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Publication or Company About.com
Job Title Talent Researcher
Industry Internet/Online/New Media
Job Duration Full Time
Job Location New York, NY
Job Requirements About.com is seeking a highly qualified, motivated and energetic Talent Researcher to join the Content Team. Working closely with the content-vertical General Managers to understand taxonomy gaps and topic needs of individual channels, this resourceful individual will proactively identify freelance talent through creative sourcing, including social media. The primary focus of the role will be to gain an understanding of the editorial marketplace for each content vertical and proactively identify skilled online writers and experts for a wide variety of topics..

Primary Responsibilities:

Identify freelance talent cost effectively using a variety of means
Review applications and writing samples, and make initial recommendations to General Managers and Content Managers
Develop and employ methodology to assess candidate ability to operate independently to create high quality, on topic content on an ongoing basis that will successfully deliver monetizable page views to About.com
Create and update documentation, including multimedia resources, for potential contractors
Work with development team to refine recruitment tools
Negotiate terms with potential contractors on behalf of the company along with the content-vertical General Manager and Legal
Build and maintain positive relationships; work effectively with internal clients to ensure the selection process consistently results in a successful independent contractor Guide
Manage administrative aspects related to talent sourcing


Bachelor's Degree
1 - 2 years of work experience
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Strong editorial skills; keen sense of what content works well in the online space across a variety of verticals health, travel, food, home, money and more
Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with internal stakeholders and external independent contractor candidates
Thorough understanding of the applicable laws that govern interactions with independent contractors, including outreach, communication, copyright, standard rates, and contracts
About Our Company About.com is by far the largest network of hand-crafted expert content on the internet, providing nearly 90 million monthly unique users with outstanding, intent-driven, actionable information. A top-10 US website as measured by comScore, we feature over 3 million articles, across 11 verticals including Home & Garden, Health, Travel, Food and Style. We are the premiere expert-driven resource on the web, with nearly 1,000 topic-specific experts.
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