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Manager, Publications - U.S. Masters Swimming, Inc. (Sarasota, FL)

U.S. Masters Swimming Vision & Overview

USMS is the premier resource for adult aquatic fitness in the United States and will make fitness through swimming available for as many adults as possible. Founded in 1970, USMS is a membership-operated national governing body that promotes health, wellness, fitness, and competition for adults through swimming. We do so by partnering with more than 1,500 adult swim programs across the country that offer a USMS licensed Masters Swimming program; educating and certifying coaches and instructors that are teaching adults; promoting information via the bimonthly member magazine, SWIMMER, monthly e-newsletters, STREAMLINES, and website, usms.org; and by sanctioning and promoting pool, open water, and virtual events and competitions. More than 65,000 adults are registered members of USMS.

SUMMARY:

The Manager, Publications will be responsible for writing and editing assigned content, coordinating contracts, content assignment, deliverables, and accounts payable for numerous freelance contributors; and facilitating internal messaging, marketing, and sponsorship deliverables related to USMS publications, website, and electronic newsletters. The Manager, Publications will be accountable for managing the content creation and delivery process and meeting publications deadlines for USMS’s flagship publication, SWIMMER, a bimonthly print magazine with accompanying digital version; articles on the USMS website and the STREAMLINES eNewsletter series, which delivers relevant swimming content to members, coaches, and volunteers in its 40 issues per year.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Research, write, and edit articles on a variety of swimming and fitness topics.
  • Work with the USMS network of freelance contributors to obtain, format, and edit articles and source images and artwork.
  • Work closely with Director, Publications and Communications in the development and maintenance of USMS editorial calendars.
  • Serve as a liaison between editors, writers, photographers, designers, volunteers, and others who collaborate to create USMS publications. Build strong relationships with contributors through training and support on USMS processes and to ensure timely delivery of content.
  • Develop content recommendations that are relevant to the various segments of USMS membership.
  • Take part in planning for all publications, including ongoing collection, organization, and discussion of submitted content recommendations, as well as actively selecting content for publications.
  • Work with volunteer committee chairs and/or publications liaisons to generate fresh content ideas.
  • Source, catalog, and keyword images for the USMS stock library as they are obtained from contributors.
  • Work closely with relevant department staff to coordinate unified membership, marketing, events, and programs messaging integrated with USMS publications.
  • Respond to media inquiries and coordinate internal responses as needed.
  • Draft organizational press releases.
  • Recognize and recommend opportunities to work with other organizations and the mainstream media to promote Masters Swimming.
  • Other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Professional writing and editing experience. Writing samples will be required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism or English, or other bachelor’s degree with demonstrated commensurate experience.
  • Prior swimming experience and/or knowledge of the sport of swimming is preferred.
  • Nonprofit, National Governing Body and/or fitness related experience a plus.  
  • Superb written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to bring multiple projects to completion congruently in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and work in a team environment.
  • Excellent computer proficiency, including experience with Office 365 Suite and Adobe Creative Cloud, combined with the ability quickly learn new and relevant software.
  • Photography, graphic design, or other creative background or training a plus.
  • Must be able to occasionally work evenings and weekends and travel as required. Limited travel may be necessary.  
  • Willingness to participate in conference calls outside of traditional business hours.

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

1. Do you live in Sarasota, FL or are you willing to relocate?

2. What are your salary expectations?

3. Do you have professional writing and editing experience? If yes, please describe.

4. Do you have swimming experience and/or knowledge of the sport of swimming? If yes, please describe.

5. COVER LETTER REQUIRED WITH APPLICATION

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