Lead Recruiter, Design and Creative

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Job Description

The mission of The New York Times is to seek the truth and help people understand the world. That means independent journalism is at the heart of all we do as a company. It's why we have a newsroom that's 1,700 strong and sends journalists to report on the ground from nearly 160 countries. It's why we focus deeply on how our readers will experience our journalism, from print to audio to a world-class digital and app destination. And it's why our business strategy centers on making journalism so good that it's worth paying for.

About the team

The new Talent Acquisition team at The New York Times manages the candidate experience and the complete recruitment process. We advise and consult with hiring teams and interview panels in deep and meaningful ways. The Talent Acquisition team also works closely with the broader Human Resources group. This role will report to the Director of Tech and Product Recruiting.

About the job
  • Partner with hiring teams to build effective sourcing, screening, and interviewing assessment capabilities to build talent pipelines
  • Build and maintain a network of potential candidates through proactive market research and on-going relationship management
  • While working within our existing recruitment process, recommend fresh ideas and strategies related to recruitment that will contribute to the long-range growth of the company

About you
  • We're looking for a recruiter who approaches their work with passion and purpose
  • You have an ability to attract, screen, interview and prepare candidates for success in our recruiting process
  • You have an eye for talent, can review candidate portfolios and make clear recommendations to your hiring managers
  • You have demonstrated experience using creative techniques to uncover and attract a diverse and robust candidate pool
  • Ability to work independently and thoughtfully, and be a true advisor to the hiring teams you support

  • 5 or more years of full cycle recruiting experience
  • Creative recruiting experience required, and the ability to identify and engage accomplished candidates across multiple disciplines
  • Ability to translate our plans to recruitment strategies and partner effectively with Design leadership to prioritize and staff plan
  • Project management skills and the ability to execute large-scale recruitment efforts


The New York Times is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce, one that reflects the varied global community we serve. Our journalism and the products we build in the service of that journalism greatly benefit from a range of perspectives, which can only come from diversity of all types, across our ranks, at all levels of the organization. Achieving true diversity and inclusion is the right thing to do. It is also the smart thing for our business. So we strongly encourage women, veterans, people with disabilities, people of color and gender nonconforming candidates to apply.

The New York Times Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's sex, age, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage, religion, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation or affectional preference, gender identity and expression, disability, genetic trait or predisposition, carrier status, citizenship, veteran or military status and other personal characteristics protected by law. All applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected characteristics. The New York Times Company will consider qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local "Fair Chance" laws.