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Junior Content Manager, Sub Editor

We are looking for a Junior Content Manager / Sub Editor. A talented individual fizzing with ideas to help us grow and refine the site's editorial output.

More than 1.5 million people globally visit MSW every month. Part of the task we have set ourselves is not only to tell people when it will be pumping, but also to curate the surfing experience, to spread the science behind the creation of swells, document sessions, and tell the stories of people who chase waves and dedicate their lives to documenting waves. We are looking for a keen talent to replace Struan (who is off to take up a Phd is South America) someone willing to engage in the hard work behind the scenes. Perhaps you are a recent graduate from a journalism or media degree, or you have significant experience writing about surfing? This might well be your first real job, we're seeking the person, not necessarily the qualifications. Although you must have experience within surf and journalism. You would be joining a small team based in Kingsbridge, South Devon (in the UK). You will play a key role in creating features, curating and building the site and social audience, conducting interviews, manage projects etc.

Please send CV and covering letter to: careers@magicseaweed.com

Main Responsibilities

  • Responding to daily creative challenges in a flexible and inspiring manner.
  • You will be writing clean and engaging copy.
  • Share management of social media.
  • Conducting and transcribing interviews.
  • Contributing to editorial discussion and direction.
  • Work with all teams in-house to keep editorial on schedule.


  • Knowing surfing, being a surfer is a must.
  • Journalism experience / qualifications are desirable.
  • Ability to write and possessing a solid grasp of grammar is a must.
  • To be full of ideas, have an opinion, and be bursting with vim and vigour.
  • Knowledge of web technologies including HTML is advantageous.
  • Knowledge of Photoshop and Final Cut Pro or similar.
  • Surfing and forecasting is one of your hobbies - it’s not just a job.
  • Related degree or commercial experience.


  • Push editorial to 1.5 million people daily.
  • Work for one of the best websites in the world.
  • Trade price surf/skate/snow clothing and hardware. Sometimes it is even free.
  • Access to a warehouse of demo boards and wetsuits.
  • Surfing flexi-time.
  • Tickets and invites to festivals and parties.
  • Statutory holiday.

Salary Expectations / Location

  • This is a relatively junior position, salary on application.
  • Role to be based in our Kingsbridge HQ in South Devon

Application Requirements

We want to see work examples - what have you got to show us?

Please send CV's to careers@magicseaweed.com.

*You don't need to be surfer to work for us. We design and build a web application, not laze around at the beach. Although if you have an interest in it or another action sport of a similar nature you may receive a high 5 so definitely mention it.

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Junior Content Manager, Sub Editor

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