Posted On: January 22, 2015
Media Organization: USRowing
USRowing is a nonprofit membership organization recognized by the United States Olympic Committee as the national governing body for the sport of rowing in the United States. USRowing selects, trains and manages the teams that represent the U.S. in international competition including the world championships, Pan American Games and Olympics. More than 75,000 individuals and 1,200 organizations strong, USRowing serves and promotes the sport on all levels of competition. USRowing membership reflects the spectrum of American rowers – juniors, collegians, masters and those who row for recreation, competition or fitness.
The communications coordinator’s responsibilities include assisting with the day-to-day operations of the Communications Department, on- and off-site domestic event coverage and media relations, and written and multimedia content for www.USRowing.org and its publications. The communications coordinator must have
II. POSITION DETAILS
A. Program Scope – External Communications
B. Supervision – Communications Director
C. Relations – Works closely with all local, national and international media organizations; U.S. National Team athletes and coaches; the United States Olympic Committee; FISA; sponsors; regatta organizers; and members.
D. Key Contacts – Contact with media, USOC media family (USOC and other NGBs), athletes, coaches, sponsors, regatta organizers, members and the general public.
E. Location – Based in Princeton, N.J., base salary starting at $35,000 plus benefits.
F. Requirements – Bachelor’s degree in Sports Information or related field, proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Adobe Design Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign). Experience with social media and video editing software (Final Cut Pro, iMovie) preferred, fluency in Spanish is a plus.
III. PROJECTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
A. Generates and manages regular print and multimedia content for the USRowing website, www.USRowing.org.
B. Assists in maintaining national team athlete and coach database including domestic and international event results.
C. Assists in fulfilling media requests regarding the organization, its events and teams.
D. Creates marketing materials including press releases and advertisements for USRowing events, conferences, services, promotions and member benefits.
E. Work with Communications Director to develop and implement communications plan for domestic programs and events.
F. Seeks out and builds database of potential advertisers for USRowing’s website and publications.
G. Assists with day-to-day operations of the communications, media relations and publications offices as assigned
Please email a cover letter, resume, writing samples and three references to Allison Frederick, USRowing Communications Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.