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Sr. Recruiter, Sony Pictures Animation

Culver City , California

REQ ID JR21-10061 Apply View Saved Jobs

Sony Pictures Animation produces a variety of animated entertainment for audiences around the world. The visually groundbreaking and critically acclaimed "Spider-Man™: Into the Spider-Verse" is the studio’s latest release, and the winner of the 2019 Academy Award® for Best Animated Feature.

The division is also behind hit film series such as "The Smurfs," "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs," and "Hotel Transylvania." Next for Sony Pictures Animation are the original feature comedy "The Mitchells vs. the Machines" produced by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, and the studio’s first-ever animated musical "Vivo," featuring original songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Sony Pictures Animation, which was founded in 2002, is a division of the Sony Pictures Motion Pictures Group for Sony Pictures Entertainment,  a subsidiary of the Tokyo-based Sony Corporation.

The Senior Recruiter works closely with candidates, hiring managers, and our Talent Acquisition team to lead and support Sony Pictures Animation hiring needs. This individual is responsible for full-cycle recruitment practices to attract the best talent to the studio. One must have an understanding of the animation industry, various artist disciplines, and production environments.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead and implement best practices in full-cycle recruitment to attract top talent while ensuring a swift, positive and professional experience for all candidates
  • Partner with studio management to devise recruitment strategies that include external applicants, sourcing passive talent, and keeping diversity and inclusion top of mind in every search
  • Manage full-cycle recruitment for a high-volume dynamic requisition load
  • Maintain a strong candidate pool through professional relationships, sourcing and attending recruitment focused events to pipeline talent
  • Maintain a strong candidate pool through professional relationships, sourcing and attending recruitment focused events to pipeline talent
  • Stay up to date on company, industry, and department trends
  • Build and maintain solid relationships with studio leadership, People &
  • Organization (P&O) Business Partners to develop recruiting strategies and assess future talent needs
  • Develop brand identity and awareness for SPA in line with studio marketing strategies which may include conferences and recruitment events
  • Manage online hiring presence and assist with social media recruitment focused content
  • Work closely with studio leadership for successful hiring of all Interns and Trainees
  • Ensure compliance, hiring policies, practices, and company values are top of mind throughout every process
  • Establish new and maintain existing relationships with Colleges and University Programs at Sony Pictures Animation's target schools
  • Deliver presentations to academic partners and students on campuses

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of full-cycle recruitment experience at an Animation studio or within the creative/art recruitment space
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant area or equivalent work experience
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Highly self-motivated
  • Professional with excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Tolerance of ambiguity and ability to demonstrate flexibility and judgment under pressure
  • Proven leadership skills and the ability to coach and mentor others
  • Ability to work with employees with a variety of experience levels when participating in recruiting events
  • Must have excellent time management and organizational skills in order to accomplish numerous tasks and assignments
  • Willingness to travel to conferences and recruitment events
  • Proven experience in an applicant tracking system
  • Proficient in MS Office and Google applications

*Sony Pictures Entertainment is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other protected characteristics

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