Staff Writer

Location: London
Department: Content
Reporting to: Executive Editor, EMEA
Closing date: Friday 11th June 2021 

To apply for this role, please submit your CV & cover letter along with 80 funny, engaging, insightful words about something you did last weekend. 

Role overview

A sensational writer with a love of emerging cultures in London and an easy, fluent understanding of digital publishing and social media. 

This person will unintentionally make our Executive Editor feel old twice a day. 

We want you to love London. We want you to help us throw light on new things (especially with regards to nightlife and music). We want you to have an original turn of phrase and a love of words. We want you to have opinions about stuff but understand that 'everything is shit and we are all fucked' isn't (that) interesting. We don't want someone who wishes they worked for Vice, but we want Vice to wish this person worked for them. 

A bit about us

Time Out has been documenting London for Londoners since the ‘60s. Our plan for 2021? Cover more grassroots stuff. Dig up powerful, original local stories. Get political. Show all sides of the city. Be funny, useful and engaging to read. 

Responsibilities

  • Daily digital stories, discovering and covering stuff that is relevant to us.
  • Regular digital-only features, giving our online output depth and substance.
  • Contribute to the Things To Do print section. 
  • Contribute to the City Life/Features print sections.
  • Occasional updates of online service content that don’t require specialist knowledge. 
  • This role will involve everything from researching service pieces and finding case studies to writing humour pieces, reported write-throughs and celeb interviews.

What we look for in a candidate

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.

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. 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.

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