Payroll’s day-to-day operations tasks and projects for the Compensation & Benefits function that help make Group Nine Media a great place to work.

The ideal person for this role strives to deliver an outstanding employee experience, thrives in a collaborative and fast-paced environment, and is a solutions-oriented problem solver who enjoys learning new things every day. This is a great opportunity to learn about critical Human Resources functions including multi-state payroll, employee onboarding, benefits administration, and compensation leveling.

This role will be based in our New York office and report to the Payroll Manager.


  • Assist the Payroll Manager with all payroll-related tasks
  • Enters all employee information accurately into our HRIS on a timely basis and maintains the system as the record of truth
  • Process all new hire paperwork
  • Send out weekly HR reports to different departments
  • Support the team on a variety of payroll, benefits, and compensation initiatives including audits, Open Enrollment, compensation surveys and other special projects
  • Respond to  and/or assign employee questions to the appropriate parties swiftly through the HR ticketing system


  • Ability to manage confidential information
  • Ability to multitask, meet deadlines and adapt to a fluid, fast-paced environment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, and exemplary client service skills


  • Prior experience supporting payroll for 250 + employees
  • Minimum 1-2 years experience in HR or Finance functions, with a minimum 1 year experience supporting multi-state payroll
  • Working knowledge of payroll regulations
  • Proficient in Excel including but not limited to, vlookups and pivot tables
  • Team player and positive ‘can-do’ attitude and approachable nature


  • ADP WFN, Workday or comparable HRIS experience
  • Open Enrollment experience
  • Union experience
  • Experience with G Suite, Microsoft Office,  DocuSign, Jira or similar ticketing system

Why Work at Group Nine

We are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. As part of our larger DE&I strategy, every employee goes through a series of DE&I training. We have incredible Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), with the support of our Head of DE&I and executive sponsors, that host everything from weekly safe space chats to community events.

We have amazing people. We can promise you’ll work alongside some of the smartest and most interesting people in the industry. Our people work hard but we always have fun doing it. Bottom line: we care about each other and we take our values seriously.

We care about you. We offer company-paid parental leave for everyone #inclusion. We also offer health, dental and vision insurance, along with a selection of voluntary benefits. We’ve partnered with best-in-class virtual care providers to bring health care, mental health support and meditation to all employees. Additionally, knowing that time away from work is integral to employee well-being, our time off allowances (consisting of vacation, sick, company holidays, volunteer and religious observances), ensure you have time to take care of yourself.

We invest in your future. We offer competitive compensation and a matching 401(k) plan. Depending on the role, options may also be granted.

We value development. We are a high-performance organization that challenges itself to continuously grow. We invest in employee development. You’ll need to be great to get hired here and we promise you’ll get even better once you’re here.

About Group Nine:

Group Nine has the most optimistic, fast moving, deeply connected brands in the categories that matter NOW. As the #1 video publisher on mobile in the U.S. [Nielsen DCR, June 2020], Group Nine’s brands are built for the platforms where young people spend the majority of their time. We reach over 80% of Americans in their 20s every month [Nielsen DCR, June 2020]. Audiences spend over 90 million hours a month engaging with our category-defining brands [platform analytics, August 2020] - NowThis, the no. 1 most-watched news and politics brand globally on social [Tubular Labs, May 2020]; The Dodo, the #1 media brand for reach on mobile in the U.S. [Nielsen DCR, November 2019]; POPSUGAR, the #1 most engaged-with Women’s Lifestyle site in the U.S. [Comscore, February 2020]; Thrillist, the most-trusted digital brand in food, drink, travel & entertainment; and Seeker, the no. 1 science brand on mobile in the U.S. [Nielsen DCR, April 2020]. Group Nine has been recognized with hundreds of prestigious awards including Edward R. Murrow, James Beard, Cannes Lions, Critic’s Choice, among others.

Apply for this Job

* Required


Demographic Questions

At Group Nine Media, we value belonging and believe in fostering an environment where a diversity of perspectives can thrive. This core value is a pillar of our business and is critical to our success. Below is a set of voluntary demographic questions that are meant to strengthen our hiring practices by identifying and mitigating unconscious bias in our hiring process. If you choose to fill them out, the responses will be used (in aggregate only) to help us identify areas for improvement in our process. Your responses, or your choice to not respond, will not be associated with your specific application and will not in any way be used in the hiring decision.

What is your gender identity? (Select one)

What is your sexual orientation?

What is your racial or ethnic identity? (Select all that apply.)

Are you a person living with a disability (visible or invisible)? (Select one)

Are you a protected veteran (disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, an active duty wartime or campaign veteran, armed forces service medal veteran)? (Select one)