Digital Editor, Time Out - Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi
Jan 15, 2019
Feb 15, 2019
Digital Editor - Time Out Abu Dhabi
Job Type
Full Time

Time Out Abu Dhabi is looking for a talented, creative and experienced Digital Editor.


  • Responsible for web traffic.
  • In conjunction with the product editor, develop strategy for web.
  • Plan, write, commission, edit and proof content for web.
  • Oversee newsletter content curation and dispatch strategy.
  • Work closely with wider editorial team to plan and deliver city-specific content packages.
  • Determine what medium is best suited for a particular content piece and work with 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’s editorial standards are met, all relevant copyrights have been cleared, content is optimised for SEO and content meets local and legal guidelines.
  • Regularly manage and deliver sponsored or offer based content.
  • Work with video team to create successful video content across multiple platforms.
  • Create content that meets individual and team goals (e.g., engagement, traffic, conversion, time-on page, etc.).
  • Post digital content using our in-house CMS.
  • Create bespoke digital (the candidate should get excited about this).
  • Work with the editor and content team to create a digital editorial calendar. Keep it current, identifying commercial and audience opportunities within it and communicating them to other teams.
  • Support the Editor-in-Chief and sales team by being an ambassador for Time Out Dubai dot com, by supporting and helping to develop revenue-generating content strategies and establishing good relationships PRs.
  • Develop copy to support the commercial success of Time Out’s business in your vertical.
  • 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.
  • Manage digital budget, maintain network of talented,reliable freelancers who can create content for Time Out.
  • Manage and work alongside a content team and talented section editors. Upskill them digitally where possible.
  • Embrace Time Out's digital- first philosophy. A strong background in digital publishing is absolutely essential.
  • Act as an effective brand ambassador for Time Out Group and an evangelist for our brand in the market.
  • Meet individual weekly content volume targets as agreed with your manager ( eg: new posts, updated posts, new listings, updated listings, etc.)
  • Undertake reviews outside of office hours.


  • Is excited by analytics. Data-driven, but understand that brand longevity wins everytime.
  • Demonstrated desire to build a great business.
  • A clear understanding of the financial and functional dynamics of a media business.
  • Clear ability to collaborate across business functions and with external parties.
  • Excellent grasp and understanding of SEO best practice.
  • Ability to articulate and repackage existing content so it works digitally.
  • A demonstrable passion for and excellent knowledge of digital content creation.
  • Highest standard of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to prioritise accordingly.
  • Experience writing tight briefs for external contributors.
  • The ability to write copy in line with highest digital editorial standards.
  • The ability to work quickly to tight deadlines under pressure.
  • A strong industry reputation. (desired)
  • Flexibility and a professional approach at all times.
  • The ability to self-supervise in order to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work in and contribute to a fun and dynamic team-based environment.
  • Fluent English.
  • Education: Must be educated to degree level or equivalent industry qualification.


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 we all share.

To join our team you’ll want to…

  • Have a high sense of ownership, urgency and drive
  • Either have experience at or want to dive headfirst into a fast-paced digital-first company
  • Think BIG
  • Have excellent communication and relationship building skills
  • Be commercially astute
  • Be a team player


  • Ad hoc projects as required
  • Assisting in raising the profile of Time Out GCC and ITP Media Group
  • Any other reasonable requests from the company directors

Please apply with a copy of your CV, a cover letter and three writing samples reflecting why you are the ideal candidate for this role by completing the application form below.

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