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Digital Media & Publications Manager - USA Football (Indianapolis, IN)

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by blahblah, May 27, 2010.

  1. blahblah

    blahblah New Member

    Came across this posting today and thought it might be enticing to some of you. You can apply through teamworkonline.com

    Edit: More generally, does anyone have experience working for governing bodies like this one as opposed to covering individual teams, whether it's internally or for a more objective publication? What have they been like?

    Digital Media & Publications Manager - USA Football (Indianapolis, IN)

    USA Football, the sport’s national governing body on youth and amateur levels, hosts more than 80 football training events annually across the United States offering education for coaches, skill development for players and resources for youth football league commissioners. The independent non-profit is also the official youth football development partner of the NFL, its 32 teams and the NFL Players Association.

    Endowed by the NFL and NFLPA in 2002 through the NFL Youth Football Fund, USA Football leads the development of youth, high school, and international amateur football. Former NFL executive Carl Peterson serves as USA Football’s chairman. USA Football’s board of directors includes NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith and former NFL running back Merril Hoge.

    USA Football seeks a full-time digital and publications manager who will report to the communications director and work out of USA Football’s Indianapolis office beginning in late July 2010. Local candidates preferred.

    Key Responsibilities:

    * Write, edit and post content for usafootball.com on a daily basis
    * Create usafootball.com content schedule with communications director
    * Assistant managing editor and lead writer for USA Football Magazine
    * Assistant managing editor and lead writer for USA Football’s annual report
    * Generate story ideas for USA Football communication vehicles
    * Assist with USA Football public relations initiatives, publicizing events, members and resources


    * Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    * Comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft Office products
    * Internet publishing and Photo Shop experience
    * At least five years of communications experience
    * Strong organizational skills and professionalism
    * Football knowledge and a youth football background is a plus

    Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

    1. List names and dates of publications that you have directed (newspapers, magazines, annual reports, etc.)
    2. In 150 words or less, why are you the best candidate for this position?
    3. Provide three published writing samples
  2. Shaggy

    Shaggy Guest

    I've worked with USA Football in the past and it's a solid group of people.
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