HEARST NAMES RACHEL KAY VICE PRESIDENT OF TALENT
NEW YORK, November 6, 2019 – Hearst today announced that Rachel Kay has been named vice president of talent, a new position established to develop proactive talent recruiting programs across the company. The announcement was made by Hearst President and CEO Steven R. Swartz and Chief Operating Officer Mark Aldam. Kay will assume the role immediately, reporting to Aldam.
Kay will oversee talent recruitment strategies at all levels across Hearst, including advancing Hearst’s inclusion and diversity programs, institutional and on-campus recruiting efforts and compensation management. She will also work closely with the company’s human capital leadership teams to customize new recruiting programs to address the specific needs of each business group.
“As our businesses continue to evolve toward more data-driven products and solutions, the demand for new skills continues to accelerate across Hearst,” Aldam said. “It is vital we establish a larger volume of skilled labor prospects ranging from entry level to professional management resources. Rachel has an outstanding track record for recruiting and managing growth-oriented professionals at all levels, and her contributions will be important to our continued growth and success.”
Kay spent 15 years at McKinsey & Company in a variety of roles. She began her tenure as a consultant and was most recently global leader of partner talent beginning in 2018, overseeing the firm’s partner election and evaluation process.
From 2016 to 2018, Kay worked as director of professional development and operations for McKinsey’s mid-Atlantic offices where she led professional development, human resources, office services, administrative support, external relations and office recruiting. She also acted as chief of staff to the office managing partner.
Prior to that, Kay was senior manager of North American women’s recruiting (2014 to 2016), leading a team charged with increasing the number of women in consulting roles at the company. She also served as manager of U.S. business analyst recruiting and professional development (2011 to 2014), successfully increasing retention rates of analysts.
“To be truly successful in today’s global economy, corporations must be strategic about building diverse, results-oriented workforces, and I am excited about Hearst’s approach to doing this,” Kay said. “I look forward to contributing to the long-term success of such an enterprising and forward-looking company.”
Kay earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Harvard University and a Juris Doctor degree from Columbia Law School.
Hearst is a leading global, diversified media, information and services company with more than 360 businesses. Its major interests include ownership in cable television networks such as A&E, HISTORY, Lifetime and ESPN; global financial services leader Fitch Group; Hearst Health, a group of medical information and services businesses; transportation assets including CAMP Systems International, a major provider of software-as-a-service solutions for managing maintenance of jets and helicopters; 34 television stations such as WCVB-TV in Boston and KCRA-TV in Sacramento, California, which reach a combined 19 percent of U.S. viewers; newspapers such as the Houston Chronicle, San Francisco Chronicle and Times Union (Albany, New York), more than 300 magazines around the world including Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Men’s Health and Car and Driver; digital services businesses such as iCrossing and KUBRA; and investments in emerging digital entertainment companies such as Complex Networks. Follow us on Twitter @Hearst. To learn more about Hearst, visit our 2018 Annual Review, “What Connects Us.”
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