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Temporary Recruiter - Walt Disney Studios

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 688725BR Location Burbank, California, United States Business The Walt Disney Studios Date posted Jul. 10, 2019

Job Summary:

It’s the magic of immersing yourself in a motion picture masterpiece, or a new track from your favorite band, or the spectacle of a live Broadway show. It’s hard to define and even harder to create, but that’s what we do at The Walt Disney Studios. Ours is a culture of innovation, collaboration and creativity. We raise the bar, then step over it, blazing trails through the production and distribution of world class entertainment around the globe. If you want to help tell compelling, enduring stories through movies, music or stage plays, then we want to hear from you.

As a consultative recruitment specialist, Recruiter will be expected to demonstrate recruiting best practices to support our world-class talent acquisition efforts. In alignment with our talent acquisition vision, day-day activities will entail strategic talent development, and impeccable recruitment execution to achieve an effective service delivery model. Critical talent acquisition assignments will require the development and execution of precise individual recruitment plans, inclusive of:
  • Position profiling and Plan development
  • Attraction & marketing, sourcing & networking strategies
  • Talent identification
  • Client Management
  • Candidate engagement
  • Selection and on boarding
The ideal Recruiter will guide their clients through the recruiting process by consulting on the candidate profile, developing a sourcing strategy, attracting top talent, assessing candidates and successfully managing the offer process with various internal partners (Compensation, Sourcing, Coordinators, Interview Partners, HRBP, etc). The Recruiter is responsible for maintaining a high level of transparency and communication in their actions and managing progress reports and actions in the ATS and other systems. Additional consulting activities may occur in support of specific client or overall initiatives.


  • Project manage the day to day recruitment operations through the development and execution of full life cycle recruitment plans; ensuring the candidate, client, team, and recruiter experiences are met with exceptional service delivery
  • Responsible for identifying and assessing talent in a creative environment. Clients may include Marvel, Disney Live Action, Disney Music Group, Disney Theatrical Group, Studio Operations, Theatrical Distribution and Theatrical Marketing.
  • Develops the search strategy including creating a target list of competitor companies, identifying names of passive candidates and anticipated time frame of the search
  • Use innovative sourcing channels to convert hard to find passive talent including
    social media, resume mining, diversity resources and networking
  • Demonstrate ability to attract, influence and convert hard to find passive talent through key attraction and employment opportunities by understanding the Walt Disney Company and/or segment specific landscape, competitive demographics, and employment value proposition
  • Collaborate with Hiring Managers and HR Partners to develop a strong understanding of the department culture, business strategy and talent profiles to deliver on the hiring needs of the business
  • Maintain the highest standards of candidate experience and client account management, reflected in measures of success and efficiency through hiring leader and candidate surveys
  • Conduct in-depth screens and assess potential candidates for level of interest, qualifications and salary expectations
  • Drive and manage the candidate experience throughout the selection process including offer negotiation and new hire on-boarding
  • Partner with compensation and hiring managers to determine and define attractive and competitive job offers.
  • Continuously develop business knowledge of company and departmental objectives, industry and key corporate challenges, and current market dynamics
  • Adheres to recruitment ATS policies and processes by utilizing system for sourcing and tracking of candidates and activity
  • Ensure compliance with EEO/Diversity policies
  • Represent Company for recruiting purposes at identified networking and industry events, job fairs, conferences, etc.

Basic Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 3 years full life cycle recruiting experience; previous experience developing and executing fully comprehensive sourcing/recruitment plans
  • Proven success creating original sourcing/recruiting strategies as well as have the ability to effectively communicate sourcing/recruiting plans to all levels of clients within the organization
  • Strategic sourcing capabilities – leveraging recruitment tools, search engines, professional networking media, etc.
  • Experience meeting time to fill, quantity, quality, diversity and internal hiring goals
  • Demonstrated ability to consult with clients about talent needs and design and execute recruitment strategies around those needs
  • Experience working a fast-paced environment with high requisition volume
  • Ability to develop strong working relationships with leaders and peers within the organization both within and across geographical markets
  • Familiarity with multiple Disney lines of business and ability to operate in a highly matrixed, large, complex organization.
  • Proven ability to support/interact with senior-level management
  • Excellent consultative, presentation, facilitation and influencing skills and outstanding attention to detail and results oriented
  • Ability to maintain confidential information
  • Advanced knowledge of federal, state, and local employment laws
  • Ability to work as a team player

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Creative and/or agency recruiting experience including sourcing and full life cycle recruiting, preferably within the entertainment industry (film, television, digital entertainment / streaming, music or gaming)
  • Experience recruiting at all levels from entry through executive in a variety of functions, preferably including marketing, creative development, production, post-production, VFX, music and theatre
  • Experience building and driving a variety of talent sourcing initiatives
  • Experience with Kenexa or equivalent Applicant Tracking Systems

Required Education

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience

About The Walt Disney Studios:

For over 90 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company was built. Today the Studio brings quality movies, music and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. Feature films are released under the following banners: Disney, including Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios, Disneynature, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm. The Disney Music Group encompasses the Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records labels, as well as Disney Music Publishing. The Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses live events, including Disney on Broadway, Disney On Ice and Disney Live!. Ours is a culture of innovation, inspiration and collaboration that brings together visionary artists, gifted technologists and savvy business minds to conjure up magical entertainment experiences for a global audience.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Walt Disney Pictures, which is part of a business segment we call The Walt Disney Studios.

Walt Disney Pictures is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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