What we do

Our recruitment process is one of the most thorough in the business. Famous for telling it how it is, we recruit the best talent for media, events, and communications organisations across the world. We help people make the right connections, from the candidates we support through their entire careers to the clients we’ve partnered with for many years. We always seek to provide honest advice to those who need it. So, whether you’re wondering why you keep getting to the final interview stage and then not getting the job, or can’t understand why the urgent job brief you have had live for 6 months is still unfilled, we use our market and recruitment knowledge to answer your questions and solve your business problems.

Unlike some recruitment companies, consultants at Media Contacts handle the entire recruitment process: account managing clients’ vacancies, assessing candidates, interviewing, headhunting, writing adverts and providing general support where needed. In our experience this allows consultants to remain fully involved in the whole process, which puts them in the best place to respond to our clients’ exact requirements. It means there’s no room for misinterpretation. The client gets one, dedicated point of contact for the entire assignment and our consultants really get to know you and your business.

Operating distinct, specialist divisions means that we employ experts rather than generalists. In addition, with cross-team flexibility encouraged and almost 3 decades’ experience recruiting across sectors, we advise on the most effective recruitment strategy to suit you. We are solution-finders and fully flexible to help with whatever you need. Many of our clients have been with us for years, even decades – our service simplifies your recruitment process, providing comprehensive value for money in the hope that we can build a long term relationship with you.

Our candidate database contains details of thousands of candidates which we can filter to identify potential employees for you. This list is kept up-to-date with an advertising presence in national, trade and specialist press, and using social media. In addition, we have an expansive network of candidates we have placed previously from whom we regularly receive recommendations for other good candidates. Our recruitment process guarantees our partnership will yield results for you.

So, whatever the vacancy, department or company – we have the resources to support your recruitment needs!

Ben Galyas at 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’ve been working with Ben Galyas at Media Contacts for just over a year now, and I am impressed with his professionalism, understanding of our market and preferred candidate, and flexibility when we change our requirements. As an internal recruiter I aim to avoid working with agencies, but 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

I have worked with Jonathan and 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 so we achieve a good end result. Jonathan is efficient, honest and transparent in his approach which makes the whole process run smoothly ensuring that we can move quickly with recruiting the right people for the right job!

Lydia MatthewsGroup Head of Content, ITE Group

I have worked with Ben over a significant period of time, in which he has 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. I would very much recommend Ben to anyone looking for work in B2B media. Thank you Ben for being so patient and understanding throughout, and giving me opportunities that I never would have thought possible.

Jane GeigerResearch Analyst, EI Advisory

Maz has been absolutely amazing to work with from start to finish. She managed to help me secure a position for a role that is exactly what I’m looking for. Maz has remained helpful and professional throughout the process. I wouldn’t hesitate to refer her to anyone looking for a job.

Krithi BhandariAccount Manager, Investis Digital

Maz is an excellent recruiter who helped me find exactly the role I was looking for within a month. She made a big effort to thoroughly understand my needs/wants and previous experience, making the process easy and rewarding. Maz was there to encourage, reassure and provide advice through each stage.

Rafaella QuintonAssociate Consultant, Blue Latitude Health

Recruiters often get a bad name and a bad reputation, Maz is everything that stereotype isn’t! By far the best I have ever come across. Her interpersonal skills are second to none and she made me feel like she genuinely cared about my career and what I wanted to do, so much so, nearly two years since we first met and she is the only recruiter I want to have anything to do with. I can’t speak highly enough of her and count yourself lucky if you get Maz as your recruiter!

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