SCOTLAND & NORTH WEST 

ADVERTISING SALES EXECUTIVES

Do you love The Skinny? Do you have passion for the emerging cultural scenes? We are looking for a strong sales person to complement the sales team and further drive business forwards.

The right candidates 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 Scotland and beyond

 In particular the candidates should have:

  • Experience in professional sales, with a minimum one year's accountable track record
  • A good understanding of the media environment in the UK, specially that which targets trend-setting audience
  • Advantage: knowledge of the digital sales market and contacts in print/ digital media 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 with both artists and businesses across the UK - 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 the UK'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 including:

1. An example of working to targets/ deadlines
2. A list of 5 brands/ potential clients you think would suit The Skinny
3. How you stand out from the crowd and what The Skinny will gain from your contribution to the team
(please keep it snappy and interesting)

Role: Full time
Salary: £Negotiable, Dependent on Experience 

Via email to: jobs@theskinny.co.uk
DEADLINE: SUNDAY APR 27 2014

Ruby On Rails Developer

The Skinny; journalistic slang for the scoop, the buzz, the inside story.

The Skinny, the largest entertainment and listings magazine across Scotland and Northwest England reaches 285,000 readers a month in print. theskinny.co.uk reaches 85,000 unique users a month and we have ambitious growth aims for our current digital platforms and brand extension opportunities.

We need an individual who can come on board to complete our key business requirements and some quick wins for our company at this time. The role is based on a three month timeline, however we are a growing company and are open to creating a full time position for the right candidate.

Position: Ruby on Rails Lead Developer

Project length: 3 months with the potential for a full time position
Salary: £Negotiable
Start Date: Immediate
Location: Edinburgh or Manchester

The Skinny is seeking a Ruby on Rails developer to work on key development projects to both our back end CMS and consumer facing platform theskinny.co.uk. The aim of this role is to oversee and implement business requirements as outlined and take on some ad hoc development when needed.

You will have a mentor on hand for support however you will be expected to operate highly independently, to manage your time effectively and to deadlines.

Desired Skills:

  • Highly skilled in Ruby on Rails (Ruby 1.8.7/1.9.3 and Rails 3.1.10/4.x)
  • A good level of skill in the following: SASS, SLIM, CoffeeScript, JQuery/JavaScript, MySQL, CSS/HTML
  • Familiarity with SVN / GIT
  • Motivated and able to work in fast paced and sometimes high pressured environments.
  • Excellent time management skills

If you have the above skills and are looking for the next step in your career then this could be the perfect opportunity to do so. Both the business requirements document and access to the code will be available prior to interview and a short test will be required on interview.

To apply please send your CV to jobs@theskinny.co.uk letting us know why this role is of interest to you. Deadline for applications: midnight wednesday 30 april 2014

We are looking for someone to start immediately. 

BOOKKEEPER

£350 per month

We need administrative firepower. This role is part time and requires management of customer and supplier ledgers, producing management accounts, reconciling the bank on Xero. This role will be based in either our Edinburgh or Manchester offices.

Please email jobs@theskinny.co.uk with your CV and details of relevant experience. The deadline for applications is Sunday March 30th at 5pm

TECH EDITOR

Our poor old Technology section has been neglected for too long now, but we know damn fine that with a bit of love and attention it can rise again as another authoritative voice in The Skinny, providing in-depth features, reviews and analysis. To that end, we're looking for a technology loving journalist and editor to oversee The Skinny's revamped Tech section, both online and in our printed editions.

We're after someone who can be committed and reasonably flexible; willing to devote the equivalent of around two days work per month to coordinating content and managing contributors as well as maintaining professional relationships with writers and press agents. Knowledgeable and deeply curious about the changing world of technology and science, The Skinny's Tech editor will be someone who is looking to develop as a writer and an editor, who has fair and measured opinions and is not afraid to voice them.

The Tech editor will work partly in tandem with a lead Games writer to commission at least four game reviews per month appropriate to both our Scottish and Northwest England editions, as well as independently to organise features content to reflect regional subjects, plus up-to-date events and festival coverage.

Key responsibilities:

  • Planning Tech section contents in liaison with editorial staff 
  • Commissioning, writing and editing features, reviews and opinion editorials  
  • Managing a team of writers for the section
  • Attending relevant events of particular interest to the section 
  • Creating and maintaining a network of contacts
  • Meeting and liaising with other staff in a monthly meetings

 This role is unsalaried, but payment is offered on a per-page basis for features in the print publication. 

To apply: If you fancy yourself steering our Technology editorial into new realms, send your CV, two of your content ideas and recent (related) samples of your writing to jobs@theskinny.co.uk with the subject line Tech Editor. Any questions email dave@theskinny.co.uk

 

CONTRIBUTORS

COMEDY REVIEWERS

Love writing and interested in a career in arts journalism? Our Comedy section is recruiting and training folks to cover the Glasgow Comedy Festival and Edinburgh Fringe. You'll get a thorough grounding in what it's all about from our Comedy editor Vonny, lots of support, and free access to as many amazing shows as you can shake your pen at. Interested? Email vonny@theskinny.co.uk with some writing samples and some words on why you'd like to get involved. 

 

NORTHWEST POSITIONS

section editors

We're currently looking for switched-on and authoritative voices to take the reins of the following sections. We are actively looking to fill these roles and currently processing applications as they come in. If you want to get involved and join the team, please send in your application as soon as possible to avoid missing out.

BOOKS EDITOR (NORTHWEST)

We're looking for a Books editor to look after the – surprise! – Books section of the new Northwest edition of The Skinny.

The Scottish edition's Books section has grown to become a respected voice, representing contemporary fiction and providing in-depth events and festival coverage, and we hope to build on this with our Northwest provision.

The Northwest Books editor will help to establish the character of a key component of the magazine, and have a great deal of input into what we should be covering and how.

They will work partly in tandem with the Scottish Books editor to commission at least four book reviews per month appropriate to both editions, as well as independently to organise features content to reflect regional subjects like festival programmes, launches and other events, and news.

We need someone who is committed and flexible, and willing to devote the equivalent of around two days per month to coordinating content and managing contributors as well as maintaining professional relationships with publishers, writers and press agents. Knowledgeable about the world of literature and aware of the Northwest's literary and broader cultural landscape, the Books editor will be someone who is looking to develop as a writer and an editor, who has well thought out opinions and is keen to have their voice heard.

  • This role is unsalaried, but payment is offered on a per-page basis for features in the print publication.

To apply: If you have a vision of where you'd like to take the magazine's literary coverage, send your CV, a couple of content ideas and samples of your writing to jobs@theskinny.co.uk with the subject line Northwest Books Editor.

Any questions email lauren@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 our Manchester and Liverpool city sections. 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 around 100 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 (NORTHWEST)

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 new Northwest edition of The Skinny an informed, inspiring, witty and opinionated collection of the voices and talents that make Manchester, Liverpool and the Northwest such an exciting place to be.

With 24,000+ copies distributed to more than 500 venues around the region, the Northwest Skinny gives writers a platform to get their voice heard, and illustrators and photographers an opportunity to showcase their work and build their portfolio.

To apply: If you’d like to get involved, please introduce yourself and send two or three samples of your work to jobs@theskinny.co.uk with the subject line ‘Northwest Contributor’ followed by either ‘Writer’, ‘Illustrator’ or ‘Photographer’.

If you’re a writer: let us know in your email what area(s) you’re most interested in covering, e.g. Clubs, Film, Travel, Theatre, Food and Drink... and we’re open to suggestions outside of the more obvious categories, so if you’ve got a pitch you think we should hear, we’re all ears.

If you’re an illustrator or photographer: 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

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