The Active Interest Media Marine Group announced the promotion of Daniel Harding Jr. to editorial director. In addition to his new role, he will continue as editor-in-chief of Power & Motoryacht magazine.
(Power & Motoryacht and Soundings Trade Only are part of the AIM Marine Group.)
Harding assumes the position from Bill Sisson, who has moved into a reduced role as a staff editor at Anglers Journal, the award-winning quarterly he founded in 2014.
“There is no replacing someone like Bill Sisson, which is why I’m grateful that he’ll continue to be an integral part of the Marine Group team,” Harding told Trade Only Today. “As long as he’s not out fishing, I’m going to take full advantage of his advice and expertise.”
Harding is a lifelong boater who got his start in the marine industry as an editorial intern in 2010. When he’s not wearing his journalist hat, he can usually be found restoring or cruising aboard his 28 Bertram with his family.
“Boating and publishing have brought more to my life than I can ever repay,” Harding added. “But I’ll do my best. I have an incredible team of passionate editors around me that are pulling in the same direction. The best is yet to come from the AIM Marine Group.”
“Dan has distinguished himself as a can-do editor/businessperson who grasps the ever-changing media world around us with the tenacity that his wrestling training has taught him,” Marine Group president Gary DeSanctis told Trade Only Today. “I’m excited to watch him grow in this role and beyond.”