Skip to main content

The network for trade,
training and development 

10 December 2018

The Skinny: Production Manager

The Skinnny are looking for a Production Manager to join the team in their Edinburgh office. This role requires creativity and organisational skills, plus the ability to remain calm under pressure. No specific qualifications are required, but an art school education is preferred.

Job Title: Production Manager
Organisation: The Skinny
Salary: £18,000 pro rata.
Status: part time (16 days per month), permanent position
Closing date: 13 December 2018, at 9am
Location: Edinburgh


The core of the post is to cover The Skinny's general production needs as a publishing company. The majority of time will be spent on The Skinny magazine itself, with attention to other publications such as an annual Student Handbook and the annual film-centred CineSkinny - the role will include duties for these when they come up.

Responsibilities will include management of advertising artwork and clients, picture editing, working with editorial to commission photography and illustrations, assisting with corrections and page proofing, managing our Instagram account and finding new ways to reach audiences and share The Skinny's activity, managing photographers and illustrators, handling mail, managing office equipment, and generally making the office a happy place to be. This post is based at The Skinny's office at Summerhall, Edinburgh.

The Skinny are looking for someone who is supremely organised, filled with ideas and energy, and who can work fast. This role is key to their monthly production cycle and the candidate will need to be level-headed under pressure and work well in close quarters with the rest of the team. This role is driven by deadlines and taking responsibility for getting the job done when it matters most is key. Skills in InDesign and Photoshop are a must, experience with content management systems preferred.

In addition, this role needs creativity. If you are a photographer, designer, illustrator, writer/editor, film-maker, or any combination of the preceding, The Skinny would be delighted to see your work alongside your application.


To apply: Send a cover letter including your answers to the below questions, along with a CV and any relevant portfolios or examples of your work to Please mention 'Production Manager' in the subject line.


  • Look at what we are putting out in print and online and how we are doing it. What do you think The Skinny's top three priorities for further development?
  • What media do you consume regularly (blogs / video / print examples please)?
  • Who would you commission to create an image for our cover?

For further information, please contact (Peter Simpson), or call 0131 467 4630, or visit The Skinny website.

Closing date for applications: 9am on Thursday 13 December 2018