Talent Lead

New York OR Los Angeles
Operations /
The Talent Lead at The Free Press is responsible for creating and implementing processes, systems, and strategies for recruiting, developing, and managing talent in a fast-growing environment. This role is crucial to building and maintaining a high-performing and engaged team, contributing to the overall success and growth of our organization. The Talent Lead will be responsible for overseeing the entire talent life cycle of our full-time and non-full-time staff and play a key role in shaping and defining our workplace culture.


    • Lead the end-to-end recruitment process, including creating and posting job descriptions, sourcing candidates, conducting interviews, and making hiring decisions. 
    • Develop and implement effective onboarding processes to ensure new hires integrate smoothly into the organization.
    • Manage employment contracts, ensuring compliance with relevant regulations and company policies.
    • Conduct industry research to deliver insights on competitive benchmarking for compensation, benefits, and best practices.
    • Recommend, implement, and manage best-in-class software vendors for talent and benefit management.
    • Collaborate with the finance department to oversee accurate and timely payroll processing.
    • Design and implement performance review processes to assess individual and team contributions.
    • Streamline and improve talent management processes, ensuring efficiency and compliance.
    • Implement initiatives to support continuous learning and development for employees.
    • Work closely with the executive team to determine future hiring needs.


    • Experience in leadership role in talent management, recruiting, and HR processes, preferably in a media, publishing, and/or journalism environment.
    • Strong knowledge of employment laws and regulations.
    • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills; a champion of culture.
    • Ability to build organizational processes and standards for a high-performance culture.
    • An embrace of a scrappy start-up environment with a willingness to jump in wherever needed to help the team succeed.
$80,000 - $160,000 a year
Final offers for this job will be made within the parameters of this range, taking into account experience. In addition to a competitive salary, The FP offers a comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, retirement plans and long-term incentive & bonus programs.