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Director, Employee Relations


This is a Full-time position in Los Angeles, CA posted May 1, 2021.

About The Brand

ViacomCBS (NASDAQ: VIAC; VIACA) is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates premium content and experiences for audiences worldwide. Driven by iconic consumer brands, its portfolio includes CBS, Showtime Networks, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, CBS All Access, Pluto TV and Simon & Schuster, among others. The company delivers the largest share of the U.S. television audience and boasts one of the industry’s most important and extensive libraries of TV and film titles. In addition to offering innovative streaming services and digital video products, ViacomCBS provides powerful capabilities in production, distribution and advertising solutions for partners on five continents.

Overview and Responsibilities

We are looking for a Director of Employee Relations to join our team! This person will be a key member of the Employee Relations (ER)and Employment Law Department, responsible for investigating employment-related complaints. The position requires a complex multi-tasker, with a high level of EQ, integrity and discretion. This role, along with the whole ER team, is instrumental in providing a safe, secure culture at ViacomCBS, across all divisions, where employees are not hindered by any bias or behaviors that limit their potential success.

Our Director understands the sensitivity and urgency of issues they manage and the timely follow up that is required. Objectivity and consistency is their credo, and they are able to communicate effectively with all levels of staff.

Most importantly, our Director is COMMITTED. Committed to digging deep to uncover facts to evidence appropriate resolution and committed about emphasizing to all they encounter the importance of ViacomCBS mission to CELEBRATE DIVERSITY, FOSTER INCLUSION AND BUILD BELONGING.

We currently have two openings for this role (one in NY and one in CA)


  • At the direction of the Vice President, ER and guidance of Employment Counsel, you will investigate allegations of unlawful behavior and/or violations of Company policy in compliance with federal/local law and Company policy;

  • Lead investigative process from beginning to end inclusive of complainant intakes, subject and witness interviews, and review/analysis of pertinent documentation;

  • Composes documentation inclusive of closing correspondence, investigative recaps, and case summaries as required;

  • Partners collaboratively with Legal, Labor, Security, and HR and updates stakeholders appropriately;

  • Makes recommendations regarding potential disciplinary measures and/or coaching support based on investigative findings and consistent remediation efforts throughout Company divisions;

  • Utilizes, manages and updates caseload regularly through the ER database management system;

  • Identifiy issue trends and proactive solutions;

  • Assists with responding to employee complaints with state, federal and local agencies and lawsuits;

  • Partners with HR on training initiatives.

Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum 5+ years experience investigating employment-related complaints;

  • Minimum 5+ years experience in an HR-role either as an Investigator and/or HR Generalist;

  • Ability to travel within US and Canada (20%) when travel resumes.

Additional Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred

  • Experience in a media/production environment a plus

  • Excellent decision making, problem solving and analytical skills;

  • High levels of integrity, discretion and emotional intelligence;

  • Superior communication skills, both verbally and written;

  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple cases simultaneously, exhibiting keen prioritization skills;

  • Knowledge of federal, state and local employment laws as well as general Human Resource policy and procedures;

  • Ability to handle highly sensitive matters with compassion and equity;

  • Ability to position oneself with all staff as a credible and trusted partner.

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ViacomCBS is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.

At ViacomCBS, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. ViacomCBS is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status.

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Job Locations US-NY-New York | US-CA-HOLLYWOOD

Brand ViacomCBS

Function Legal/Standards & Practices

Job Type Full-Time Staff

iCIMS ID 2021-15812