Assistant Manager, Championship Communications


About the USGA: 

The USGA conducts the U.S. Open, U.S. Women’s Open and U.S. Senior Open, as well as 10 national amateur championships, two state team championships and international matches, attracting players and fans from more than 160 countries. Together with The R&A, the USGA governs the game worldwide, jointly administering the Rules of Golf, Rules of Amateur Status, equipment standards and World Amateur Golf Rankings. The USGA’s reach is global with a working jurisdiction in the United States, its territories and Mexico, serving more than 25 million golfers and actively engaging 150 golf associations.

 

The USGA is one of the world’s foremost authorities on research, development and support of sustainable golf course management practices. It serves as a primary steward for the game’s history and invests in the development of the game through the delivery of its services and its ongoing “For the Good of the Game” grants program. Additionally, the USGA’s Course Rating and Handicap systems are used on six continents in more than 50 countries.

 


 

Location: 

Far Hills, NJ
 

Position Summary: 

This role is responsible for assisting with the overall championship communications efforts at USGA national championships and team events for the current and future seasons. The primary emphasis is media relations and media center operations related to communications and planning of communications. Primary duties include drafting original communications content, coordinating media coverage of the organization throughout the year and assisting in overall communications planning and implementation.     


What You Can Expect 


  • Assist with directing the media relations and media center operations at USGA championships and team events (on and off site).
  • Help coordinate the delivery of media relations materials and on-site coverage at championships.
  • Serve as point of contact for media center operations for select USGA amateur championships.
  • Coordinate site visits and media days for USGA championships and team events.
  • Assist with supervising the development of news releases, special events and announcements, communications plans and writing, editing and research projects and media requests in relation to championships.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with golf/sports/general media, USGA champions and championships entrants, and their agents and representatives for the purposes of promoting the interests of the USGA and its championships.
  • Support other communications activities as needed, including on-site at championships, and non-championship communications.
  • Assist editorial team in developing and reviewing championship stories for programs, websites, newsletters and other communications vehicles.
  • Assist in review and proofing of programs, newsletters, and various communication materials.
  • Additional duties assigned as needed.
 

What You Bring to the USGA 


 

  • 5 years of experience in journalism, media/public relations or relevant role required
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, with focus on communications, media relations, journalism or related field required
  • Outstanding writing and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with planning and supporting large-scale world class events in a collaborative manner
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to problem solve
  • Strong organizational skills and experience with large and simultaneous project planning and implementation
  • Working relationship(s) with media and ability to develop strong internal and external relationships
  • Varied computer skills
  • Positive attitude and the ability to display consistent initiative that reflects innovative thinking
  • Golf knowledge required

 


To Apply: 

To Apply:  

Please click the following link: Assistant Manager, Championship Communications  

   

 

The United States Golf Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer  

 




 
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