Our client is a reputable news and media organisation, wanting to drive innovation to transform audience engagement. They wanted to appoint a Managing Editor to do this and who would complement other members of the senior leadership team.
Wickland Westcott utilised their extensive network of editorial leaders to pinpoint a shortlist that was creative and represented candidates who had relevant skills and experience and, importantly, were culturally appropriate for the role. The team spent considerable time meeting all key stakeholders, so they were able to represent the client’s business with the authenticity required to engage with the best talent.
Wickland Westcott appointed a Managing Editor, who brought the right skills, experience and outlook for our client’s requirements. The search was creatively executed, efficient and provided the client with a strong choice of potential candidates. Furthermore, and as part of the process, we provided the client with invaluable market insight which helped in securing the final candidate.
Wickland Westcott have adopted the Voluntary Code of Conduct for Executive Search Firms which, amongst other things, sets a minimum expectation level for gender diversity for each search assignment.