Human Resources Assistant

    • Job ID: 512989-686501
    • Location: New York, NY
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Years of Experience: Up to 2 Years
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Job Description:

W.W. Norton & Company is is seeking a Human Resources Assistant to support its HR Department in all operational and administrative functions, including: benefits administration, payroll administration, performance evaluations, and recruiting. This position is entry-level and is ideal for someone interested in pursing a generalist career in HR.

Essential Job Responsibilities Include:

  • Answer general employee inquiries regarding benefits, policies and procedures.
  • Assist with administering the internship program and intern on-boarding process.
  • Assist with tracking vacation and sick time.
  • Maintain department reports, records and excel logs.
  • Oversee all aspects of recruiting, including posting jobs, training hiring managers, checking job descriptions, etc.
  • Prepare on-boarding paperwork for new hires and lead new hire orientations.
  • Prepare and maintain personnel files.
  • Review all new hire paperwork; verify eligibility to work in the U.S. using E-Verify; ensure that I-9 forms are completed and maintained appropriately.
  • Data entry and other administrative support tasks such as filing, copying, shredding and organizing.
  • Assist in coordinating employee events, such as community service days and benefits information sessions.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.

Experience and Skills:

  • Must possess a Bachelor’s degree (HR focus preferred).
  • Working experience of some kind in the Human Resources field is a must. Recruiting experience is a plus.
  • Must be capable of working with sensitive information and maintaining confidentiality at all times.
  • Must be able to develop rapport and relationships with all levels of employees.
  • Must be self-directed and independent.
  • Must have good time management skills and be capable of multi-tasking across activities and be able to plan workload to effectively accomplish tasks.
  • Must be detail-oriented, making sure that all aspects of daily activities are handled with accuracy and minimal mistakes.
  • Must possess excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Familiarity with mail merge is a plus.
  • Mastery of email, calendar management, and file management tools.
  • Employment eligibility to work in the US is required.
  • Must be able to work regular business hours from the Company's HQ office in New York, NY.


About the Company:

W. W. Norton & Company is the oldest and largest publishing house owned wholly by its employees. W. W. Norton & Company strives to carry out the imperative of its founder to "publish books not for a single season, but for the years". In college publishing, that imperative applies not only to books, but also to an ever-growing list of essential print and digital supplements that support teaching and learning. For more information about the Company, visit us online at: