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Temporary Recruiter, Talent Acquisition

Penguin Random House, New York, NY

Home of the world’s best books.

Duration: Full-Time


Penguin Random House is looking for a Temporary Recruiter to join our Talent Acquisition team for approximately 6 months. Reporting into the Director of Talent Acquisition, you’ll join a dynamic team that’s adapted to hiring remotely and is working hard to make it a great experience for our applicants and hiring managers, too. 

Working across all publishing and corporate divisions, you’ll hire for a variety of positions and job levels, in Editorial, Design, Publishing, Marketing, Sales and more. You’ll be responsible for identifying top talent, proactively sourcing candidates and ensuring qualified and diverse applicant pools are identified while partnering with hiring managers and the HR team. 

Some responsibilities include:
* Source, screen, interview, and provide guidance on the selection of qualified candidates while partnering with hiring managers and HR Generalists throughout the selection process
* Build relationships hiring managers and applicants to ensure a smooth recruiting process
* Identify/clarify hiring specifications, competencies, and requirements to ensure accurate and detailed job descriptions and postings
* Implement strategies to maximize productive candidate sourcing and provide a qualified and diverse candidate pool
* Effectively manage expectations through timely communication, quality deliverables and consistent results throughout the hiring process
* Cover up to 15+ vacancies at any one time 

Required Qualifications and Skills:
* Minimum 3 years of full-cycle recruiting experience, preferably with experience in Publishing or a creative industry or sector
* Familiar with ATS usage, especially Success Factors, in addition to using MS Office programs
* Experienced in assessing talent at various levels and skills, preferably using competency and behavioral techniques throughout the recruitment lifecycle
* Possess a wide range of knowledge of HR practices and industry trends
* Have knowledge of basic employment law and OFCCP guidelines
* Able to exercise discretion with confidential information


This is an amazing opportunity to work for an industry leading company, in a team that’s integral to our success. Please apply with a cover letter outlining your desire and capability to take on and succeed in the role described, including why or how you align with our company’s mission to “foster a universal passion for reading by partnering with authors to help create stories and communicate ideas that inform, entertain, and inspire, and to connect them with readers everywhere”. 

Note: Ideal start is mid to late May with interviews taking place the first 2 weeks of May.

About Penguin Random House

Penguin Random House is the leading adult and children’s publishing house in North America, the United Kingdom and many other regions around the world. In publishing the best books in every genre and subject for all ages, we are committed to quality, excellence in execution, and innovation throughout the entire publishing process: editorial, design, marketing, publicity, sales, production, and distribution.

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