Are you looking to join a dynamic team that works together to promote and conserve the true spirit of the game of golf?
From the USGA Handicap System to national amateur and open championships, to modernizing the delivery of the game’s Rules and supporting sustainable golf course management practices, the United States Golf Association promotes the health of a game that inspires, challenges, and rewards like nothing else can.
The Sr. Manager / Manager, Championship Communications is an integral member of the USGA Communications team and is responsible for overseeing or assisting with championship communications efforts. This role’s primary emphasis is the media relations and media center operations at select USGA championships nationwide and team events around the world. This individual develops and nurtures media relationships, helps to lead and create a compelling external narrative for the championships they work on, creates original content, and helps deliver media coverage of the organization throughout the year. The role is also responsible for coordinating select USGA qualifying coverage and requires leadership experience covering high profile events. The incumbent in this role will report to the Director, Championship Communications and provide additional support to the Head of Communications.
What You Can Expect:
• Facilitates media relations and media center operations at USGA championships and team events (on and off site), to include as many as six per year. Help coordinate the delivery of media relations materials and on-site coverage at the championships not assigned to attend in person. Serve as point of contact for media center operations for select USGA championships. Coordinate Championship Preview days for USGA championships and team events.
• Assists in editing/proofreading/fact-checking editorial articles, particularly those related to USGA championships, as well as news releases, to ensure accuracy and consistency of USGA style and usage.
• Spearheads production of the USGA Championships Media Guide.
• Supports senior leadership for speaking preparation at public appearances as requested.
• Drives the production and deployment of press releases through Cision distribution program. Manages distribution lists and reports in Cision system.
• Oversees development and maintenance of player informational bios database for USGA championships.
• Additional duties assigned as needed.
What You Bring to the USGA:
• Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Media Relations, Public Relations, Journalism, Business Administration or related field required
• 8 – 10 years of relevant work experience in a professional communications function
• Journalism, media/public relations, writing, and event planning experiential skills required
• Strong interpersonal, problem solving, organizational skills required
• Experience with large and simultaneous project planning and implementation
• Positive attitude and the ability to display consistent initiative that reflects a fresh approach and new ideas
• Strong computer skills (Word, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, PowerPoint, Cision, e-mail admin software and internal CMS (utilizing basic HTML knowledge) required
• Strong editing and proofreading skills required
• Must be detail and deadline oriented with the ability to problem-solve and be particularly mindful of factual accuracy and branding consistency
• Golf knowledge and passion for the sport highly preferred
• Travel: 20% of the year
About the USGA:
The USGA celebrates, serves and advances the game of golf worldwide. Founded in 1894, we conduct golf’s premier professional and amateur championships, including the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open. With The R&A, we govern the sport via a global set of playing, equipment and amateur status rules. Our operating jurisdiction for these governance functions includes the United States, its territories and Mexico. The USGA Handicap System is utilized in more than 40 countries and our Course Rating System covers 95 percent of the world’s golf courses, enabling all golfers to play on an equitable basis. The USGA campus in Liberty Corner, New Jersey, is home to the Association’s Research and Test Center, where science and innovation are fueling a healthy and sustainable game for the future. The campus is also home to the USGA Golf Museum, where we honor the game by curating the world’s most comprehensive archive of golf artifacts. To learn more, visit usga.org.
The United States Golf Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Additional information and to apply visit: USGA Careers