Job Description:

Position Summary:

At American Public Media Group (APMG), workplace diversity and inclusion are key components of our strategic plan. An inclusive environment is one where employees feel pride in who we are and what we do, feel welcome in our culture, and see a future with us. Our strength lies in the diversity among the broad range of people who contribute their time and talents to APMG. We have a deep belief in our commitment to create trusted and meaningful listening experiences with and for curious people and consider inclusion a foundation of organizational success. It is our aim, therefore, that our leadership team, Board of Trustees, and employees reflect and embrace these core principles.

The Talent Acquisition Manager will provide leadership and hands-on recruitment expertise for the APMG companies. Focusing on roles across the APMG portfolio with the main concentration on Southern California Public Radio (SCPR), you'll be working in a fast-paced and creative environment, scouting talent ranging from journalists, broadcast engineers to hosts to marketing roles to administrative positions and more. This role works in tandem with the Internship and Fellowship Program Manager and the APMG Talent Acquisition Manager to continually refine a newly centralized recruitment process, source and identify talent, build relationships and networks across key industry professional groups, and extend the employment brand of APMG through active engagement with talent in person and online via social platforms. A key liaison to hiring managers, this role executes full cycle recruiting as a shared accountability.

The Ideal Candidate:

You have experience in actively seeking networking opportunities that expand and diversify talent pools. You have participated in local and national recruitment events. To this end, you are comfortable participating in career fairs and partnering with hiring managers to represent career opportunities. You will be a process-oriented partner, with excellent communication skills to champion a newly centralized recruitment process. We’re looking for a high impact recruitment partner, who will develop and implement strategies, keep up with the latest sourcing tools and processes, and further build on existing and established programs around diversity and employer branding.  

Position Responsibility:

 Full-Cycle Recruitment

  • Perform full-cycle recruiting, including all aspects of the talent acquisition process: application and resume review, phone screens, in-person interviews, candidate tracking, and communication with candidates and hiring managers. Source candidates and drive selection methods for all levels of positions.
  • Manage metrics and perform cost analysis on time to fill.  
  • Continuously seek and drive process improvement to meet business and diversity objectives.
  • Manage talent acquisition process in accordance with federal, state and local regulations, as well as company policies and serve as a subject matter expert on this subject for Hiring Managers.
  • Participate in local and national recruitment events including NABJ, AAJS, NAHJ, etc. Be a champion for change when change is needed.
  • Manage vendor relationships.

Diversity and Inclusion

  • Responsible for designing, developing and implementing recruitment strategies focused on diversity and inclusion to include but not be limited to race, class, gender, differing abilities, religion and sexual orientation.
  • Work with Director, Diversity and Inclusion on identifying areas of bias and drive process improvement to meet business and diversity objectives.
  • Lead the use of relevant and progressive sourcing strategies (i.e., networking, social media, digital tools, etc.) to actively seek out talent at all levels who embody our core values and reflect the diversity of our audiences.
  • Champion diversity and inclusion awareness


  • Partner with internal stakeholders at all levels to create and promote programs to cultivate and develop a diverse talent pathway and support the strategic goals of the organization.
  • Work collaboratively with internal stakeholders to coach, provide expertise, support, and training on talent acquisition principles, guidelines, procedures and best practices.
  • Provide guidance and data insight to help attract high performing talent.
  • Partner with HR colleagues (including but not limited to D&I, payroll, compensation, benefits, and HR Business partners) to own the talent acquisition process for assigned areas of the company.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum five years' experience in a role with direct accountability for talent acquisition
  • ATS experience
  • Demonstrated experience and competence building diverse talent pools

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of effective recruiting strategies
  • Knowledge or understanding of the following fields: journalism, broadcast, media, and/or nonprofits a plus
  • Corporate experience a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to serve as strategic thought partner to Hiring Managers
  • Ability and desire to work with diversity, equity and inclusion teams to contribute and further your own cultural fluency
  • Competent knowledge of California and Federal employment law, raising legal issues to the appropriate level.
  • Discretion and confidentiality are essential.

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

  • Must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Physical Demands: 
    • Required to move about in an office environment and sit for extended periods of time
    • Required to move about in the community
    • Requires periodic travel by private vehicles and commercial airlines
    • Frequent use of hands for data entry/keystrokes and simple grasping
  • Working Conditions: 
    • Moderate noise level
    • Occasional exposure to prevalent weather condition


Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

We are committed to hiring a breadth of diverse professionals and encourage members of diverse groups to apply.