Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity Manager | The Athletic | $100k-$120k | Remote (United States)

Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity Manager | The Athletic | $100k-$120k | Remote (United States)

100,000 - 120,000 / year
Remote US
Application ends: August 3, 2024
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Job Description

About Us

The Athletic is a digital sports media company that brings true sports fans closer to the athletes, teams and leagues that captivate their attention. We serve a multi-faceted audience that craves a richer connection and understanding with immersive storytelling and a like-minded community of fans. Founded in 2016 and with major operational hubs in San Francisco, Los Angeles, London and Melbourne, we empower a truly global team of more than 600 creators and cover more than 250 professional sports and collegiate teams across the United States, Canada and the UK. Our newsroom has produced thousands of in-depth reports along with more than 120 podcasts and other forms of premium content. Put simply, The Athletic is at the center of a sports fan’s universe.

About The Role

The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Manager will report to the General Counsel / Interim Head of Operations at The Athletic and partner with executive leaders and employee-led communities across the organization. This person will lead the charge in developing, embedding and sustaining best practices to operationalize DEI principles in all facets of the employee lifecycle and in day to day experience. You will help enhance the collaborative and hard-working culture of The Athletic.

This will be a remote role for candidates located in either the United States or Canada.


  • Act as a subject matter expert in organizational DEI best practices, trends, research, employee resource groups (ERGs) and insights in the tech industry
  • Partner and maintain relationships with employee-led communities while listening, adapting, providing guidance and building trust
  • Be a trusted DEI advisor and partner to The Athletic’s leadership team to ensure all enterprise DEI programs, practices and policies are responsive to the needs of the business
  • Collaborate with The Athletic’s People Team to integrate and align DEI across talent acquisition, learning & development and employee engagement
  • Execute the company-wide DEI strategy and roadmap and work with the leadership team to update and evolve said strategy to the growing needs of the organization
  • Develop materials, as needed, to support the ongoing socialization of the company’s DEI strategy and progress along its journey
  • Lead the Company’s engagement survey and data collection efforts
  • Work to improve and bias-proof internal mobility, career pathing and succession planning


  • 7+ years of overall professional work experience in Human Resources, Program Management, or related field is necessary alongside 3+ years of DEI experience is required
  • Supplemental Education: DEI certifications a plus, but not required
  • Program Management Skills: Strong prioritization, task delegation, working group management, and can own multiple highly-complex projects simultaneously while organizing multiple workstreams and navigating ambiguity
  • Organizational Resourcefulness: Engages and manages stakeholders at all levels in a fast-paced and fluid environment using keen judgment and pressure-tested decision-making skills
  • Interpersonal Communication Skills: Communicates and partners effectively across global organizational boundaries through appropriate channels while exhibiting executive presence and solution ownership
  • Accountability: Connects empathetically with all employees across the business to ensure data-backed outcomes are implemented and reported out regularly to increase transparency
  • Ability to gather, review and present data in a meaningful manner to drive results
  • Ability to earn and build influence across a mission-based and matrixed organization
  • This will be a remote role for candidates located in either the United States or Canada

The annual base salary range for this role is $100,000.00 – $120,000.00 USD. The total compensation offered for this position may vary based on factors such as education, experience, skills, and location. It may also include non-cash rewards and benefits. The base salary range is subject to change and may be modified in the future.

The Athletic offers unique perks and benefits to all full-time employees based on their country of residence. Our comprehensive US benefits package includes:

  • Highly competitive, employer-contributed medical, dental, vision, basic life and disability insurance plans
  • Savings accounts for medical, wellness, and childcare expenses
  • 401k retirement savings plan and employer match
  • Paid time off including paid sick leave, 12 paid holidays, 15 days of accrued vacation to start, and up to 20 weeks of Paid Parental Leave

For international candidates: Our global benefits packages offer similar benefits and perks, competitive to the local market.

The Athletic Media Company is an equal opportunity employer and enthusiastically encourages people from all backgrounds and experiences to apply. The Athletic will consider all applicants without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical and/or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other protected characteristic under applicable law.

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Location: United States (Remote)