Available Positions:

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. 


Section Editors (Northwest)

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 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, Illustrations, 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 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.

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. 

If you’re an illustrator or photographer: Please email jobs@theskinny.co.uk with the subject line 'Northwest contributor: illustrator' or 'Northwest 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

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