February 28, 2024
3000 Harry Hines BLVD, Dallas, Texas
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KERA, the public media organization for North Texas, is looking for an exceptional people leader to grow, develop and diversify our team. This person needs to be skilled at managing all aspects of the employee life cycle, excel at working with managers across the organization, and committed to helping create a culture of equity, inclusion and belonging.


Serving the country’s fifth-largest media market, KERA reaches more than 2 million people weekly through KERA TV, KERA News, KXT, WRR, KERA Arts and the Denton Record-Chronicle. For more than 60 years, North Texans have turned to KERA as a destination for trusted educational programming and initiatives, community engagement and lifelong learning.

As we seek to recognize and reflect the increasing diversity among our audiences, we encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds and with diverse perspectives to consider employment opportunities at KERA.


The Manager, People & Culture works on KERA’s People & Culture (P&C) team and reports directly to the VP, People Strategy. This position is responsible for helping to manage the full employee life cycle – from the development of the job description to internal/external job postings, active recruitment, and onboarding, through offboarding.

The Manager, People & Culture will design and implement active recruiting strategies for open positions and will be expected to look ahead and develop and maintain candidate pools for future open positions. The Manager is expected to stay knowledgeable of best and most equitable HR practices for all aspects of employee lifecycle processes and make recommendations to updating KERA practices and policies when needed.

This position will also design and execute KERA’s paid internship and fellowship programs with an eye toward growing both programs in an equitable and inclusive way. Additionally, the Manager, People & Culture will work with the P&C and Executive Office teams to develop and execute DEIB initiatives and programs, as set by DEIB Leadership.

The position is FLSA classified as exempt and is not eligible for overtime.


· Lead recruitment efforts for all staff, interns, fellows and contractors. Manage full life cycle of recruitment, including posting, sourcing, prescreening, scheduling, background and reference checks, offers, onboarding, etc.

· Partner with VP, People Strategy to forecast hiring needs based on business growth plans, build talent pipelines for current and future job openings, and develop a network of potential future hires

· Create and implement talent acquisition strategies for leadership, mid-career and early-career hiring

· Design and implement training program for hiring managers and panel participants on inclusive recruiting, interviewing and hiring practices that result in well-qualified and diverse applicant pools

· Oversee all stages of candidate experience including application, interviews and communication

· Improve and manage the onboarding process for all new hires, and manage offboarding process, including exit interviews

· Work with the Finance department to manage contracts for all freelancers and contract employees

· Use data from past exit interviews to design and execute paid internship and fellowship programs including (but not limited to):

o Recruiting and onboarding new intern cohorts each semester (Fall, Winter, Summer)

o Develop a cadence of communication with interns/fellows and hiring manager to help ensure the program and position is meeting its goals

o Plan and execute social/connection activities for the intern cohort

· With the People & Culture team, help execute annual performance review cycle

· With the VP, People strategy, assist with annual compliance reporting

· Work with P&C and Executive Office teams to execute and implement DEIB programs and initiatives per the DEIB annual plan and strategy

As a KERA employee:

· Uphold and advance KERA’s commitment to equal employment opportunity, diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging

· Maintain compliance with federal law, CPB, EOO and FCC regulations

· Perform additional duties as assigned

This list of job duties is not exhaustive and is subject to regular reviews and updates


We believe a strong organization includes employees from a range of backgrounds, with different skills, experiences and passions. If you do not meet every position qualification but have some of these skills and feel you could be the right candidate for the job, we would like to hear from you. Please apply and tell us more about yourself.

· 3-5 years’ experience in a Human Resources or People Team role

· Proven experience managing full life cycle of the employee experience, especially recruitment and hiring

· Hands-on experience with Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) and/or HRIS

· Thorough understanding of recruiting methods and best practices, as well as applicable policies and federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations.

· An empathetic leader with strong interpersonal skills

· An excellent communicator with the ability to develop long-term relationships with internal teams, external partners and candidates

· The ability to quickly build trust and maintain confidentiality

· A problem-solver with strong negotiation skills

· Demonstrated organizational skills and attention to detail

· Passion for improving organizational culture through a lens of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging


· Fluent in Spanish and/or other languages common in Texas

· Employee relations experience and/or the ability to navigate and resolve complex situations

· Experience and excitement about working with students/interns/fellows and other early career professionals

· Passion for and experience with public media

· Experience in a journalism or media organization

· Knowledge of North Texas people, cultures, issues, and geography


$67,000 - $77,000, depending on experience.


· Generous vacation (3 weeks), sick (8 days), personal time (2 days) and holidays (10)

· Comprehensive health, dental and vision insurance

· KERA-paid short and long-term disability, basic life insurance and AD&D insurance

· Flexible scheduling and hybrid work environment

· 403b plan with KERA-match after 1 year

· Culture intentionally focused on diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging

· Robust employee assistance program available to the employee and all members of their household


KERA welcomes a hybrid working environment. We expect that this position will work out of our Dallas office at least 50% of the time.


Complete the application on KERA’s employment page and attach a resume and cover letter telling us why you are the best fit for this role.


KERA believes that diversity is important to our success. We are committed to equal employment opportunity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.

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