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  Senior Recruiter, News
Employer: National Public Radio (NPR) Job Posted: 3/28/2016
Location: Washington, DC Job Status: Full Time

Job Description:

A thriving, mission-driven multimedia organization, NPR produces award-winning news, information, and music programming in partnership with hundreds of independent public radio stations across the nation. NPR listeners value information, creativity, curiosity, and social responsibility – our employees do too. We are innovators and leaders in diverse fields, from journalism and digital media to IT and development. Every day our employees and member stations touch the lives of millions worldwide.

Role Summary

NPR is looking for a senior 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.

Essential Duties Include:

• Develop and cultivate diverse talent communities
• Engage new talent using social media and other innovative means
• Advocate for candidates by providing coaching and open lines of communication throughout the process
• Counsel hiring managers during the assessment and evaluation of candidates
• Act as an ambassador the NPR employment brand
• Stay abreast of new technologies, tools and processes
• Partner with key members of the Human Resources team to design and implement new recruiting strategies
• Track and analyze key recruiting metrics and trends.


• BA/BS degree or equivalent experience required
• Minimum 7 years proven success in a fast paced, full-cycle recruiting environment
• Demonstrated experience recruiting for news or media organizations strongly preferred
• Experience working in a high volume recruiting environment, with expertise in filling critical niche positions
• Ability to work in a team environment, manage multiple clients, and provide strong consultative skills throughout the search process
• Possession of a substantial active professional network
• Adept at communicating effectively across all levels of internal and external stakeholders while inspiring confidence
• Must be familiar with employment law and recruitment best practices
• Social media savvy and experienced in sourcing passive candidates
• Experienced with ATS management, preferably iCIMS

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