recruitment and executive search

Maverick Publishing Specialists and Think Selection are delighted to be in partnership to offer recruitment and executive search services for all Maverick customers and contacts, worldwide.

The Think Selection consultant team has over 25 years’ experience in the Publishing industry and specialise in all areas of academic, education and trade (consumer) publishing.

Together, Maverick and Think Selection make a powerful and knowledgeable team. Coupling Maverick’s well-connected network of Associate consultants around the globe with Think Selection’s in-depth recruitment and executive search expertise, we not only ensure we provide the widest exposure for any potential role, but also access to the most comprehensive range of potential candidates from all relevant backgrounds and role levels.

Our ethos is simple but clear: we strive to offer a high-quality service at competitive rates and flexible terms, with integrity and transparency at all times. Our service is expert, targeted, reliable, and above all, confidential at every stage.

We have executive search specialists based in the UK and the USA and can also draw on an extensive network of Associates around the globe.

We work across all disciplines in publishing, including:

  • Publishing
  • Licensing
  • Commissioning and acquisition
  • Editorial and production
  • Commercial, operational and business management
  • Sales and account management
  • Business development
  • Marketing & PR
  • Client relationship management
  • Product, technical and technology development
  • Programme and project management
  • Senior and executive management at divisional and board level
  • Finance, HR & IT

We are expert in all recruitment disciplines, including:

  • Retained search
  • Contingency recruitment
  • Advertising campaigns
  • In-house recruitment

We cover all markets in publishing, including:

  • Academic and scholarly
  • Scientific, technical, and medical
  • Educational
  • Legal, regulatory and professional services
  • Business, news and financial
  • Government
  • Publishing and digital content services

How we work

Maverick and Think Selection provides a thoughtful approach to publishing recruitment. We know it's important for our clients to recruit the right candidates who are the best fit the role.

Typically, our clients are looking for ideal candidates from executive level up to senior board level. Whether they be from the world of books, journals or digital content, looking for their next executive challenge, or still climbing the career ladder, you can be sure that all our candidates are consummate publishing professionals with a passion for what they do.

Our approach with our clients is totally consultative at every stage of the search and recruitment process. We enjoy building a collaborative and friendly long-term partnership, which give us not only satisfied publishing clients (and continuing repeat business in many cases), but also satisfied candidates (who often also become valued long-term clients over time).