Expert in Executive Search

SCHICKLER Personalberatung is an expert in executive search for executives of media houses and e-business companies. By specialising in the areas of media, marketing and e-business, we have a know-how advantage over many competitors: we have many years of experience, extensive networks and in-depth practical knowledge. This is not the only reason why SCHICKLER Personalberatung is known and successful as an implementation-oriented industry specialist – an essential success factor for this is our committed employees, who all have industry experience and adapt individually to each customer and his needs.

Our industry focus allows us to assess the organisation and culture of the company in question particularly well – a valuable advantage when selecting suitable candidates. Before the search starts, we work with our clients to develop a detailed profile for the candidate. The consultant, the necessary know-how and the human qualities play an important role. Only if the candidate fits the culture of the company, the filling will be successful.

Your application for our personnel consulting mandates

We continuously fill executive positions in media companies. Please send your (unsolicited) application for our personnel consulting mandates to

Who we work for

Here you will find examples of successful placements in recent times:

Management Board

  • CEO/Managing Director, e-commerce provider, Berlin
  • Media Managing Director, Regional Media Provider West Germany
  • Publishing director, cross-media specialist information provider, Southern Germany
  • Managing Director, Online Marketing Provider, Southern Germany
  • Head of Business Development, regional daily newspaper, West Germany
  • Country Manager DACH – International Special Interest Media Provider, Southern Germany

Corporate functions

  • Chief Operating Officer COO, Content Publishing Provider, Berlin
  • Commercial management, e-commerce provider, Berlin
  • Head of Group Controlling, Regional Daily Media Group
  • Head of Human Resources and Legal Affairs, International Special
  • Interest Publishing House, Southern Germany

Editorial Office/Program/Product

  • Editor-in-Chief, Public Magazine Publishing House Southern Germany
  • Chief Product Officer CPO, Online Marketplace, Berlin
  • Head of Program Management, Specialist Information Provider, Southern Germany
  • Head of Product Management, digital specialist information provider, West Germany
  • Head of New Product Development, Corporate Publishing Provider, Southern Germany


  • Marketing management CMO, international brand manufacturer
  • Head of direct marketing, supraregional daily media provider
  • Head of E-Commerce, medium-sized fashion retailer
  • Head of Online Marketing, international mail order company, Northern Germany
  • Advertising Management, Public Magazine Publishing House, Southern Germany
  • Sales Manager, regional daily media provider, West Germany
  • Head of Key Account Management, international database provider, Germany Mitte
  • Head of sales office, online/mobile marketer Northern Germany
  • Head of SEO/SEM, e-commerce provider electronics industry

What makes us special

We have the experience, we know the industry, we place the executives: Since 1986 we support companies with individual personnel consulting services. As industry experts, we fill executive positions in media houses, marketing areas and e-business. In addition, together with a solid network of partners that has been tried and tested over many years, we offer tailor-made services for personnel assessment and selection.

Specialisation is our recipe for success: Our target groups are clearly defined. We advise media, marketing and e-business companies. Our consultants have many years of experience in these target industries, know the relevant managers and are aware of the special features that need to be taken into account when recruiting personnel. We are convinced that only those who really know an industry can find the right personnel.

Digitalization is our topic: The advancing digitalization leads to constant change of our customers. For decision-makers, this means that they need employees who are actively involved in shaping change. We know the challenges that technical progress poses for our customers and take them into account when looking for suitable candidates.

Our clients receive tailor-made solutions: In addition to recruiting executives, we also support our clients with onboarding and executive integration, if required, which is particularly beneficial in the case of industry changeovers. We offer training after major organizational changes to build up missing competencies. If you are conducting your personnel selection internally but would like to secure it with specific personnel diagnostic instruments, we can also support you with audits, assessments and appraisals.

We would like to get to know your culture: as specialized consultants, we know the special features of your industry. In order to successfully recruit personnel for you, we would like to get to know your corporate culture. This is how we find candidates who really fit – professionally as well as personally.

Our career network is your chance: Our career network includes thousands of experts from the media industry, marketing and e-business. We maintain intensive contact with candidates and know them so well that we can quickly present suitable applicants for many positions. In addition to the career stages, personality also counts for us. This is why we conduct interviews with all candidates. If you would like to find out more about our services, please contact us. Are you interested in new challenges? Then register here in our career network.