Available Positions:

Editorial Assistant

We’re looking for an editorial assistant to join the team in the Edinburgh office. This is a new role, and will be focussed on working in editorial content for print and online.

The right candidate will be a highly skilled writer, who is also very experienced in subediting and proofing. They will be diligent and consistent with an eye for fine detail. They will be able to think creatively and keen to see each and every task through to completion. It’s key that they are able to work within our team, but also capable of working independently to self-initiate projects. As the role is new, there will be some flexibility in the responsibilities as the company evolves.

The candidate must have experience in:
Journalistic writing
Working in publications for print and online
Working to deadlines
Content management systems

They should have a solid knowledge of the contemporary cultural landscape.

We’d be delighted if they had experience in:
Online publishing
Adobe Creative Suite
Content engagement

Anticipated start: November 2014

This role is full time, working from our office in Edinburgh, and is offered at a salary of £15,000 PA.

To apply:
Send a CV, cover letter and samples of writing to jobs@theskinny.co.uk with the subject line Editorial Assistant.


Theatre Editor (Scotland)

How do you feel about burlesque? Love it? Hate it? Exist in a state of perpetual ambivalence on the subject?

The Skinny is looking for a new Theatre editor to look after the Scotland edition of the magazine. We need someone who’s knowledgeable and opinionated about the thespian world north of the border, particularly in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee. Also should be able to write, edit and generally be friendly and encouraging to writers. Does this sound like you? If yes, drop us a line. We're keen to maintain and expand the high standard of coverage that's been established for this section over the years. This is an exciting time for the magazine, with an edition in the Northwest of England and digital development on the horizon. If you've got enthusiasm, skill and ideas we'd love to hear from you. 

  • 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 theatrical coverage, send your CV, a couple of content ideas and samples of your writing to jobs@theskinny.co.uk with the subject line Scotland Theatre Editor.

Any questions email rosamund@theskinny.co.uk

*Deadline for applicationS: Sunday 26 October*

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 cathleen@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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