Human Resources · New York, New York
Department Human Resources
Employment Type Contractor
Minimum Experience Experienced



Title:                             Contract Recruiter (Media Focused)

Department:                Human Resources

Reports to:                   VP, Human Resources

About The Paley Center for Media

The Paley Center for Media, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with locations in New York and Los Angeles, leads the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms for the professional community and media-interested public.

Drawing upon its curatorial expertise, an international collection, and close relationships with the leaders of the media community, the Paley Center examines the intersections between media and society. The general public can access the Paley Archive – including special African-American, Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Women’s and Music collections – and participate in programs that explore and celebrate the creativity, the innovations, the personalities, and the leaders who are shaping media.

Through the global programs of its Media Council and International Council, the Paley Center also serves as a neutral setting where media professionals can engage in discussion and debate about the evolving media landscape.

Previously known as The Museum of Television & Radio, the Paley Center was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, a pioneering innovator in the industry. For more information, please visit



      This role begins immediately and runs through March 31, 2022.


      The Paley Center is growing and looking for a skilled recruiter to attract and hire talented individuals. The Recruiter will perform all phases of the recruitment process from posting jobs, generating candidate pipelines, candidate sourcing, phone screenings, interviews, selection recommendations to hiring managers, conducting reference checks, and closing candidates within budget.  This position will create an environment that welcomes each candidate and provide an efficient and high-touch experience. The role requires the cultivation of an in-depth network and candidate pipeline.



      • Recruit top talent across a wide range of roles and fill open positions within budget and in a timely manner.
      • Develop a best-in-class hiring experience for candidates starting with establishing strong relationships and partnering with hiring managers to quickly understand their specific hiring needs.
      • Source passive candidates via social networking, career websites, cold-calling, professional organizations, and web searches.
      • Build talent pipelines to fill current and future roles to drive improvements in time to hire and candidate quality.
      • Conduct initial interviews and identify appropriate candidates to hiring managers.
      • Manage process of scheduling and coordinating with hiring managers.
      • Conduct reference checks on prospective new hires. 
      • Extend offers to candidates and generate offer letters upon approval.
      • Update staffing reports regularly to reflect recruitment status and efforts.
      • Participate in special projects and other duties as assigned.


      Core Competencies

      Our successful employees meet the following criteria:

      • Highly organized with proven ability to meet deadlines and budgets.
      • Outstanding leadership skills and ability to lead cross-functional teams.
      • Ability to take ownership of all tasks and manage simultaneously.
      • Outstanding verbal communication.
      • Superior business writing skills.
      • Positive and professional demeanor with excellent interpersonal, administrative, and managerial skills.
      • Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks while maintaining attention to detail.
      • Resourcefulness, creativity, and strong problem-solving and research skills.



      • 5+ years of full-cycle recruiting experience in an agency or corporate setting in the media/entertainment/sports/sales/non-profit industries highly preferred.
      • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Human Resources or a related field.
      • Experience in successfully managing all phases of recruitment and ensuring the implementation of effective recruiting strategies.
      • Ability to analyze job descriptions to determine required qualifications to proactively identify qualified candidates.
      • Proven track record sourcing and hiring passive candidates.
      • Strong influencing skills and demonstrated ability to quickly establish rapport build credibility and create partnerships at all levels within the company.
      • Demonstrated ability to problem-solve, multi-task, and meet deadlines with a sense of urgency, while working in a high volume, fast-paced environment.
      • Self-motivated and able to work autonomously.
      • ATS proficiency is required preferably BambooHR and LinkedIn Recruiter.
      • Proof of completed COVID vaccination and/or booster.


      Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

      The Paley Center for Media maintains a strong policy of equal opportunity in employment.  It is our objective to recruit, hire, and retain the most qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic or status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.  Our equal employment philosophy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, compensation, benefits, training, promotions, transfers, job benefits, and terminations.

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      • Location
        New York, New York
      • Department
        Human Resources
      • Employment Type
      • Minimum Experience