San Francisco, United States

Senior Recruiter

At AKQA, we believe in the imaginative application of art and science to create beautiful ideas, products and services. With an entrepreneurial and collaborative approach, we design adaptive digital services and applications that capture the imagination, delivering impressive returns for our clients.

Recruiting at AKQA means connecting talented individuals to opportunities for mentorship, growth, and career-defining work. The recruiting team partners with hiring managers and collaborates across North America and the globe to identify top talent, provide incredible candidate experiences, and foster inclusive hiring practices.

AKQA is adding a Senior Recruiter to our team. In this role you will find and hire the world’s best talent on behalf of AKQA and our exceptional clients. You bring a sharp eye for creative talent, and an interest in learning more about hiring other roles, notably product and project management. The right candidate for this role can identify top talent across a wide range of expertise — from product and interface designers, to conceptual art directors and copywriters. You bring a strong network and also know how and where to expand that network. You take a strategic approach to a talent brief and quickly develop effective sourcing strategies to attract unique candidates. You set a high standard of personal performance and seamlessly manage multiple roles across several studio locations.


  • You have managed the full end-to-end recruitment cycle including, but not limited to, initial hiring manager briefing, role posting, application reviews, pre-screening, interview management, collating candidate feedback, offer negotiations
  • Proactively create demand for roles at AKQA through advocacy
  • Lead outbound recruitment efforts, leveraging a variety of sourcing tools and methods
  • Collaborate with Department Leadership, Resource Management, People Team and Hiring Managers to identify talent pipelines and devise sourcing initiatives for a wide variety of roles
  • Organize and manage the interview process with candidates and hiring managers
  • Provide an exceptional candidate experience
  • Make sure all talent – whether successfully placed or not – have the best possible experience - Demonstrate AKQA’s values with every interaction
  • Collaborate with hiring managers and other members of the talent team to ensure a positive experience for AKQA employees - Regularly update all team members on the status of your hire list - Organize weekly meetings and engage hiring managers with the recruitment process
  • Be an advocate for Diversity & Inclusion within the recruiting process - Work to include D&I in sourcing strategies, candidate selection and recruitment recommendations to Hiring Managers - This includes keeping up to date with new and unconventional sources to find talent
  • Keep up to date with the industry on a global level & identify and get to know the people behind the best creative work
  • Triage inbound applications from all sources, including direct applicants and referrals
  • Develop strong active and passive pipelines of direct candidates across all creative disciplines
  • Track pipeline activity and keep our Applicant Tracking System (ATS) up to date
  • Lead and contribute to talent projects that will improve our recruiting efforts - These can include but are not limited to D&I, recruitment tools, recruitment process, sourcing strategy, recruitment programs, internships & mentorships, employer reputation and talent vision 



  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum five years’ experience recruiting, preferably in a creative technology environment, in companies hiring world-class digital media, technology, and creative talent.
  • Proven background using research & sourcing methods to hire for niche areas and ‘hard to fill’ roles
  • Ability to present a curated shortlist to Creative Leaders that shows a full understanding of the brief and skillset
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-driven - You have exceptional organizational skills, integrity and great follow through on tasks
  • Maintain clean and well organized data via Greenhouse ATS
  • Cultivate pipelines of potential candidates and identify future opportunities for them
  • Extensive experience working with web-based applicant tracking systems (Greenhouse preferred)
  • Team player who cares about contributing to our employee-focused culture


Please note: No visa transfers or visa sponsorships will be offered at this time. Candidates for this role may work remote, but must be able to work West Coast hours.


AKQA is an Equal Opportunities Employer, we believe that diversity is vital to AKQA’s ability to provide our clients with the best recommendations and are committed to fostering a varied and inclusive work environment. Your race, color, ancestry, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability or veteran status have no bearing on our hiring decisions. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.



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Senior Recruiter — North America


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