Do you have the skills to take charge of Britain’s best-selling boating magazine? A rare opportunity has come up to join our team as the next editor of Practical Boat Owner


Are you a boating fanatic with a knack for DIY and a passion for compelling storytelling? If so, you could become the next editor of Practical Boat Owner!

PBO editor announces departure after four years in post

We are looking for a talented editor to lead a passionate and committed team.

The editor is accountable for the end-to-end editorial of Practical Boat Owner, ensuring all content has an audience strategy at its heart and is prioritised according to business value and strategic goals.

They will have experience in magazines and/or digital content and bring ideas and a strong book of industry contacts. Ideally the editor will be immersed in the marine industry and be part of the audience and community.

Key role responsibilities

  • Planning, commissioning and editing content for and Practical Boat Owner magazine as per the content plan and marine group strategy
  • Ensuring all content has an audience strategy at its heart
  • Unearthing and exploring new opportunities for content initiatives based on seasonal patterns, new trends, keyword research or ecommerce opportunities.
  • Ensuring magazine newsstand and subscription sales remain strong


  • Strong understanding of marine market and consumer needs
  • Proven ability to produce high-quality, engaging, relevant print and digital content
  • Superb managerial & planning skills with experience of managing multiple people
  • Ability to communicate strategy and vision to team and other key stakeholders
  • Proven editing and commissioning experience
  • In-depth knowledge of all the key content distribution channels
  • First-rate knowledge of editorial SEO
  • Strong commercial thinker
  • Excellent industry contacts
  • Ability to work as part of the Marine group management team and support the goals of others
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines, and to ensure that others do the same

What will I get in return?

As well as our standard benefits, we have a number of awesome perks available to our staff including:

  • Unlimited paid time off (yes you read that right!)
  • A share in our success – every member of staff receives a profit pool bonus at the end of our financial year
  • Free digital magazine subscriptions and access to back copies of our print magazines and bookazines
  • Regular staff socials arranged by our wonderful Employee Community & Culture committees (when we get back to the office)
  • Huge opportunities to learn and develop, whether through professional qualifications, exposure to incredible business projects or informal lunch & learns, hosted by your colleagues

If this sounds like your next job, then start your application now. Deadline 08 October.