Established in 2007 Sync Recruitment Ltd is a professional editorial and PR recruitment consultancy which specialises in financial and business journalism jobs, editorial jobs, financial content jobs and Public Relations jobs. Our clients include some of the best companies in the industry, from Newswires and business intelligence companies to business magazine publishers, financial services companies and small to large PR firms. These companies trust us to find them high calibre candidates to fill a broad range of journalism jobs, editorial jobs PR jobs; from entry level journalists and reporters roles to senior reporter, editor, managing editor jobs and account manager jobs, account director jobs and associate positions.

At Sync Recruitment, we provide our candidates with an assurance that they will be treated as an individual and not just a number. With this in mind, one of our main aims is to match every candidates’ particular skills, ambitions and personality to the right journalism or PR job but also present options they may not have previously considered, as well as the information they need to prepare effectively for interviews.

We believe that our dedicated team of recruitment consultants has a distinct advantage over our competitors in that we recognise and take into consideration our clients’ unique working and cultural environment before we put forward any candidate for an editorial job. In this regard, we are able to guarantee that every candidate is interviewed and screened individually by our team of experienced recruitment consultants before their CV is submitted for consideration. We pride ourselves on understanding the various areas of the financial markets and economic current affairs in order to effectively screen financial journalists to ensure they have the necessary experience and skills.

As a client of Sync Recruitment, we guarantee you will not be inundated with numerous CVs which do not fit the requirements of your editorial or PR job brief. At Sync Recruitment, we do the job properly – delivering only first-rate candidates who not only fulfil the skills and experience required for the job, but who we feel will fit into the team or environment they will be working in. Where the perfect candidate cannot be found immediately, we use our extensive knowledge and experience to headhunt the ideal person. However, at Sync Recruitment we make a clear distinction between our clients and the companies we use to source candidates. We never headhunt from our own clients. Indeed, we feel that this highlights the weakness of larger, number-crunching agencies who work with everyone; it either prevents them from headhunting effectively or they are forced to poach from their own clients.

Our aim has always been to provide a first-class service for both client and job seeker. By matching a candidates skills and personality to the right job and the right company, we aim to produce an efficient and professional, as well as relaxed, editorial recruitment experience for both the clients and candidates we represent.

Steven Shephard
Director, Sync Recruitment Limited



“Steven has helped us hire some of our best journalists over the last 8 years.  He listens to what we require, makes suggestions and pre-selects candidates for us to consider.  He makes the process smooth and we know that when they come through Steven they will really contribute once they’ve joined.  I have no hesitation recommending him.”

Tony Gibson – Chief Executive, Field Gibson Media

“Steven Shephard understands the long-term value of relationships and makes every effort to get to know his clients. He certainly has got to know our editorial operation very well and become a trusted partner and advisor to our business. The service he offers is highly professional, and we value his ability to identify journalistic talent for PEI not just in the UK but also overseas.”

Philip Borel – Group Editorial Director,
 PEI Media

“It was a big decision for us to use a recruitment company for the first time this year, as we are a relatively small company operating on a tight budget. However, I can honestly say I’m delighted with the result achieved for us. Steven Shephard has a real knack at getting to know a company’s requirements and modus operandi, and matching these almost exactly with relevant candidates. His knowledge of the publishing industry and connections with an excellent pool of talented candidates ensured that we found the two candidates we were looking for without any trouble at all. This is especially impressive as our requirements were relatively complicated: we were looking for candidates who were either based in Australia or willing to move there to fill the roles. I would have no hesitation in contacting Sync Recruitment again, next time we are looking for journalists.”

Samantha Swiss – Chief executive, KangaNews

“We have worked with Steven for over seven years during which he has sourced a number of outstanding reporters for us that have advanced to senior positions. He has an excellent understanding of our needs and a knack for unearthing talented candidates.”

Robert Schach – Managing Editor, Debtwire Europe.

“Steven Shephard has consistently demonstrated its ability to source excellent candidates for IFR and provides an excellent service to go with it. Steven clearly understands our business and knows what we are looking for. Of the recruitment firms I have dealt with as editor of IFR, his has proved by far the most effective and Steven has been a joy to work with. I have no hesitation in recommending the firm.”

Matthew Davies – Editor, International Financing Review.