Available Positions:

Designer (Scotland)

The Skinny is looking for a graphic designer to manage layout for print in Scotland. We need someone who can work quickly and accurately to lay out the magazine to template, working to tight deadlines. We want someone with a keen eye for detail who can problem solve, and think creatively to present the content in a professional way even when time is tight.

The candidate must have experience in:
Adobe Creative Suite, particularly InDesign and Photoshop
Working in design for the publishing industry (minimum 1 year)
Content management systems
Working to deadlines

We would be delighted if they were experienced in:
CSS and HTML
Web design
Subediting

TThis role is expected to take up to ten working days a month during a fixed period usually falling across the last two weeks of the month. The fee offered is £600 per month.

Anticipated start date: 
Monday 17 November

To apply:
Please send a pdf which includes your CV and at least three examples of relevant design work to jobs@theskinny.co.uk. Please mention Designer in the subject line.

*DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: Wednesday 15 OCTOBER*

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.

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

Comedy Editor (Northwest)

We are looking for a new Comedy editor to bring their knowledge and personality to one of the most vital (and funny!) sections of the magazine.

The Northwest Comedy editor will continue the section’s on-the-pulse coverage of emerging talent in Liverpool, Manchester and beyond, as well as bring new ideas to the table.

They will work partly in tandem with the Scottish edition's Comedy editor to commission feature content appropriate to both editions, as well as independently to organise a variety of regional content, ranging from interviews to festival previews and reviews.

We need someone who is committed and flexible, willing to devote the equivalent of around two days per month to coordinating content and managing contributors as well as maintaining professional relationships with promoters, venues, and comedians. Passionate about comedy and aware of the local scene, the Comedy editor will be someone who is already an active spectator/participator, who has a distinct voice, and is looking to develop as a writer and editor.

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

Deadline for applications: 10am Mon 1 Sep

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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