Manager, Talent Acquisition

Participant Media, Los Angeles

A story well told can change the world.

Duration: Full-Time

Position Summary: The Manager, Talent Acquisition will play a key role in attracting a diverse pool of talented contributors in alignment with Participant’s core values. This is an individual contributor role and will be responsible for managing the company's full-cycle recruitment and talent strategy, as well as delivering a best-in-class candidate experience.  Reporting into the EVP, People and Culture, this role will work in tandem with the People and Culture team as well as Diversity, Belonging and Inclusion to support key projects and priorities designed to evolve and strengthen company culture. 

Founded in 2004 by Jeff Skoll, Participant’s content combines the power of a good story well told with real world impact and awareness around today’s most vital issues. Through its worldwide network of traditional and digital distribution, aligned with partnerships with key non-profit and NGO organizations, Participant speaks directly to the rise of today’s “conscious consumer,” representing the well over 2 billion consumers compelled to make meaningful content a priority focus. Participant’s more than 100 films have collectively earned 86 Academy Award® nominations and 21 wins, including Best Picture for Spotlight and Green Book; Best Documentary Feature for American Factory, CITIZENFOUR, The Cove and An Inconvenient Truth; and Best Foreign Language Film for Roma and A Fantastic Woman.

Salary Range: $75,000-$80,000


  • Lead the full cycle recruitment for the organization in an efficient and effective manner, including but not limited to:
  • Setting the hiring “action plan” with the hiring manager, in accordance with company Workforce Acquisition (Talent Recruiting and Hiring) policies
  • Conducting background checks
  • Issuing offers for employment
  • Provide an extraordinary candidate experience 
  • Act as an advisor to the business, working with directly with stakeholders at all levels
  • Leverage our Applicant Tracking System (ATS) Lever and online recruiting resources from multiple channels, including social media, LinkedIn, campus activity from trade schools to universities, in addition to our robust sourcing platform as a resource to help strengthen relationships with industry partners
  • Partner with hiring managers to deeply understand team needs, the requirements of the role’s mission, outcomes, and competencies, as well as ensure hiring best practices are complying across the organization
  • Train and coach interview teams on the interview process
  • Use data to identify opportunities and drive enhancements to our talent brand, talent acquisition processes, and candidate experience
  • Administer and maintain the employee onboarding process (e.g., Paylocity, IT matters, new hire orientation)
  • Manage intern and fellow programs, and temporary staffing

Key Skills/Competencies:

  • Able to work independently while also being a collaborative, team player
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality
  • Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations.
  • Proficiency with or the ability to quickly learn the organizations HRIS and talent management systems


  • Minimum of 3+ years’ in full-cycle recruiting and coursing
  • Ability to give presentations
  • Competency in Microsoft applications including Lever or another ATS
  • Knowledge of at least one of the functional areas of HR and Talent management including employee and labor relations practices 
  • Working knowledge of current regulatory requirements and standards relating to the function of human resources management including of federal and state employment law
  • Experience building trusted relationships with key stakeholders; adopting a sense of urgency with candidate management in order to meet hiring managers’ needs
  • A Proven track record of sourcing and hiring top talent
Participant is an equal opportunity employer. This means we are committed to recruiting, training, compensating, and promoting all of our employees regardless of race, color, religion, sex, disability, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender, or any other protected classes set forth under applicable law. As a media company, we are dedicated to reflecting the diversity, and multiculturalism, of our viewers, creators, partners and communities. Inclusion is at the heart of what we do and at the core of our values.

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About Participant Media

Participant Media is the leading media company dedicated to entertainment that inspires and compels social change. Founded in 2004 by Jeff Skoll, Participant’s content combines the power of a good story well told with opportunities for real world impact and awareness around the most pressing global issues of our time. Participant’s more than 75 films, including Spotlight, Contagion, Lincoln, The Help, He Named Me Malala, The Look of Silence, CITIZENFOUR, Food, Inc., and An Inconvenient Truth, have collectively earned 52 Academy Award® nominations and 11 wins, including Best Picture for Spotlight. Participant’s digital entertainment division, SoulPancake (, is an award-winning provider of thought-provoking, joyful, and uplifting digital content including such widely popular series as Kid President and The Science of Happiness and reaches an audience of nearly 9 million fans.

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