Mar 17, 2021

Employment Opportunity: Media and Communications Position

By USEA

The United States Eventing Association, Inc. (USEA) is currently searching for qualified applicants for a position in the Media and Communications Department. 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, and video 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 employee will be asked to work on a number of tasks including, but not limited to:

  • Maintaining and implementing 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
  • 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
  • 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 and position title will be commensurate with experience. The employee may work remotely from anywhere in the U.S. or from the Leesburg, Virginia headquarters.

Please send a resume, a list of three references, three writing samples, and three examples of produced social media content to [email protected] by April 1, 2021.

Oct 16, 2021 Competitions

Maryland 5 Star Rider Talk: What Did They Say After Cross-Country?

It was a great day of cross-country riding at the Maryland 5 Star. There were 35 horses who crossed the finish and 11 of those finished double clear. With British, French, New Zealand, Canadian, and American riders coming through the finish flags – it was a true world class competition. The USEA was at the finish to see what the riders thought of the very first Maryland 5 Star cross-country track designed by Ian Stark.

Oct 16, 2021 Competitions

What Happened Where? 2021 Maryland 5 Star Cross-Country Rewind

Weren’t able to spend your morning glued to the livestream of the 2021 Maryland 5 Star cross-country? Couldn’t be there in person to trek up the hills? We have you covered with a play-by-play of what happened on Ian Stark’s cross-country course which gave both the designer and the riders many sleepless nights, but ended up riding quite well for the majority of the field.

Oct 16, 2021 Competitions

Kurt Martin Maintains CCI3*-L Lead at Maryland 5 Star

Kurt Martin maintains his lead in the USEF CCI3*-L Eventing National Championship with a score of 23.5. He piloted D.A. Lifetime, Debbie Adams’ 9-year-old mare, through a fault-free cross-country round over the new Ian Stark-designed course.

Oct 16, 2021 Competitions

Cooley Master Class Can’t be Caught on Cross-Country at Maryland 5 Star

The forecasted downpours held off until the last horse and rider crossed the finish flags during the CCI5*-L cross-country at the Maryland 5 Star today, confirming the event’s decision to move up the start. The majority of riders had sunny skies and a cool breeze as backdrop to tackle Ian Stark’s five-star course across the sprawling grounds at Fair Hill in Elkton, Md. Before cross-country there was much chatter about the testing terrain, but 11 pairs managed to make the time despite the hills. At the end of the day, the top three riders held onto their podium positions going into show jumping tomorrow with overnight leader Oliver Townend and Cooley Master Class (Ramiro B x The Swallow) impressing all who watched at each and every question.

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