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Dow Jones Sr. Director, Workplace 1211 in NEW YORK, New York

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Sr. Director, Workplace 1211

News Corp is a global diversified media and information services company focused on creating and distributing authoritative and engaging content to consumers and businesses throughout the world. The company comprises businesses across a range of media, including: news and information services, book publishing, digital real estate services, cable network programming in Australia and pay-TV distribution in Australia. Headquartered in New York, the activities of News Corp are conducted primarily in the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom and are distributed under some of the world's most recognizable and respected brands, including The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones, Herald Sun, The Sun, The Times, HarperCollins Publishers,, and many others.

As Sr. Director, Workplace 1211 you will be an essential part of the global Workplace Team reporting to the SVP, Global Workplace Strategy and focus on leading physical office experiences at News Corp Headquarters. This role will serve as the point of contact for 1211 workplace activities ensuring all activities are consistent with the Company's procedures and work with internal Clients to offer a productive, innovative workplace environment at News Corp Headquarters in New York City.

Location: New York, NY

Project Delivery:

  • Oversee concurrent delivery of multiple projects ranging from small cosmetic refreshes to large department moves. Responsibility includes ensuring each project is scoped, including budget, appropriately planned, resourced and is delivered on time and within budget.

  • Work with Workplace colleagues, functional leaders, business teams and the executive team to develop space program needs at 1211.

  • Work with user groups (e.g. Tech, HR, P&F), our internal clients, to help identify space planning needs and provide space alternatives when needed. Meet with them to gather information to develop the project briefs, provide timely progress updates and timely communication to manage expectations.

  • Oversee and facilitate furniture and seating to optimize floor plans as the business needs change.

  • Be the 1211 representative and main point of contact for main aspects of user group moves.

  • Work independently with vendors and other third-party providers on relocation and move-related matters.

  • Identify and coordinate project resources, including Property & Facilities, People (e.g. Tech, HR & BUs), IT, AV, Security and Finance, to ensure efficient and timely execution of projects, and minimal disruption to the business.

  • Coordinate with vendors on move requirements, planning and execution (e.g. ordering and crate movement).

  • Manage large group moves onsite (in partnership with 1211 Office Manager).

  • Organize the removal of old furniture and the delivery of new items (in partnership with 1211 Office Manger).


  • Assist Workplace leadership in identifying problems, trends, or future space needs and make recommendations.

  • Work with senior managers to identify growth needs, as they pertain to the workspace, to ensure agreement on the strategic direction of the company.

  • Organize occupancy studies and provide information or reports on workspace use.

  • Ensure calendar administrators are set to reserve rooms for project work, events, and executive requests at 1211.

  • Coordinate restricted rooms and requests with the internal admin team.

  • Help with company-wide events (seasonal, budget, festivals) and planning.

  • On-site, key point of contact for coordination and facilitation of events for problems and emergencies.

Other Tasks at 1211:

  • Work with other Workplace Team members to plan room layouts, including furniture, equipment, telecommunications, or other relevant needs.

  • Provide budget input on occupancy costs and capital projects.

  • Develop scope of work documents and review price quotes for BAU operations specific to Workplace changes.

  • Assist the Workplace Design Team with workplace projects, including the creation of RFPs and contractor selection, gathering costs for the Manager of Project Planning, coordinating equipment and office furniture installations.

  • Administer and update iOffice, our computer-aided facility management tool.

  • Use Zoom, Google and Microsoft business applications

  • Read construction drawings

You have:

  • 8+ years work experience in Media or similar industry

  • Five or more years of experience as a workplace leader

  • Knowledge of the company organization and office environment

  • Strong customer service skills

  • Understanding of News Corp business and structure.

Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. EEO/AA/M/F/Disabled/Vets.

Dow Jones , Making Careers Newsworthy

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. EEO/AA/M/F/Disabled/Vets .

Dow Jones is committed to providing reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities, in our job application and/or interview process. If you need assistance or accommodation in completing your application, due to a disability, please reach out to us at Please put “Reasonable Accommodation" in the subject line.

Business Area: P&F Services

Job Category: Transformation Group

Union Status:

Req ID: 33366