HR at Substack

At Substack, we believe that what you read matters and good writing is valuable. We’re hiring a Head of HR to help nurture and sustain our culture, to help everyone feel inspired and fulfilled at work. We’re looking for someone who is experienced in HR and talent and combines an ability to lead with eagerness to do the work an early-stage company needs to build a foundation for future growth. This is an important role at a formative time in Substack’s evolution – the Head of HR will set a tone and example that will be followed for many years to come.

The Head of HR role will be based in San Francisco, CA. 

What you’ll do:

  • ​​Establish a framework for how we manage compensation, benefits, and total rewards
  • Work with the executive leadership team to develop and manage processes that promote internal employee communication
  • Act as a thought partner with the founders on company culture, company growth plans, and other HR issues
  • Ongoing coaching and counsel to managers related to employee concerns, company programs, development, etc.
  • Make sure our people practices are aligned with and help foster the company culture
  • Run and continuously improve a performance management process
  • Manage our recruiting strategy, including managing talent acquisition partners who cultivate a stellar recruiting function
  • Ensure Substack is compliant with regulatory concerns

What you can bring:

  • Have experienced life inside a high-growth company and understand its unusual needs
  • Are strong in employee relations, compensation, performance management, benefits, training and development, and onboarding
  • Enjoy operating as much as strategizing, and are adept at both
  • Communication is key here and we are looking for someone who favors over-communicating
  • You’re an empathic leader who has a strong ability to develop trust with your teammates, partners, and collaborators
  • Easily navigate a fast-paced, dynamic, high-energy environment
  • Have the mindset and expertise to collaborate with executives preferably from a start-up
  • Have a solid understanding of HR compliance and regulations within the US and internationally, including experience with GDPR and international employment regulations and laws

 

Substack is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or transgender status), age, national origin, veteran or disability status. We’re seeking people passionate about enabling independent expression and building a better business model for creators. If you want to see what media, communities, and content can become when unmoored from advertising models, and you have the skills and experience to contribute, we’d love to meet you.

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