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.

Artworker - Fest Magazine Adelaide
Television Critic
Media Sales Executive (Scotland)
Contributors


ARTWORKER - FEST MAGAZINE ADELAIDE

Fest is looking for a graphic designer to manage layout for print for four issues of Fest Adelaide in January-March 2020. The magazines are produced across time zones by a team in Edinburgh and Adelaide, with remote working preferred.

Fest is an A5 publication and paginations range from 64-100pp. Back issues can be found here. Production takes place over the weekends, with a print deadline of Monday Adelaide time. The majority of the production team is based in Edinburgh so we work largely in GMT.

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 the slickest way possible even when time is tight.

The person we are looking for must have experience in:

Adobe Creative Suite, particularly InDesign and Photoshop
Working in design for publishing
Working to deadlines

We would be delighted if they were experienced in:

CSS and HTML
Web design
Subediting

Fee:
£1000

Estimated workdays:
25-26 January, 1-2, 15-16, 22-23 February, 1-2 March (TBC)

To apply:

If you would like to apply, please send a CV, a cover letter and two examples of your design work to jobs@theskinny.co.uk. Please mention Fest Artworker in the subject line.

DEADLINE MIDNIGHT SUNDAY 5 JANUARY 2020


TELEVISION CRITIC

The Skinny has been writing about television in earnest for quite a while now, but we're currently on the hunt for writers who are especially keen to write about the most innovative and exciting work happening in the world of television and streaming today.

Do you feel that television deserves as much reverence and critical attention as movies? Would you like to go deep on your latest binge watch? Can you say something that's interesting and new about the latest episode of Game of Thrones? Do you have a love for classic television of yesteryear as well as a handle on where the medium is at now and where it might be heading in the 21st century? If so, you could be perfect for The Skinny's TV section.

If you're interested in writing about television for The Skinny, please send your pitches to jobs@theskinny.co.uk, and please include a few samples of your writing. Features and opinion pieces are paid for; there is no budget for reviews. Any questions can be sent to jamie@theskinny.co.uk


MEDIA SALES EXECUTIVE

The Skinny, Scotland’s largest culture and listings magazine is well established as the voice of Scottish culture to the 18-35 year old market across Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee for the past fourteen years.

To complement the core team and further expand our client base focusing on the Scottish cultural industries, we are looking to grow our sales team and are on the hunt for talented sales executives based in Edinburgh or Glasgow.

You will work within and alongside our established sales team, and the role will involve:

  1. *Building commercial relationships with brands, businesses and events
    *Identifying and approaching potential revenue leads so you can introduce The Skinny as a brand and advertising platform
  2. *Securing new business for The Skinny across core platforms - print, online and newsletter
  3. *Using your knowledge of the platforms to create effective, exciting campaigns for clients to help them achieve their marketing goals
  4. *Communicating with clients and potential clients via email, telephone and face to face
  5. *Also selling our seasonal titles including our Student Supplement and Fest Magazine
  6. *Managing your diary through our bespoke CRM system
  7. *Identifying and managing media partnerships throughout the year to help grow The Skinny brand and audience

We are looking for an individual who:

  1. *Has an understanding of the cultural landscape in Scotland and an awareness of cultural events
  2. *Has experience working within the arts sector, with experience in a sales role preferable
  3. *Is equally capable of working on their own or as part of a small team
  4. *Comfortable speaking to and presenting to clients in person and over the telephone
  5. *Has strong relationship building skills
  6. *Are able to work well under pressure and meet deadlines
  7. *Has proficient computer literacy, with a strong working knowledge of Google Drive, Gmail and Microsoft Word/Excel

The Skinny prides itself on being forward thinking, supporting emerging talent and developing strong relations across Scotland.

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 a 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 and person specification via email to: jobs@theskinny.co.uk

Salary: £18k plus uncapped commission structure

Closing date: Sunday 17 November 2019


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 makes Scotland such an exciting place to be.

With 35,000+ copies distributed to more than 650 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.

If you’re an illustrator or photographer: Please email jobs@theskinny.co.uk 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.