Working as part of the USGA Communications department, the Associate Editor will execute a variety of editorial and communications assignments. Primarily, s/he will copy edit, fact-check and assist in the posting of content to USGA websites and other digital channels, as well as USGA publications and other printed materials. This content includes but is not limited to news articles, press releases, member communications, merchandise catalogs and information about Rules workshops, handicap seminars and other USGA events. This position will play a key role in the editorial process, often giving content a first read and carefully reviewing it for clarity, substance and adherence to USGA and AP styles.
In addition to editing and posting, the Associate Editor/Writer will be responsible for researching and writing clear, compelling and creative copy (articles, speeches, remarks, letters, etc.) for internal and external audiences that deliver the USGA narrative, support key initiatives and inspire engagement. Additionally, the Associate Editor/Writer will contribute new ideas and creative solutions through inspired copywriting/editing that supports the continual evolution of the USGA’s communication channels, while partnering with graphic design to integrate visual and verbal messages into the organization’s communications programming.
The ideal candidate is someone who knows how to work as part of a team and who has a thorough knowledge of editorial operations at a website, magazine, newspaper or other publication. S/he will be highly motivated to get things right the first time and keep the USGA’s goals and mission in mind when completing writing and editing assignments. S/he will have the ability to prioritize and manage time effectively so as to meet deadlines and work on multiple projects in a given day. Excellent copy-editing skills are a must, and a proven capability with headlines, photo captions and other display text is recommended. Our ideal candidate will have experience working in a dynamic environment and will be asked to contribute ideas in staff meetings and play an integral role in editorial planning. Additionally, s/he will have strong interpersonal skills, and a knowledge and passion for the game of golf.