Recruiting publishers: the new skills media businesses need

MTA media headhuntersDuring the course of the last few weeks I’ve had many conversations with senior figures across the media sector about how publishing companies are changing. The majority of these conversations have been wide-raging, they have examined print-to-digital transitions, and the recruitment challenges produced by those adjustments.

One conversation with a magazine company stands out, and does so because of a single thing I was told:

“I’m not particularly interested in recruiting publishers any more,” said the senior executive. “I want commercial heads with an entrepreneurial mindset.”

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