Talent Acquisition Associate

The Athletic

The Athletic is a California-based digital media platform that provides subscription-based sports content such as news, scores and game schedules.

Only considering candidates who are eligible to work in the USA ⚠️

About the Role

This position will report to The Athletic’s Supervisor, Talent Acquisition and support the rapidly scaling business across HQ and Newsroom talent acquisition.

The ideal candidate will play a critical part in facilitating the movement of candidates through the end-to-end recruitment process. They will support the Supervisor, Talent Acquisition to provide our candidates and hiring teams with smooth interviewing experiences and serve as a main point of contact throughout the entire interview process. They may also be exposed to or responsible for other recruitment activities such as job postings, liaising with cross-functional operational team members on the People and Finance teams, reporting, and more.

This a part-time (20-25 hours per week), fixed-term position through December 31, 2024 and is a remote role for candidates based in the United States or Canada only.


  • Schedule a high volume of phone, video and/or in-person interviews, internal debriefs and technical and writing assessments across multiple departments.
  • Partner with the Supervisor, Talent Acquisition with candidate management by moving candidates through the interview stages in Lever.
  • Support and develop top-of-funnel talent acquisition strategies that attract quality candidates representative of the broader talent population.
  • Contribute to other related recruiting projects for improving the candidate experience and scheduling efficiency.
  • Collaborate with members of the People and Finance teams to support strategic talent acquisition processes and initiatives.
  • Monitor the effectiveness of talent acquisition strategies, the hiring funnel, and other key metrics that drive a successful talent acquisition strategy.
  • Ensure compliance with company policies, core values, and standards of ethics & integrity.


  • 1 to 3 years in an in-house and/or agency in a talent acquisition support function.
  • Experience managing multiple requisitions simultaneously.
  • Experience with Applicant Tracking Systems, Lever a strong plus.
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Experience driving top-of-funnel sourcing strategies.
  • Experience partnering with cross functional teams to identify role requirements and expectations.
  • Experience with LinkedIn and other job boards. Partnering with job boards focused on underrepresented talent is a strong plus.
  • Superb organization skills and strong attention to detail; ability to manage time efficiently.
  • Demonstrated experience working in a 100% remote capacity with full autonomy.
  • This role will be remote for candidates based in the United States or Canada only.

The hourly rate for this role will depend on experience and other factors. The range is between $35.00 - $45.00 USD per hour. The total compensation offered for this position may vary based on factors such as education, experience, skills, and location. It may also include non-cash rewards and benefits. The base salary range is subject to change and may be modified in the future.

The Athletictheathletic.com

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Our Team

We're a team of 680 across 15 departments:

  • engineering
  • marketing
  • arts and design
  • data science
  • human resources
  • operations
  • sales
  • product management
  • business development
  • media and commmunication
  • +5 more teams

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Talent acquisition support
  • Applicant Tracking Systems
  • Sourcing strategies
  • Cross-functional collaboration
  • LinkedIn and job boards
  • Organization skills

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