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Vice President of Human Resources

  • Contact Name: Michelle
  • Contact email:
  • Contact Phone: 719-476-4875
  • State: Colorado
  • Country: United States
  • Zip/Postal Code: 80903


The Gazette is a two time Pulitzer Prize winning newspaper and is the premier source of news and information for Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak Region. We believe in making a difference. We believe in being the best at providing news, information, subject matter expertise and services that enrich the lives of subscribers and advertisers helping make our community a better place to live, work and conduct business.

The Gazette seeks a senior-level human resources professional to fill the integral role of Vice President of Human Resources. The VP must be mission-focused, innovative, and work collaboratively as a member of the executive leadership team. The right candidate must have a track record that harmonizes with the Gazette’s Four Core Values: build trust and respect, commit to serving customers, drive a culture of success, and embrace what is new. This position is responsible for the overall management of human resources operations at the Gazette, implements key initiatives, and will aid the President/Publisher in creating a performance driven culture.

• Bachelor’s degree in HR, Business Admin, or similar field
• Minimum of 10 years’ of human resources generalist experience including 5+ years in a management position and 2+ years in a leadership position.

The Gazette offers an excellent working environment and a benefits package to include health insurance, dental and vision insurance for employees plus dependents; 100% employer-paid employee life insurance coverage; 100% employer-paid long term and short term disability coverage; flexible benefits and health savings pre-tax spending program and 401k. Other benefits include annual vacation days, 10 annual sick days, 1 personal day, 7 paid holidays, and many other generous benefits.

• Partners with leadership team members in the strategic planning and implementation of company goals and objectives with consideration for human resources issues.
• Aids President/Publisher and other leadership team members in creating a performance driven culture; partners with Vice President of Finance in development of compensation pay bands/grades.
• Partners with the President and other leadership team members to define the company culture, models it across the organization and implements key initiatives to ensure the culture is pervasive throughout the company.
• Leads talent acquisition strategies to include recruitment and onboarding of new hires, acts as an ambassador of the company to position the Gazette as an employer of choice.
• Leads talent development efforts that assesses talent within the organization, evaluates their performance, highlights risks and opportunities as it relates to employee growth and retention.
• Develops and conducts training programs and aligns training with the needs of the organization.
• Develops appropriate policies and programs for effective management of the people resources of the organization.
• Provides counsel and guidance on human resources, employee relations and employment law issues ensuring compliance with all federal and state employment laws.
• Oversees benefit administration including but not limited to creating and coordinating annual Open Enrollment for all CMG companies; ensures timely enrollment of benefits for new hires and status changes; ensures timely COBRA notification for terminated employees; ensures that employee benefit issues are handled in a timely manner; responsible for all benefit compliance and notifications; attends and participates in benefit planning and analysis meetings with Clarity Corporate Controller and Mercer.
• Manages CMG 401(k) plan including but not limited to approving 401(k) enrollments; approving loan and disbursement requests; coordinates distribution of terminated employee funds; member of 401(k) fiduciary committee.
• Oversees worker’s compensation claims and administration.
• Responds to legal matters including but not limited to creating and submitting position statements in response to EEOC and DOL claims.
• Responsible for responding to any ADA accommodation requests and ensuring compliance with federal and applicable state laws.
• Manages the budget and other financial measures of the HR department.
• Maintains trust across all levels of the organization and protects operations by keeping human resource information confidential.
• Establishes credibility throughout the organization to be an effective listener and problem solver of people issues.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and abilities required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disability to perform the essential functions.
• Intermediate or higher computer skills in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, etc.)
• Experience working with payroll and HRIS systems. Previous experience with ADP or ADP Workforce Now preferred.
• Must be highly detail orientated.
• Must be able to multitask, balance priorities and work independently and perform analytical tasks.
• Ability to apply effective time management and self-management skills in a busy work environment; ability to meet deadlines despite regular interruptions.
• Strong verbal and written communications skills.
• Must act professionally at all times.
• Must be able to appropriately, discretely and effectively handle and communicate sensitive information and have a strong understanding of confidentiality.
• Must have strong problem solving skills.
• Independent judgment to plan, prioritize and execute diverse workload.
• Possesses excellent managerial, leadership, interpersonal, team work and communication skills (written and oral).
• Must be flexible and a catalyst for change.
• Must be able to collaborate well with employees at all levels of the organization.
• Must create an open-door environment and be accessible to employees at all levels of the organization.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

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