We’re hiring! GCN seeks new Editor

GCN is looking for someone with a passion for supporting and giving voice to Ireland’s LGBTQ+ community to join our team.

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Are you a journalist or writer wanting to build your career in Ireland’s media? Do you want to contribute to Ireland’s LGBTQ+ community? Then, the GCN Editor position could be for you!

We’re looking for someone to work alongside our small but ambitious team to oversee the publication of GCN magazine, Ireland’s longest-running LGBTQ+ publication.

As the GCN Editor, you will be responsible for creating and producing the magazine. In addition, you will lead GCN’s mission to provide Ireland’s queer community with full listings of everything that’s going on in LGBTQ+ Ireland.

You will also be part of the web content team, creating and editing web stories, articles, listicles, and other content for our thriving website to help us grow and engage with our audience.

The role requires a person who can work on their own initiative and collaborate with community groups, community leaders, our readers, brands, and all other stakeholders to deliver a vital community resource at the highest levels of professionalism and integrity.

By working with GCN, you’ll make a difference to the LGBTQ+ community in Ireland.

You will also gain hands-on experience in content creation, editing, copywriting, journalism, SEO, and WordPress, with the scope to introduce new initiatives. As the GCN Editor, you will also be in regular contact with other media reps and PR agencies, giving you invaluable media connections across Ireland.


  • Writing, proofreading & editing features, interviews, and other content for the magazine.
  • Commissioning writers and photographers for the magazine.
  • Coaching new writers and volunteers on placement with GCN.
  • Working alongside GCN’s designer, Head of Digital, Marketing & Development, and Group Manager to produce and design the print edition.
  • Writing, proofreading, and editing content for GCN.ie.
  • Research for features, interviews, and other content.
  • Management, monitoring and updating all GCN community and social listings, printed and online.
  • Liaising with the Head of Digital, Marketing & Development and the Commercial & Fundraising Executive to suggest and create news and feature content for GCN.ie.
  • With the management team, ensure the style guide is regularly updated.
  • Being part of the GCN staff team in the creative development of GCN online and in print; and in the creative development and staging of events.

Training will be provided on the job, but previous writing, editing and mentoring experience are preferred. In addition, knowledge of SEO would be an advantage.

Please submit your application to [email protected] with your CV and samples of your work or writing portfolio.

The deadline for applications is 17:00 on Monday, January 8th, 2024.  

GCN is a registered charity: 20034580

GCN define diversity as valuing everyone as an individual – we appreciate all our employees, volunteers, readers, contributors, and clients as people. Harnessing these differences creates a productive environment where everybody feels valued, their talents are fully utilised, and organisational and personal goals are met.

We are committed to employment practices that promote diversity and inclusion regardless of age, disability, gender identity, sex, marriage & civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion, or belief.

Please note we reserve the right to close or extend this position depending on application numbers. Therefore, we urge candidates to apply as soon as possible.


This role is supported by the Department of Rural and Community Development and Pobal through the Community Services Programme.

The terms of our funding stipulate that the successful candidate for this post should generally receive a payment from the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection, for example:

  • Person in receipt of Jobseeker’s Benefit (JB), Jobseeker’s Assistance (JA), one-parent family payment (OPF) or Jobseeker Transitional Payment.
  • People employed by Tús, Community Employment (CE), Job Initiative schemes, as well as Rural Social Scheme workers who are former CE participants
  • Persons in receipt of disability allowance (DA), invalidity pension, blind persons pension or other disability benefit.
  • Travellers
  • Ex-prisoners
  • Stabilised and recovering drug misusers
  • Migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers
  • Roma
  • People who are deserted, separated, divorced, or widowed
  • Carers who want to return to work
  • People who are homeless
  • Ukrainians displaced by the war

However, there may be exemptions allowed.

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Support GCN

GCN has been a vital, free-of-charge information service for Ireland’s LGBTQ+ community since 1988.

During this global COVID pandemic, we like many other organisations have been impacted greatly in the way we can do business and produce. This means a temporary pause to our print publication and live events and so now more than ever we need your help to continue providing this community resource digitally.

GCN is a registered charity with a not-for-profit business model and we need your support. If you value having an independent LGBTQ+ media in Ireland, you can help from as little as €1.99 per month. Support Ireland’s free, independent LGBTQ+ media.

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