The First Words in Publishing Recruitment

Founded in 1999, Inspired Selection is the leading publishing recruitment agency  – we are passionate about helping the publishing industry around the world to find the right people for their teams.

Coming from publishing backgrounds ourselves, and through our attendance at local and global publishing events, we pride ourselves in staying up-to-date with our diverse and innovative industry. Our passionate and friendly consultants offer honest, expert advice to exceed expectations and secure the best possible matches for both our clients and candidates.

We live by our 4 values:

#BeInclusive – celebrating and impacting greater inclusion and diversity in every action we take and conversation we have

#BeEmpowering – believing in our candidates, our clients and our colleagues to make brilliant decisions, hire great people and lift people up in our community

#BeKind – genuine and authentically care about each other, our candidates and our clients

#WeGotThis – working collaboratively, supporting our clients, candidates and our teams needs with our expertise

You can find out more about who we are and what we do here.

Our Recruitment Services

With trained publishing recruitment consultants based in London and Madrid, we cover all level of roles in the UK and internationally, from entry-level to senior executive positions, across publishing and the related Trade, Education, Academic and Professional content sectors. We work on Permanent, Contract, Interim, and Temporary jobs spanning the various disciplines within the matrix of print, digital and online publishing, such as editorial, digital, design, production, sales and marketing, finance, admin, and project management.

What’s more, we offer a Headhunting or Executive Search service for those C-suite and more senior level roles.

For Clients

As members of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), we represent our clients with the utmost professionalism and deliver the highest standards of recruitment services.

To find out more about our recruitment solutions for clients, please visit our dedicated Employers page.

Alternatively, please don’t hesitate to contact us regarding any recruitment needs that you may currently have, or to find out more about how we can tailor our recruitment services to you. 


Inspired Selection have helped me fill some tricky roles in the last year.  I find the consultants to have in-depth market knowledge and they have an instinctive understanding of the right “fit” for RICS.  It is always fun to work with Inspired Selection and I highly recommend them.

Human Resources, RICS

For Candidates

Combining our experience in the publishing and recruitment industries, our dedicated consultants can provide the best advice available to our candidates, developing their skillsets and ensuring they are suitably prepared for each stage of the recruitment process.

Register with us as a candidate and you’ll be able to access:

  • Industry-specific information
  • CV recommendations
  • Interview guidance
  • Short/long term career advice
  • Information on current and forthcoming career opportunities

To learn more about our recruitment solutions for candidates, please visit our dedicated Candidates page.

You can also sign up for our jobs by email service to be automatically notified of all new vacancies in your chosen field(s) as they arise.

Inspired Selection played an integral part in matching me to my ideal role, through carefully planning and facilitating my interviews. They were helpful, friendly and reliable and I'd certainly recommend them to a friend!

Rik Ivens, Managing Designer of Digital Marketing, Pearson UK