Looking to Join The Watercraft Journal? We Need a Sales Associate and Freestyle/Freeride Editor


Just because the IJSBA World Finals have come and gone doesn’t mean that it’s time to board up the windows and hibernate until prime PWC season picks up again next Spring. In fact, it’s quite the contrary! There’s still plenty of really awesome races, meets and events happening here in the US, as well as across the globe!

And because we’re one of the biggest watercraft magazines in Australia, we’re jumping head-first into our Aussie coverage. And unlike other PWC magazines, The Watercraft Journal continues its industry-leading daily (Monday-through-Friday) publishing schedule. Because of which, we’re very excited to announce that we’re hiring!

Right now, The Watercraft Journal is looking to fill two very important positions, a Digital Ad Sales Associate and Freestyle/Freeride Editor! That’s right, we’re looking for self-motivated, dedicated enthusiasts looking to work with the single most popular PWC magazine in North America to help spread the word about our industry’s best and brightest brands and manufacturers, as well as help provide a focused spotlight on our sport’s best freeride/freestyle riders, manufacturers and events! Here are the details below:

Digital Ad Sales Associate
Shaw Group Media is pursuing self-motivated, professional and energetic persons to hire as Sales Associates to service its two online publications, The Watercraft Journal (watercraftjournal.com) and Directly Connected (directlyconnectedmagazine.com). These two publications operate within the powersports and automotive aftermarket respectively, and reach over a quarter-million performance enthusiasts annually.

All Sales Associates begin as “1099” subcontractors, and are encouraged to telecommute through email, phone and text often, as open, active communication is imperative to proper teambuilding. After a 90-day evaluative period, a base salary can be negotiated. Shaw Group Media commission rates are exceptionally rewarding, offering as much as 45% of total sale.

Sales Associates are expected to reach out to potential advertisers via professional and conventional methods (be it by phone, email, social media, or in person), to represent Shaw Group Media in a likewise fashion, and provide all potential and current advertisers with courtesy and respect at all times. Sales Associates are called upon to establish professional relationships of trust and honesty. It is better to lose the sale than one’s integrity or reputation.

Sales Associates will not only be charged with procuring leads and establishing communication with new, potential clients, but developing a strategy for the client’s ad program and working alongside the Editorial Department to create an Editorial Calendar (when purchased). Furthermore, Sales Associates are responsible for maintaining the client account.

For a complete outline of Shaw Group Media commission rates, all serious inquires are to email introductory “cover letter” and resume to kevin.shaw@shawgroupmedia.com.

Freeride/Freestyle Editor
Shaw Group Media, the publisher of The Watercraft Journal (watercraftjournal.com) is looking a self-motivated, energetic person to hire as Freestyle/Freeride Editor. The F/F Editor must have strong ties to this segment of the personal watercraft (PWC) industry, be familiar with proper terminology, technology and persons/companies therein. The F/F Editor should be the “expert” in this subject, and be able to field questions as they come in.

The F/F Editor doesn’t necessarily need to attend each and every event, but personal attendance is strongly encouraged. Likewise, the F/F Editor should be personally responsible for providing most F/F-specific news and coverage, but doesn’t need to be the sole contributor to The Watercraft Journal’s F/F coverage. The F/F Editor will work closely with the rest of the Editorial and Sales teams to develop new feature content and welcome in F/F-specific potential advertisers.

Riding ability, photographic talent or writing experience is appreciated and encouraged, but not necessarily mandatory.

The Freeride/Freestyle Editor position is a 1099 subcontractor position and will be paid twice a month per a predetermined scale for each written article. There will be a 90-day trial period for every applicant to evaluate work ethic, determination and commitment to providing superior, reliable freeride/freestyle PWC content for The Watercraft Journal audience.

All serious inquires are to email introductory “cover letter” and resume to kevin.shaw@shawgroupmedia.com.

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Kevin Shaw

Editor-in-Chief – kevin.shaw@shawgroupmedia.com Kevin Shaw is a decade-long powersports and automotive journalist whose love for things that go too fast has led him to launching The Watercraft Journal. Almost always found with stained hands and dirt under his fingernails, Kevin has an eye for the technical while keeping a eye out for beautiful photography and a great story.

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