What’s On Dubai, the UAE’s oldest and best-selling entertainment magazine, is seeking a dynamic editor to join the team in our Dubai Media City-based offices.

About us

The first English magazine in the Emirates, What’s On Dubai has been the go-to title for making the most of life in Dubai since 1979. No one knows the city like we do, and we love nothing better than to show Dubai how to dine out on a budget, zip-line across mountains or race camels in the desert. You’ll find us at the best clubs, the best restaurants, the best days out; we know where to go for a that authentic curry, where you can pick up a fantastic handmade suit, or where you can just sit on a beach, and watch the city go by.

About you

Driven, bursting with ideas and with a nose for a great story, you’ll be an experienced journalist with a sense of adventure, passionate about food, music, the arts, travel and living life to the full.

Feature writing and bashing copy into shape is second nature to you, as is organising your workload and working as part of a team.

Joining a dedicated and enthusiastic team, life in the UAE is never dull, and it’s your job to show the emirates how to enjoy it.

Required experience

  • Minimum of three years editing experience, preferably on a lifestyle title or arts and life section of a newspaper
  • Educated to degree level / NCTJ qualification or equivalent journalism training
  • Team management
  • Digital / social media skills a bonus

Required skills

  • Organised
  • Passion for sourcing fun, adventurous stories
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines

To apply for this role, please submit your CV and a covering letter. Please ensure that your CV demonstrates how you clearly meet the knowledge, skills and experience requirements for the role, and that your covering letter tell us why you’re the right person for the role.