Monday, June 28, 2010

Communications Associate, The American Sportfishing Association, Alexandria, VA

Communications Associate, The American Sportfishing Association,
Alexandria, VA

The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) – - is
the sportfishing industry’s trade association, committed to looking out
for the interests of the entire sportfishing community. The
Communications Associate will provide a broad range of substantive
support to ASA’s communications and marketing efforts. The position
reports directly to the Director of Communications.
Duties and Responsibilities
• Provide support for ASA’s major events, including the industry’s trade
show, the annual membership meeting, consumer outdoor shows and for
ASA’s major programs and foundation.

• Serve as Assistant Editor of ASA’s newsletter and electronic news
bulletins. Provide writing, editing and management support for press
releases, other publications and website content. Assist with all
department materials as needed.

• Serve as content manager for ASA’s websites –, and back-up content manager for

• Maintain ASA’s communications databases and distribute association and
program information through web-based software.

• Manage and post content to ASA and ICAST Facebook pages.

• Coordinate communications projects with contractors for the
development and production of communications materials, including ASA’s
newsletter, publications, website and marketing initiatives.

• Provide general graphics and database support for ASA’s communications
programs, events and activities. Revise and resize marketing materials
for the industry’s trade show throughout the year.

• Support media relations activities including: provide press room
support for the national trade show and assist in developing new media
sources and maintain existing media contact sources.

• Other duties may be assigned as needed.

The position requires strong written and verbal communications and
computer skills. Ability to work effectively under tight deadlines and
manage multiple projects independently required. Engaging manner with
excellent people skills and an upbeat and enthusiastic attitude are a
big plus. An interest in outdoor activities is also a plus. Experience
with graphics, content management and e-mail distribution software are a
must. Adobe Photoshop/Adobe Illustrator/QuarkXPress/Adobe Contribute
experience preferred.
Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university required with a
concentration in journalism, communications, English or public
relations. Three to five years related experience preferred. Previous
experience working in a nonprofit or association preferred but not
To Apply
Please submit a resume, cover letter and three writing samples to: Human
Resources: Communications Associate, American Sportfishing Association,
225 Reinekers Lane, Suite 420, Alexandria, VA, 22314 or by e-mail to No phone calls, please. Salary is commensurate
with qualifications and experience. Benefits package includes health
care, vacation time, federal holidays and 401k. Some travel required.
The deadline for applications is July 16, 2010.

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