Human Resources Benefits Administrator

Asbury Park, NJ 07712, USA ● Boston, MA, USA ● Florida, USA ● Fort Myers, FL, USA ● Manhattan, New York, NY, USA ● McLean, VA, USA ● Memphis, TN, USA ● Milwaukee, WI, USA ● Nashville, TN, USA ● New York, NY, USA ● Pennsylvania, USA ● Rochester, NY, USA ● Springfield, MO, USA ● Tucson, AZ, USA ● Virtual Req #18480
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is a subscription-led and digitally focused media and marketing solutions company committed to empowering communities to thrive. With an unmatched reach at the national and local level, Gannett touches the lives of millions with our Pulitzer-Prize winning content, consumer experiences and benefits, and advertiser products and services.

Our current portfolio of media assets includes USA TODAY, local media organizations in 46 states in the U.S., and Newsquest, a wholly owned subsidiary operating in the United Kingdom with more than 120 local news media brands. Gannett also owns the digital marketing services companies ReachLocal, Inc., UpCurve, Inc., and WordStream, Inc., which are marketed under the LOCALiQ brand, and runs the largest media-owned events business in the U.S., USA TODAY NETWORK Ventures.

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Benefits Administrator

The Benefits Team of Gannett’s People Resources Division designs, implements and manages programs critical to the health and wellbeing of the Company’s most critical resource, our employees. We currently have an opportunity for a Benefits Administrator that offers exposure to a wide range of programs in a fast-paced environment. We are looking for a self-starter who can manage day-to-day responsibilities and tasks. This position will have a strong focus on health and welfare programs.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Provides key support with Corporate offerings such as, but not limited to, leave of absence processing, vendor invoicing, communications, voluntary benefits and other health & welfare projects, as assigned
  • Manage day-to-day leave of absence processing for weekly and bi-weekly payrolls (track and record FMLA events, update HRIS System, confirm disability calculations, etc.)
  • Process vendor invoices and employee benefit-related payroll adjustments
  • Assist with administering the Company's wellness programs
  • Responsible for updating the benefits page on the company intranet
  • Assist and contribute to all aspects of Open Enrollment – preparation, system testing, vendor management, communications, education, presentations and execution of project deliverables
  • Research and assist employees with basic benefit questions related to claims, eligibility, coverage, etc.
  • Distribute materials for Open Enrollment, compliance requirements, etc.
  • Work with vendors to provide required data reporting and employee census reports
  • Responsible for maintaining benefit related contracts and documentation
  • Audit transfer of data and make corrections as necessary, troubleshoot day-to-day issue and own long-term resolution
  • Keeps abreast and informed on the details of all benefit choices and options offered to employees
  • Effectively communicates with employees, managers, supervisors, legal and HR relating to benefit inquiries

Key Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree and approximately 2-4 years of experience in Benefits
  • Technically savvy and up to date with the use of current Microsoft Office tools, with a primary focus on Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Strong organizational, analytical, problem solving and project management skills
  • Proactive team player
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, successfully handle and prioritize multiple competing assignments and effectively manage deadlines
  • Ability to work well with various groups and individuals across the organization
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Gannett Co., Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer committed to building and maintaining a diverse workforce. As such, we will consider all qualified applicants for employment and do not discriminate in connection with employment decisions on the basis of an applicant or employee’s race, color, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, citizenship status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, marital status, personal appearance (including height and weight), sexual orientation, family responsibilities, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy status (including childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), education, genetic characteristics or information, political affiliation, military or veteran status or other classifications protected by applicable federal, state and local laws in the jurisdictions where Gannett employs employees. In addition, Gannett Co., Inc. will provide applicants who require a reasonable accommodation, as a result of an applicant’s disability or religion, to complete this employment application and/or any other process in connection with an individuals’ application for employment with Gannett Co., Inc. Applicants who require such accommodation should contact Gannett Co., Inc.’s Recruitment Department at

Other details

  • Job Family Total Rewards
  • Job Function People Resources
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Asbury Park, NJ 07712, USA
  • Boston, MA, USA
  • Florida, USA
  • Fort Myers, FL, USA
  • Manhattan, New York, NY, USA
  • McLean, VA, USA
  • Memphis, TN, USA
  • Milwaukee, WI, USA
  • Nashville, TN, USA
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Pennsylvania, USA
  • Rochester, NY, USA
  • Springfield, MO, USA
  • Tucson, AZ, USA
  • Virtual