Descript is a new kind of audio/video creation tool, powerful enough for professionals, but easy enough to be accessible by the growing community of new media creatives. We are a well funded A16Z portfolio company that is growing fast, and now we’re looking for our second recruiter to help us continue to build our core teams in San Francisco, Montreal, and remotely.
As a Technical Recruiter, you’ll be the go-to resource for your candidates, interviewers, and Hiring Managers. You’ll advise hiring teams and own the technical recruitment strategy for your roles to deliver an experience that demonstrates a balance of thoughtfulness and efficiency. We are primarily looking for a Technical Recruiter to support and scale Engineering, Product, and Design teams - but ideally you’re excited to jump in and learn wherever the business may need help. You will also have the opportunity to work on strategic projects to improve and innovate how we attract and recruit the best talent.
  • Partner with your lead and the People Operations team to continue building a Recruiting team that is ready to scale as we grow from 50 to 80 in 2021, and 80 to 150 in 2022.
  • Interface directly with the CEO, VP of Engineering, and other hiring managers to manage the many responsibilities of a full lifecycle recruiter.
  • Evangelize the company, product and our technologies to creatively source for those "company changing" profiles and build a strong employer brand.
  • Calibrate on open jobs and quickly generate multiple pipelines of high quality, diverse candidates.
  • Assess profiles and resumes through the lens of the hiring teams and act as an accurate first filter for candidate evaluations.
  • Become the face of great candidate experiences as you lead the interview processes and drive interview feedback with all stakeholders, constantly staying mindful for what’s next with everyone.
  • Build meaningful relationships with your candidates based on trust, knowledge and service, so that you can become a trusted advisor when career decisions are made.
  • Be unafraid to ask spicy questions.
  • 3+ years of Recruiting experience - this could be 3 years of Recruiting or Sourcing experience, if you are motivated to learn more about closing, account management, and compensation philosophies
  • Motivated to bring a DEI lens to every hiring decision
  • Comfortable with high-volume sourcing, proven track record of filling assigned roles
  • Experience with an ATS, ideally Greenhouse
  • Your Recruiting decisions are rooted in data - you don’t have to guess what’s working and not
  • Excellent communication skills - you’re comfortable code-switching between selling, evangelizing, facilitating, challenging, and storytelling.
Nice to have
  • Experience at a Series A or B startup
  • Excited about creative tools

About Descript

Descript is building the next generation of tools for communicating with video and audio. We are a team of 70 (planning to double in 2022) — with a proven CEO and the backing of some of the world's greatest investors (Andreessen HorowitzRedpoint Ventures, Spark Capital). Descript HQ is in San Francisco, and our AI research team, Lyrebird, is based in Montreal.

Descript is the special company that's in possession of both product market fit and the raw materials (passionate user community, great product, large market) for growth, but is still early enough that each new employee has a measurable influence on the direction of the company.

As a small startup, Descript relies on employees who thrive in an environment where they are regularly called upon to translate high level goals into day-to-day priorities, and are regularly presented with technical and business challenges that extend beyond their comfort zone.

Benefits include a generous healthcare package, catered lunches, and unlimited vacation time. We currently have offices in San Francisco and Montreal, and are open to folks working remotely between PST and EST time zones. Whether you love WFH or can’t wait to get back to being in person, we're interested in offering an environment that works for you.

Descript is an equal opportunity workplace—we are dedicated to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status. We believe in actively building a team rich in diverse backgrounds, experiences, and opinions to better allow our employees, products, and community to thrive. 

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