Our client, a 'start up' analytics business that serves the publishing and media space, requires a new CEO for their next phase of growth.

The company is into their second year and already has an impressive product and customer base. The current CEO which makes up part of the investment team that owns the company is stepping sideways to make way for a commercial smart, tech savvy, publishing professional to take the business to the next level.  

We need someone who eats and sleeps publishing and loves the web. It would be an advantage if you get data and analytics, but it's more important you're commercially smart. Ideally you would have spent 5yrs+ in B2B information within a senior role on the digital side. You have a healthy knowledge of all things web and have perhaps been part of a team building software for internal use. We would consider commercially smart Product Managers and Digital candidates that want to take a step up. 

This is an excellent role to define and set the strategy for the next 3-5 years and continue to develop the products. 


  • Ambitious 
  • Entrepreneurship and Self Starter
  • Min of 5+ years in B2B publishing
  • Knowledge of analytic & data would be an advantage 
  • Commercially smart
  • Tech Savvy
  • LOVES publishing/media/online

Global Publishing Director / Managing Director

Morgan Healey Retained Assignment

Our client, a leading global academic publisher, requires a Global Publishing Director / Managing Director based in Europe. In this key role you will be responsible for meeting and exceeding the company’s budgeted targets on publications: books and journals. Enhancing brand recognition and reputation.

Key Tasks:

  • Developing and driving the profitability of the Global Publishing Program and operational management of the editorial teams in the European office.
  • Increasing the profitability of the European business unit, by engineering the profit margin across the publishing subjects.
  • Ensuring that the brand and reputation of the Publisher is one of excellence within the social sciences and humanities. Developing new publishing lists in trending academic research fields.
  • Leading and positioning the company to be a leading open access publisher, especially as a solutions provider for institutions transitioning to open access.

Skills / Experience:

  • PhD in Social Sciences and Humanities or another University degree 
  • Proven record of success in senior level management in the industry
  • At least five/ten year’s senior level experience of management of people and resources
  • A wide knowledge and understanding of the publishing industry
  • An understanding of financial management and wider management principles and techniques
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Excellent communication (both verbal and written) in English / German.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills combined with excellent organizational skills
  • Project management experience