G/O Media is the publisher of the web’s most original media brands, including Gizmodo, Kotaku, Lifehacker, Deadspin, Jezebel, Jalopnik, The Root, The Onion, The Takeout and The A.V. Club, and reaches over 120 million unique visitors a month—more than one-third of all Americans.  We connect with the young, diverse audiences that are shaping our future. Through fearless journalism, provoking comedy, and high-impact storytelling, we elevate the stories and issues our readers and viewers are passionate about.


About the Role:

We are currently seeking a Director Talent Acquisition and Onboarding to run the recruiting function for our portfolio of digital media outlets. This person will manage all aspects of recruiting, from the recruiting process and strategy to sourcing candidates, facilitating salary negotiations, providing weekly metrics, and ensuring a smooth onboarding. The ideal candidate has the ability to own recruiting in a resource-lean / high growth entrepreneurial environment, but also has the ability to see the big picture and improve upon our processes, structure, and strategy. Positions will span all functions with a heavy focus on editorial, creative, media and technology.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Manage the full recruiting lifecycle across multiple departments.
  • Maintain candidate pipelines for all positions; anticipating future hiring demands and updating accordingly.
  • Manage weekly recruitment reporting process. Develop, track, and analyze critical hiring statistics, hiring trends, and results for continuous improvement of strategies and processes.
  • Partner with hiring managers to implement and execute effective sourcing strategies to recruit diverse top industry talent.
  • Build confidence and credibility with hiring managers and candidates.
  • Demonstrate a proactive high-touch customer service model, meeting face-to-face with hiring managers and candidates.
  • Provide consistent results in a metrics-driven, high-performance culture.
  • Deliver interview training and manager coaching on hiring best practices.
  • Curate and manage our talent tech stack: Greenhouse, LinkedIn Recruiter
  • Partner with the Head of HR to build out the recruiting function from a strategic perspective.
  • Develop innovative and creative media content across social media platforms and ensure that social media activities are aligned with talent acquisition strategy.
  • Maximize sourcing channels, networks, social media, university relations, career fairs, diversity pools, military talent pools, etc. 
  • Maintain and track all social media platforms used for recruiting to ensure maximum visibility and brand recognition.
  • Utilize and manage diversity recruiting contacts.


  • Experience in leading and building Talent Acquisition function is a must
  • 8+ years of hands-on recruiting experience in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • 3+ years’ experience recruiting for media companies and/or for roles related to content creation.
  • 3+ years of experience in managing people
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to build strong trusting relationships
  • Proven track record of implementing best practices and processes to attract a diverse candidate pool
  • Ability to understand the business and it’s needs intimately
  • Demonstrated ability and desire to work in a fast paced and dynamic environment with a highly collaborative, cross-functional team
  • Detailed-oriented, critical thinker that thrives in ambiguity and constant change
  • Proficiency with ATS system (Greenhouse a major plus)
  • Experience recruiting top tier talent with keen lens to diversity


G/O Media is deeply committed to fostering a transparently inclusive workplace environment and people of color, women, people with disabilities, veterans, and LGBTQIA+ candidates are very strongly encouraged to apply. Our company-wide mission is to reach very diverse audiences and so, we are deeply committed to having teams and leaders that reflect this mission.

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