The Independent

The Independent is a British online newspaper. Established in 1986 and originally published in print, they moved exclusively online in March of 2016.  

Our work with The Independent

In order to facilitate the newspaper’s digital transformation, it was important for the business to develop its Commercial Data and Insights team

3Search was engaged by The Independent in 2018 to help build out the data team. Our specialist recruiters worked closely with CMO and CDO, Jo Holdaway, and Director of Data Analytics, Andrew Wythes, to develop the team responsible for The Independent's online presence.

Our team has successfully placed a total of 11 candidates with the business so far, including...

  • Head of Commercial Data & Insights 
  • Senior Commercial & Trading Manager
  • Analytics Manager
  • Campaign Analyst x2
  • Marketing Executive
  • Data Privacy Analyst
  • Data Analyst x2
  • E-Commerce Analyst
  • CRM Manager

Our talent search method for The Independent

On each hire, our specialist recruiters arranged a weekly call with The Independent to discuss the process. In each meeting, the team would update The Independent exactly on what searches we had carried out in the previous week and explain any challenges or market feedback we had received. 

Given the nature of the industry, many of the senior roles required specific search criteria as each role needed to have a deep understanding of the media space. 

For roles, such as the Senior Commercial Trading Manager, the team mapped the market before presenting their findings to the hiring manager. We then engaged the most relevant individuals with a tailored approach.  

Success with The Independent

Having utilised our extensive network of Data, Analytics, Research & Insights candidates, The Independent’s Analytics team has tripled in size since we first started working with them. 

Candidate Thought Count: 6

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Since our initial work with The Independent in 2018, we have recruited across the business into the marketing and CRM teams. We look forward to continuing to support The Independent with their growth, building and developing excellent digital teams with the best talent on the market. 

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