Entertainment One

HR Specialist

US-NY-New York | US-NY-Port Washington
2 weeks ago(1/8/2018 6:53 PM)
# of Openings
Human Resources
Permanent Full-Time

About Entertainment One

Entertainment One is a global independent studio that specialises in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content.

The Company’s diversified expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales, family programming, merchandising and licensing, and digital content. Through its global reach and expansive scale, powered by deep local market knowledge, the Company delivers the best content to the world.


Entertainment One’s robust network includes film and television studio The Mark Gordon Company; content creation venture Amblin Partners with Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, Reliance Entertainment, Alibaba Pictures and Universal Filmed Entertainment; newly-launched MAKEREADY with Brad Weston; leading feature film production and global sales company Sierra Pictures; unscripted television production company Renegade 83; world-class music labels Dualtone Music Group and Last Gang; and award-winning digital agency Secret Location.



Position Summary

The US HR Specialist is responsible for a full range of HR Functions within the HR department. The role supports the HR team by co-ordinating and following through on various activities. The HR Specialist is based in our Manhattan office, and is sometimes required at our Port Washington office. 


HR/Payroll Administration

  • Be the first point of contact for all HR-related queries.
  • Support the recruitment process which includes assisting in creating offer letters, conducting background and reference checks and facilitating all onboarding activities between the HRBP and hiring manager.
  • Prepare various employee letters (i.e. transfers, promotions, employment verification, FMLA Paperwork etc.)
  • Facilitate new hire orientation sessions and ensure timely completion of new hire packages including health insurance and 401k paperwork.
  • Partner closely with Benefits and Payroll team to ensure all processing of employee benefits and compensation are accurate updated in a timely manner.
  • Maintain employee information in HRIS System and ensure integrity of reporting at all times, including FMLA and tracking of all other leave of absences.
  • Assist in the timely, accurate submission of payroll tax and labor reports
  • Audit payroll reports to ensure changes were made and payroll is accurate before it is finalized; audit payroll register after processing
  • Create and maintain Organizational Charts.

Benefits Administration

  • Handle administrative aspects of benefit plan maintenance, including data entry internally and externally for enrollments, terminations, forms collection, Cobra reporting (to 3rd party administrator) and changes.
  • Reconcile and code benefit invoices for approval
  • Benefit Plan new hire employee enrollments and open enrollment transactional processing

Key Competencies

  • Post-secondary education
  • 3-4 years of progressive HR experience, coordinating departmental programs and initiatives is an asset.
  • Customer service focused with ability to build effective partnerships both internally and externally
  • Ability to demonstrate diplomacy.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of HR related principles and best working practices and procedures.
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities while delivering effective results within prescribed timelines.
  • Highly organized and has a high degree of attention to detail.
  • Problem solver with demonstrated initiative and sound judgement for effective decision making.


Technical Competencies:

  • Experience with Ceridian HR/Payroll Web and Ceridian Self Service products a plus
  • Understands and interprets US Employment Legislation to support and guide compliance.
  • Experience with California labor law an asset
  • Intermediate in Microsoft Office programs (Excel, Word, Power Point, Outlook)




We thank everyone for their interest but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


We are committed to providing accommodations for persons with disabilities. If you require accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.