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Talent Acquisition Lead - Creative

Epic Games

Epic Games

People & HR, People & HR
Clark, NJ, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024


At the core of Epic’s success are talented, passionate people. Epic prides itself on creating a collaborative, welcoming, and creative environment. Whether it’s building award-winning games or crafting engine technology that enables others to make visually stunning interactive experiences, we’re always innovating.

Being Epic means being a part of a team that continually strives to do right by our community and users. We’re constantly innovating to raise the bar of engine and game development.


What We Do

Our People teams – which include our pillars of HR, People Strategy, Rewards, Talent Acquisition, and Employee Engagement & DEI – help grow and develop our talented organization. We find, hire, and support the passionate people who will shape and build our company. We believe people do their best work when they’re happy and challenged, so we work to make Epic a place where we continually strive to do right by our community and customers.

What You'll Do

Epic Games is seeking a dynamic and experienced Talent Acquisition Lead specializing in the art discipline to join our growing team. This role will focus on sourcing, attracting, and hiring top-tier artistic talent for our game development and game adjacent teams. The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of the gaming industry, a passion for art, and a proven track record in talent acquisition.

In this role, you will

  • Develop and execute effective recruitment strategies to attract high-caliber art professionals, including concept artists, environment artists, 3D modelers, animators, VFX artists, and more
  • Conduct initial screenings and interviews to assess candidates' skills, experience, and cultural fit with Epic Games
  • Work closely with hiring managers and game development teams to understand their specific needs and ensure a smooth hiring process
  • Utilize data and analytics to make informed decisions, optimize hiring processes, and report on talent acquisition effectiveness
  • Ensure a positive candidate experience throughout the recruitment process, from initial contact to onboarding
  • Mentor and lead a team of recruiters, providing guidance and support to achieve recruitment goals

What we're looking for

  • Minimum of 6 years of experience in talent acquisition, with a focus on recruiting for art roles within the gaming or entertainment industry
  • Deep understanding of the art discipline within game development, including the various roles, skills, and software used by artists
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to engage and influence candidates and stakeholders at all levels
  • Proficiency in using recruitment tools and data analytics to drive decision-making and improve processes
  • Demonstrated leadership experience, with the ability to mentor and inspire a team
  • Strong network within the art and gaming communities, with a proven ability to attract and hire top talent

This role is open to multiple locations (including CA, NYC, & WA).

Pay Transparency Information

The expected annual base pay range(s) for this position are detailed below. Each base pay range is relevant only for individuals who are residents of or will be expected to work within the specified locale. Compensation varies based on a variety of factors, which include (but aren’t limited to) things such as skills and competencies, qualifications, knowledge, and experience. In addition to base pay, most employees are eligible to participate in Epic’s generous benefit plans and discretionary incentive programs (subject to the terms of those plans or programs).

New York City Base Pay Range
$144,347$211,709 USD
California Base Pay Range
$127,025$186,304 USD
Washington Base Pay Range
$121,252$177,836 USD


Epic Games spans across 19 countries with 55 studios and 4,500+ employees globally. For over 25 years, we’ve been making award-winning games and engine technology that empowers others to make visually stunning games and 3D content that bring environments to life like never before. Epic’s award-winning Unreal Engine technology not only provides game developers the ability to build high-fidelity, interactive experiences for PC, console, mobile, and VR, it is also a tool being embraced by content creators across a variety of industries such as media and entertainment, automotive, and architectural design. As we continue to build our Engine technology and develop remarkable games, we strive to build teams of world-class talent.

Like what you hear? Come be a part of something Epic!

Epic Games deeply values diverse teams and an inclusive work culture, and we are proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. Learn more about our Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy here.

Note to Recruitment Agencies: Epic does not accept any unsolicited resumes or approaches from any unauthorized third party (including recruitment or placement agencies) (i.e., a third party with whom we do not have a negotiated and validly executed agreement). We will not pay any fees to any unauthorized third party. Further details on these matters can be found here.