The Skinny seeks an Events editor for Scotland, to be based in our Edinburgh office at Summerhall. They will be responsible for the collation and upload of events listings; the creation of the Zap, the weekly top ten events email; and writing the monthly Heads Up calendar for the print magazine.
We need someone who is highly organised, loves lists and enjoys a good spreadsheet but can also write fluently and eloquently. Our events listings need to reach the widest possible audience, so a knowledge of writing for online is required.
The nature of the job means that the editor must be able to alter their writing style, employing both an engaging personality-filled tone (in the Zap, and Heads Up) and a more pared-down summarising style where appropriate. A working knowledge of SEO best practice is desirable, as is experience in digital engagement.
We need someone who has a highly trained eye for detail who cares about going the extra mile to get the job done to the highest possible standard. They will have a passion for and a good knowledge of cultural events in the area, and will take pride in researching what’s going on in venues across the cities in order to communicate the information to our readers.
- Excellent working knowledge of Excel or equivalent spreadsheet package.
- Experience of using content management systems.
- Editing / writing skills – proven ability to produce clean, accurate copy.
- Experience writing for web.
- Excellent communications skills.
- A keen eye for detail.
- Passion for culture.
- Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
- Highly self-motivated with impeccable time management skills.
Anticipated start date: Late February 2020
This role is full time, permanent with salary of £17,500 per year.
To apply: Send a cover letter and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org along with two writing samples – one 100-word event preview and one 250-word review of a venue of your choice. Please include Events Editor in the email subject line. Please mention Journo Resources when applying for jobs.
Deadline: Midnight, Sunday 19 January