HR Generalist

May 11, 2022


The Human Resources Generalist is responsible for completing a variety of tasks to support the daily operations of the HR department. The HR Generalist is responsible for creating, updating and applying all HR policies and company guidelines and making sure they adhere to standards and laws. Encourage solid HR management solutions that are in line with the HR departmental mission of getting and keeping the best staff to reach more people, build a great organization and inspire a smarter world while demonstrating CPM’s values of integrity, community, innovation and diversity.

Salary Range: $60,500- $70,000 annually

Benefits information can be found here

Seattle, hybrid schedule available, must reside in WA State

Proof of vaccination required for employment

Cascade Public Media is committed to building a team that represents a diversity of thought, experience and personal background. We deeply value applicants from diverse lived experiences and backgrounds.


  • Assists with recruiting, interviewing and facilitating the hiring of qualified job applicants for open positions; collaborates with departmental managers to understand skills and competencies required for openings
  • Administer recruiting and hiring plans processes including writing and placing advertisements
  • Assist in recruitment strategies to meet CPM DEI goals
  • Act as lead of CPM mentorship, fellowship and internship programs
  • Assist with conducting orientation and on-boarding programs for new employees and interns
  • Attend job fairs, career days and workshops
  • Assists in updating and maintaining job descriptions
  • Conducts or acquires background checks and employee eligibility verifications
  • Respond to requests for verifications of employment
  • Handles employment-related inquiries from applicants, employees and supervisors, referring complex and/or sensitive matters to the appropriate staff
  • Maintains compliance with federal, state and local employment laws and regulations
  • Maintains knowledge of regulatory changes, and employment law
  • Reviews, tracks and documents compliance with mandatory and non-mandatory training, continuing education and work assessments
  • Maintain quality and consistency of HRIS database information
  • Creates or runs reports as needed
  • Maintain, and archive hard copy and electronic personnel files in accordance with records retention policy
  • Record and maintain FCC and EEO data per regulations
  • Assists in the creation and delivery of staff training programs
  •  Assist Payroll & Benefits Administrator on employee benefits and payroll communications as needed
  • Assist with employee leaves administration as needed
  • Facilitate employee recognition programs and events coordination
  • May serve on various organizational committees
  • Process HR department invoices
  • Provide general Human Resource support to the department. Serves as a backup to other functions within the HR Department
  • Collaborate with other team members to foster a positive and productive culture and contribute toward the overall growth of the CPM
  • Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice


  • Maintains compliance with federal, state and local employment laws and regulations
  • Maintains knowledge of regulatory changes and employment law
  • Project management skills preferred
  • Thorough working knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel and Outlook) required; Power Point preferred


  • Bachelor’s degree; PHR certification preferred, or equivalent experience
  • Three years Human Resource generalist experience including full cycle recruiting, training, performance management and employee relations experience
  • Experience with HRIS, performance management and ATS required


  • Ability to type on a keyboard for long periods of time required
  • Ability to sit or stand for extend periods
  • Ability to view data on a computer screen for long periods of time