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Communications: Communications Department Management
Communications & Media Manager - USA Track & Field (Indianapolis, IN)
BASIC FUNCTION: To serve the primary point of contact for sports media and information, leveraging communications channels for advancement of the sport and its participants.
To promote and elevate the profile of USATF through traditional, digital and social media and serve as press officer at USATF domestic events and Team USATF International events.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Serves as press officer at USATF domestic events and Team USATF International events. Includes media credentialing, pre-event promotion, roster announcements, on-site coverage and media services
Manages USATF social media event coverage and collaborates on strategy, content and fan engagement
Proactively pitches stories, with special emphasis on national teams; fields media inquiries
Writes and edits and press releases and stories related to all facets of USATF
Writes and maintains athlete biographies
Manages USATF Hall of Fame selection process
Ensures timeliness and accuracy of posted USATF statistical lists
Maintains departmental databases – credentialing, email, events, biographies
Facilitate USATF’s Athlete of the Week program
Other duties as assigned
3-5 years’ experience in sports information, communications or PR field.
Demonstrated experience in media services and press officer duties; track & field specific experience strongly preferred
Demonstrated expertise in effective social media usage, growth in social media followers, and fan engagement
Strong writing and speaking skills
Strong work ethic, attention to detail, organizational skills and ability to produce results in a fast-paced environment
Understanding of the sport of track and field or a similar Olympic sport strongly preferred
Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office software, including Word, Excel and Access as well as Adobe Creative Suite
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and handle large amounts of quantitative and qualitative data
Must be able to pass a background check
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Be able to lift 20+lbs. Able to stand for long periods of time and walk distances at events – mixed zone and on-field.
NON-PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Weekend and evening work; frequent national and international travel required.
When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:
1. Do you have 3 to 5 years experience in sports information, communications or PR field?
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