Sr Sales Recruiter at Tribune Publishing

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Tribune Publishing, home to Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun, New York Daily News and many other award-winning publications, is looking to hire a Senior Sales Recruiter based in our Chicago headquarters, one of the “Coolest Offices” in Chicago. In this role, you'll be a trusted consultant to our hiring managers to help meet the strategic talent acquisition needs of our business, specifically focusing on our sales organization. 


Responsibilities include identifying qualified applicants and hires, ensuring consistency and equitability in the recruitment process, and maintaining effective working relationships with all levels of management to anticipate talent needs and recommend the most qualified candidates for positions. This role will support our businesses across the country, primarily focusing on professional level positions across our businesses including Sales, Marketing and other talent segments.  


If you’re a recruiter who likes to utilize the latest digital vehicles to stake us out as an influencer in the digital industry by building your brand and that of the company, this job has you written all over it!



Tribune Publishing Company (TPCO) is a media company rooted in award-winning journalism. Headquartered in Chicago, Tribune Publishing Company operates local media businesses in eight markets with titles including the Chicago TribuneNew York Daily NewsThe Baltimore Sun,Orlando Sentinel, South Florida's Sun-Sentinel, Virginia’s Daily Press and The Virginian-PilotThe Morning Call of Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, and the Hartford Courant.


Tribune Publishing Company also operates Tribune Content Agency (TCA) and the Daily Meal and is majority owner of BestReviews.


Our brands are committed to informing, inspiring and engaging local communities. We create and distribute content across our media portfolio, offering integrated marketing, media, and business services to consumers and advertisers, including digital solutions and advertising opportunities.


  • Deliver full lifecycle recruiting expertise and consulting by developing proactive strategies to source, attract, recruit and select top-tier talent against defined criteria for multiple disciplines. Utilize all the tools in your digital recruitment toolbox to build successful candidate profiles, clarify required job skills and competencies and use the best sourcing strategies and techniques for each job category.
  • Drive and manage the candidate experience throughout the selection process including offer negotiation
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of creative sourcing strategies by utilizing the latest digital avenues and tools to create pipeline candidates to close sourcing gaps.
  • Develop and utilize a social media recruitment strategy.
  • Research, propose and contribute to building suitable and beneficial digital community partnerships and networking to enhance our candidate pipeline.
  • Effectively coach hiring managers on the interview and selection process.
  • Set an overarching recruiting strategy which includes partnering on conference /event attendance in partnership with hiring teams; coordinates and conducts candidate assessment/debrief sessions with hiring managers.
  • Continuously develop business knowledge and acumen of company and departmental objectives, industry and corporate challenges and current market dynamics.
  • Build and maintain solid relationships with HR Business Partners to develop recruiting strategies and assess future talent needs.
  • Analyze market signals/trends, candidate behavior and advances in technology related to digital recruitment.
  • Stay abreast and implement the latest digital recruitment techniques and recruitment channels.
  • Contribute to successful development and usage of our Talent Acquisition technology platforms.
  • Utilizes Tribune Publishing’s online applicant tracking system to maintain candidate information and accurate data for reporting purposes.


  • 7+ years of corporate recruitment / talent acquisition experience, preferably with a focus on digital advertising, marketing and sales at a digital company.
  • Ability to successfully adapt to a dynamic, continuously growing environment.
  • Possess market intelligence to understand the available talent in the marketplace and where opportunities lie to network and locate new passive or active candidates.
  • Solid knowledge of how to leverage various sourcing tools, especially digital, social media and online networking.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to use independent judgment in prioritizing tasks to meet or exceed deadlines in an ambiguous, ever-changing environment.
  • Strategic thinker with the ability to identify a steady stream of prospective talent in anticipation of future talent needs.
  • Demonstrates sense of urgency and effective speed to find and hire the best qualified talent
  • Keen attention to detail, efficient and highly organized; articulate both written and verbally
  • Systems savvy; strong knowledge of applicant tracking systems (iCIMS a plus).
  • Creative thinker and innovator with a drive to promote the discovery and development of highly effective leading recruiting processes and business practices.
  • Understanding of HR compliance and industry regulations.
  • You thrive on innovation and resilience.
  • Views every interaction as a network opportunity and are skilled at utilizing technology to glean potential candidate information in today’s digital world.
  • Possess effective negotiation skills to achieve results.
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