NEW YORK - Dave Lear has been named to the newly created boating editor position at Time4 Media Marine Group’s Salt Water Sportsman magazine, said David DiBenedetto, Salt Water Sportsman editor, in a press release yesterday. Lear has served as editor-at-large at the title since 2000.
As boating editor, Lear will write boat tests, new boat reviews and the magazine’s “Boat Talk” column. He will continue to contribute feature stories and test gear and tackle for the magazine.
“Dave is a longtime contributor to our pages with nearly two decades of experience writing about boats and salt water fishing,” DiBenedetto said. “This promotion puts Dave in a position to make a larger and more meaningful contribution to Salt Water Sportsman.”
Lear has won numerous writing and editing awards and is a former editor of Marlin magazine and author of the “Salt Water Angler’s Guide.” Lear also served as executive director of the Billfish Foundation and holds a bachelor’s in communications arts from the University of West Florida.