EDINBURGH, Scotland, June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Johnston Press, one of the leading community media groups in the UK, announced today the launch of The SmartList Scotland. The SmartList, a fixed-price recruitment service, provides recruiters with a short list of quality, pre-screened candidates for one fixed fee.
The SmartList is owned and operated by Johnston Press, the publisher of leading newspaper titles and associated websites across Scotland, including the Scotsman, Edinburgh Evening News and Scotland on Sunday. This new recruitment offering, launched in September 2012, bridges the gap between traditional advertising and recruitment consultancies with strong emphasis on providing a high quality service to its clients.
The service is being launched in association with STV who will provide media and promotional support. A television advert promoting the benefits of using The SmartList first airs on the 13th June and will be repeated throughout the month.
The service has already enjoyed massive success in filling a large number of different roles for clients in a variety of industries. A multi-media campaign will promote the service through STV, reaching over 4 million viewers per month, and accompanied by a newspaper and online advertising campaign in all Johnston Press Scottish titles.
Businesses can submit their job details to The SmartList team of recruitment professionals for one fixed fee. Using their immense national resources, including local newspapers, jobs boards and social media, a 'SmartList' of high quality, local candidates is selected and screened specifically for the role. This is then submitted to the employer to review and interview the most promising candidates.
Stephen Anderson, General Manager of The SmartList, said: "We are incredibly excited about the new opportunities that this joint venture offers. The SmartList team has worked incredibly hard over the past 9 months and we are now perfectly positioned to offer the service to a larger audience.
"Currently, Scottish employers have to choose between traditional advertising and recruitment consultancies with no alternative. The success that we've enjoyed proves that there is a real need for this type of solution in the recruitment market place and we're looking forward to bringing the service to Scottish businesses at a time when they need it most."
To view the TV advert, please go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pe5KtH4zHTI.
Businesses can find out more about the service by visiting TheSmartList.co.uk.
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About Johnston Press
Johnston Press is one of the leading community media groups in the UK and Ireland with more than 5,000 people in 175 locations around the UK, the Isle of Man and the Republic of Ireland. We publish 243 newspapers and 223 local websites, a stable of glossy monthly lifestyle magazines and produce live events. Our websites are complemented by mobile sites and a growing portfolio of apps. Our websites reach over 10 million visitors per month. For further information, please visit http://www.johnstonpress.co.uk.
STV reaches over 4 million viewers each month with first class programming including soaps Emmerdale and Coronation Street, big drama productions, entertainment hits The X Factor and Britain's Got Talent, strong home-grown productions and the most comprehensive local news service in the UK.
STV Productions is one of the UK's leading content businesses, with ambitious plans for growth and expansion in the UK and overseas. The company has a record of success across a range of genres including drama, factual and entertainment, producing a wide range of programmes for a variety of networks, including Catchphrase and Fake Reaction for ITV1 and ITV2, ratings success Antiques Road Trip for BBC Two and drama The Poison Tree for ITV1.
STV's digital business incorporates Scotland's most popular commercial media website, stv.tv, home to the STV Player and comprehensive news, sport and entertainment services. In 2010 STV launched STV Local, a network of websites - online and on mobile - for communities, towns and cities across Scotland.
STV content is available across multi platforms including iPhone, Android, PS3, Windows 8; YouView and Samsung Smart TV.
All media enquiries can be directed to Stephen Anderson by calling +44(0)7889-986479 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOURCE Johnston Press