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Communications Director - US Sailing (Bristol · RI)

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US Sailing Sr. Communications & Content Manager
Job Description
Position: Communications Director
Department: Marketing and Communications
Reports to: CMO
Position description:
The Communications Director at US Sailing will take a leadership role in the development and implementation of communications and content strategies to promote the organization’s programs, services, products and events to our members and the public. 
Roles and Responsibilities:
The Communications Director will lead public relations efforts for our various organizational initiatives. Responsibilities include the following:
  • Write and edit news announcements, press releases, feature stories, letters, corporate communications, publication content, website copy, and more
  • Organize and provide coverage for US Sailing Events and Competitions through all appropriate communication channels
  • Draft messaging and talking points for US Sailing leadership and spokespersons
  • Execute an effective schedule of online and offline communications initiatives, integrating online and new media, email, print, direct mail, social media, company websites, SEM/SEO strategy development, and brand storytelling
  • Organize and manage the communications and content calendar for the organization inclusive of the US Sailing Team
  • Organize and execute weekly and monthly newsletters
  • Develop, lead, and execute communications tracking strategies
  • Develop targeted email marketing strategies
  • Implement strategies in support of membership communications
  • Work closely with staff on developing and updating website content
  • Develop and implement crisis communications plans
  • Manage creative production timeline of online and offline marketing assets, graphic design, video production, and web development, from the initial concept to finished product and execution
  • Manage the content development team (written, web, video, graphic) in support of the Marketing & Communications Associate and the US Sailing Team Media and Communications Coordinator’s activities
  • Lead content development activities to support events, competitions, US Sailing Foundation, and other general needs across the organization 
  • Hire and provide direction and coordination for external photography, videography, and writing freelance contractors and vendors
  • Hire and train interns
  • Conduct media training to US Sailing event host organizations 
  • Deliver public relations presentations and status reports on initiatives
  • Handle media inquiries and facilitate interviews
  • Identify short-term and long-term scheduling, budget, and resource needs, including developing and managing an annual communications and content budget
Position Qualifications and Requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree in communications or related field, Graduate degree a plus
  • Communications and content experience in an Athletic Department, National Governing Body, or governmental organization a plus
  • 5-7 years public relations, marketing, advertising, content development and management and/or professional writing experience.
  • Superior written and verbal skills, public relations, marketing, and management skills
  • Intuitive, proactive, collaborative, leader, driver, creative problem solver, analytical, versatile professional 
  • A team leader with strong management skills in running a communications and content team, with a willingness to share your knowledge to support the team and nurture more junior team members
  • Ability to manage multiple projects with varying priority at one time
  • Strong copy writing and proofreading skills
  • Attention to detail and upholding brand standards and consistency
  • Willingness to travel and have flexible working hours to accommodate events, competitions and other communications and content development needs across the organization

Job Questions:

  1. Are you able to commute to and work in the Bristol, RI office 3 days/week?