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The Role / Position Overview

The Financial Times is looking for a US Talent Acquisition Specialist to manage the existing team and work across a variety of roles to ensure the FT and its subsidiaries  continue to attract and retain the best talent. This role is responsible for supporting the strategic development and execution of the US recruitment strategy. 

We are a small entrepreneurial, collaborative team and it is important that you have an  “all hands on deck” approach. You are agile, can adapt to change knowing no day is the same, and are eager to take on new challenges. While we have a global presence and an established brand, The FT is still building rapport in the US candidate market. It is important that you are not afraid to proactively recommend solutions, get creative and try new things in order to ensure we attract the best talent. 

  • Carrying out phone screens and sourcing, to engage and recruit new talent across a variety if business areas 

  • Leveraging and building employee referral schemes

  • Developing innovative and proactive sourcing strategies that promote DE&I best practice to deliver high quality candidate pipelines

  • Effectively building and engaging talent pools/communities through a variety of tools and social media

  • Managing the candidate and employer brand via events, blogs and social 

  • Putting positive culture fit at the heart of each search

  • Manage processes around larger initiatives, strategic projects and programs focused on equipping the business with the tools they need to hire top, diverse talent (e.g. competency based interviewing training, quality of hire etc.)

  • Delivering the summer internship program; building an immersive internship experience, coordinating social activities, arranging speakers, and relationship building with interns


Internal Stakeholder Management

  • Main point of contact for all stakeholders and point of escalation, feeding insights into management and raising key challenges to collaborate on and resolve

  • Holding role briefings, interview wash-ups and process debriefs with Hiring Managers 

  • Seeking continuous feedback on the suitability of candidates in your pipeline and adapting sourcing plans where necessary 

  • Getting to know each team, working with Hiring Managers and HR Business Partners to understand the skills, competencies, and experiences necessary for success in each role

  • Educating Hiring Managers on best practice in hiring including designing and delivering training programmes 

  • To hold internal presentations to provide updates and to engage with the Hiring Manager population



  • Managing roles and ensure data within the Workday recruitment system is up to date

  • Providing support for future system developments


Metrics & Data

  • High attention to detail is required and a process driven attitude in order to provide reporting on recruitment data and pipeline updates to stakeholders 

  • Leverage data to drive hiring strategy with the business 


Employer Branding

  • Develop, coordinate and maintain relationships with tech communities

  • Develop a strategy to raise brand awareness amongst candidates that may not have traditionally considered the FT as a place of work

  • Ownership and management of university employer efforts. Continue to develop relationships with campus career centers, student organizations and affinity group organizations in an effort to build brand awareness


Required Skills / Experience 

  • Demonstrable experience in recruiting talent across sales, marketing and editorial 

  • Previous experience in coaching or managing an individual or team

  • Background in using innovative sourcing strategies for hard to fill, tech roles

  • Experience in working with Diversity, Equality and Inclusion strategies to ensure a diverse shortlist of candidates and a fair process for everyone

  • Excellent interpersonal, problem solving and relationship building skills

  • Comfortable working autonomously without direction; ability to effectively prioritize workload

  • Ability to liaise with employees at all levels of the organisation

  • Ability to remain calm under pressure, multi-task, roll up your sleeves and be client-focused

  • Preferably previous in-house experience

  • A passion for global financial markets, companies, and economies

  • Excellent attention to detail and a high level of accuracy required

  • Excellent organizational skills required

  • Proficiency in Workday HRIS is desirable but not essential


For both internal & external candidates, we will provide full training on the FT’s recruitment processes, systems and ways of working.


What’s in it for you? Our Benefits

Our benefits vary depending on location, but we are committed to providing best in class perks across all our offices as well as an inclusive environment to develop your career. Examples of our benefits include; generous annual leave allowances, flexible working (including working from home), medical cover, enhanced maternity & paternity packages, subsidised gym memberships and Giving Back opportunities. Full details of our benefits can be found here.


Further Information

The FT is committed to providing an inclusive working environment for all. We are an equal opportunities employer who seeks to recruit and appoint the best talent regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We also promote flexible working and will consider specific requests around flexibility for all roles where it can be accommodated. Please let us know if you require any adjustments as part of the application process or to enable you to attend an interview. If you would like to discuss your requirements, or have any questions, please contact a member of our HR team who will be happy to help. 

Candidates should be aware that new employees will be required to be vaccinated by their start date, meaning they have received all of the recommended doses for either a one dose or two dose COVID-19 vaccine, and provide proof of vaccination status (e.g. CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card) , which will be kept confidential. We are an equal opportunity employer, and will provide a reasonable accommodation to those who are unable to be vaccinated due to a sincerely-held religious belief or a medical disability where it does not pose an undue hardship on the Company.


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