A relatively new role, a chief talent officer is a true people person with a vested interest in industry trends and emerging creative culture – be that the hottest new director or emerging technology. While their responsibilities will overlap with those of HR and recruitment teams, their position is often far more strategic and creative, keeping a close eye on marketing potential, public image and network. Usually a senior and in-house role, the chief talent officer will take cues from a CEO or other senior management team members. Continually growing their knowledge and connections with skilled creatives, they will bring in the right person – from a photographer to a strategist – for a project or on a longer-term basis to create the best-possible work. They may also follow emerging careers within their network over time, playing a part in their ongoing development.
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