USA Badminton Opens Applications for Communications Specialist

USA Badminton is now accepting applications for a communications specialist. The communications specialist will provide part-time assistance with USA Badminton’s communications and media relations efforts to directly contribute to the growth of badminton in the United States. Interested applicants should send a resume to USA Badminton at ContactUs@usabadminton.org.

Title: USA Badminton Communications Specialist – Remote

Duration, hours, and stipend:

  • 12 months, average of 10 hours/week (40 hours/month) for $700 monthly stipend

Description:

The communications specialist will assist the USA Badminton office with all communications operations including, but not limited to, assisting with the development and content of the website, social media, other communication channels, and promoting USA Badminton, its athletes, and the sport. 

The position will require communication and cooperation with other USA Badminton staff. Attention to detail, a high level of motivation, and the ability to work in a fast-paced team environment are essential. Applicants may work remotely but must be competent with the technology needed to fulfill their duties remotely. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serving as the contact for local, national and international media; fulfilling media requests and proactively pitching stories
  • Building and maintaining media contact and distribution lists
  • Preparing announcements and press releases; maintaining and updating athlete bios and imagery
  • Updating the NGB’s website and social media platforms with relevant content, including event and organizational news, feature stories, etc.
  • Serving as a liaison with the USOPC’s communications division; fulfilling requests for biographical material, roster information, and monthly/annual award nominations (monthly voting is required)
  • Traveling to select national or international events
  • Providing counsel to NGB leaders and athletes in all areas of communications
  • Serving as a press officer at USOPC-supported events when necessary

Required Qualifications:

  • Education: In possession of a bachelor’s or master’s degree in communications, journalism, public relations, or related field
  • Demonstrated background in media relations, public relations or communications
  • Exceptional writing abilities, knowledge of AP style and attention to detail
  • Knowledge of the Olympic/Paralympic movements and passion for sport
  • Flexible work schedule and ability to travel when necessary

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Sports experience preferred (i.e., active in competitive/intramural sport, badminton experience)
  • Ability to work cooperatively in a fast-paced team environment
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and human relation skills
  • Strong work ethic
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