Digital Content Director
Our client is a reputable news and media organisation wanting to deliver a step change in the step change in the performance of their digital content business. The ideal candidate needed to be a ‘digital content expert’ and be able to demonstrate a track record of delivering digital innovation as well as having the commercial and creative know-how to deliver a premium brand experience, drive consumer engagement and increase revenues.
The Wickland Westcott team conducted the search on a strictly confidential basis. Our client’s identity was only discussed with appropriate candidates following rigorous qualification checks and assessment of their suitability. We looked extensively into best-in-class digital media businesses to identify ‘A-Players’. This included going beyond obvious media competitors to include other consumer-focussed businesses in our search.
Wickland Westcott hired a highly talented digital candidate, whose appointment received unanimous support. This individual brought extensive experience of leading digital transformation within both traditional and pure play media organisations. Wickland Westcott coached the individual through his exit process to make the transition as simple as possible for all parties. As a consequence of the positive experience Wickland Westcott have been engaged on a number of additional searches.
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.