Dow Jones seeks a VP of training, culture and community
The Vice President of Training, Culture & Community (referred to as Vice President) will be responsible for helping to drive and support greater understanding, inclusion and opportunity for colleagues with diverse skills, perspectives and experiences at Dow Jones. This Vice President role will focus on leading a team that supports Dow Jones newsrooms, including Barron’s, MarketWatch, Financial News and The Wall Street Journal.
Reporting to the Senior Vice President of Training, Culture & Community, the Vice President will spend time with leaders and other colleagues of Dow Jones newsrooms to develop strategies and success measures that support learning, career engagement and other opportunities for an inclusive, welcoming culture and a culturally competent and diverse workforce. The incumbent will be an ambassador for the People team and will work creatively and ambitiously with newsroom leaders and teams to:
- Work across news teams to help develop customized training and outreach strategies and solutions that enrich a culture of inclusion.
- Drive onboarding efforts, including orientation programming, buddy mentoring and engagement platforms.
- Work across newsrooms and partnering with DEI and Talent Acquisition partners to help develop programs, training and outreach solutions that enrich a culture of inclusion and to help bolster retention and career development.
- Drive metrics, data, and monitoring trends to track progress and pinpoint areas to focus on for continued improvement and progress, including current and future internal and external training, engagement and outreach programs.
- Build partnerships, assess needs, and work with news coverage and communication teams as needed on diversity, equity and inclusion goals and outcomes.
- Build and maintain strong relationships with internal and external organizational partners to advance diversity efforts. Work includes helping to build communities among outreach program participants as well as supporting company strategies for Inclusive Resource Groups.
- Stay abreast of diversity trends and best practices, as well as develop and encourage measurement and compliance tools across the organization.
- Lead a newsroom-focused team that partners with newsroom leaders and colleagues to design and implement learning initiatives and other opportunities that align with company culture and values.
- Evaluate strategies and oversee planning for company participation in journalism conferences.
- Help to identify outside training opportunities, fellowships and other programs that could enrich our journalists and our journalism.
- Carry out other related responsibilities as needed and assigned by the Senior Vice President of Culture, Training & Community.
- 10-plus years of successful People team experience working closely with newsrooms, or newsroom leadership experience that has partnered successfully with the People team within the organization.
- 5-plus years in leadership, strategy, talent development and training program work.
- Proven track record of hiring, developing and retaining top talent.
- Diversity, equity and inclusion training is a plus.
The ideal candidate is an open-minded, strategic and critical thinker who can take a hands-on approach to deliver results, as needed, whether in program management, clarifying systems, building leadership skills or taking on special projects.
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