Sourcing Candidates

Media Contacts conducts a thorough search so we can effectively source candidates, utilising multiple channels, internal and external, before finalising the shortlist/recruitment selection which we send to our clients.

Direct Response Advertising

Media Contacts generates a continual flow of relevant candidates by advertising in national and specialist press. Our presence on a number of platforms generates a wealth of potential candidates and reinforces our existing database. Some of our candidates come from direct response to advertising across our website, social media pages, and on industry-specific job boards. We go thoroughly filter all responses to our adverts, then thoroughly interview the most suitable, to save your time.

Client-paid Advertising Campaigns

Client-paid advertising can be tailored to work for a specific position or a corporate recruitment campaign. Media Contacts is able to design and place an advert, then handle the response, as and when an advertisement campaign is agreed to be the best solution for you. We will make sure all responses get a reply and designate an account manager to be involved in all stages of recruitment.

Personal Recommendation

Direct Response Advertising is supplemented with referrals from placed candidates and satisfied clients, who frequently recommend us as one of the go-to media, events and communications recruiters. An excellent reputation with candidates who trust and appreciate our process means we get a good number of high calibre recommendations.


Sourcing employees with the right skill set can be very time consuming but is extremely important in candidate-short markets. We fully understand this and therefore always provide the most proactive service. When account managing vacancies, our consultants are aware that advertising and marketing are not the only answer. Using their knowledge and long-term experience, each consultant is continuously building an extensive network of contacts – vital to source the best candidates across an industry.


We are well aware that more often than not the best candidates are not actively seeking new opportunities. Therefore we actively headhunt to fill vacancies, identifying the candidates that other methods will not attract.

Media Contacts has now successfully placed 4 members of our editorial team in the past 18 months, all of a very high calibre. Ben has been highly valuable in helping us to grow as an organisation, and always invests the time to really understand and meet our needs. His knowledge and contacts in the space are second to none, and his no-pressure approach to recruitment is refreshing. Highly recommended!

Ben NiceEditorial Director, TMT Finance

I have worked with Media Contacts for several years now and they are my go to recruitment agency as they always source great talent across levels of seniority. Jonathan and his team always provide a varied selection of good quality candidates and do a fantastic job of supporting candidates and myself through the process and are efficient, honest and transparent in their approach.

Lydia MatthewsGlobal Managing Director, The Hive Network

Media Contacts has been absolutely amazing to work with from start to finish. They managed to help me secure a position for a role that is exactly what I’m looking for.

Krithi BhandariAccount Manager, Investis Digital

I have worked with Media Contacts over a significant period of time, in which they have given me great guidance and insight into roles, with a great understanding of my needs and motivations. He is incredibly diligent and personable, and has worked hard to place me in my ideal role, in a company that I would not have been able to find independently. Thank you for being so patient and understanding throughout, and giving me opportunities that I never would have thought possible.

Jane GeigerResearch Analyst, EI Advisory

I’ve been working with Media Contacts for just over a year, and I am impressed with their professionalism, understanding of our market and preferred candidate, and flexibility when we change our requirements. I am consistently presented with strong candidates that usually match our requirements. On top of this, I like the collaborative, friendly manner and a refreshing approach to recruitment, an approach that is always patient and never pushy!

Joe MorrisonRecruiter, Reorg

Media Contacts is an excellent recruiter who helped me find exactly the role I was looking for within a month. They made a big effort to thoroughly understand my needs/wants and previous experience, making the process easy and rewarding.

Rafaella QuintonAssociate Consultant, Blue Latitude Health

Recruiters often get a bad name and a bad reputation, Media Contacts is everything that stereotype isn’t! By far the best I have ever come across. Their interpersonal skills are second to none and they made me feel like they genuinely cared about my career and what I wanted to do.

Jonny BallanceLearning and Development Consultant, Flow Hospitality Training

You’ve been a great example of a proactive and thoughtful agency. I’m particularly pleased you have taken the trouble to understand our brief and person spec and only sent candidates who match that to us. We will use you again!

Amanda BarnesCEO, Faversham House