Responsible for the overall production, execution and management of Time Out Dubai and Time Out Abu Dhabi across print, digital and application products.
Manage and motivate an editorial team, work with other Editors within the Group to make sure goals and projects are aligned, and maintain a strong working relationship with the commercial team.
Setting content strategy and planning editorial calendar across digital, print, video, audio and social.
Leading the ideation and development of creative front covers across Time Out UAE?s stable of weekly, monthly and seasonal print products.
Meeting web traffic and print circulation goals.
Overseeing Time Out Dubai and Time Out Abu Dhabi?s annual Awards processes and monthly calendar of events.
Work with the Editorial Director to ensure ALL content reflects overall content / editorial strategy.
Determine what medium is best suited for a particular content piece and commission internal and/or external writers, producers, designers, photographers, videographers, illustrators, product managers, etc. to make it live on deadline and on budget.
Ensure Time Out GCC?s editorial standards are met, all relevant copyrights have been cleared, content is optimised for SEO and content meets local and legal guidelines.
Support the Editorial Director and sales team by being an ambassador for Time Out Dubai and Time Out Abu Dhabi, by supporting and helping to develop revenue-generating content strategies and establishing good relationships PRs.
Have your finger on the pulse of the local scene; use your professional contacts and social-media networks to be the first to identify the next big thing.
Undertake reviews and attend events outside of office hours.
Embrace Time Out GCC?s digital-first philosophy. A strong background in digital publishing is absolutely essential.
Personal attributes and essential skills:
Superb organisational skills.
Keen creativity and a real eye for design ? great covers, video formats, visually-engaging content packages.
Second-to-none eye for copy editing.
A skilled manager.
Is excited by the challenge of last-minute, ad-hoc projects.
Able to work creatively and efficiently under pressure and to tight deadlines.
Bursting with a wealth of ideas that can be used across all Time Out platforms.
Data driven and excited by analytics.
Excellent grasp and understanding of SEO best practice.
A demonstrable passion for and excellent knowledge of digital content creation.
Highest standard of accuracy and attention to detail.
A strong industry reputation. (desired)
Flexibility and a professional approach at all times.
7-10 years of experience in editorial.
Education: Must be educated to degree level or equivalent industry qualification.
Software: Adobe InDesign, WordPress (essential), Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Illustrator (desirable).