Oct 07, 2022

Employment Opportunity: Media and Communications Assistant

By USEA

The United States Eventing Association, Inc. (USEA) is currently searching for qualified applicants for the position of Media and Communications Assistant. Applicants with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications, Media or a related field are asked to apply. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in the equestrian sport of eventing, creating and executing a media plan for web and social media, managing a content management system for a website, the ability to write and develop high quality articles, photography skills, and graphic design skills. Due to the relatively small staff size of the Association, this position requires a team player who is willing to pitch in with a variety of tasks as necessary.

The USEA Media and Communications Assistant will be asked to work on a number of tasks including, but not limited to: 

  • Overseeing the execution of the content and strategy calendar for the USEA websites, social media, membership e-mails, and the USEA weekly eNewsletter
  • Proofing, editing, writing, and posting educational articles, features, press releases, and breaking stories on USEA managed websites daily
  • Conducting interviews as necessary
  • Capturing action photography at assigned events and being familiar with LightRoom for editing purposes. Strong photography skills are preferred, previous equestrian sport photography skills are a definite plus.
  • Communicating with and organizing volunteers and outside contractors including; writers, photographers, videographers, and streaming media content providers
  • Regularly and timely updating of information (including photos, forms, documents, and articles) on the USEA managed websites
  • Writing and assisting with the editing of articles in the USEA’s award winning magazine Eventing USA
  • Staying in tune with the sport of eventing and communicating current news to the USEA members
  • Monitoring website and social media trends/statistics on USEA online media platforms
  • Familiarization with the Adobe Suite to assist with execution of basic design work, such as updates to forms
  • Responding to messages and questions from the USEA membership and the public
  • Traveling to events within the U.S. and providing extensive media coverage for those events
  • Other duties as assigned

This is a full-time position eligible for health and 401k benefits. Salary range is budgeted to be in the low fifty-thousand-dollar range and will be commensurate with experience. Employee may work remotely from anywhere in the U.S. or from the Leesburg, Virginia headquarters, however there will be a preference for those located in the western U.S. to include USEA Areas V, VI, VII, IX, or X.

Please send a resume, list of three references, three writing samples, and three examples of produced social media content to Attn: Communications Assistant at [email protected] by Friday, October 28, 2022.

Nov 27, 2022 Convention

Exciting Lineup of Speakers Scheduled for 2022 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention in Savannah, GA

If you are on the fence about attending the 2022 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention this December 7-11 in Savannah, GA, the schedule of thought-provoking and insightful educational sessions planned for the event is sure to convince you to register today! To learn more about the various sessions and their hosts, click here.

Nov 26, 2022

The EA21 Recap: West Coast Edition

This summer, five USEA Emerging Athlete 21 (EA21) Clinics took place across the country giving young riders the opportunity to hone in on their horsemanship skills, improve their consistency in the saddle and show ring, and create a pipeline for potential team riders by identifying and developing young talent. We caught up with many of the riders from the two West Coast sessions to hear their takes on the USEA’s newest program.

Nov 25, 2022 Education

Tips for the Long Haul: Advice from Shippers on Traveling for the Winter Season

It’s about that time of year again when eventers across the country are packing their trunks and making arrangements to new locations for the winter months. While some owners might feel more comfortable transporting their own horses, time and resources make it more expedient for others to load their horses onto someone else’s rig for the potentially long journey to their winter quarters. For the safety and peace of mind of everyone involved – especially the equine passengers – two trusted shippers based on the east coast shared their tips for best practices when preparing horses for long trailer rides.

Nov 23, 2022 Competitions

Area II Organizers Support the Classic Three-Day Format in the Road to the Three-Day Challenge

One of the most valuable awards at the Waredaca Classic Three-Day Event on October 21-23, 2022, were the prizes for the Road to the Three-Day Challenge. The Challenge started in July and ended at the Waredaca Classic in October. Novice and Training level riders had to compete in at least three of the events in the Challenge and Beginner Novice riders had to compete in at least two of the events, in addition to completing the Waredaca Classic.

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