Editor, Time Out Riyadh

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ITP Media Group reaches an audience of more than 90.6 million people across the Middle East and beyond through its leading websites, portals, social media platforms, events, conferences, award ceremonies, magazines, books and social media influences agency. Time Out GCC is looking for a multi-talented Editor with multi-platform experience to oversee its digital and print products across the Time Out Riyadh brand. You must have demonstrable experience overseeing the production of both Arabic and English language media, expert knowledge of living in Saudi Arabia, and be ready to dive straight into managing a small, talented team in a fast-paced environment. You should be driven by showcasing the very best of Riyadh and the surrounding area, and helping consumers find value-for-money experiences. The ideal candidate has a keen eye for what makes a great story, from unearthing longstanding hidden gems with fascinating little-known histories to landing Time Out exclusives on brand-new openings. Fluency in both spoken and written Arabic and English is absolutely essential to the role. Key responsibilities • Responsible for the overall production, execution and management of Time Out Riyadh across print, digital and social. • Manage and motivate an editorial team, work with other Editors within the Time Out GCC 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. • Work with Time Out GCC’s Editorial Director to ensure ALL content reflects overall content / editorial strategy. • Leading the ideation and development of creative front covers across Time Out Riyadh’s stable of monthly and seasonal print products. • Meeting web traffic and print circulation goals. • Overseeing Time Out’s annual Awards processes and monthly calendar of events in your cities. • 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 in Saudi Arabia, by supporting and helping to develop revenue-generating content strategies and establishing good relationships PRs, regularly attending events. • 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. Requirements Personal attributes and essential skills • A doer. • 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. • Education: Must be educated to degree level or equivalent industry qualification. • Software: Adobe InDesign (essential), WordPress, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Illustrator (desirable). • Languages: Fluent spoken and written Arabic and English essential. Benefits Being an ITP employee is an opportunity to be part of the largest content creation house in the region and provides the luxury of working with global brands and experienced industry leaders. To ensure we invest in the development of our team, employees are given access to a variety of learning resources and exciting career development opportunities. We believe in recognizing the passionate efforts of our team members. Our employees are rewarded by competitive remuneration, attractive bonus structure, medical insurance and a generous leave entitlement scheme that sees annual holiday entitlement grow as tenure with company increases.

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