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*NEW* OPEN POSITION - Multi Media Content Specialist

From time to time we have positions open, and when we do they are posted below, on this page. The U.S. Trotting Association offers competitive wages, and a full range of benefits, including a self-directed retirement investment program; a 401k program with company matching; medical, dental, and vision insurance; and a comprehensive schedule of vacation days and holidays.

While background in the harness racing or Standardbred breeding industry is a plus, it is often not necessary for applicants to possess such expertise. When it is, it will be expressly stated in the job description.

The U.S. Trotting Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, religion, age, disability or military status in employment or the provision of services.

When contacted for an interview, an applicant who requires special accommodations due to a disability should notify the office at the time he/she is contacted so that proper arrangements can be made for the interview.

Employment FAQ

What types of jobs are there?

We offer positions in multiple fields, including member service, information technology, journalism, and more. Many are skilled positions, for which specific knowledge is required. Such requirements will be clearly listed in any job posting.

Do you offer internships?

We offer two types of internships as the USTA. In our Communications Department, we offer quarterly internships in journalism and advertising. These internships typically require a 10 hour work week. We also offer full-time, summer internships in our Information & Research Department developing pedigrees. To learn more, send email inquiries to human.resources@ustrotting.com

How do I apply to an open position?

Your resume, including job history, should be sent to the U.S. Trotting Association via e-mail to human.resources@ustrotting.com or by U.S. mail, to The U.S. Trotting Association, Attn: Human Resources, 6130 S. Sunbury Rd. Westerville, OH 43081-9309, unless otherwise noted in the listing for a position.

Open Positions

Job Title: Multi Media Content Specialist
Department: Communications
Reports to: Director, Communications
Supervises: None
Status: Exempt
Location: Westerville, OH

Job Summary:

The Multi Media Content Specialist is responsible for creating, designing and publishing print and digital content for the U.S. Trotting Association and the harness racing industry. The Multi Media Content Specialist will work within a team environment to provide graphic design, video production, social media and web content to all USTA marketing channels.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Manage content editorial calendar and create multi-media content for multiple social media campaigns and channels. Write, publish, engage and monitor content across multiple social media channels that drives engagement, builds online communities and cultivates relationships.
  • Think creatively and develop new design concepts for USTA marketing while maintaining brand integrity.
  • Create digital graphics for use in social media, video, web and print outlets.
  • Monitor and moderate comments, respond to members and fans, share with communications team and foster community engagement daily across social media channels and fan website.
  • Optimize end-user experience by monitoring social media analytics and other key indicators.
  • Develop social media strategy that complements Publicity and Marketing initiatives, especially with major races, industry events, promotions and crisis communications.
  • Build and foster relationships across the industry to identify stories and deliver relevant and consistent messaging to all stakeholders.
  • Work cross-functionally with other USTA employees to:
    • Assist with the writing, on-camera reporting, and production of USTA videos
    • Write and edit social media and website content
  • Deliver special event coverage at Major Stakes Races and other Major Industry Events. (e.g., live tweeting, Facebook posts, sharing photos/videos, etc.)
  • BS/BA in Journalism, Communications or PR strongly preferred.
  • 3+ years experience in social media, multi-media design, or other marketing related experience (e.g., internships, free-lancing)
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator)
  • Knowledge and experience with digital design techniques
  • In-depth working knowledge of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube
  • Ability to develop succinct social media copywriting
  • Experience with web design and publishing, and web-based tools such as live streaming and podcasts
  • Strong project management, organization skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work collaboratively, and also independently with little supervision
  • Harness racing experience, or in another sports industry, preferred
  • Ability to work under deadline and on a flexible schedule that will include weeknights and weekends.
  • Ability to travel up to 30% of the time

Interested applicants should send their cover letter, resume and at least one graphic design sample to Jennifer.Blough@ustrotting.com.