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In its first 100 years, Sosland Publishing established itself as the food industry’s most trusted source for news and insights. But we’re just getting started. To keep pace with this rapidly evolving industry, we need trailblazers that can bring fresh perspectives to our team of talented journalists, content creators, designers, media experts and sales professionals. If this sounds like you, we’d love to meet you!

Current Opportunities

We do not have any open positions at this time.

The Human Resource Generalist will perform a variety of administrative and strategic duties related to the function of the Human Resources (HR) Department. The HR Generalist acts as a primary resource to employees and managers, providing information and support related to recruiting, onboarding, benefits, training, performance, leaves of absence and policy compliance. This position reports to the Director of Accounting and Human Resources.

Job Responsibilities

Administer HR policies, procedures, programs and new initiatives

Provide HR support and information to enhance job satisfaction and promote a positive company culture

Collaborate with third party vendors/brokers to administer benefits, retirement programs, COBRA, wellness programs, etc.

Review policies and research HR topics to ensure compliance with employment laws and regulatory changes

Promote HR programs and initiatives (i.e. Corporate Challenge, Fun Committee, DEI Committee, etc.)

Assist in the talent acquisition and recruitment processes; collaborates with departmental managers to understand the required skills and competencies for open positions

Conduct pre-employment assessments, eligibility verifications and background screenings

Assist new hires with the orientation and onboarding process to ensure an enjoyable acclimation to the organization

Identify, organize and document various training sessions/programs/opportunities

Participate in the development of constructive and timely performance evaluations

Coach managers and employees through conflict resolution and performance improvement opportunities.

Conduct grievance investigations, employee disciplinary meetings, terminations, and exit interviews when appropriate

Assist with annual open enrollment development, implementation and review; prepare deduction files for payroll specialist

Monthly review and audit of benefit invoices

Generate internal reminder emails, documents, announcements, etc.

Document and communicate payroll related employment data in a timely manner

Maintain physical and digital personnel files

Ideal Candidate

Strong knowledge of employment laws, best practices, general human resources policies and procedures

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Initiative and creative problem-solving skills

Conflict resolution and coaching skills

Detail oriented with excellent organizational skills

Establish and maintain trust and confidentiality

Support employees in a hybrid work environment using Microsoft Teams video and screen sharing tools


Bachelors degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or equivalent work experience in a related role

Additional 2- 5 years of human resources experience preferred

Proficient knowledge of MS Office Suite including Outlook, Word and Excel

HRIS experience a plus

PHR or SHRM-CP certification preferred


Sosland Publishing encourages a positive work-life balance for its team members. Our Paid Time Off (PTO) program quickly ramps up to four weeks of PTO after just four years of service. In addition, our employees receive 13 days of PTO for holidays.

Our healthcare program offers medical, dental and vision coverage at competitive rates as well as company contributions to health savings plans.

We offer eligible employees assistance with income protection through employer-paid short- and long-term disability plans.

Sosland Publishing offers employer-paid life insurance to all full-time employees, their spouse and dependent(s). In addition, employees can opt into our voluntary life and AD&D plan to add supplemental coverage and security to their families.

Employees can save for retirement through our Roth 401(k) and Traditional 401(k) retirement plans. Rollovers from other plans are also accepted. Sosland Publishing provides eligible employees with company match and discretionary profit-sharing contributions. Financial planning resources are offered to all employees at no charge.

We provide team members with free access to an employee assistance program, which offers legal assistance, mental health counseling, career development training and more.

Sosland Publishing is an enthusiastic supporter of the arts and cultural communities in Kansas City and will reimburse up to $500 in eligible ticket purchases for cultural events presented by 501(c)(3) organizations.