Strategic Human Resources Business Partner

Date Posted: 1/15/2020

Job Description

TEGNA is looking for a dynamic, business-minded HR Business Partner for a great opportunity supporting an innovative and forward-thinking media company. You will support HR activities at our television station in Hartford, as well as other market stations, to include employee and labor relations. As well, the HR Business Partner will engage closely with leaders to develop and drive the people strategy, encompassing a comprehensive workforce strategy in support of business objectives, organizational effectiveness, change management, performance management, talent development, and employee productivity and engagement.

The HRBP must be results-oriented and partnership focused, with an approach that is responsive to and aligned with business strategies. You will be instrumental in facilitating an employee-oriented, high performance, diverse and inclusive workplace culture. You will be based in Hartford at our station WTIC/WCCT and requires moderate travel to support our other market stations within TEGNA’s station group. 


  • Partner with leadership teams on organization and culture change, transformation initiatives, succession planning, etc.
  • Provide guidance and coaching to managers and employees on employee advocacy/engagement, employee relations management, performance management, career development, talent assessment, acquisition and retention and workplace investigations as appropriate
  • Champion diversity; drive and lead efforts to promote a diverse and inclusive work environment.
  • Partner with the stations and TEGNA leadership to develop policies and programs to attract, retain and promote a high-performing workforce.
  • Work effectively with Human Resources, business colleagues and leadership team regarding recruitment, performance management, restructuring, coaching, training and special projects.
  • Work collaboratively with Human Resources colleagues on special projects and initiatives and best practice sharing.
  • Coordinate station internship programs and early career recruiting through relationships with local schools
  • Coordinate workers’ compensation, legal issues and compensation claims
  • React productively to change, effectively work at an operational level with multiple stakeholders, and act quickly and confidently under pressure.
  • Understand and adhere to local, state and federal laws regarding employment, wage and hour, OSHA and related laws.
  • Provide excellent customer service in terms of responsiveness, time management and communication

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree with a concentration in Human Resources or related degree.  Master’s degree or HR certification is preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years of HR generalist/HRBP experience is required.
  • A working knowledge of employment laws.
  • Proficient knowledge/ability with all Microsoft Office Applications.
  • Experience driving organizational change initiatives.
  • Record of success advising managers on the full range of HR/people issues.
  • Demonstrate professional presentation and conflict resolution skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly establish effective relationships, collaborate, lead and influence.
  • Proven ability to work in a fast-paced environment, and deliver results for multiple stakeholders.
  • Strong ethical standards and integrity. 
  • Travel up to 20% in support of other TV stations in the region.

TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. With 51 television stations and two radio stations in 43 markets, TEGNA delivers relevant content and information to consumers across platforms. It is the largest owner of top 4 affiliates in the top 25 markets, reaching approximately one-third of all television households nationwide. Each month, TEGNA reaches 50 million adults on-air and approximately 30 million across its digital platforms. TEGNA has been consistently honored with the industry’s top awards, including Edward R. Murrow, George Polk, Alfred I. DuPont and Emmy Awards. TEGNA also delivers innovative and unparalleled solutions for advertisers through TEGNA Marketing Solutions (TMS). TMS is a one-stop shop that helps businesses thrive through an unmatched suite of services and solutions that reach consumers across television, email, social and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Premion, TEGNA’s OTT advertising service. Across platforms, TEGNA tells empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions. For more information, visit

TEGNA Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We encourage and consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, enrollment in college or vocational school, political affiliation, veteran status or genetic information. 



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About Us

FOX 61 (WTIC-TV) is one of the nation's highest-rated FOX Network affiliates, providing Connecticut viewers with outstanding news, entertainment, sports and local event programming.
FOX 61 is Hartford and New Haven’s home for Major League Baseball, including the World Series and NFL Football from regular season through the playoffs plus, the 2020 Super Bowl.
FOX 61 is the market leader in news, producing more than 61 hours of local news and public affairs programming each week; more than any other station. Its award-winning local news team is committed to keeping the public informed through, and its social media followings on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and mobile apps. Connecticut audiences can “Expect More” from FOX 61 News.