Human Resources Generalist

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KET is Kentucky’s only statewide media organization, serving more than one million people each week with programs and services that educate, inform, and inspire. In addition to broadcasting PBS programming, KET produces a variety of award-winning local productions. KET also creates and provides highly regarded instructional resources, reaching students and educators throughout Kentucky and the nation. KET has the following full-time position opening at the Network Center in Lexington:

JOB TITLE: Human Resources Generalist

REPORTS TO:Human Resources Manager

The Human Resources Generalist is responsible for supporting payroll and employee benefit administration, recruiting, orientation, and training programs for KET employees. Additionally, the Human Resources Generalist will enhance the positive work environment and culture that motivates performance improvement by coordinating activities such as service recognition and staff celebrations.


  • Process payroll for semi-monthly paydays.
  • Maintain and reconcile employee accounts, employer contributions, tax calculations, and accruals.
  • Prepare reports and participate in any audits of payroll records and processes.
  • Prepare year-end documents related to payroll and benefit programs.
  • Maintain documentation and record-keeping for regulatory compliance.
  • Monitor data to ensure compliance with payroll related laws and regulations.


  • Assist employees with enrollment, changes, and service issues for all state government sponsored employee benefit plans.
  • Reconcile deductions and manage retroactive collection processes.
  • Coordinate employee events related to benefit programs.


  • Maintain personnel and other departmental files to ensure compliance with all laws and regulations.
  • Coordinate new employee orientation program.


  • Coordinate staff events including holiday activities, service recognition, employee celebration week, blood drives, etc.
  • Participate in company wide events.


  • Preferred candidates will possess A post-secondary degree or equivalent combination of relevant education and work experience that will allow successful performance of job expectations.
  • Functional knowledge and understanding of payroll, benefit administration and general labor laws and regulations required.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Familiarity with state government and public broadcasting

SALARY: Dependent on qualifications and experience.

CONTACT:Please send KET application, cover letter, and resume to: Employment & Recruiting at KET, 600 Cooper Drive, Lexington, KY 40502 or e-mail to, or send via fax to 859-258-7765.

Position open until filled.

KET is an Equal Opportunity Employer.