GattiHR HR Search

GattiHR Assists Chicago Public Media in Recruiting a New Chief People Officer

GattiHR recruits Valerie Toney Parker as Chicago Public Media’s Chief People Officer. J.L. Baker and Jessica Bukovac led this search.

Chicago Public Media is one of the largest, most decorated, aggressively creative, and journalistically ambitious public radio organizations in the nation. They are home to WBEZ, Chicago’s NPR news station broadcasting at 91.5 FM, and Vocalo Radio, Chicago’s Urban Alternative music station at 91.1 FM. They are the birthplace of such celebrated programs as This American Life, Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me!, Sound Opinions, Curious City and most recently, a growing portfolio of podcasts that include podcasting’s first blockbuster Serial, Making Obama and Making Oprah, and Public Official A. WBEZ’s award-winning newsroom is growing in order to tackle the stories that matter most to the community. As an essential source of news and context, Chicago Public Media is a powerful connector among lines of difference.

Reporting to the President and CEO, the Chief People Officer will play a crucial role in building the human capital strategies and tactics the Organization needs to achieve its goals. The Organization’s senior business leaders are committed to developing a long-term human capital plan that ensures the organization is building a diverse and inclusive workforce and one that is reflective of the community it serves. This HR Leader will be a visionary and pragmatic leader, inspired by a passion for achievement, while managing the tactical activities that allow employees to be successful in their jobs.