Job Description:


StoryCorps was founded in 2003 with a mission to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and to create a more just and compassionate world. Over the past 15+ years, we have provided more than 400,000 people from across the U.S. with powerful opportunities to record interviews about their lives, to pass wisdom from one generation to the next, and to leave a legacy for future generations in our archive at the Library of Congress. Select interviews are edited for weekly broadcast on NPR’s “Morning Edition” and/or inclusion in our animations and podcasts. Together, these stories reach a broad national audience of tens of millions on public and digital media.

All StoryCorps activities, from the delivery of our interview service, to our archive, to the creation and distribution of our produced content, are carried out with an unwavering commitment to excellence and the inclusion of underrepresented populations. Over the years, we have partnered with thousands of community organizations from across the country to provide our interview service to their constituents. By collecting, preserving, and broadly disseminating authentic voices from diverse participants across the U.S., StoryCorps promotes a deeper understanding–both historic and contemporary–of the many communities that constitute our nation.

Our work has been widely recognized with several George Foster Peabody Awards, a MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, the 2015 TED Prize, and a 2016 Emmy award for our animation, “Traffic Stop.”


The HR Associate is a vital member of StoryCorps’ dynamic and collaborative HR Department, a 4-person team. This individual reports directly to the Manager, HR Operations, and provides support to the entire HR department. The Associate’s responsibilities will primarily involve supporting the “HR Operations” function (payroll, benefits, administration/compliance, etc.) at StoryCorps.

Additionally, the Associate will have an opportunity to support activities within the “People & Culture” function in HR – such as assisting with recruiting efforts, supporting the StoryCorps internship program, and helping out with HR events, like staff engagement events through the organization’s “Culture Club,” or our annual All Staff Summit.

The Associate must exhibit the utmost sensitivity to the confidential and critical nature of Human Resources information and activities and a high level of professionalism. Strong communication skills (written and verbal) and excellent attention to detail are required. The individual must also have strong computer skills and embrace technology. StoryCorps is a fast-paced, dynamic work environment, and an individual who is flexible, adaptable, and above all, a team player will thrive in this role.

StoryCorps records, shares, and preserves stories from a diverse range of American voices — from our Griot Initiative to preserve stories of African Americans, to our Historias Initiative to record the life experiences of Latinos. We are also committed to hiring staff who reflect this diversity, and we strongly encourage applications from people of color and the LGBTQ community.


  • Coordinate staff and intern onboarding, orientation/training, and exit activities – for example, tracking completion of required activities, scheduling orientation/training sessions, drafting HR documents, preparing new hire packets and training manuals, etc.
  • Maintain accurate HR records and perform data entry in HR systems, including in support of Payroll activities  
  • Prepare HR department payment requests and monthly expense reports
  • Assist with staff and intern recruitment efforts, under the direction of the Manager, People & Culture
  • Support internship program activities, under the direction of the Manager, People & Culture
  • Conduct regular trainings for new staff on use of the HR Information System
  • Create regular and ad-hoc reports, as assigned
  • Provide support for organizational culture initiatives and staff events, as assigned
  • Complete other tasks to support the Human Resources Department and StoryCorps staff, as assigned



  • At least one year of HR or related office management or administrative experience, or equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience
  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal, and written communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong organizational skills and multi-tasking abilities
  • Professionalism, emotional intelligence, and sensitivity to the confidential nature of Human Resources information
  • Proactive solutions-based mindset, and the ability to be flexible and adaptable to a growing, changing organizational environment
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively; must be a team player
  • Strong computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Cultural competence/humility and the ability to thrive in a diverse working environment


  • College degree
  • Experience utilizing ATS and/or HRIS/payroll systems
  • Proficiency on a Mac platform
Job Location: 
Brooklyn, NY
United States
Job Category: 
Human Resources
Job Type: 
Full time
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StoryCorps seeks to hire staff who reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. All positions at StoryCorps are filled without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, HIV/AIDS status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. All are encouraged to apply.