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Communications Specialist, Snowboard

U.S Ski & Snowboard

Application Deadline Ended
Apply by Ended 8/31/2022

Communications Specialist, Snowboard | U.S Ski & Snowboard

Communications Specialist, Snowboard

U.S Ski & Snowboard

Apply by Ended 8/31/2022

Posted 2 months ago

No Longer Accepting Applications



Park City, UT, USA

Job Type

 Job Description

The Snowboard / Freeski Communications Specialist is responsible for serving as the liaison between the public and the U.S. Freeski Team and U.S. Snowboard Team athletes and staff, while growing awareness of athletes and the team. The position reports to the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Director of Marketing & Communications.
Athlete Management
  • Manage high-pressure environments, such as finish areas and press conferences.
  • Ensure clear communication from the U.S. Ski & Snowboard management team to athletes/staff and vice-versa.
  • Conduct all work in an atmosphere conducive to athletic excellence.
Corporate Communications
  • Develop strategic messages for athletes and team.
  • Assist athletes in brand building, self-promotion and increasing personal and team fan base.
  • Educate athletes and staff with skills that support their traditional media, social media and public interaction.
Content Production
  • Develop news information content for each major event including Olympics, World Championships, World Cup, U.S. Grand Prix, X Games and Dew Tour (plus other events on occasion).
  • Build and maintain athlete biographies throughout the season with complete updates performed each March/April.
  • Manage athlete biography information for FIS and broadcasters.

Qualifications RequiredQualifications Required

  • Passion and engagement in skiing and snowboarding
  • Proactive, organized, detail-oriented—able to work on tight deadlines and in a live environment
  • Exemplary organizational skills
  • Ability to build strong relationships and partnerships with athletes, support staff, and media entities
  • Leadership, communication and strong relationship building skills to effectively work between departments and unite organization and athletes
  • Proven writing background
  • Positive, upbeat presence with others, including both coworkers and outside contacts
  • Self-motivated, easily adaptable, passionate, creative and curious
  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced environment; available for travel and working non-traditional hours
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