Amanda McCracken to stand down as editor of Boat International
by Malcolm MacLean
After 15 years at the helm of the world’s most successful luxury yachting magazine, Amanda McCracken has decided to step down from this prestigious position so she can spend more time pursuing her two passions, writing and sailing. Amanda joined Boat International in 1996 and has overseen the magazine’s rise to the world’s premier luxury yachting magazine and her team will be sorry to see her go, but she will not be going to leave completely.
Amanda will now take on assignments for Boat International and its sister publications in her new role as Special Assignments Editor and will be making use of her extensive contacts to bring exclusive coverage of the world’s finest luxury yachts. She will also remain editor of the annual magazine, Best of the Best.
Amanda leaves behind her a talented team of writers, editors and designers and Boat International Media is now searching for the right person to take over the editor’s hot seat. Amanda will not be vacating her seat until April 2011 and in the meantime those with a nose for a story and indefatigable energy levels can apply for the post by emailing CEO Tony Harris.
Surely this is the best job in publishing? Travel to exotic locations, rub shoulders with the rich and famous on board the world’s most glamorous yachts? All this and you get paid too!!
However, those looking for a lifestyle job need not apply: in the 24/7 digital world we now live in this is a job that never stops. Frankly you are more likely to be shinning up scaffolding in a windy shipyard in Northern Holland on a cold and snowy January morning inspecting an aluminium hull than sharing a cocktail on the aft deck in St Barths.