Work for The Skinny


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.


The Skinny, Scotland’s largest entertainment and listings magazine is well established as the voice of Scottish culture to the 18-35 year old market across Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee. We are also doing big things digitally; in the last year we have invested in our digital offering and have launched a newly designed website. To complement the core team and further drive the business' development, we are on the hunt for a talented executive based in either Edinburgh or Glasgow.

The right candidate will be:
* Dynamic, with strong relationship building skills
* Determined, ambitious and target driven
* Able to work well under pressure and to deadline
* Have a keen sense of culture with an awareness of events in Scotland and beyond

In particular the candidate should have:
*Experience in professional sales, with a minimum one year's accountable track record across print and digital media
*A strong understanding of the media environment in the UK, especially that which targets trend-setting audiences
* Proficient computer literacy
* Having an enthusiastic and friendly attitude

The role will involve:
* Cold calling and sourcing new business
* Creative, pragmatic problem solving 
* Developing long term media partnerships 
* Creating and selling customised packages in The Skinny,, The Skinny ZAP! and ad-hoc bespoke publications
* Thinking on your feet and tailoring The Skinny's offering to a wide reaching localised and national client base 

The Skinny prides itself on being forward thinking, supporting emerging talent and developing strong relations across Scotland - 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 Scotland’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 we would love to hear from you.

To apply please send us your CV with a cover letter outlining how you meet the role description, person specification and your ambitions with The Skinny via email to:

Salary: c£20k+ OTE

The role will be based out of our Edinburgh office however we are open for an outstanding candidate working between Edinburgh and Glasgow, working two days per week in the Edinburgh office.

**APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5pm 30 January 2017 **


The Skinny is well established as Scotland and the North’s largest events and listings magazine and after a significant year of growth we need more administrative firepower!

We’re looking to take on an assistant bookkeeper to support our General Manager – who currently manages all the in house components of Radge Media’s bookeeping – in keeping up with an expanding business.

Role and responsibilities

Customer ledger
*Maintenance of contact database
*Creation of all invoices from our in-house CRM to Xero (about 100-150 every month)
*Debt chasing on overdue advertising invoices via phone and email
*Reminder statements by email every month

Supplier ledger
*Entry of all purchases from paper and email on Xero
*Staff expenses management

Payroll management / freelancer invoices
*Checking and processing freelancer invoices for payment
*Identifying when individuals need to be added to payroll and coordinating P45s/New Starter Checklists

Reconciling on Xero
*Matching bank entries with customer and supplier ledgers

Team support
*Assisting on in house queries from the Sales Team regarding customer accounts
*Updating the sales team with a monthly report on overdue clients
*Related financial and administration tasks as required

Month to month these duties will be for The Skinny’s main print and digital platforms, in the summer months we also produce additional publications that we will require mirrored support on.

Essential experience and qualities

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced candidate who should have the following:

*At least one year’s bookkeeping/accounts administrator/accounts assistant experience, ideally within the a small to medium cultural/arts/media business (recent graduates and freelance professionals are also welcome to apply).
*A relevant degree or accountancy qualification (optional, although preferred)
*A sound working knowledge of Microsoft Office and accountancy software eg Sage (The Skinny use Xero and on the job training will be provided)

This is a great opportunity to make an impression in a small, dynamic team. You will largely be working independently with flexible hours so you must be self motivated, with a high attention to accuracy and be confident working under your own steam.

This is a permanent position starting early February 2017. You will be located in our Edinburgh office and required to work 8-12 hours/week generally, with increased hours in the summer months to support Radge Media’s additional publications.

To apply: Please email us at with your CV along with a cover letter.

Salary: The Skinny is a living wage employer, salary will be paid at £15,000 pro rata.

**DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 5pm Monday 30 Jan 2017**

Venues Editors (North and Glasgow)

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, Liverpool and Leeds city sections in the North, 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. There will also be occasional opportunities to compile articles about local venues and events. 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 around 5-10 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

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 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 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