Deputy Editor, Celebrity Weekly - Dubai

Dec 13, 2017
Jan 13, 2018
Job Type
Full Time

Do you know what Kim Kardashian got up to on social media yesterday? Have you been to Dubai’s hottest new club? Are you planning to be front row at the Take That concert? Then you might just be the right fit for Ahlan!.

We are looking for a Deputy Editor who is a strong writer and communicator, has excellent organisational and communication skills and a track record of gaining and breaking exclusives. The right candidate will also have an understanding of Ahlan!’s digital targets, and be driven to hitting them.

Key responsibilities

  • Coming up with fresh ideas for each issue, and writing in an interesting, appealing manner, in keeping with Ahlan!’s brand values and tone
  • Managing the magazine’s schedule when the Editor is away
  • Contributing stories to
  • Work on various brand extensions
  • Working on promotional materials when booked
  • Participating in video content creation alongside rest of the team, as well as contributing to social media
  • Pitching and producing features on a weekly basis that work both online and in print
  • Gaining exclusives for Ahlan! by fostering solid relationships with PRs and managers across the city
  • Representing the brand at events/concerts/launches
  • Developing relationships with key industry players and faces across Dubai
  • Undertake reviews outside of office hours

Knowledge and experience

  • At least five years’ experience writing to weekly and daily deadlines
  • Experience working for an entertainment/lifestyle title
  • Understanding of digital and SEO
  • Understanding of different social media platforms
  • CMS experience
  • InDesign experience
  • Experience in fashion and beauty is a plus

Personal attributes and essential skills

  • A focused and organised person with an understanding for the importance of deadlines
  • Able to work independently and deliver on time
  • Strong relationship-building skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Flexible, with the ability to adapt and work efficiently and effectively within a variety of different timeframes and situations
  • An interest in going out and getting to know the scene and city
  • An interest and understanding of celebrity culture

Apply now with your CV and a cover letter by completing the application form below, describing why you are the right person for the role!

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