HR Generalist/Recruiter

Los Angeles, California, United States Full-time


Ranker is a data-driven media company whose unique hook is, “Editors Create, Users Participate.” Ranker consistently gets over 70 million US visits - and more minutes spent on site than Complex, Bustle, Refinery 29, Mic, and Mashable combined -  with 90 million worldwide unique visitors. Engagement is the center of Ranker. We collect over 12 million monthly votes across thousands of pop culture lists including extremely competitive search terms like “best movies of all time” (which has over 2.2 million votes alone). The company is based in Los Angeles, has 80 employees, is venture-backed, and profitable.

Human Resources Generalist

Ranker is growing and looking to add an HR Generalist to the team, who has been exposed to scaling a company, while touching each step of the employee lifecycle. This position will play a critical role in paving the way for best-in-class employee experience in relation to processes and practices. Ideal candidates will have experience with start-up organizations and a generalist background.

What you’ll do

  • Lead key HR areas: employee policies and compliance, HR/payroll liaison, benefits programs, leave management and employee relations. 
  • Develop and launch consistent and standardized processes, workflows and services; including training and communications of such programs to ensure effective understanding, and adoption.
  • Continuously assess the impact of practices owned through qualitative and quantitative feedback and make improvements to maximize impact.
  • Manage, improve and maintain key employee policies and handbooks in compliance with the law as well as in alignment with our internal company values.
  • Ensure legal compliance by communicating and making recommendations on applicable federal and multi-state requirements (including updates and changes)
  • Maintain overall awareness of EEO laws and regulations
  • Educate the business to enforce policies in a manner consistent with the laws while infusing the Ranker culture.
  • Analyze effectiveness of current benefits programs on annual basis, make recommendations that are high-impact to employees and address benefits issues, but ensuring they are also cost-effective.
  • Lead implementation of new benefits programs on annual basis with benefits partners.
  • Manage ongoing benefits changes effectively with employees, our HRIS system, and payroll teams to ensure seamless operations.
  • Develop process to manage our leave of absence programs and requests effectively.

What you’ll need

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field of study
  • 3+ years of progressive HR experience, with a focus on compliance, payroll, and benefits administration.
  • 2+ years of recruiting for a start-up or fast growing company.
  • Ability to manage and resolve sensitive employee relations issues balancing employee experience and the business effectively.
  • General HR knowledge in the areas of compensation, performance management, employee relations and talent/career development.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain strict confidentiality with employee information.
  • A strong work ethic with utmost integrity
  • Out of this world customer service orientation
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • HR Certification: SHRM, PHR or SPHR preferred.

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