USA Shooting is looking to hire a media and public relations manager and will accept applications through Feb. 5, 2010. If interested, please visit this website to check out the qualifications and position responsibilities before applying. Good luck!
USA Shooting is the National Governing Body for Olympic shooting, and is based on the Olympic Training Complex in Colorado Springs, CO. For more information on USA Shooting, go to http://www.usashooting.org.
USA Shooting will accept applications for the Media and Public Relations manager until Friday, February 5th. Applications should include a cover letter and resume, as well as writing samples or website link to recent work in the Media/PR field.
Applicants must possess at least a Bachelor of Arts degree in a relevant field, with strong skills in writing and editing, working in a web-based environment, video and print media production, as well as photo and graphics editing. Magazine layout and publication skills desired. Coordinating with media outlets and athletes to publish interviews and features is a major element of this position. In addition, the Media and PR manager will work closely with the USA Shooting Marketing department to increase brand recognition and exposure. A sports background and experience in the firearms industry is desired.
Below are recent articles and blog posts that deal with sport business, public relations, writing tips, and career tips. Did I miss one? Please share in the comments section!
- PR in Sports lists five social media tips for professional athletes.
- ESPN will launch ESPN 3D, which is the first for TV, blogs Awful Announcing.
- FootieBusiness.com interviewed Alex Gallegos of Chivas. The post also references other interviews the blog has done with marketing professionals in the MLS.
- The New York Times writes that “the N.B.A. made unavailable a picture of Gilbert Arenas of the Washington Wizards, who was joking with his teammates by shooting them with his fingers pointed like guns” and then comments on how this decision by the league fits in with others struggling to deal with new technology.
- The Atlantic argues that newspaper articles have gotten too long these days.
- AOL Fanhouse takes a look at the decade of the sports blog.
- Fang’s Bites lists the 12 sports media stories of 2009.
- I’ve mentioned previously here on SPRB that ESPN created localized sports websites, starting with ESPNChicago.com. Well, The Bristol Press reports that these local websites have been more successful than imagined.
- Back in late December, The New York Times wrote that TMZ plans to expand with its own sports site.
First off, I’d like to wish all the SPRB readers out there a very happy new year! With the new year comes resolutions and I am going with the obligatory resolutions post to start this year. I have come across a fair number of articles and blog posts about keeping your resolutions and how to set achievable goals so I’d recommend checking these out if you’re the resolution type.
- Six steps on making your resolutions a reality per Unclutterer.
- CBS on how to stick to some of the most common resolutions.
- Dumb Little Man provides six ways to start 2010 doing instead of dreaming.
- The Simple Dollar lists 10 ways to define and stick to your resolutions.
I have included my 2010 resolutions (personal and professional) below:
- Find a job (I graduated two weeks ago).
- Create an e-book about sports PR and blogging and have it available for download at SPRB.
- Go to the gym three times a week. I don’t need to lose weight, but I definitely want to get into better shape.
- Become more organized at home. I just finished reading Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity and I already have action steps in place to make that happen.
- Become proficient with Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Final Cut Pro (all of which I got at Christmas).
- Try a new recipe at least once a month.
- Get my e-mail inbox to zero e-mails and set up a folder system to ensure it stays that empty (this will probably be one of the tougher ones).
I’d love to hear what you guys would like to accomplish this year so please share your resolutions in the comments section!