Company : De Gruyter
Location : Boston or remote
Closing Date : 31st July 2022
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  Boston/Home Office   Full Time   01.07.2022

In this role, as HR generalist, you will be responsible for the full range of HR activities such as HR support, development and administration, including payroll and recruiting for our US region. In addition, you will be in close contact with our HR colleagues at the headquarters in Berlin and exchange knowledge and information on various international topics together with them.


  • Supporting employees in all personnel-related issues, including matters relating to remuneration and social security law
  • (preparatory) payroll accounting and personnel cost planning
  • Maintenance of HR-relevant documents and preparation of HR relevant letters
  • Recruiting new employees in the US in cooperation with the relevant departments
  • Onboarding of new employees including the preparation of contracts
  • Preparation of HR-relevant correspondence, contract supplements and certificates
  • Personnel development and career path planning
  • Collaboration with service providers in the areas of labor law


  • A university degree (Bachelor’s minimum) with a relevant focus, as well as several years of professional experience in an HR environment
  • Experience in the areas of labor law, HR strategy, payroll, HR development, and administration
  • Ideally, an understanding of the challenges of the academic publishing industry
  • A high degree of personal integrity and empathy
  • Confident appearance, clear positioning and high negotiation skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills and decision-making ability
  • A high degree of analytical ability and a structured approach
  • Basic understanding of economic contexts


  • An exciting professional challenge for one of the innovation drivers of the publishing industry
  • Extensive benefits for a healthy, balanced life and work
  • Time and space for curiosity, learning and development
  • Passionate colleagues in diverse teams

At De Gruyter, we believe in diversity and are committed to equal employment opportunities for everyone. It is our shared goal to create a workplace culture centered around inclusion and belonging.

De Gruyter publishes first-class scholarship and has done so for more than 270 years. An international, independent publisher headquartered in Berlin -- and with further offices in Boston, Beijing, Basel, Vienna, Warsaw and Munich -- it publishes over 1,300 new book titles each year and more than 900 journals in the humanities, social sciences, medicine, mathematics, engineering, computer sciences, natural sciences, and law. The publishing house also offers a wide range of digital media, including open access journals and books.