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Marketing & Communications Coordinator

USA Track & Field (USATF), the National Governing Body for track & field, long distance running, and race walking is seeking a candidate with strong writing, organizational and new media skills to work in our Integrated Marketing & Communications Department. We are a non-profit Olympic Sports organization based in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The candidate should be hardworking, energetic, detail-oriented and personable who demonstrates a strong understanding of the Olympic Sport movement, specifically track & field. This position requires significant domestic and international travel (often on weekends) throughout the year.

The candidate will work under the supervision of the Director of Public Relations. Duties include:

  • Writes, edits and places press releases and stories related to all facets of USATF.
  • Proactively pitches stories, with special emphasis on multicultural media; fields media inquiries.
  • Provides media services at USATF national championships and international team events as assigned. Includes pre-event promotion, roster announcements, on-site coverage and media management.
  • Assists in oversight Athlete of the Week and daily clips programs.
  • Writes and maintains athlete biographies.
  • Actively contributes to USATF social media efforts.
  • Assists in production of USATF publications.
  • Maintains departmental databases – email, events, biographies.
  • Assists in administration of National Track & Field Hall of Fame nomination and election processes.

Minimum Requirements

  • 1-3 years’ experience in communications/PR field.
  • Understanding of multicultural media landscape preferred.
  • Excellent writing and speaking skills.
  • Demonstrated expertise in social media platforms.
  • Strong work ethic, attention to detail, organizational skills and ability to produce results in a fast-paced environment.
  • Understanding of the sport of track and field or a similar Olympic sport preferred.
  • Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office software, including Word, Excel and Access.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a number of projects and handle large amounts of quantitative and qualitative data.


USATF is accepting applications until the position is filled. No phone inquiries. Please mark all correspondence with “Marketing & Communications Coordinator" and send your cover letter, resume and two writing samples to:

Postal Mail:
USA Track & Field
Human Resources Department
132 E. Washington St., Suite 800
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Fax: 317-261-0514


USATF is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, age, handicap, veteran status or other protected classes.

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