Recruiter: Diverse Public Media Journalists

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January 20, 2017

Request for Proposals

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) seeks an individual or organization to recruit minority candidates to fill editorial leadership and/or reporter positions at public media organizations. The successful applicant (hereinafter “Recruiter”) will present qualified minority candidates to interview for up to 20 journalism positions over the term of one year.

CPB is promoting this program to encourage more diverse management and staff in public media newsrooms across the country. Hiring decisions will be at the sole discretion of the organization and not CPB. Recruiter compensation will be a flat fee for each position for which the Recruiter presents one or more interested and qualified candidates.

The Recruiter’s work is expected to include the following:
1. In consultation with CPB and other public media leaders, build a persuasive case to potential candidates for seeking employment as journalists in public media;
2. Building and maintaining a pool of potential candidates;
3. With as much notice as possible from CPB as specific positions are identified, described, and posted, coordinating phone conversations and candidate visits with hiring managers at public media organizations; and
4. Presenting at least one qualified and vetted minority candidate to be interviewed for each position.

At CPB’s request, the Recruiter will provide updates by phone, e-mail, and/or in person. If the Recruiter is required to travel in conjunction with providing the services described above, CPB must pre-approve such travel. For approved travel, CPB will reimburse the Recruiter in accordance with CPB’s travel policy, set forth in Section IX. The contract may be extended for two consecutive six-month terms, at CPB’s sole discretion.

Please download the Request for Proposals below for detailed information, including application requirements.
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