The Skinny

General Manager

Job Added: 24 April 2019
Applications Close: 24 May 2019
Level: Senior
Contract: Full Time
Based: Edinburgh
Salary: £22,000 to £25,000
Twitter: @theskinnymag

The Skinny, Scotland's biggest entertainment and listings magazine, are looking for a driven, creative individual to join our management team and provide the organisational savvy and accounting firepower to drive the business forwards.

The General Manager is primarily responsible for HR support, financial oversight and management of the relationships with our key suppliers.

You will be responsible for improving performance, efficiency and profitability through the implementation of effective methods and strategies. You will work alongside the Editor-in-chief and the Media Sales Manager, oversee the company’s Bookkeeper and provide advice and guidance on future operational development and financial plans.

The goal of this role is ultimately to enable the company’s leaders to make sound business decisions and meet The Skinny’s development objectives alongside those of other products created by The Skinny's parent company Radge Media, including Fest magazine.

Role and responsibilities

HR: Recruitment support, contracting of company and project staff, holidays and sickness, travel.
Operations management: Managing relations with key suppliers inc. print, distribution, legal and accounting.
Office management: Contact point for communications services inc phone and internet contracts, landlords, office equipment.
Money management: Monitor the books, cash flow and payroll.


* At least two years proven experience as a manager or similar role in a small-medium arts/culture/media business, covering the duties above.
* Proficient user of finance software (The Skinny uses Xero).
* Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.
* Demonstrable experience working with external suppliers
* A solid understanding of financial statistics and accounting principles.
* Budget development, forecasting and oversight experience.
* Strong IT skills (databases, MS Office, and Google Drive products).
* Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of the organisation.
* Leadership and organisational skills.

The General Manager role will sit aside the Editorial and Sales teams at Radge Media and will be required to have a meaningful understanding of the varying demands of the teams.

How to apply

Please email [email protected] with your CV along with a cover letter (maximum one page) explaining how you meet the specified criteria and why you are attracted to the role.