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Talent Generalist

| Chicago

We’re looking for a Talent Generalist to join our team. In this role, you’ll impact our people and culture by having your hands in both Recruitment and Human Resources. As a successful candidate, you’ll be dedicated to creating an exceptional candidate and employee experience and enjoy working within the different aspects of Talent.


  • Recruitment - Manage the full recruitment life-cycle to fulfill business and technical positions for the organization.
  • Recruitment Strategy- Research and apply new and traditional recruiting strategies (e.g. sourcing) based on function and requisition.
  • Performance Management - Partner with the head of talent on performance management strategy. Administer the annual and quarterly review processes as well as ongoing performance management initiatives.
  • Benefits Administration  - Participate in the annual benefits renewal and administer open enrollment. Process medical leaves, answer employee benefits questions, and solve enrollment and/or coverage issues.
  • Onboarding - Lead new hire orientation. Facilitate employee onboarding program.
  • Learning & Development - Coordinate and drive internal learning & development opportunities and training. Facilitate internal training as needed.
  • Employee/Candidate Relations & Engagement - Act as a resource for employees and candidates, administer employee engagement survey, and conduct voluntary exit interviews. Engage in project work and drive initiatives related to our culture as well as diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.
  • HR Reporting - Track and analyze HR metrics. Complete regulatory HR reporting such as ACA, EEO-1, OSHA, etc.


  • A minimum of 5 years of HR experience including benefits administration and performance management.
  • A minimum of 2 years of recruitment experience, preferably in both corporate and staffing firm environments.
  • Proven relationship building skills, both internally with employees and hiring managers, and externally with candidates and vendors.
  • Expert level proficiency using Applicant Tracking systems (ATS) and HR systems (HRIS, Performance Management, etc)
  • Exceptional judgment and communication skills
  • Ability to anticipate needs and understand when a sense of urgency should be applied
  • Exceptional time management, multi-project management and overall task prioritization
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • PHR certification a plus

Narrative Science is the leader in advanced natural language generation (Advanced NLG) for the enterprise. Quill, its Advanced NLG platform, learns and writes like a person, automatically transforming data into Intelligent Narratives—insightful, conversational communications full of audience-relevant information that provide complete transparency into how analytic decisions are made.

At Narrative Science, we embrace the diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives of our employes, customers, partners and other stakeholders. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Located in the heart of the loop, our office provides easy access to public transportation and some of Chicago's favorite destinations.

An Insider's view of Narrative Science

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

At Narrative Science, teams collaborate every day. When it comes to background, experience, and points of view, we are a very diverse company, and our employees take full advantage of that. It isn't uncommon to see functional teams pulling in members from other teams to work on initiatives together or even just to get another opinion.


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What makes someone successful on your team?

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What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

At Narrative Science, we support a spectrum of innovation ranging from our standard engineering process, through Hack Days and Hackathons, to our ongoing Incubator team. Narrative Science is only successful if we hire smart and self-motivated people, so we’re committed to giving them the support and space they need to innovate.


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What are some things you learned at the company?

We are encouraged to deliver an exceptional customer experience. To achieve this goal, I’ve learned how various aspects of software engineering integrate to create a great and reliable product. I've learned how to design/implement database architecture, automated testing, and data analytics to craft our innovative products and bring them to market.


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What are Narrative Science Perks + Benefits

Narrative Science Benefits Overview

We offer a full range of benefits including Medical, Rx, Dental, Vision, FSA (for medical and dependent care expenses), Commuter Benefits, Life Insurance, Short and Long Term Disability, Paid Parental Leave, and 401k options for you and your family. Our people manage their own schedules, work hard, take time off when they need it—and come back refreshed and ready to dive back in.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program

Additional Perks + Benefits

Standing desks. Catered weekly lunches. Flexible vacation policy. Company events. Free eats & drinks. Free gym access & bike parking. Personal MacBook Air. Community engagement opportunities. Internal learning and development opportunities. Referral program & incentives.

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