Careers with USA Wrestling

Communications Coordinator

USA Wrestling is seeking a Communications Coordinator. This is a full-time position which reports to the Director of Communications and Special Projects. This individual will be responsible for working on a variety of projects which impact the organization's communications activities.

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

- Assists with media relations, public relations and event media operations for all levels of USA Wrestling events and activities.

- Focuses on USA Wrestling’s promotion and coverage of age-group and state association activities, as well as specific USA Wrestling programs that directly impact a wide variety of USA Wrestling members.

- Creates content for USA Wrestling’s magazine, USA Wrestler, and its website, TheMat.com.

- Assists with content creation for USA Wrestling's social media networks (such as Facebook, Twitter, You Tube, Instagram, Google Plus, and others) as well as other communication platforms. Graphic arts and design abilities will be required.

- Assists with video content creation for USA Wrestling's internet presence. Tasks include video editing and uploading video footage, as well as creating video news and features.

- Oversees USA Wrestling's message boards, including developing effective system of moderation.

- Handles other duties as determined by the Director of Communications or the Executive Director.

 

This individual will coordinate closely with staff in a number of USA Wrestling Departments. There will be joint projects specifically with USA Wrestling’s Corporate Partnership division. The position also includes work with volunteers within the organization.

 

Must have a degree in a communications-related field, as well as professional work experience in a communications-related job. Knowledge of wrestling is a plus. Experience in journalism, public relations, college or Olympic sports communications or related industries is desirable.

 

Proven writing and communication skills are necessary for this position. Graphic arts ability and video editing experience are also required. Time management skills are a must. Successful candidate must be a self-starter, able to meet specific deadlines, work on a variety of projects simultaneously, and work both independently and on various working groups. There will be extensive travel required for the person in this position.

 

USA Wrestling is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Applicant should send resume, list of three or more references, plus writing samples, graphics samples and video samples to Gary Abbott, Director of Communications, USA Wrestling at gabbott@usawrestling.org or via FAX at 719-598-9440.