Sailing Today is a monthly UK based sail cruising magazine for sailors who sail their boats, not just talk about it at the yacht club bar. Our new and used boat tests, step by step practical articles, detailed harbour guides and in-depth gear tests provide our loyal readership with the essential expert information they need to get the best out of their sailing. We are seeking a skilled yachting journalist to join our small hands-on team, based at Swanwick Marina on the River Hamble near Southampton.
As well as a proven track record in specialist writing, ideally in consumer magazines, the successful applicant will need to prove a long-standing interest in our subject matter. As a key player in a small team, this role would provide much variety for the successful applicant. Core responsibilities will be to write regular content such as harbour guides, the news section and various features, but dependant on experience and qualifications, you may also be called upon to perform a myriad of additional tasks, from driving photography boats to subbing and proof-reading copy to testing equipment or even yachts. For this reason the role would best suit somebody who has spent a reasonable length of time in and around cruising yachts, certainly for pleasure but perhaps vocationally too.
The role would suit somebody able to prove experience of working to tight deadlines and able to provide examples of published work relevant to this application.
The successful applicant will also need to have use of a car as various assignments will be to remote coastal areas not adequately served by public transport (for which expenses will be paid).