26 years managing and directing recruitment companies. Now directing Media Contacts in its twenty-fifth year of trading. Does new business, in-house training and strategy. Probably the only media recruiter with a music degree and a single figure golf handicap.
With twenty years’ experience at the company, Rupert is Managing Director of Media Contacts, responsible for the day to day management of the company as well as continuing to recruit for select assignments. Rupert went from gardening to recruitment consultancy, being one of a rare breed of Londoners to be accredited by the Royal Horticultural Society. He has previously served as Chair of the Marketing, Media and Creative sector group of the REC, the industry’s leading trade association.
After a varied career involving fmcg executive search, IT contract recruitment and several years as a journalist, Julia went around the world for more than a year, chasing kangaroos and editing news for a Thai newspaper, and has come back to combine her previous lives into recruiting healthcare communications staff. Outside work, if she’s not in the gym or in the pub, she’s likely to be cooking or have her head in a book.
After leaving University with a degree in Culture, Media and Society, Jonathan moved into the education sector spending time working as an English teacher in South Korea and Spain. Jonathan recruits widely for the events industry. He spends his free time playing and watching sports – hoping that Newcastle United’s fortunes will improve – and travels as much as possible.
Ben is a consultant specialising in business publishing and conferences. Working on behalf of a wide range of businesses internationally, from start-ups to FTSE100. Covering a range of areas including Finance, Legal, Technology, Engineering, Commodities and more.
If you’re an experienced Conference Producer or Reporter, or a graduate keen to find out more about opportunities in media and publishing, I’d be more than happy to hear from you.
Before embarking on her recruitment career, Naomi spent 2 years with EMAP at KISS FM working in KISSTORY ‘s marketing function (and whilst she still has a very questionable taste in music and isn’t allowed anywhere near the office playlist, she is an unashamed, self-confessed events and media nerd).
Naomi has worked in both in-house and agency roles at a senior level for multi-site businesses where she’s lead teams to deliver recruitment projects from headhunting board level talent to delivering on high volume national contracts. Now, Naomi is responsible for all of our Events Marketing recruitment, from entry level to board level roles across business and consumer shows.
Naomi can advise you on how to hire well, cost effectively and can deliver results under pressure in a calm, logical and effective way.
Maz began working at Media Contacts after graduating from Edinburgh University with an MA in politics. Her varied background includes a year au pairing in Paris, a spell charity fundraising for a homelessness charity and running a pub crawl in her home city of Edinburgh. She recruits widely across the publishing and events industry. In her spare time you will usually find her cooking, watching films or touring the city’s Wetherspoons.
Marcus has been in recruitment in for 2 years, starting out in the financial services sector. Having switched over to recruiting sales positions for media owners, he works with a variety of events and publishing companies. Outside of recruitment Marcus enjoys playing rugby, boxing and hanging out with his mates in the pub.
Jess, originally from South Africa, moved to London after finishing her degree, looking to travel and experience more of what the world has to offer. After 6 years in the banking industry in London, she spent 2 years in sunny Australia working as a Customer Service manager in renewable energy, before moving back to London. Her passions are table-top gaming and travel.
Rob has over 3 years’ experience in media recruitment. He has joined Media Contacts as a Senior Consultant harnessing his blend of recruitment and media experience. Outside of work he plays rugby during the winter and relaxes at the pub during the summer!
Bryony graduated The University of Bristol with a BA in English Literature before working as a Facilities Assistant at a law firm for a year. She moved to Media Contacts to recruit for the publishing and events industry. In her spare time she enjoys going to the gym, shopping and watching RuPaul’s Drag Race.
Jack joined Media Contacts in August 2019 having previously worked as an instructor of outdoor activities and before that serving in the Royal Marines for 4 years. He decided to seek a new challenge in his career, which led to starting his career in recruitment. Outside of work he enjoys playing squash, going to festivals and walking his 2 golden retrievers.