Who we are

Inspired Selection is the leading publishing recruitment agency in the UK. We are a group of successful and trusted publishing recruitment specialists serving publishers' print and digital recruitment needs across the UK and internationally.

How we operate

We work in dedicated sector specific teams of publishing recruitment consultants who are experts in the fields they cover. We recruit for all types of roles from entry level to board level. We are passionate about publishing and take an interactive, professional approach to our work with candidates and clients, always striving to ensure posts are filled with the right person.

Markets served

We work in the following key sectors:

  • Academic university presses, academic book and journal publishers, publishers of digital archives and courseware, learned and scientific societies and institutions, Open Science and Open Research publishers, library suppliers and distributors, medcomms and scientific communications departments with a range of organisations. 
  • Professional - membership bodies, B2B publishers, Charities, NGOs, publishing services, distributors, digital agencies, pr agencies, marketing agencies, financial institutions, legal institutions, professional services
  • Educational - Schools publishers, higher educational publishers, edtech companies, 
  • Trade - Adults fiction and non-fiction, children's publishing, consumer publishing 

Get in touch to discuss your needs or submit a vacancy straight away.

Roles covered

Through working with clients on jobs of all levels and across various departments, we have a clear understanding of the organisational structure of the companies with whom we work and where each role sits within the company overall. The following list gives an indication of the variety of roles we work on:

  • Editorial
  • Digital
  • Production
  • Product Management
  • Project Management
  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Rights
  • Contracts
  • Design
  • Administration
  • Operations
  • Publicity
  • Finance
  • Events

Get in touch to discuss your needs or submit a vacancy directly to us.

Being a member of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) ensures that we are working with people in an ethical and professional manner while remaining up to date with any changes in recruitment and employment law. You can be confident that we will uphold and represent your business in the most professional manner.

Please contact us today with any recruitment needs you may have now. If you are looking to discuss talent solutions for the future success of your business, we'd also be delighted to hear from you.


Our vision is for Inspired Selection to be synonymous with publishing recruitment both in the UK and internationally. With our knowledge of publishing, values and the talent within the industry, the unrivalled quality of our work will be recognised as the trusted choice for publishers looking to hire and to grow their teams for the future.


We are guided by our four 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