Wanted! USGA Senior Manager, Communications

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Corporatespeak is so 2010 until it rears its bloated head.

The USGA Tweeted out this listing for a new Sr. Manager, Communications after Ziprecruiter kept sending them Whitey Bulger’s resume. And now he’s dead, so hey, let’s there is always The Twitter!

Sr. Manager, Communications

Full Time Regular Full-Time Liberty Corner, NJ

9 hours ago Requisition ID : 1397

Are you looking to join a dynamic team that works together to promote and conserve the true spirit of the game of golf?

Conserve? That was bout 20 yards and 20 years ago, but go on…

From the USGA Handicap System to national amateur and open championships, to modernizing the delivery of the game’s Rules and supporting sustainable golf course management practices, the United States Golf Association promotes the health of a game that inspires, challenges, and rewards like nothing else can.

Oh I hit a bucket today, I can think of more rewarding things.

The Sr. Manager of Communications will manage the effective communications and public relations/advocacy programs that elevate and extend the brand of the USGA and the organization’s efforts to support a healthy future for golf, beyond championships. 

So learn the word bifurcation and all the evil ramifications. On both sides. Both sides!

What You Can Expect:

  • Shape and promote impact-driven activities of the association outside of championships to a wide array of traditional and social media/influencers that deliver positive media impressions and organization attribution, both inside and outside of endemic golf outlets

Or what’s left of them.

  • Build relationships and deliver a regular cadence of communications to and with influential and emerging media, internal subject-matter leaders, and external USGA stakeholders to develop rich storytelling opportunities and show the USGA’s impact on the game, to include development of the organization’s Annual Report

Put Barstool Sports at the front of whatever modern device is your Rolodex. To the Executive Committee, it’s a Rolodex.

  • Develop strategies and implement tactics to leverage the USGA voice through the USGA_PR and USGA LinkedIn social media accounts with daily/weekly posts

Leverage, leverage, leverage!

  • Accountable for the communications calendar for the organization and leading the cross-functional teams’ efforts that elevate the impact of the USGA

Yucky! Paperwork! At least, that’s what I think leading the cross-functional teams’ efforts means.

  • Manage USGA reporting functions with external vendor and support of communications team and external PR firm to include daily and monthly media reports

Make sure they get paid on time, especially that lobbyist we still kick money to in Washington.

Now, let’s get to the part about golf!

What You Bring to the USGA:

  • A minimum of a BA/BS degree or equivalent with a focus on communications, media relations, or journalism is preferred. 

  • 7-10 years of experience in journalism, media/public relations/pitching and organizational storytelling, with golf knowledge or technical writing preferred

One or the other. Both could be scary.

  • Project strategic planning and implementation; interpersonal, problem solving, organizational skills.

  • Organization-driven social media planning and messaging experience. 

  • Positive attitude and the ability to display consistent initiative that reflect innovative thinking. 

  • Knowledge of reporting and PR-related systems and tools (Meltwater) a plus.

I think Meltwater is the thing that will put this blog post in the Inboxes of very important people.

No membership at Somerset Hills?