Location: London (hybrid working)
Reporting to: Executive Editor
Closing date: 20th September 2021
Please submit your CV and a cover letter when applying for this role.
If you boil down what Time Out does to its purest form, we recommend good stuff for people to spend their time/money doing. This role is integral to that.
The Events Editor role is focused on digging up the coolest, most exciting things happening around London and sharing them with readers on social, online and in the print magazine. This could involve picking out the most exciting details of massive annual events like Open House, getting the scoop on underground scenes popping up across the city or telling readers which of the Halloween events coming up this year are worth their time. This is often via listings and news posts, but it can also be via list features, human interest stories and formats.
It’s the chance to paint a useful picture of all the cultural events happening in the city at any time, to give creatives doing exciting stuff a massive platform and to shape the way Londoners go out post-pandemic.
What we’re looking for
- An extremely organised journalist who lives for a planning document. You should be able to tell us dates for things in December in July.
- Someone who loves going out and experiencing new stuff. Are you the one in your friendship group who’s constantly organising everyone else’s social life? Is your Notes app full of lists of club nights and art events you’re desperate to attend? Please apply.
- A writer with brilliant tone, who can make even the shortest write-up engaging, exciting and genuinely funny.
- A culture head with contacts in nightlife, music, the arts, crafts and community groups around the city.
- A genuine drive to help people go out and to platform good stuff as well as an unpretentious perspective on London culture.
- A digital-first mindset. The ability to spot social media hits. A motivation to cover things first and best.
Time Out is a company filled with individuals as diverse as the cities we live in and cover. At the same time there are common characteristics and values we all share. To join our team, you’ll want to…
- Be commercially astute
- Either have experience at or want to dive headfirst into a fast-paced digital-first company
- Think globally
- Have excellent communication and relationship building skills
- Have a high sense of ownership, urgency and drive
- Be a team player
About Our Culture
At Time Out Group we believe in diversity and equal opportunity for all people. We do not discriminate against external or internal candidates on the basis of age; disability; gender, gender reassignment; race; religion or belief; sexual orientation; marriage and civil partnership; pregnancy and maternity. We believe that diversity develops creativity and enables personal and professional growth where we all learn from each other. We believe in an open culture where ideas are shared candidly and where there is no fear of failure, but rather an understanding that we must experiment and have the freedom to succeed. We believe that everyone has the right to express themselves as they are as this enriches us all. We believe in an open world, social justice, and the pursuit of happiness, after all, we are in the happiness business.
As our cities have reopened, we have embraced a hybrid way of working that gives us the opportunity to work remotely, as well as from the office; offering the flexibility that brings many benefits to our lives, as well as still providing a space where we can connect and collaborate as part of our Time Out community.
About Time Out Group plc
It all began in London in 1968 when Time Out helped people discover the exciting new urban cultures that had started up all over the capital. Since then, this iconic brand has consistently maintained its status as the go-to source of inspiration for both locals and visitors alike.
Time Out Group has been named one of the Most Innovative Companies for 2020 by Fast Company - this prestigious annual list honours the businesses making the most profound impact on both industry and culture, showcasing a variety of ways to thrive in today’s fast-changing world. The Group comprises two highly synergistic business divisions: Time Out Media and Time Out Market.
Time Out Media’s digital and physical media proposition comprises websites, mobile, social media, print and live events. Across these platforms, Time Out distributes its high-quality content – written and curated by local expert journalists – around the best food, drinks, culture, art, music, theatre, travel and entertainment in 328 cities and 58 countries. The Company is monetising this global reach and its strong traffic from a desirable audience via digital and print advertising as well as e-commerce. Since its launch 50 years ago, Time Out has become a global brand that advertisers and consumers love and trust.
Time Out Market is a food and cultural market leveraging the Time Out brand to bring the best of the city under one roof: its best chefs, drinks and cultural experiences – based on the editorial curation Time Out has always been known for. The world’s first food and cultural market experience based wholly on editorial curation, Time Out Market captures decades of local knowledge, independent reviews and expert opinions. Everything that is being offered in Time Out Market must have been reviewed with four or five stars, and not one star less, by independent Time Out journalists.
The first Time Out Market opened in Lisbon in 2014 and is now Portugal’s most popular attraction with 4.1 million visitors in 2019. Following this success, five new Time Out Markets opened in North America in 2019 in Miami, New York, Boston, Montréal and Chicago, and we recently celebrated the opening of Time Out Market Dubai in April 2021. A further pipeline of other global locations includes Porto, Prague, Abu Dhabi and London.
Across both business divisions, the Group’s mission is to help people around the world go out better.
Time Out is a dynamic, pioneering brand and so is our team. We want to work with the best and brightest talent because we work for the world’s greatest cities, the people enjoying them and the businesses in them. As a truly global team we get to collaborate with colleagues from New York to Paris, Tokyo and Sydney and beyond. It’s our integrity, passion, curiosity, creativity and openness that make us successful and a unique team.