Talent Acquisition Specialist

  • Full Time
  • UAE
  • Posted 1 week ago

ITP Media Group

About the job
ITP Media Group reaches an audience of more than 104.6 million people across the Middle East and beyond through its leading websites, portals, social media platforms, events, conferences, award ceremonies, magazines, books and social media influencers agency. We are one of the largest media companies in the Middle East, with a portfolio of more than 80 brands. These brands include major international and regional names such as Time Out, Arabian Business, Harper’s Bazaar, GQ and Construction Week, etc.

The incumbent will play a key role in understanding the needs of the business and helping to match it to opportunities for growth. . Ownership of the recruitment process (intake calls, job posting, candidate interview assessments and hiring) across all specialty segments within ITP Media Group (Sales, Corporate, Technology, Production, and Editorial).

The TA Specialist position suits someone who’s passionate about people, forward-thinking, and always aiming for enhancements and efficiency. The incumbent would be responsible for effectively partnering with hiring managers to execute recruiting strategies in direct support of business objectives, taking the lead from the Talent Acquisition Manager.


The Talent Acquisition Specialist will primarily be responsible for but not limited to the following:

Activities and Delivery

Attracting and selecting future employees is a big part of what we do in the talent team. You start your day by screening candidate applications, arranging interviews and liaising with our colleagues in the KSA, UAE and across the other countries in our market.
Recommend and assist with the delivery of activities that’s aligned to the recruiting strategies
Determine selection criteria for candidates by liaising with hiring managers Talent Acquisition Manager
Source applicants through online channels, such as LinkedIn and other professional networks
Create and convert (where applicable) job descriptions and interview questions that reflect the requirements for each position
Identify and refine down the most suitable talent from available candidates
Plan interview and selection procedures, including screening calls, assessments, and in-person interviews – if possible
Assess candidates’ information, including C.Vs., portfolios and references
Respond timely to internal and external applicant situations, and applicant requests as required


Assist in the creation, implementation and facilitation of ITP Media Group’s current and existing vacancies in in all territories that is aligned with the company goals and strategic plan
Co-ordinate and follow-up on all Talent Acquisition activities
Maintain active monitoring and follow-up through on-going Talent Acquisition process
Provide support to all Hiring Managers and candidates as required
Coordinate with hiring managers to identify staffing needs in different areas and departments
Work on all diversity initiatives involving recruitment to ensure fairness in hiring practices
Provide feedback to management about details regarding applications

Tracking and Reporting

Monitor and track Talent Acquisition activities by maintaining accurate updated records of candidates information and a dashboard
Keep records of all materials used for recruitment, including interview notes and related paperwork, to share with key stakeholders
Conduct regular follow-up with managers to determine the effectiveness of recruiting efforts
Meet with Human Resources to have a full-scale understanding of hiring needs and available positions within the company

Network and Research

Strive to expand our offerings by researching new sources to recruit and speaking to potential candidates to build a pipeline for future roles.
Research and recommend recruiting tools and portals that aligns with the HR & TA strategy
Conduct an analysis and recommend graduate programs based on market best practice
Research and recommend effective processes and tools for Talent Acquisition evaluation and reporting
Actively initiate relationships and partnerships with industry associations related to the media industry
Organize and attend job fairs and recruitment events to build a strong candidate pipeline
Assist with general support for Human Resources (including talent acquisition and operational HR) and participate and assist in other projects as required

Technical Competencies

Microsoft Excel
Microsoft PowerPoint
Microsoft Outlook
Workable, Workday, TeamTailor, Any ATS

Behavioral Competencies

Confident & dynamic public speaker
Enthusiastic and positive personality
High degree of professionalism
Organizing & Planning
Influencing & Interpersonal

Person Requirements

Be passionate about people. Talent is all about helping people fulfil their potential, so you need to be confident in speaking with our talent, and our business, to help support the recruitment and development of our colleagues
Ability to work under pressure with multiple deadlines and stakeholders
Excellent communication skills (written and oral), including presentation skills
Strong communication and problem-solving skills – must be able to communicate effectively and be able to address challenges when they occur with confidence.
Excellent interpersonal skills at all levels, including people-management
Capable of identifying and adopting best practices
Team player who is cooperative with sharing of information and knowledge
Strong organization and planning skills with a close attention to detail
Ability to make decisions and work autonomously
Curiosity about how multinational businesses succeed through their people


Min. High School Diploma/GCSE
Fresh graduate or 1st/2nd year students in Human Resources, Economics, Business Administration or related major


1-3 years of full-time work experience

BenefitsBenefits being an ITP employee is an opportunity to be part of the largest content creation house in the region and provides the luxury of working with global brands and experienced industry leaders.

To apply for this job please visit itp.zohorecruit.com.

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