Talent Acquisition Partner


The Talent Acquisition Partner (Recruiter) will play an instrumental role as a strategic recruiting partner, creatively sourcing candidates and managing the full life-cycle recruitment process. As the recruiter for CLIENT’s North America offices, including 275 employees throughout Washington D.C., New York, Seattle, Raleigh and Chicago, the ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of the communications industry landscape and the talent sought by CLIENT, strong candidate networks and sourcing aptitude, the ability to manage competing priorities, handle ambiguity and communicate with leaders at all levels of the firm.

Responsibilities/key skills:

  • Manage full life-cycle recruiting for North America: sourcing and pursuing candidates via social recruiting, direct sourcing, networking, employee referrals and market mapping - conducting phone screen interviews, maintaining the relationship with candidates throughout the interview process, making recommendations on hiring decisions, checking references and negotiating and preparing offers
  • Proactively review and refine CLIENT’s recruiting processes on an ongoing basis to ensure efficiency in time-to-hire/time-to-fill, improve candidate experience, D&I goals and CLIENT’s reputation as an employer of choice
  • Coordinates and collaborates with the global recruitment team to optimize sourcing, networks and enhance candidate engagement
  • Partner with the North America HR Director, global recruitment team and business leaders to develop a talent acquisition strategy responsive to both long-term growth and rapidly emerging business needs
  • Partner with leaders, hiring managers and practice group leaders to understand short- and long-term needs across the business to identify passive and active candidates and over time build strong candidate pipelines
  • Good relationship building skills and stakeholder management experience – can advise the business and hiring managers when it is in their, and the firm’s best interest
  • Gets hands dirty, but also can see the bigger picture – inputting into talent strategy and helping to drive talent projects by working closely with the global recruitment team on key global projects including improving candidate experience and employer branding.
  • Build knowledge of CLIENT’s sector and industry by reading trade news, attending events and expands and leverages external networks; building relationships with professional groups and educational institutions and promotes CLIENT employer brand
  • Liaises closely with CLIENT’s global mobility specialist to actively engage with internal talent pool about existing and future opportunities and tracks interest and availability
  • Stays current and proactive in identifying latest best practices and developments in talent acquisition, including appropriate technology and social media tools

Qualifications/role requirements:

  • 3-5 years of in-house recruiting or staffing experience in a global firm
  • Prior experience recruiting in PR, communications, marketing, digital or management consultancies, preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to deploy effective tools and practices to successful talent sourcing and acquisition
  • Demonstrated success in previous recruiting roles, particularly, in building strong candidate pipelines
  • Proven track record of delivering strong candidates for critical projects and roles in a global firm
  • Good understanding of behavioral and case interviewing techniques
  • Strong written and presentation skills and the ability to communicate effectively at all levels and across cultures
  • Collaborative team player who also has also the ability to work independently, take initiative and set priorities
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment under tight deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to recruit talent, think analytically and develop creative solutions, especially for difficult candidate searches
  • Proficient use of applicant tracking systems, preferably Jobvite or similar
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, or equivalent experience
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