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Coordinator PR & Communications

Publication or Company 
Industry  Non-profit, Public Relations
Job Duration Full Time
Job Location White Plains, NY
Job Requirements The PR and communications coordinator is responsible for developing and implementing communications that promote tennis to its members and the public. He/she also develops press strategies, writes and edits press releases and works to obtain media coverage for the section.

The goal is to increase tennis awareness among the media and consumers.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Writes and edits press releases, and pitches them to the press;

2. Coordinates media coverage of events and programs;

3. Places events in external print and online calendars;

4. Regularly updates and enhances media lists;

5. Manages clippings of all media placements for USTA Eastern, reporting out on a weekly basis;

6. Writes and edits stories for USTA Eastern’s web site (eastern.usta.com), electronic newsletters and other communication vehicles.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

1. Bachelor's degree with concentration in journalism or communications;

2. 3-5 years of experience in PR and communications;

3. Excellent communication skills, both oral and written;

4. Proficient in all Microsoft Office programs;

5. Social media savvy;

6. Passion for tennis preferable!

About Our Company The United States Tennis Association (USTA) is the national governing body of tennis in the United States. The Eastern section facilitates tennis programming throughout New York, Northeastern New Jersey and Southern Connecticut. Our mission is to promote and develop the growth of tennis.