Full Time Job

Senior Recruiter, News and Programming


Washington, DC 11-03-2021
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Across our organization, we're building a workplace where collaboration is essential, diverse voices are heard, and inclusion is the key to our success.

NPR is looking for a talented recruiter with a strong understanding of media organizations and the emerging skills needed to be a journalist across media's multiple platforms (broadcast, digital, social media). You will source and hire NPR's next great storytellers; while providing exceptional levels of service and ensuring a positive candidate experience along the way.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced recruiter, resourceful, proactive, driven, creative, and extremely comfortable interacting and building relationships at all levels, inside and outside of NPR.

• Develop key talent communities by building relationships with strong talent in the marketplace. Source passive candidates through networking, direct sourcing, and employee referrals.
• Evaluate skill level, conduct consistent interviews including the use of rubrics, drive the offer process, including salary recommendations, negotiations, and closing of candidates.
• Communicate effectively with the hiring manager and interview team to ensure preparedness during the interview process.
• Act as a candidate advocate and provide all candidates with an exceptional experience, maintaining open lines of communication throughout the process
• Propose and implement ongoing improvements to NPR's recruitment efforts.
• Manage and track all candidate and recruiting metrics within ATS (UKG)
• Create innovate ways to identify and engage new talent using various sourcing means

• BA/BS degree or equivalent experience required.
• At least 7 years proven Recruiting experience in a fast paced environment, executing a variety of corporate searches for media organizations
• Strong business acumen and competitive market awareness
• The ability to build relationships and influence
• Knowledge and experience in a wide range of current recruiting policies, practices, and trends and the ability to grasp new technologies.
• Ability to work in a team environment, manage multiple clients, and provide strong consultative skills throughout the search process.
• Self-directed and highly motivated with a strong sense of urgency.
• Proven organizational skills with attention to detail and the ability to prioritize and manage competing demands.

Preferred Skills:
• Knowledge of of LinkedIn Recruiter
• Creative Sourcing Strategies
• Passion for DEI and creating diverse pipelines

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Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gpxe50-54-144-55-253-42 in your application.

Company Profile

NPR is an independent, nonprofit media organization that was founded on a mission to create a more informed public. Every day, NPR connects with millions of Americans on the air, online, and in person to explore the news, ideas, and what it means to be human.