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LARS SCHMIDT

Careers - Favorite New Product
 NPR Music App for iPad
Favorite New Product
NPR Music App for iPad
As a self-described geek, it’s no surprise Lars’ favorite new development at NPR is the NPR Music app for iPad. Of course, he couldn’t just take the rave reviews for proof–he’s doing his own assessment. And so far, the beautiful presentation and NPR’s exclusive access to music before it’s released anywhere else–from Norah Jones to the Roots–have earned the app a score of “amazing” from Lars.
Careers - What Lars Does
 Director of Talent Acquisition
What Lars Does
Director of Talent Acquisition
Lars spends a good part of his days making sure he understands what’s at the heart of NPR: its people. His weekly agenda can range from sitting in on a developers’ meeting on Tuesday to collaborating with teams across disciplines by Friday, all with the goal of gaining insights that will let him refine and improve the programs and initiatives he runs that draw top talent to NPR.
 
 
"I sit in HR, I don't sit in Digital—but I'm fascinated by what they do, so I try to jump into their meetings as often as I can just to check out some of the new products."
 
"I sit in HR, I don't sit in Digital—but I'm fascinated by what they do, so I try to jump into their meetings as often as I can just to check out some of the new products."
 
 
"In the talent function here, we're really working across the entire organization, so we get exposed to all the different groups."
 
"In the talent function here, we're really working across the entire organization, so we get exposed to all the different groups."