The Media Contacts team encompasses a variety of specialist recruiters with experience across Media, Events and Communications, who are always happy to use their knowledge to help prospective jobseekers or those looking to recruit the best staff for their own teams.

Hugh Joslin


Hugh has spent almost 30 years managing and directing recruitment companies. At Media Contacts, he helps conduct business development, in-house training and organises long-term strategic planning.
Hugh is probably the only media recruiter in the country with a music degree and a single figure golf handicap.
Rupert Wallis - Managing Director, Media Contacts

Rupert Wallis

Managing Director

With more than twenty years’ experience at the company, Rupert is our Managing Director. He has covered every sector of recruitment in his time at the company, gaining a significant number of contacts as a result - he provides specialist support to our teams across all sectors, while also currently working directly with our PR team.
Rupert went from gardening to recruitment consultancy, being one of few 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.

Julia Walton


Julia recruits healthcare communications staff at all levels, for both agencies and pharmaceutical companies (covering healthcare advertising, PR, medical communications, public affairs, corporate comms, market access, market research, clinical trial recruitment, biotech specialists, marketing, branding, digital).
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. Julia twice went around the world for more than a year, chasing kangaroos and editing news for a Thai newspaper.

Jonathan Richardson

Senior Manager

Jonathan recruits for sales, marketing, operations, content and tech roles, specifically for events (business conferences, exhibitions, trade shows) and business intelligence/information companies.
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. He spends his free time playing and watching sports – hoping that Newcastle United’s fortunes will improve – and travels as much as possible.

Ben Galyas

Managing Consultant: Content & Head of Diversity

Ben works with media and intelligence businesses (including newspapers and intelligence platforms) looking to hire specialist journalists, analysts, editors and writers.
In his spare time he enjoys long walks in the parks and baking.

Maz Reive

Senior Consultant

Maz is an experienced consultant, having worked across multiple teams here at Media Contacts. She is currently recruiting widely across healthcare and medical communications..
Maz began working at Media Contacts after graduating from Edinburgh University with an MA in politics. In her spare time you’ll find her working her way through her list of London pubs and restaurants.

Jessica Tessensohn

Office Manager

Jess, Office Manager at Media Contacts, manages the credit control function, relationships with our various suppliers, our database systems and generally ensures Media Contacts is firing on all cylinders.
Originally from South Africa, Jess 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 Australia working as a customer service manager in renewable energy, before moving back to London. Her passions are table-top gaming and travel.

Michael Cartwright

Marketing Executive

Michael is our Marketing Executive, the first time Media Contacts has invested heavily into marketing. He deals with our website, SEO, social media, branding and marketing campaigns.
Michael joined us in 2018 on his placement year as an admin and marketing assistant. Following the completion of his business and marketing degree at the University of Lincoln he has rejoined the team. When he isn’t overseeing the marketing function, you can find him in a West End theatre, reading or in the kitchen baking.

Ellie Watson

Recruitment Consultant

Ellie recruits for the PR sector, across several industries for both in house and agency roles.
Having completed a degree in psychology, Ellie spent a couple of years in the customer service industry before starting at Media Contacts. In her spare time, you will often find her strolling along the beaches in Southend, her hometown, or at the pub with a pink gin and tonic.

Josh Lake

Recruitment Consultant

Josh recruits for a wide range of media owner focused roles including sales, marketing, content and events. Josh is a history graduate and before joining Media Contacts worked for the government’s test and trace programme. In his spare time you'll either see him out playing football or tennis or enjoying food and drink.

George Dynan

Recruitment Consultant

George has a degree in Politics from Lancaster University. He recruits for the events industry (business conferences, exhibitions, trade shows), publishers and business information providers for a diverse range of roles such as sales, operations, marketing, and production. George and spends much of his spare time following West Ham United and playing a variety of sports.

Maybellene Kisseih

Recruitment Consultant

Maybellene is a politics graduate, and has joined the team at Media Contacts to specialise in healthcare communications recruitment. Maybellene is a big hip hop and rnb fan, enjoying listening to live music in her spare time.

Jamie Hiles

Recruitment Consultant

Jamie is a consultant for PR and Communications. He is a Biomedical Science graduate from the University of Cardiff. Jamie has previously competed on the junior international tennis circuit, before hanging up his racket to row competitively for Cardiff. In his spare time, Jamie loves playing Jazz and even leads a senior Zumba class on a Tuesday.