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Stab Is Hiring A Senior Editor!

Are you surfing’s next critical voice? 

news // Feb 4, 2020
Words by stab
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A job in surf biz, with all its inherent industry hang-ups, is still very much a certain type of obsessive’s dream. 

Stab is looking for the next critical voice in our soggy little echo chamber. With dozens of major international projects filling up the production calendar only three weeks into January, we’re going to need all the help we can get. 

We’re looking for a Senior Editor, a culture vulture as comfortable in the brine as they are pop-referential, as conversational about the American Cannon as the current social algorithms terrorizing playcounts. 

 

Another day on the job for Morgan Williamson and Mikey C., crashing Kelly Slater’s private party. Photo by Lyon Herron

 

Here are a few of the asks, and a prompt for anyone interested in sending their salvo across the Stab transom. 

Writing: 

  • Two years or more experience writing for digital platforms, online news, blogging, etc. 

  • Experience managing and growing Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Vimeo, and other social media accounts. 

  • Needs to be accountable and able to push teams to get projects across the line, meet deadlines, etc.

  • A deep and sprawling understanding of surf culture, history, and the current professional vanguard. 

  • A unique and considered sense of perspective, aesthetic, and critical taste when it comes to surf films, web clips, photos. 

  • A basic grasp on how to manage a small editorial staff

  • A basic understanding of the surf industry’s inner-workings. 

  • A valid passport and comfort-level traveling abroad, often last-minute.

  • Reliable booking your own travel and getting where you need to go. 

  • A thoroughly tuned and well-calibrated bullshit meter. 

  • Thick skin

  • A car 

  • Huge Bonus? Experience and comfort in front of a camera… don’t be shy.

Put Your Thinkin’ Caps On, Kids: Here’s Your Homework:

1. The Nike/Hurley sale is perhaps the biggest surf industry story of the last decade. How would you cover it, what stories would you want to read? 

2. You can interview one current A-List surfer. Who do you call and what questions do you ask?

3. Pick two products from brands that you think would be good fits for Stab’s audience, and give us 150-300 words about each. 

4. Grab your two favorite short surf clips from the last year from YouTube or Vimeo, and give us a 300-word write up for a post on our site. 

5. Send a one-page cover letter and single page resume to: [email protected]

Submissions close February 15. Get us. 

 

 

 

 

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