Content Engagement Intern with The Skinny Magazine

The Skinny is a magazine that began in autumn 2005 in a drafty third-floor tenement flat in EH1, Edinburgh, where a group of ten volunteers, bewitched by the process of making magazines, spent three months compiling Issue 1.

Location: Edinburgh
£7.65 p/hour, three days a week for 3 months.
Immediate start.

From the start the Skinny team wanted to give events and artists they loved a platform, and they wanted to help people make informed decisions about what they experience culturally.

Six months after starting up, The Skinny moved out of home into a studio in The Drill Hall, Edinburgh, and another six months after that, began its first foray into being an employer, taking on three full time staff. By October 2006, The Skinny was a year old and had regular long-term advertisers, attracted by the high print volumes – at this time 25,000 copies a month – and the magazine's local visibility.

First distributed in Edinburgh and Glasgow, The Skinny began circulating in Dundee in 2007 to support the burgeoning arts and culture scene there. In 2008, The Skinny became Scotland's largest 'Entertainment and Listings' magazine verified by the ABC with just over 30,000 copies, and re-launched it’s website in 2009. currently delivers to 95,000 unique users every month and they have a goal to triple this traffic within 12 months.

The Skinny is looking to take on a digital content engagement intern to work within its new digital team with the main responsibility of expanding the reach of The Skinny’s content online. We are looking for someone who can work with what we already produce to get more eyeballs on it,

Amongst tasks that come up on an ad hoc basis, the main focus of your time at The Skinny will be on the below:

  • Research and write short form articles for The Skinny online quickly and precisely working to daily targets of 3-5 posts per day.
  • Source and include multimedia content. 
  • Track performance of content online using analytics software
  • Work to traffic targets with your team. 
  • Promote article engagement through use of The Skinny’s social networking channels. Maintain a high awareness of current cultural trends by monitoring news sites, blogs, print media and news daily.
  • Writing features and columns


The ideal candidate will have excellent written English with a background or interest in social media marketing, digital marketing, journalism, arts and/or the cultural sector. Candidates should have a strong basic research techniques including accuracy in fact checking. Candidates should have good proficiency in online editing tools and word processing software. Candidates who can demonstrate basic sub-editing capabilities will be very highly regarded.


Closing date for applications is 25 September 2014, 5pm.

Please submit a CV and brief covering letter through the Adopt an Intern online application form on our website. All applications must be submitted by 5pm on the closing date. State a. your availability and b. relevant information on your skills/experience pertaining to the job spec. We do NOT accept e-mail applications that have not gone through our online application unless otherwise stated.


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