WINTER PARK, Florida -- Eric Michael has been promoted to Editor of Sport Diver, the magazine announced today. Michael brings a long tradition of quality journalism to his new top post, along with a passion for diving.
Promoted from Senior Editor, Michael will now work on all editorial aspects of the Bonnier Corp. title. In his new role, he promises to refine the content of the magazine and its website, with inspiration and relevancy that showcase the very best of diving, while staying true to Sport Diver’s mission of keep divers diving.
Ty Sawyer, Sport Diver’s Editorial Director, has high praise for Michael. “Eric is a top-notch magazine guy with a great vision for the brand and a great passion for our sport.”
The promotion of Michael also allows Sawyer to focus on the sport’s growth initiatives with the magazine’s marketing partners and within the dive community.
Before joining Sport Diver full-time, Michael served as a senior writer for Bonnier Corp.’s Water Sports Group, providing features and other editorial support for several titles. He worked for the Orlando Sentinel for 12 years prior to joining Bonnier, including as a columnist for action, outdoor and water-sports enthusiasts.
“Piloting the Sport Diver brand is the culmination of my lifelong pursuit of aquatic adventure and journalistic excellence,” said Michael. “I am thrilled with the opportunity to lead Sport Diver into the future with a team of top professionals and world-class contributors that represents the cutting edge of the dive publishing industry.”
Sport Diver, the official publication of the PADI Diving Society, is published 11 times a year. As the magazine of record for the dive industry, it provides content that entertains, inspires and instructs, all to spur divers to action.
Bonnier Corp. (www.bonniercorp.com) is one of the largest consumer-publishing groups in America and is the leading media company serving passionate, highly engaged audiences, through 50 special-interest magazines and related multimedia projects and events. Bonnier Corp. is the U.S. division of the Bonnier Group (www.bonnier.com), a 200-year-old family-owned media group based in Sweden with business operations in 25 countries.
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