The Sinclair Employee Referral Program
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Referral bonuses will be paid once the referred employee has successfully completed the initial introductory period. Payment will be initiated through the system and will appear on the employee’s paycheck.
All bonus awards are treated as income and are subject to applicable withholdings and reporting per the guidelines of the IRS.
If more than one employee refers a candidate who is hired, the employee who submitted the referral first will receive the award. If this cannot be determined, the award will be divided equally between the two referring employees.
Please note: no bonus will be earned for introductory periods that are passed after an extension.
While this generally describes the referral payment policies and procedures, the Company may make modifications at its discretion.
Who can make a referral?
All full-time and part-time employees are eligible for referral bonuses.
Please note: Regional/ Group Managers, GM’s and HR employees are not eligible for recruiting bonuses if the referral is hired in any of the stations you manage. Managers and Supervisors are not eligible for referral awards when referring a candidate into their own departments.
What types of jobs are eligible for the reward program and what is the reward?
Generally speaking, the award amounts associated with positions are outlined below. However, you will notice on each job posted – the award amount will be listed with the job posting.
Position Referral Award Amount
Full-time Employee $250
Account Executive $500
Engineer, and Technical Employees $500
Department Heads/Managers $1,000
News Producers $1,000
I have a friend who is a referral. Should I tell them to apply online?
No. The best way to tell your friend about our jobs is to submit a referral to/for them. They will receive an email from the system inviting them to apply. If they are hired and eligible, you will receive a payout. You can also share any open job on social media and your friend can follow the link to apply there.
Who can be referred?
Candidates are eligible to be referred to us provided they:
Are not currently employed by Sinclair in any capacity, including all of the Company’s stations, subsidiaries, temporary workers or interns;
Are not a previous employee of Sinclair, stations or subsidiaries
Have not been referred by someone else within the last year; or
Have not previously applied for a position at Sinclair within the last year
Will the person I referred be guaranteed an interview?
Unfortunately due to the volume of applicants, we cannot guarantee this. All applicants to Sinclair –regardless of the source – will be selected for interview based upon how well their experience, skills and education match the requirements of the position. To increase the likelihood of a successful referral, you should ensure that your referral possesses all of the requirements stated in the job posting.
What type of follow up can I or the referred candidate expect?
The referred candidate will receive an email that you found an opportunity that may be of interest to them. It lists the Job title and location of the job. The email notifies the referred candidate that they will need to officially apply for the position with a link to do so.
You will get an email confirmation when the candidate you referred completes an application.
When am I eligible to receive the referral award?
The referral reward will be made as a taxable, additional payment and will be included in your regular paycheck, after the referral has passed their initial introductory period.
You must be currently employed at the time payment is made in order to receive your referral bonus.
What if my question is not answered here or I want to give some feedback?
Send an email to: email@example.com
1) Review open jobs
Search our open jobs by Title, location, reward, or category.
2) Send job invitations
Sync with Google, Yahoo, Twitter, or LinkedIn and our app will recommend people to refer. It’s 100% private.
3) Earn rewards
The system tracks everything and you’ll receive your reward according to our payment policy.
Your personal social networks belong to you.
At your discretion, you may choose to sync your personal social networks with this app (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, GitHub, and/or Yahoo). Only you have access to the connections synced from these accounts through the app. Only you can view them, and only you can communicate with them. You may remove your social networks at any time for any reason. Syncing social networks is not required to participate in the referral program. At your discretion, you may choose to share a connection's contact info with company recruiters or setup auto-sharing.
Only you have access to your data.
With our referral system, your information is your property. This app is your tool to find referrals among your social networks. Your social network contacts are loaded into the app, but only you have access to them. Your employer can not view or communicate with any of your contacts. We will never sell, share or use your information in any way. We promise.
We respect the privacy of the people you refer.
Company recruiters don’t know anything about your connections until you decide to share their contact information. Sharing contact information must be done individually for each connection you wish to share. You can make a referral without revealing your friend's contact information to recruiters.
Like many companies, we use "cookie" technology on our web site. We use a temporary session cookie to recognize you and your contacts. These temporary cookies are eliminated when you exit your browser.
We use top level security technology on our site. Your information is safe.
Third Party Links
Our site may occasionally have links to third party sites, such as employer’s sites. We have no control over these sites. Once you click on a third party link, we are not responsible for any personal information you may enter on those sites.
You can opt out at any time, for any reason.
In most cases, an account has already been created for you per company policy. However, participation in the referral program is optional and you may opt out at any time for any reason.