Specialist recruitment across marketing, communications, digital and design

Our expertise

Spotlight has recruited extensively across publishing since we started in 2008, our team work with a wide range of publishing clients from academic and educational through to consumer and financial publishing.

We recruit standout teams across marketing, PR, editorial, events, design, digital and communications who will make a real impact for our publishing clients. Our team work with publishing clients of all sizes from innovative startups to global groups and our areas of specialism include:

  • Academic publishing
  • Scientific Publishing
  • Educational Publishing
  • Technology Publishing
  • Media
  • Print
  • Online publishing
  • Financial Publishing 
  • Books
  • Magazines
  • Events
  • Content

Why Spotlight?

With more than 15 years of recruitment experience, our team worked with hundreds of publishing clients that need to hire and retain diverse teams. Whether our publishing clients need experience from academic or consumer sectors, we work with candidates that can help achieve commercial objectives. Our publishing clients often require niche experience with digital skills in particular demand across SEO, PPC, CRM and also within research and analytics.

By using our network of over 100,000 followers on LinkedIn alone, our executive search experience and reputation allows us to attract the most talented candidates with experience from the publishing sector.  

Trusted by our clients to achieve results

Our recruitment spans marketing, digital, communications and design including the following roles across publishing:

  • Head of Marketing
  • Publishing Manager
  • Research Manager
  • Deputy Editor
  • Editorial Executive
  • Editor
  • Press Officer
  • Director of PR
  • Social Media Manager
  • Digital Designer
  • Marketing Manager
  • Marketing Assistant
  • UX Designer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Marketing Director
  • Head of Design
  • Communications Manager
  • Head of Communications
  • PR Manager
  • Marketing Analyst
  • Project Manager
  • Content Manager
  • Digital Marketing Manager
  • Corporate Affairs Manager
  • Website Manager
  • Digital Marketing Director
  • Performance Marketing Manager
  • CRM Manager
  • Email Marketing Manager
  • Insight Manager
  • Brand Manager

Diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I)

Spotlight are committed to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) and work in partnership with our publishing clients to ensure they are supported in building an inclusive culture and working environment that focuses on equal opportunities for all. We help our clients identify and address diversity challenges through more inclusive search, and engage with the broadest range of candidates to support diverse talent pools.

We offer support and advice to clients who want to use blind recruitment practices, or learn more about unconscious bias training and are able to offer a range of psychometric testing options to support unbiased assessment of a candidate’s suitability for a role.

Meaningful change takes time and we engage with the broadest range of candidates that will support our clients’ inclusive recruitment goals.

Flexible recruitment

Our experience in publishing means the team can offer advice on everything from salary benchmarking to the competitor landscape.  We offer cost-effective recruitment strategies that will help to attract experienced candidates from the right publishing backgrounds. 

Our goal is to work closely with our publishing clients, and become a trusted partner. We will help you craft a strong candidate experience and tell your story to attract and retain the most diverse teams. By offering permanent, temporary and interim recruitment options for our clients, we can recruit flexibly at all levels.

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Why choose us?

500+ happy clients

Since 2008, Spotlight have placed hundreds of talented candidates with clients in all sectors. We aim to exceed expectations and deliver results that will enhance our clients’ businesses.

100,000+ LinkedIn followers

We have an extensive network of marketing, communications, digital and design talent with 100,000+ followers on LinkedIn alone. We are in touch with the right people at the right time.

Recruitment with integrity

Our team are committed to clear communication with both clients and candidates. Our work goes beyond the placement and we believe in transparency and impactful recruitment.

Thank you for your time on our recruitment, it is much appreciated. That’s good news that your candidate has accepted the Marketing Manager role, the team are delighted that she will be joining. I look forward in continuing and deepening our partnership.


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Talk to our specialist team

We'd love to hear from you and the vision you have for your recruitment.

If you would like to discuss marketing, digital, design or communications recruitment for your business or want to find out more about us and our team, you can reach Spotlight at 020 3008 4254 or email us directly at 

Alternatively, visit our contact us page to share job specs and role details or CVs and information on your job search.

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