Asst. Mgr., Paralympic Communications
United States Olympic Committee - Colorado Springs, CO

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Summary:
Oversee the coordination, writing, editing and production of all Paralympic publications.

Duties & Responsibilities:
Oversee the coordination, writing, editing and production of all Paralympic publications, including but not limited to conference programs, Games media guides, athlete biographies, etc.

Provide proactive and reactive communications support for internally managed Paralympic NGBs (cycling, swimming, track & field, alpine skiing and Nordic skiing). Assist with tracking events and results, writing and distributing athlete stories, building athlete relationships, etc.

Create and implement daily communication materials to support U.S. Paralympics athletes and programs.

Develop and implement U.S. Paralympics publicity ideas and materials such as news releases and feature articles. Coordinate with staff in other divisions to prepare and disseminate publicity material.

Correspond with and coordinate public relations services to U.S. Paralympics constituencies such as the news media, the general public, state organizations and athletes. Attend Paralympic Games and other events to assure media representatives are provided with adequate services.

Manage the storage and use of communications material including videos, photographs, publications and other similar material.

Initiate, respond to and implement special public relations projects as necessary.

Required Skills

Education:
Bachelor’s degree in Journalism/Communications/Public Relations

Experience:
3-5 years of experience as the Manager of a similar information and media relations program for a sports organization, franchise, or corporation or as a college sports information director at the NCAA Division I level.

Demonstrated leadership skills and ability for quick and strategic decision making

A significant background in awareness and publicity programs, public speaking, publications design and production, and media services at major sporting events

OR a combined equivalency of education and experience

Skills:
A particularly strong ability to deal with the media and public on issues ranging from common topics to controversial subjects on behalf of the organization

Ability to effectively deal with public and media comfortably and professionally under stressful conditions

Ability to effectively lead teams of press officers or other groups critical to PR program success

Tools, Equipment, & Conditions:
Office environment in multi-story building

Required Experience

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