Inspired By What We Do
Inspired Selection is a specialist recruitment consultancy dedicated to serving the
publishing industry, across all markets, both in traditional print and digital media.
We operate a Search and Selection service for entry level positions, through mid-
management to senior executive, in all disciplines.
With offices in Oxford and London, we are well-placed to source candidates from
within the two main publishing centres and appoint them into roles across the UK
Since setting up in 1999 we have established ourselves as the market leader in
Inspired By Name…
Inspired By Nature
Inspired Selection is not just our name, it is a service that we strive to deliver for
our clients and candidates every day.
All our consultants have previous publishing experience and therefore offer
combined knowledge and expertise in key publishing markets.
We understand the publishing industry, we care about it, we continue to invest
heavily in it, and we keep up to date with the most recent industry developments.
From entry level roles through to board level roles, Inspired Selection provides a
market leading search and selection service.
When you want a business partner that can provide talent and expertise to your
growing teams, Inspired Selection will provide not only the best candidates but
also expert advice to support your employment decisions.
Areas Of Inspired Activity
Marketing / Publicity Professional
Design / Picture Research Academic
Rights / Contracts STM
Administration / Secretarial B2B
Customer Services Medical Communications
Distribution / Operations Corporate, Charitable and Society
Senior Management Publications
Clients To Be Inspired By
Some of our Clients include:
Pearson Group Sweet & Maxwell
Reed Elsevier PLC Phaidon Press
Taylor & Francis Group Thomas Telford
Wiley-Blackwell Walker Books
Macmillan The Stationery Office
British Standards Institute Egmont Books
HarperCollins Nelson Thornes
SAGE Publications A&C Black
Hachette Livre UK Oxford University Press
How We Inspire…
Looking After Our Clients
Our consultants are dedicated to specific market areas and job functions within
publishing, so have an excellent understanding of your market sector as well as
candidates’ relevant work experience.
Each vacancy is advertised in a variety of targeted media to ensure maximum
exposure to candidates who are seeking new opportunities.
We ensure that every CV you receive is highly relevant to the vacancy.
We ensure that candidates are thoroughly informed about your organisation.
We maintain close relationships with our clients, offering advice and counsel
when needed and information on market trends and conditions
How We Inspire…
Looking After Our Candidates
Each candidate is introduced to a dedicated consultant depending on their area
of expertise or market sector.
Each candidate undergoes a thorough registration interview with their
dedicated consultant to assess their needs and goals.
Candidates are emailed with daily updates of all of our new roles to ensure that
they are fully up to date with every opportunity.
Consultants brief candidates fully on each relevant vacancy and guide them
through the application process.
We ensure that candidates are fully supported throughout the application and
interview process, and that they have the best chance possible of being
appointed to the role.
Inspired Marketing & Advertising
All vacancies receive maximum exposure to the publishing market.
All roles are advertised on our own fully interactive and widely
promoted website: www.inspiredselection.com
Roles are advertised in relevant trade press, such as:
The Bookseller www.thebookseller.co.uk
Roles are also advertised in The Media Guardian
Entry level roles are advertised in graduate publications and relevant
We also are the only publishing recruitment agency to exhibit at the
London Book Fair.
Some Inspiring Facts
Inspired Selection was briefed on 1157 assignments in 2008.
Inspired Selection placed 406 candidates in over 100 different client
companies in 2008.
Inspired Selection has made successful placements at over 330 different
Let Other Clients Inspire You
“I am pleased to recommend Inspired Selection as a recruitment agency that
we work closely with at HarperCollins. Their consultants are all from publishing
backgrounds, so they have an excellent knowledge of the industry, and the
different job roles within publishing. Their approach is also highly professional -
they listen carefully to our needs, take feedback well and vet candidates
thoroughly before introducing them - a far cry from many other recruitment
firms I have experienced! All in all a great firm to work with who have placed
many candidates successfully with HarperCollins. I am sure we will continue to
partner closely with Inspired for many years to come.”
Jen Duckworth - HR Business Partner HarperCollins
Let Other Candidates Inspire You
“Inspired Selection's vacancy update service shows the range of exciting and
high profile jobs they have on offer. This, combined with their professional,
friendly service, made me feel they had my best career interests at heart - it
paid off as I'm about to start a fabulous new job they found for me!”
Lucy Winder (Editor at the International Bar Association)
“From my introductory interview, to being offered a job, I found Inspired
Selection offered a very friendly and professional recruitment service, which I
can whole heartedly recommend.”
Helen Johnson (Key Accounts Executive at The Stationery Office)
“Inspired Selection have really helped me further my career. The people there
are great - they listen when you tell them what kind of job you would like and
don’t waste your time with unsuitable roles. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend
them to any of my friends in editorial, or to employers who are recruiting. “
Emma Reitano, Deputy Editor, The Tax Journal, LexisNexis
1700 Group Plc. acquired Inspired Selection in January 2008. We now have
partner companies within the group including:
Leading media recruiter serving media agencies and media
owners across the UK and Internationally.
Global partnership of media recruiters covering capital cities
around the world.
Individual and team development programme for senior
Inspired Selection also works closely with:
JCA Ltd (Occupational psychologists)
Providing psychometric analysis
on shortlisted candidates.
We work hard to be more than simply a supplier of recruitment services.
Our aim is to partner with our clients in talent management.
Whatever your recruitment needs are, whether hiring new staff or restructuring
your department, we are here to help.
Please do not hesitate to contact us. Our friendly teams would welcome the
chance to meet you.
London Office Oxford Office
Hedges House First Floor Offices
153-155 Regent Street Golden Cross Court
London 4 Cornmarket Street
W1B 4JE Oxford OX1 3EX
0207 440 1500 01865 260270