Work for The Skinny

AVAILABLE POSITIONS


The Skinny is an independent, creative company that seeks to connect curious readers with interesting artists and events.  We have 21 employees and up to 350 freelance contributors at any one time. We aim to offer freedom within your role to work towards our company goals and business vision.

SALES & MARKETING EXECUTIVE

The Skinny, Northwest's largest entertainment and listings magazine has established itself as the voice of Northwest culture to the 18-35 year old market and has ambitions for further growth in 2017. In the last year we have invested in our digital offering and have launched a newly designed website. To reflect this we are looking for a strong sales person to complement the core team and further drive business forwards.

The right candidate will be:
* Dynamic, with strong relationship building skills
* Determined, ambitious and driven
* Capable at achieving excellent results and meeting targets
* Able to work well under pressure and to deadline
* Have a keen sense of culture with an awareness of events in the Northwest and beyond

In particular the candidate should have:
Experience in professional sales, with a minimum 6 months accountable track record

A good understanding of the media environment in the UK, specially that which targets trend-setting audiences

Advantage: knowledge and experience of the digital sales

The role will involve:
* Cold calling and sourcing new business
* Client management
* Computer literacy
* Having a positive and friendly attitude
* Developing long term relationships
* Selling services in The Skinny, www.theskinny.co.uk and our weekly e-newsletter.
* Selling bespoke publications/ products throughout the year.

The Skinny prides itself on being forward thinking, supporting emerging talent and developing strong relations across the Northwest - we hope that you would share these ideals and have the skills to develop our business further.

If you think you have what it takes to join Northwest's leading culture and listings magazine, are keen to make the role your own, and become part of an ever expanding team and strong creative community then get involved.

Please send us your CV with a cover letter Via email to: nicola@theskinny.co.uk

Closing date : 31 Jan 2016

Clubs Editor (Scotland)

Do you know your Italo from your techno from your balearic disco? Can you write knowledgeably, accessibly and wittily about dance music of all ilks, past, present and future? Do you know the Scottish clubbing scene inside out? The Skinny is looking for a new Clubs editor to take the reins from February.

Working partly in tandem with the Northwest edition's Clubs editor to coordinate lead feature content, as well as independently to commission local reviews, previews and other content reflecting regional activity, the Scotland Clubs editor will be keyed up on the scene in Glasgow, Edinburgh and beyond, and as keen to investigate new developments as they are knowledgeable about broader clubs culture historically and currently.

They'll need to be committed and flexible, and willing to devote the equivalent of around two days per month to coordinating and commissioning content as well as maintaining professional relationships with venues, promoters, artists and other industry figures.

They'll ideally have some editorial experience, but more importantly they'll be looking to develop their own voice and perspective as a writer/editor.

Payment is offered on a per-page basis for features in the print publication and for online-only pieces as agreed to the rolling editorial plan.

To apply: Send your CV, a couple of content ideas and samples of your writing to jobs@theskinny.co.uk with the subject line Scotland Clubs Editor.

**DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: midnight Wednesday 3 February.**

Tech writers (Scotland and Northwest)

If you've lost a friendship over Android vs iOS, if you have strong opinions about app design, if you daydream about niche gadgets, or if your heart beats faster for the burgeoning tech start-up scene, The Skinny wants to hear from you: we're looking for tech writers. 

Previous experience is a plus, but not essential – our Tech editor will work with you to hone your stories. If you're enthusiastic and interested in chasing down an idea for a story, send a CV and some writing samples to john.donaghy@theskinny.co.uk.

Venues Editors (Northwest)

The Skinny is looking for a selection of new venues editors to oversee the writing and creation of venue profiles on our website, for both our Manchester and Liverpool city sections in the Northwest, and also for our Glasgow city section in Scotland. We need people who are confident and accurate writers, with an engaging style, and a wide knowledge of the venues in their specialist city. The successful applicants will be expected to generate profiles quickly, in an informative – but not overly-opinionated – way, ensuring that each profile provides useful information for readers looking for somewhere to eat, drink and be merry. Applicants should have an awareness of The Skinny's house style and be comfortable carrying out research, and communicating with venues directly to source information and imagery where appropriate.

This is a voluntary position. We would expect our venues editors to be producing give or take 10 venue profiles of 150 words each per month. 

Sound like something you’d like to do? Email a CV and some samples of writing to jobs@theskinny.co.uk.

Contributors: Writers, Illustrators, Photographers

The Skinny is your magazine: a collaborative effort, it’s put together by people who love their region and its culture, for people who love their region and its culture – and our contributors are known for having something new to say as well as a passion for their areas of expertise.

We are looking for writers, illustrators and photographers on an ongoing basis to help make The Skinny an informed, inspiring, witty and opinionated collection of the voices and talents that make Scotland and England's Northwest such exciting places to be.

With 55,000+ copies distributed to more than 1000 venues, The Skinny gives writers a platform to get their voice heard, and illustrators and photographers an opportunity to showcase their work and build their portfolio.

If you’re a writer: Please introduce yourself to the relevant section editor – see contact details here – and send them two or three samples of your work.

Currently we are particularly interested in hearing from music critics based in and around Liverpool who are passionate about their local scene and can turn that passion into erudite and entertaining prose.

We're also on the hunt for journalists keen to report on the Northwest of England's film scene.

Please drop an email to jobs@theskinny.co.uk titled "Liverpool music writer" or "Northwest film writer." In both cases, please include examples of your writing and details of what you're most interested in writing about. 

If you’re an illustrator or photographer: Please email jobs@theskinny.co.uk with the subject line 'Contributor: illustrator' or 'Contributor: photographer' and let us know your area of expertise/interest (e.g. perhaps you’re a fashion photographer, or would like to try more live music photography) – and please link us to your portfolio where possible rather than attaching large files.

Any questions please email lauren@theskinny.co.uk