The Watercraft Journal is Looking to Hire a News Editor & Freestyle/Freeride Editor


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Do you love jet skiing? Do you wake up thinking about jet skiing and go to bed each night thinking about the same thing? If so then The Watercraft Journal is wanting to pay you upwards to $2,000 a month just for writing about your favorite thing in the whole wide world. And if you’ve got a specific affinity for freeride and freestyle, we’ve got a whole other job for you. All you gotta do is put in an extra hour or two a day worth of work, and BAM! It’s that easy.

Because The Watercraft Journal continues its aggressive industry-leading daily (Monday-through-Friday) publishing schedule, and we need as much help as we can get to continue to entertain and inform our ever-growing readership, we’re excited to announce that we’re hiring! We’re looking for self-motivated, dedicated enthusiasts looking to work with the single most popular PWC magazine on the entire friggin’ planet to help provide a focused spotlight on our sport’s best freeride/freestyle riders, manufacturers and events! Here are the details below:

News Editor
Shaw Group Media, the publisher of The Watercraft Journal (watercraftjournal.com) is looking a self-motivated, energetic person to hire as News Editor. The News Editor must have a strong interest in the personal watercraft (PWC) industry, be at least somewhat familiar with proper terminology, technology and persons/companies therein, or willing to learn quickly.

The News Editor must be able to turn around news content into fast, legible and informative written content for The Watercraft Journal. Applicants are encouraged to have several social media feeds providing leads for potential news that the rest of the Editorial teams might not have access to. An ongoing Google document is regularly updated with already pre-approved news topics to be written about, as well.

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

The News Editor position is a 1099 freelance/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 news-worthy PWC content for The Watercraft Journal audience.

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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