Human Resources Manager

First off, this description is a wishlist, not a checklist. We want to find a super-amazing person to join our team, and we’re well aware that “super-amazing” can come in all different forms. If you’re a little less experienced on a specific bullet point, or if you didn’t go to a fancy school, apply anyway. We look at candidates, not resumes.

About the Role

Standard is looking for a human resources manager to work with leadership on various HR disciplines, and to provide staff with the highest level of service and support. You’ll be joining the operations team, and will have lots of autonomy and immediate impact on recruiting practices, onboarding workflow, and employee relations.


  • Serve as the first level of support for functions such as employee relations, full-cycle recruiting, benefits coordination, compensation changes, compliance and legal, company policy implementation 
  • Work with executive leadership to pinpoint current and potential vacancies in the company, write job descriptions, and source, vet, and interview candidates
  • Negotiate compensation, extend job offers, oversee new employee onboarding
  • Assist in the development and implementation of HR policies and procedures, ranging in variety from PTO policies to an internship program 
  • Manage said policies and procedures at a company-wide level
  • Maintain current knowledge of all applicable legal requirements and reporting affecting HR activities

What We’re Looking For

  • 3-5 years of experience working as a Human Resource Generalist, Specialist, or Manager
  • Willingness and excitement to develop and implement strategies for hiring, training, and developing employees
  • Familiarity with labor regulations and legislation on the federal and state levels
  • Strong attention to detail and a proactive, independent working style
  • Efficacy with time management and prioritizing of tasks; ability to effectively work remote
  • Top-notch interpersonal, problem-solving, and negotiation abilities
  • Excitement about online video and podcasts


  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible work hours and vacation policy
  • Diverse, socially-minded team of nice people
  • Access to our wonderful NYC and Denver offices
  • Medical, dental, and vision plans (for US-based employees)
  • 401(k) and other benefits
  • You’ll get to work with some of the best creators on YouTube

About Us

Standard is a sort of talent management agency and production company for thoughtful YouTubers and podcasters. We do a lot of things, so it’s hard to explain it all in a single paragraph, but our mission is to empower independent creators. Most of our time is spent talking or working with the creators directly, one on one or in a group, coming up with better tools and toys for them.

We’re a distributed company. We have offices in NYC and Denver, but more than 50% of the team is remote, in exotic locations like the UK, the Netherlands, France, and Ohio.

Because we’re distributed and because most of our tasks aren’t immediately time-sensitive we don’t really have operating hours, per se. There are things to do and meetings to be had, but we pride ourselves on our flexibility. We think this makes Standard a great place to work for people with families, or whose productive hours tend to be outside of the 9-5. We care about what you do more than when you do it.

How We Hire

We think that diversity is important. Many of us have non-traditional backgrounds. We work in the online education space, so we understand how much can be learned on your own, on the Internet, outside of a classroom.

We’re looking for people who are curious and passionate. Our team should be made up of people of all sorts of colors, genders, and sizes, who can help to expand our perspective and improve our ability to treat our creators and our audience with thoughtfulness and empathy.

If that sounds like you, we’re happy to care less how many years of experience you have or where you went to school. Apply anyway. And if you have any feedback on how we could reach or appeal to a more diverse pool of talent, get in touch.

To Apply

Send an email to [email protected] and include:

  • The position.
  • What excited you about the role.
  • Your resume, obviously.
  • Links to relevant work available online, if applicable. (github, etc).
  • A note or two about your interests outside of work. This is usually more interesting than the resume part.

Tip: “tv” is part of our domain, not our name.