American Public Media
  • Marketplace - 16GA
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Benefits Eligible

Who We Are:

Marketplace is a non-profit news organization on a mission to raise the economic intelligence of the country. As one of the most dynamic multimedia brands in the country, Marketplace is known for its accessible approach to business and economic news on multiple platforms. For more than thirty years, we've helped people become smarter about the economic forces that touch their daily lives through the unorthodox story, the casual conversation and the unexpected angle on the news. Produced and distributed by American Public Media, Marketplace is the most widely consumed business and economic news program in the country. With more than 14 million weekly listeners on more than 800 local public radio stations nationwide and millions more across our digital platforms, we've changed the way people think about the economy. And while we are very serious about covering business and the economy, we don't take ourselves too seriously. For more on our programs, go to

Your Role:

As Marketplace grows across platforms, we're scaling our internal team and need a rock star Talent Acquisition Manager to help us do this in an innovative way. You'll be working in a fast-paced and creative environment, scouting talent ranging from broadcast engineers to hosts.

Marketplace is seeking an experienced, entrepreneurial and resourceful Talent Acquisition Manager. In this important role, you will work collaboratively across the shop in scouting exceptional, next generation talent and champion our commitment to diversity and inclusion. Working closely with leadership, will be tasked with defining and leading Marketplace's talent acquisition strategy to support the company's continued growth and transformation from traditional newsroom to a multi-media enterprise, working with stakeholders across our bureaus; Los Angeles, New York and Washington DC.

As part of the HR team, you will be a high impact business partner, assessing talent gaps, implementing strategies, introducing cutting edge sourcing tools and processes, and further building on existing and established programs around diversity and employer branding, in collaboration at Marketplace and partner with other recruiters across American Public Media Group.

You Will:

  • Proactively identify high potential candidates through strategic sourcing, active networking and research
  • Provide guidance and data insight to help attract, retain and develop high performing talent
  • Represent Marketplace and APMG at industry events and manage existing relationships with journalistic diversity organizations
  • Continuously seek out new organizations and recruiting partnership opportunities
  • Visibly champion inclusion and diversity goals of Marketplace and our parent company APMG
  • Collaborate with  the Internship and Fellowship Program Manager on our internship and fellowship program
  • Effectively gather and use data to identify trends, opportunities and introduce sourcing strategies
  • Provide training and support around inclusive hiring and succession planning
  • Manage and guide hiring managers through the interview and selection process
  • Regularly assess the inclusiveness and effectiveness of recruiting processes and tools
  • Manage vendor relationships
  • Work closely with hiring managers and operations team on on-boarding new talent
  • Scout talent at events, conferences and manage university relationships with top tier journalism programs for Marketplace and across the APMG family
  • Develop/support the relationships/partnerships we have with like-minded journalistic diversity organizations, such as the NABJ, AAJA, NAHJ, etc. and continuously seek out new organizations and opportunities that align with our business strategies.
  • Routinely partner and share best practices with HR team across the organization
  • Occasionally travel to bureau offices



  • Fundamentally understand business operations and have an aptitude for and appreciation of establishing effective metrics and using talent analytics to interpret trends and drive results
  • Fancy yourself a connector with great interpersonal skills who knows how to quickly build relationships and influencer networks
  • Have a proven track record of outstanding customer service because you are a results-oriented multi-tasker who thrives when faced with a challenge
  • Possess extensive experience using social media and digital tools for recruiting
  • Have excellent project management skills and able to work on multiple project simultaneously and think independently
  • Are  mission driven and have a passion for reaching people wherever they are
  • Have experience in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Have competent knowledge of CA/NY employment laws and the good judgment to 'know what you don't know', raising legal issues to the appropriate level

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum five years' experience in a role with direct accountability for talent acquisition
  • Diversity recruitment experience required.
  • Strong HRIS and ATS skills and experience required.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Knowledge or understanding of the following fields: journalism, broadcast, media, nonprofits
  • Corporate experience a plus

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 conditions

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.


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