About Chicago Public Media
Chicago Public Media is one of the largest and most respected public media organizations in the country. The organization has a legacy of innovative program development having launched such iconic shows as This American Life, Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me…, Nerdette, Making Oprah and the ground-breaking podcast Serial. Chicago Public Media engages with its listeners and users across multiple platforms, including broadcast radio, digital streaming, and mobile apps. Our flagship station, WBEZ-Chicago (91.5 FM) is Chicagoland’s premier media hub for highquality, fact-based journalism and engaging, entertaining audio programs and podcasts. WBEZ’s sister service, Vocalo (91.1 FM in Chicago, vocalo.org everywhere), targets a multicultural audience through an urban alternative format.
The Senior Recruiter is responsible for developing, planning and executing recruiting strategies focused on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, including sourcing, knowledge sharing with the broader team and hiring managers, and partnering closely with the DE&I team to establish external relationships and practices in support of CPM’s goals.
Providing the highest level of Talent Acquisition services to hiring managers, this role will partner with hiring managers to anticipate and meet the evolving staffing needs by sourcing and attracting best in class talent for the organization with a strong focus on inclusion of diverse talent. The Senior Recruiter will create inclusive hiring strategies, identify, develop and nurture relationships with prospective talent, manage relationships with existing external diverse partners and develop relationships with new partners to develop and maintain diverse candidate pipelines. Specifically, you will:
Required Skills and Experience
Working at Chicago Public Media
Our associates are in service of our mission. Our full-time employee population hovers around 150 people, and approximately half of our team is represented by SAG-AFTRA, at our newly renovated open and collaborative space at Navy Pier in Chicago, IL. We know it is imperative that our workplace reflects our community so we can, in turn, provide content that connects people. We are committed to having a workplace that thrives by creating a place of belonging where everyone can contribute their talents. If you share our passion for public service news and information, join us!
The essential functions described above are not all-inclusive and may change periodically to meet the needs of Chicago Public Media (CPM). The information contained in this job description is not intended to create any contractual or other legal commitment. Chicago Public Media may change the content or format of this job at any time in its sole and exclusive discretion without notice.
Due to current COVID restrictions, you must be able to work remotely at your own designated location with internet access and also must be willing and able to work at our Navy Pier offices, if needed. As of present, the majority of our workforce is working remotely.
Chicago Public Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and actively seeks people to join our team from all backgrounds, orientations and life experiences.