Get a Skateboarding Job

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Not everyone grows up to be a pro skater, but there are piles of other jobs within the skateboarding industry. For example, ESPN is oftentimes looking for a "Skateboarding Correspondent" to cover local skateboarding news.

Have you been wishing you could do something in the skateboarding world? Well, there are jobs out there — and many ways to find them!

Job Listing Websites

Thanks to the advent of the internet, hunting for jobs is a lot easier — if not more competitive as a result!

If you're on the look for a job in the skateboarding world, you could always pop by your local skate shop, but you might also have some luck with these sites. 

Boardsportjobs.com is a nifty website that I've looked at a few times over the years that offer job listings for skating, snowboarding, surfing — if the industry involves a board, it's got a job listed in the field! However, at the time of writing this article, the "skate" keyword comes up blank when I search it... Lame. But give it a shot — you never know what might be listed later!

Similarly,  Skateboardworks.com has a selection of job listings, but not very many. Still, if you are looking, it doesn't hurt to see what you see. Malakye.com, on the other hand, has piles of jobs listed. This is the best skate job search website that I know of. They're the same kind of deal as boardsportjobs.com, with skate, snow, surf and all but with more jobs listed in each.

These guys have been around for a long while — I think I first ran across them at a trade show like 6 years ago. Malakye has a good selection of skateboarding jobs - check them out. Or you could try checking out individual skateboard brands' websites and see if they are hiring.

Modern Jobs in the Industry

Thanks to the rapidly expanding global online community and Youtube, Vine and other similar video-sharing services, the skateboarding world has expanded to include a much wider audience and much more skateboarding-related jobs.

If you specialize in videography and know how to ride a skateboard while doing it, video artists like Casey Neistat have paved the way for videography as a form of investigative journalism. Meanwhile, other artists that film pro and amateur boarders can make a killing if the right person discovers their footage. Hosting your own videos on Youtube and getting a social media following might be the perfect avenue for your creative talent — though you may have to get another job to support yourself doing it!

Advertising and merchandising jobs that appeal to skaters have also expanded in recent years. Everyone from graphic designers to marketing experts can enter the skateboard world via these business endeavors. I'm sure that after hours, at least one of your coworkers will skate with you!