Payroll and Benefits Administrator

Department: Business

Reports to: Chief Financial Officer

Embarcadero Media, the local news company of Silicon Valley, seeks an experienced business associate to manage the company's payroll and benefits programs. As administrator you will play a key role in Embarcadero's business department, have a chance to work with employees across the company, impact the overall health and happiness of our workplace and ensure we remain in compliance with state and federal labor and tax regulations. This role is part-time or full-time at our offices in Palo Alto with flexible hours and job duties will vary based on schedule.

The successful candidates will have a bachelor's degree or equivalent, at least 1-2 years of experience in a payroll or HR role and possess excellent analytical and communication skills. Experience using a modern payroll system and comfort with Excel strongly preferred, experience with TraxPayroll a plus.

To apply, please send a single-page cover letter and resume to pbeller [at]

Primary job responsibilities:

Overall responsibility for processing Embarcadero's semi-monthly payroll, 401(k) deferrals and benefits payments.

Assist new hires and and departing employees with required paperwork and registration

Maintain accurate and up-to-date personnel records and documentation

Assist employees with benefits enrollment and paid and unpaid leave

Be an ambassador for Embarcadero's culture and friendly work environment

Assist your business department colleagues in preparing payroll-related bookkeeping entries, bank transfers and expense analysis.

Embarcadero is a team-oriented, client-centric organization that thrives on cooperation and a positive attitude. As the publishers of record of local news on the San Francisco Peninsula we take seriously our responsibility to the communities we serve and seek to hold ourselves to the highest standards of ethical conduct, whether dealing with readers or advertisers.