Workplace Experience Associate

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Narrative Science is looking for an enthusiastic and detail-oriented workplace professional to join the team in Chicago.  Narrative Science creates software that writes stories from data to drive understanding and results.  As the Workplace Experience Associate,  you’ll be a go-to person for our employees and have your hand in a variety of work related to our office, our people, and our accounting function.  You have a lot on your plate but you thrive in a versatile and fast-paced environment.  As someone who is collaborative, humble, and takes ownership, you are the epitome of our Team First virtue and strive for the highest level of service. 


Accounting Responsibilities 

  • Manage and prepare bi-weekly payroll
  • Handle contract management including a variety of agreements and corporate documents 
  • Administer the company’s stock option and 401(k) programs 
  • Review employee expense reports ensuring compliance with the expense reimbursement policy
  • Assist the Finance team with accounting projects as they arise

Talent Responsibilities 

  • Administer and maintain the HRIS system (e.g. Zenefits) including the creation of new hires, updates, running reports
  • Create and maintain employee files
  • Schedule company interviews
  • Post positions in our ATS (applicant tracking systems) and on external sites to ensure postings are current and updated across all channels
  • Manage preparation for interviews and post-interview meetings
  • Oversee onboarding process for new hires including pre-employment checks
  • Schedule and route pre-employment assessment tests and results

Office Responsibilities

  • Create a welcoming and professional first impression of the company by greeting visitors, including prospective employees, customers, and investors
  • Manage relationships with food, beverage, cleaning and office supply vendors and oversee the ordering process
  • Maintain daily office operations throughout the day, including reception, deliveries, kitchen, and conference rooms
  • Partner with the VP of Talent and Workplace Operations Manager on projects and practices to ensure employee safety in the midst of COVID-19
  • Provide administrative support to our Executive Leadership Team including calendar management and travel arrangements
  • Support a variety of teams in ongoing initiatives as well as the implementation of goals, programs, and policies
  • Contribute to the company culture with an outgoing, fun and positive attitude
  • Plan and execute internal and external events


  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of four years of related experience
  • Customer service experience with high service orientation
  • Previous experience in HR administration and/or Accounting
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills
  • Exceptional multi-tasking and prioritization skills
  • Strong professional and work-ethic skills
  • Previous logistical coordination or scheduling experience
  • Strong organizational skills with a keen eye for detail
  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to quickly learn new technologies and processes
  • Proficiency with office technologies such as Microsoft Office (Excel and Word), email, internet, Google Apps
  • Knowledge of Applicant Tracking and/or HR systems is a plus


Narrative Science creates software that writes stories from data to drive understanding and results. Powered by artificial intelligence, our technology automatically turns data into easy-to-understand reports, transforms statistics into stories, and converts numbers into knowledge.

Narrative Science works with customers including Deloitte, USAA, Credit Suisse, and members of the U.S. intelligence community, empowering them to understand and act on key business metrics, make better decisions and focus talent on higher-value tasks -- all through the power of data storytelling.

At Narrative Science, we embrace the diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives of our future employees, colleagues, customers, partners, and other stakeholders. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Located in the heart of the loop, our office provides easy access to public transportation and some of Chicago's favorite destinations.

An Insider's view of Narrative Science

What are some social events your company does?

Our social committee (which is comprised of volunteers from all different teams) plans a variety of events throughout the year including company outings and in-house parties to embody the company culture. Thanks to this committee, the NS team enjoys everything from pop-up game nights to an annual holiday party, summer party and Oktoberfest.

Lyndsey Harrell

Talent Coordinator

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

At Narrative Science, teams collaborate every day. When it comes to background, experience, and points of view, we are a very diverse company, and our employees take full advantage of that. It isn't uncommon to see functional teams pulling in members from other teams to work on initiatives together or even just to get another opinion.


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What makes someone successful on your team?

Successful people on my team have a passion for customers & a drive to deliver the best results to them. They're creative problem solvers who thrive in a collaborative environment. Each customer has unique needs & high-performers in Customer Success are experts at identifying those needs and rallying every resource necessary to take care of them.


Senior Vice President, General Manager

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

At Narrative Science, we support a spectrum of innovation ranging from our standard engineering process, through Hack Days and Hackathons, to our ongoing Incubator team. Narrative Science is only successful if we hire smart and self-motivated people, so we’re committed to giving them the support and space they need to innovate.


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What are some things you learned at the company?

On the job learning isn’t just a role description, it’s a reality. In 6 months, I have learned Python scripting, HTML tagging, and API configuration. Colleagues taught me about NLG & NLP, Gross & Net Retention, and freshwater & saltwater eels. But most importantly, NS has taught me that we shouldn’t be afraid of data, data should be afraid of us.

James Gill

Solutions Consultant

What are Narrative Science Perks + Benefits

Narrative Science Benefits Overview

We offer a full range of benefits including Medical, Rx, Dental, Vision, FSA (for medical and dependent care expenses), Commuter Benefits, Life Insurance, Short and Long Term Disability, Paid Parental Leave, and 401k options for you and your family. Our people manage their own schedules, work hard, take time off when they need it—and come back refreshed and ready to dive back in.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program

Additional Perks + Benefits

Standing desks. Catered weekly lunches. Flexible vacation policy. Company events. Free eats & drinks. Free gym access & bike parking. Personal MacBook Air. Community engagement opportunities. Internal learning and development opportunities. Referral program & incentives.

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