U.S. Figure Skating, the National Governing Body (NGB) for the sport of figure skating, located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is accepting applications for the position of Communications Intern. U.S. Figure Skating is a member of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and the International Skating Union (ISU).
Internship Dates: January – May 2018 (dates flexible).
Hours per week are flexible with an average of 15-20 working hours per week.
Responsibilities: The communications intern is responsible for the completion of the tasks listed herein. Emphasis will be placed on ability to work in a team environment, balance multiple projects and deadlines, accuracy, flexibility and professionalism. Successful candidate will be willing to work occasional nights and weekends with possible travel opportunities.
- Current undergraduate or graduate student with study in sports management, marketing, communications, journalism or related field.
- Passion for sport management, communications, writing and digital media.
- Exceptional communication and organization skills.
- Attentive and detail-oriented.
- Self-starter with the ability to multi-task and take initiative and ownership of projects.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Outlook), Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Dreamweaver), content management systems, social media applications (Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, YouTube), AP style.
Classification: Applicant will be responsible for all housing costs in Colorado Springs or nearby area. This position is not affiliated with the USOC intern program.
Reporting: Reports to Manager, Digital Content and Fan Engagement
Compensation: A stipend will be provided; intern is also encouraged to earn college credit hours
Application: Send cover letter, resume and two references to: Sora Hwang, Manager, Digital Content and Fan Engagement, email@example.com. No calls will be accepted. Review of resumes and applications will begin immediately.
Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Assist with day-to-day communications department responsibilities
- Contribute to SKATING magazine, Learn to Skate USA: The Magazine and other publications as assigned, including opportunity for feature writing
- Write and update athlete bios and statistics for print and digital use throughout the 2018-19 season
- Manage tracking and reporting of relevant media clips related to the organization and Team USA athletes
- Research Team USA athletes for additional media outreach, including hometown media
- Provide copywriting/editing support as needed
- Other duties as assigned
Digital and Social Media
- Assist with remote coverage of international figure skating events on U.S. Figure Skating social media accounts and the U.S. Figure Skating Fan Zone
- Contribute editorial content to the U.S. Figure Skating Fan Zone and other related outlets
- Create digital content for U.S. Figure Skating platforms, such as Team USA athlete birthday graphics, event-related infographics, etc.
- Manage U.S. Figure Skating Fantasy Skating
- Maintain and update U.S. Figure Skating Photo Bank
- Monitor high profile Team USA athletes’ social media accounts
- Compile monthly analytics for U.S. Figure Skating-produced podcast ice talk
- Other duties as assigned