Job Location:
The Adelphi, London, GB

Condé Nast is a global media company producing the highest quality content with a footprint of more than 1 billion consumers in 32 territories through print, digital, video and social platforms. The company’s portfolio includes many of the world’s most respected and influential media properties including Vogue, Vanity Fair, Glamour, Self, GQ, The New Yorker, Condé Nast Traveler/Traveller, Allure, AD, Bon Appétit and Wired, among others. Condé Nast Entertainment was launched in 2011 to develop film, television and premium digital video programming.

Job Description


London, GB

Condé Nast is a global media company, home to iconic brands including Vogue, GQ, Glamour, AD, Vanity Fair and Wired, among many others. Our award-winning content reaches 84 million consumers in print, 367 million in digital and 379 million across social platforms, and generates more than 1 billion video views each month.

We are headquartered in London and New York, and operate in 31 markets worldwide, including China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico & Latin America, Spain, Taiwan, the U.K. and the U.S., with local licence partners across the globe.

The Role

Reporting to the Vice President, Compensation, this Director role is a partner to People Business Partners, People Operations, Talent and Finance Leads, and external consultants on all compensation related matters. This includes job architecture, base salary, short term incentives, pay programs and related
projects for the Western European markets (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and UK). This role will understand key business drivers to identify opportunities for improvement and recommend solutions.

What will you be doing?

  • Lead and support various compensation projects from planning and implementation to execution.
  • Projects include, but are not limited to, job architecture, compensation analysis (both base salary
  • and annual short-term incentive), creation of salary structure, job title harmonisation and reorganisations.
  • Partner with internal teams (People Business Partners, People Operations, Finance leads and clients) and external consultants to develop a deep understanding of job responsibilities for evaluation of pay level, external market benchmarks and internal equity to influence pay decisions on offers, pay adjustments and promotions. Introduce the job evaluation process and ensure consistent approach across the markets.
  • Conduct and manage compensation benchmarking and survey participation for Western European markets (initially in UK and expanding to other markets) to support competitive analysis of compensation programs within the industry.
  • Support the People Business Partners and People Operations in performing the annual merit review process and pay equity analysis.
  • Manage the semiannual promotion process ensuring consistency across markets and alignment with global People Partners when applicable.
  • Serve as the primary point person to Finance Leads, People Business Partners and Talent Acquisition for compensation inquiries on specific brands and/or divisions and other compensation related matters in Western Europe.
  • Approve compensation transaction items in Workday (promotions, transfers, compensation changes and employee data edits, where appropriate).

Who you are:

  • Degree in a related discipline or equivalent
  • A good amount of experience in compensation and/or human resources
  • Comfortable working within a global business and dealing with international stakeholders
  • Professionalism and maturity and the ability to deal with confidential data
  • Advanced skills in MS Office and Google suite applications
  • Experience with Workday and survey matching is desirable
  • Experience in job evaluation system (Mercer IPE) is desirable
  • Ability to produce detailed, accurate presentations, reports and insights that support sound
  • Decision-making, strong analytical, research, problem-solving and project management skills
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Detail-oriented; while keeping the big picture in mind
  • Ability to operate independently, thrive in a fast-paced global environment, be comfortable in the “gray zone”, and effectively partner with Compensation leadership in the US
  • Ability to manage competing priorities
  • Positive, “can do” attitude, team player and effective collaborator

Where will you be?

We encourage hybrid working but when you are in the office, this role will be primarily based in the wonderful Adelphi building with breathtaking views over the Thames and next to the hustle and bustle of The Strand. This is our London HQ and where members of our global teams sit enabling all of our award-winning content to be created.

What benefits do we offer? 

  • Condé Nast Learning Hub where you’ll find you’ll find all Condé Nast-developed learning courses and trainings, and over 16,000+ courses in seven local languages 
  • 25 days holiday and extra days of annual leave for if you get married, move house or want to volunteer 
  • Hybrid working and core hours 
  • Competitive pension scheme 
  • Bupa Private Healthcare 
  • Season ticket loans 
  • Cycle to work 
  • Employee Assistance programme 
  • Bring your dog to work 
  • A wide variety of wellness benefits including gym discounts 
  • Discounts and Magazine Subscriptions
  • Employee Resource Groups to provide a platform for employees to identify shared objectives, exchange ideas, and work on community priorities for our global workforce 


What happens next?

If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply below, and we will review your application as soon as possible. You can update your resume or upload a cover letter at any time by accessing your candidate profile.

Condé Nast is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, familial status and other legally protected characteristics.