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Communication Specialist, Freestyle

U.S Ski & Snowboard

Application Deadline Ended
Apply by Ended 8/31/2022

Communication Specialist, Freestyle | U.S Ski & Snowboard

Communication Specialist, Freestyle

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 Freestyle Communications Specialist is responsible for serving as the liaison between the public and the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team moguls and aerials 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 team 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 and World Cups (plus other events on occasion).
  • Assist in freestyle-specific content development for social media channels.
  • Build and maintain athlete biographies throughout the season with complete updates performed each March/April.
  • Manage athlete biography information for FIS and broadcasters.
Traditional and Digital Media
  • Establish and maintain a global network of media contacts with a focus on targeting areas important to telling U.S. Ski & Snowboard’s story.
  • Work with athletes and staff to be proactive in interacting strategically with the media.
  • Manage inbound media requests.
  • Ensure the dissemination of the U.S. Ski & Snowboard brand through athletes.
  • Work with the media and event organizers on the athletes’ and team’s behalf including distribution of athlete and staff comments, information alerts, audio, photography and video as appropriate to help tell the story.
  • Serve as a liaison between athletes/staff and news media including management of mixed zones and other media areas, as well as other pre-race and post-race opportunities with both media onsite and offsite.
  • Provide support for television broadcasters including host broadcaster, key networks and U.S. Ski & Snowboard production.

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
  • Knowledgeable in strategic social media communications
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