Communications Assistant (Olympic or Paralympic focus)
United States Olympic Committee
March 9, 2018
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Full Time - Entry Level
General Communication, Media Relations, Public Relations
4 Year Degree
Based at the United States Olympic Committee’s headquarters in downtown Colorado Springs, Colorado, the USOC communications assistantship is a year-long professional development opportunity for recent college graduates. As one of two divisional assistants (one Olympic-focused, one Paralympic-focused), the position supports the organization’s communications operations, initiatives and publications.
The communications assistantship runs from approximately Oct. 1 through Sept. 30, and requires a 12-month commitment. In addition to applying via the USOC Career Portal, all interested candidates must submit a cover letter, resume, writing samples and list of three references in one .pdf document to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject: “Olympic Communications Assistant” or “Paralympic Communications Assistant”.
The selection process involves a phone screening, a writing test and a video interview.
Duties & Responsibilities:
1. Produce content for internal and external publications, and TeamUSA.org/USParalympics.org
2. Draft articles, press releases, media alerts and response letters
3. Manage the creation and distribution of weekly Team USA Sports Scene digital newsletter
4. Assist with research projects, editing and media outreach
5. Monitor national and international media for relevant news, and compile daily organizational clip reports
6. Support Team USA Awards nomination and voting processes, and announcements
7. Provide editorial and design assistance for monthly Olympic Training Center newsletters
8. Assist with the coordination of Olympic Training Center media requests, including scheduling and on-site facilitation
9. Assist with media operations at local events for both the USOC and National Governing Bodies
- Recently completed (within three years) bachelor’s or master’s degree in communications, journalism, public relations or related field.
- Must be within five years of receiving bachelor’s degree.
- 2-4 internships/positions in communications, journalism, public relations or related field
- Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
- Experience with Adobe Design Suite (Photoshop, InDesign)
- Strong writing ability with demonstrated capacity to use AP style
- Familiarity with Olympic/Paralympic sport and the Olympic and Paralympic movements
- Excellent communication and human relations skills
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
Must be able to work in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
About United States Olympic Committee
Based at the United States Olympic Committee’s headquarters in downtown Colorado Springs, Colorado, the USOC communications assistantship is a year-long professional development opportunity for recent college graduates.