Contract Sr. Talent Acquisition Partner for E.W. Scripps - Cincinnati, Ohio

The E.W. Scripps Company is seeking several contract Sr. Talent Acquisition Partners to assist our team. In this contract role, you are responsible for providing full-cycle talent acquisition responsibilities for the organization through the execution of local and national recruiting plans, employing contemporary sourcing strategies and resources as well as developing new, creative recruiting strategies. These positions play a critical role in ensuring we are hiring the best possible talent and are forward-thinking in our approach and the overall goal of becoming the employer of choice.


  • Coordinate the recruiting process to attract a well-qualified and diverse workforce
  • Work with divisional Human Resource Business Partners (HRBPs) to identify critical roles

  • Confirm job descriptions and specifications to create postings

  • Review recruiting process with hiring managers including local HR as deemed appropriate

  • Create a recruiting and interviewing plan for each open position

  • Coordinate the process which entails everything from - advertising the position broadly to sourcing qualified candidates; screening resumes to driving and participating in the interview process; evaluating candidates to securing background and reference checks, and extending and negotiating offers to following up with candidates not selected

  • Maintain all pertinent hiring/applicant data in the applicant tracking system

  • Conduct regular follow-up meetings with managers to determine the effectiveness of recruiting plans and their implementation

  • Deliver metrics related to key performance indicators and interpret the story they tell

  • Seek out strategies and methods to continually improve the recruiting process

  • Develop a pool of qualified candidates in advance of need by utilizing aggressive sourcing strategies

  • Research and recommend new sources for active and passive candidate recruiting

  • Work effectively with talent agents in both sourcing and hiring qualified candidates

  • Post openings in our aggregator, local advertisements, professional organizations and via social media avenues; use social and professional networking sites to identify, source and create connections with both active and passive candidates

  • Collaborate with Corporate Communications to establish a recognizable "employer of choice" reputation or brand for the company and its divisions, both internally and externally

  • Communicate with managers and employees regularly to establish rapport, gauge morale, and source new candidate leads and employee referrals

  • Demonstrate an understanding of market/industry trends and their related effect on talent acquisition

  • Create and maintain recruiting contacts within the industry and beyond

  • Attend professional meetings

  • Perform other special projects as assigned


  • A bachelor's degree or equivalent experience

  • At least five years of full-cycle recruiting experience required


  • Well-honed skills in recruitment, sourcing and candidate development, and evaluation processes

  • Proven relationship building skills

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines

  • Ability to succeed with minimal supervision and to work well in a fast-paced environment

  • Effective verbal communication skills with a dynamic telephone presence

  • Excellent interpersonal and coaching skills

  • General knowledge of various employment laws and practices

  • Proven skills working with employment contracts and third party recruiters/agents

  • Some experience with leading and managing others

  • Ability to work with employees at all levels within in the organization to foster a spirit of teamwork

  • Ability to maintain the highly confidential nature of human resources work

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner

  • Gather and analyze information skillfully

  • Demonstrate resourcefulness and ability to take initiative

  • Ability to travel for recruitment meetings and maintain a flexible work schedule on an as-needed basis

  • Excellent Microsoft office experience

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