Media Specialist
The New York Racing Association, Inc. - Ozone Park, NY

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  • Write, edit and disseminate press releases including stakes previews, stakes recaps, barn notes, general NYRA releases and human interest stories.
  • Visit the barn area to gather information from trainers and find potential stories.
  • Obtain quotes from jockeys, trainers, and owners directly after stakes races.
  • Develop and place stories beyond traditional racing media.
  • Facilitate media coverage by assisting reporters with research, setting up interviews, troubleshooting broadcast media production details, escorting TV crews.
  • Assist in creation of Communications Office publications such as media guides, press kits and image pieces.
  • Assist in maintenance of communications contact database and media lists.


  • College degree in Communications, Journalism, or related discipline.
  • Must have a working knowledge of the thoroughbred racing industry.