December - 22 - 2022

USA Wrestling is seeking a Senior Manager of Communications. This is a new full-time position which reports to the Director of Communications and Special Projects. This individual will oversee specific Communications activities for the organization and will also collaborate with other staff and organizational partners on additional activities.

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

- Oversee USA Wrestling’s social media networks (Facebook, Twitter, You Tube, Instagram) and develop additional platforms as appropriate, setting the social media strategy and managing the content creation process for the platforms. This individual will change the relevancy of all existing (and emerging) platforms to add value to all of USA Wrestling’s stakeholders.

- Develop an effective system of metrics for USA Wrestling’s website, social media and other platforms, with the ability to measure USA Wrestling’s promotional performance in specific areas to include membership, event participation, event spectators, sponsors, donors, partners, athletes and other areas. Experience and a proven track record in this area is essential.

- Oversee the development of USA Wrestling’s video content, with a strategic focus on developing video for specific platforms, maximizing promotion of USA Wrestling activities and increasing engagement with USA Wrestling’s platforms. This area of responsibility will also include podcast properties and projects.

- Manage cooperative communications relationships with other organizations, including USA Wrestling’s broadcast partner (FloWrestling), the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee, United World Wrestling, along with other partners and related entities.

Shared departmental responsibilities may include:

- Create written and digital content for USA Wrestling platforms, to include website, social media and other projects. Also, recruit and work with stringers and outside contractors for content creation and content sharing.

- Cover USA Wrestling teams and athletes at selected international wrestling competitions.

- Develop media set-up and on-site media operations management for USA Wrestling events, working with appropriate USA Wrestling staff, LOC staff and volunteers as needed.

- Promote USA Wrestling athletes of all ages with local, national and international media, as well as with the wrestling community.

- Promote USA Wrestling events and activities with local, national and international media, as well as with the wrestling community.

- Assist in athlete communication education, including media training and public relations strategies.

- Other projects as assigned by Director of Communications and Special Projects and/or Executive Director.

This individual will coordinate closely with staff in all of USA Wrestling’s Departments. The position also includes work with volunteers within the organization.

Must have a degree in a communications-related field, to include but not limited to Communications, Journalism, Broadcasting, Public Relations, English, Social Media and more. A Masters degree or above is a plus. Must have at least five years of experience working within journalism, public relations, college or Olympic sports communications or related industries. Management experience will be considered as a positive factor. Knowledge of wrestling and experience within the wrestling community is a plus, but not required.

Proven writing and communication skills are necessary for this position. Graphic arts ability and video editing experience are also expected. Time management skills are a must. Successful candidate must be a self-starter, able to meet specific deadlines, work on a variety of projects simultaneously, and work both independently and on various working groups. The person must have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate with others. There will be extensive travel required for the person in this position.

Hiring Pay Range
$85,000 - $100,000 per year depending on experience.

• Paid vacation, personal and sick time
• Approximately 10 paid holidays per year
• 403 (b) retirement plan
• Medical, dental and vision insurance
• Employer paid life insurance
• Benefits may be modified or discontinued from time to time at the company’s discretion as permitted by law

Other Information
• The ability to work from USA Wrestling’s national office in Colorado Springs, CO is required
• USA Wrestling is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Application Process
USA Wrestling is working with Farrell Sports on the hiring process for this position. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and three references and upon request, if needed, writing samples, graphics samples and video samples to Porter Grant at

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