Sr. HR Business Partner

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The Arizona Daily Star is seeking a Sr. HR Business Partner with experience in serving multi-layered, complex organizations. This professional will support the HR needs of the largest media organization in southern Arizona in achieving operational goals and implementing employee development programs.  The Principal Business Partner will coordinate labor relations, recruitment and retention initiatives, and training opportunities and maintain effective employee relations. They also will serve as a liaison to the Gannett and Lee Enterprises corporate teams regarding benefit questions and processes. The Sr. HR Business Partner must be able to provide quality human resource products and services that are responsive to and aligned with the business strategy.  Successful candidate must have the capability and flexibility to work with a diverse group of employees.  This is an HR Generalist position that will be instrumental in facilitating an employee-oriented, high performance workplace culture.  The position will reside in Tucson, AZ and report to the Publisher as a member of the senior leadership team.


  • Demonstrated leadership and people management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to influence and coach at all levels.
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service, time management and communication skills.
  • Must be able to demonstrate professional presentation and conflict resolution skills.
  • The ability to react productively to change and effectively multi-task is critical.
  • Knowledge of local, state and federal laws regarding employment, wage and hours, OSHA and related laws.
  • Training and development skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with internal and external customers.
  • Ability to prepare deliverables and reports accurately within time deadlines.
  • Ability to coordinate several tasks simultaneously.
  • Detail oriented and able to react to change productively.
  • Strong ethical standards and integrity are a must.


  • Bachelor’s degree with a concentration in Human Resources or equivalent.  Master’s degree or HR certification is preferred.
  • A minimum of seven years experience as an HR generalist required.
  • Staff management experience a plus
  • Demonstrated human resources experience, with emphasis on labor relations, training, recruiting and employee relations.
  • Knowledge of employment laws and multi-level recruitment experience.
  • Experience working in an information/publishing/media field a plus.
  • Proficient knowledge/ability with Microsoft Office Applications.

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COMPANY: Gannett Co., Inc.

UNIT: Tucson Newspapers - Tucson, AZ

LOCATION: Tucson, AZ 85714 (map it!Map it!)




INDUSTRY: Newspaper


JOB TYPE: Human Resources

REQ'D EDUCATION: Not Specified



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Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is an international media and marketing solutions company that informs and engages more than 100 million people every month through its powerful network of broadcast, digital, mobile and publishing properties. Our portfolio of trusted brands offers marketers unmatched local-to-national reach and customizable, innovative marketing solutions across any platform. Gannett is committed to connecting people – and the companies who want to reach them – with their interests and communities. For more information, visit

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