Blackburn Media Inc. is a family-owned media company. We operate 13 radio stations across Southwestern Ontario, 12 websites, 5 community news portals and a Digital advertising group. Our vision is as grand as it is simple: to entertain and inform our consumers, while at the same time provide our advertising partners with new ways to reach potential customers on-air, digitally and online.

We are looking to hire a talented full-time Human Resources and Payroll Coordinator to work in-person with our head office team.

Reporting to Director of Operations, the HR & Payroll Coordinator will oversee payroll and benefits operations for salary and hourly employees in a non-union and unionized environment, while providing administrative support to the human resources function, maintaining the HRIS and keeping accurate and up-to-date confidential employee files.

This is an opportunity to help build and maintain strong processes, practices, and workflows to ensure smooth, compliant, and timely administration of HR and payroll.

As an HR & Payroll coordinator, you will:

  • Provide on-going payroll administration to ensure the accurate and timely processing of bi-weekly payroll, associated reconciliations, adjustments, deductions, taxes, etc.
  • Enter and maintain employee information in HR tracking systems including the payroll system and HRIS
  • Processing new hires, employee changes and terminations of salary, hourly employees.
  • Compiling year-end requirements, including processing and reporting for T4, T4A, taxable benefits, WSIB and submitting government filings in a timely manner.
  • Performing customer service function by answering employee requests and questions and escalating as appropriate.
  • Developing strong relationships with payroll providers to quickly troubleshoot issues, including amending ROE’s, special pay runs, and other time sensitive transactions.
  • Understanding and interpreting government legislation to ensure compliance regarding pay/deductions/benefits/taxes/documentation.
  • Assisting with ad-hoc HR projects and initiatives.
  • Managing WSIB claims from reviewing accident reporting, managing workers compensation claims to appealing claims.
  • All other duties as assigned.

What you will bring to this role:

  • Relevant College/University degree or diploma (i.e., Human Resources, Business, Accounting, Finance etc.),
  • Minimum of 3+ years relevant work experience in payroll and HR.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks.
  • Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality.
  • Thorough knowledge of Federal employment-related laws and regulations.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) with an emphasis on providing exceptional customer service.
  • Ability to maintain performance when faced with tight deadlines and frequent changes.
  • Ability to manage confidential and sensitive employee personnel files, ensuring security, integrity, and confidentiality of data, adhering to legal and ethical standards.
  • Proficiency in Ceridian
  • Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) certification or working towards the completion of the PCP certification.
  • Collaborative team player with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

Submit your application to with the subject line ‘HR & Payroll Coordinator’.

Applications will be accepted until 5pm on Friday, March 29th, 2024.

Upon submitting your resume, your application will be reviewed in BMI’s evaluation process.

We thank all applicants for their interest in exploring employment opportunities with Blackburn Media Inc. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Blackburn Media Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diversity in the workplace. We are committed to providing a fair and equitable work environment and encourage applications from qualified individuals and genders, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities.

Applicants should identify if they require accommodation during the recruitment process on a confidential basis.