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Communications: Media/Public Relations Servicing
Manager, Media Relations & Sport Communications - United States Equestrian Federation, Inc. (Lexington, KY)

Under direction of the Director of Communications, this full-time position is responsible for the development and implementation of proactive media relations strategies that maximize new media and press opportunities both within the equine media landscape, and whenever possible in the mainstream media. This shall include, but not be limited to: media pitching, maintaining contact lists of reporters and news desks, ensuring that all pertinent information is sent to these contacts in a timely and appropriate fashion, and maintaining and developing relationships with reporters in an effort to promote the USEF, equestrian sport, and USEF athletes.

This position shall assist with the development and implementation of all USEF Sport Department public relations and media initiatives. This includes writing and disseminating news releases for all USEF Breed and Discipline Committees and Departments and Recognized Breed and Discipline Associations. Additional duties may include supervising the production of USEF Championship programs, event media guides, and managing media centers at designated USEF competitions.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATION:  College degree preferred.

EXPERIENCE:  Strong writing and editing experience, successful experience engaging members of the media and securing media placements required. Equestrian sport knowledge and experience strongly desired.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Must be comfortable with writing and editing and have an understanding of grammar nuances.  Must be proficient in Microsoft Office applications.  This position requires some travel.

**Please attach a resume in either Word document or PDF format.  Applications that do not meet this requirement will not be considered.**

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Are you legally eligible to work in the United States?
2. Have you ever been convicted of a crime? Please note that answering yes to this question does not necessarily exclude you from employment.
3. If you do not live within commuting distance of Lexington, KY, are you willing to relocate at your own expense?


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