Resources for Equine Journalism Majors

Use the links and information on this resource page to learn about internships, jobs in the field, opportunities for students in Equine Journalism, and other useful links. Majors should check these webpages often.

May 27, 2015

Advertising/Marketing Consultant

Morris Media Network Equine Group seeks an experienced, full-time advertising account executive for Equine Journal.

Location: N. Oxford, Massachusetts

Salary: Commensurate with experience; salary plus commission with comprehensive benefits package.

Position available: June 1

General Duties:

 • Maintain relationships with existing advertisers, work directly with them or their agencies to meet their print and digital advertising needs

 • Identify and develop new print and digital advertising business

 • Meet or exceed sales goals established by management

 • Process ad material through production by published and internal deadlines

 • Maintenance of all account information and advertising contracts

 • Participate in sales department meetings

• Assist in collection of overdue balances

 • Represent magazine at major industry events

 • Remain active on social media on behalf of clients

 Requirements

 • BA or BS Degree

 • Applied sales and/or marketing experience

 • Must have strong organizational and communication skills

 • Familiarity with the Internet and social networks such as Facebook and Twitter

 • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, such as Excel and Microsoft Word

 • Preference given to candidates with working knowledge of the horse industry

 • Must be able to adapt to rapidly changing environment

 • Must work in close cooperation with other employees and other departments

 • Maintain a positive attitude under pressure

 Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to:

Elisabeth Gilbride, General Manager

83 Leicester St.

N. Oxford, MA 01537

FAX: 508-987-5887

E-mail: elisabeth.gilbride@equinejournal.com

 

Morris Media Network is an equal opportunity employer.

May 26, 2015

Editorial Intern Fluent in German

 Equestrian Quarterly (EQ)
The Premier Magazine of Country Life

Internships offered: Editorial and interface with German and Chinese editorial partners

 Availability/Duration: T.B.D.

 Requirements:  

  • Read and speak Mandarin Chinese or German.
  • Equestrian background, knowledge and interest.
  • Writing, interviewing, personal and business skills.

Duties:   Assist in reading, reviewing, and translating supplied equestrian articles from our Beijing and German magazine partners. Help our editors select stories that are of interest to EQ readers. Interface with editors in China/Germany. Possible extra duties working on writing articles, social media, website updates and proofing.

Compensation: Stipend and/or college credit. 

Housing provided: No. Either work from home or in New York City.

Include with application: Résumé, writing sample, cover letter, outline your equestrian interest and background. Emailed applications only please.

Contact: Jill Novotny
E-mail:  jbn@equestrianquarterly.com

May 19, 2015

ARABIAN HORSE ASSOCIATION

Job Title: design and Publications Manager

General Responsibilities:

·        Provide graphic design and production management for all graphic design-related projects for Association events, shows and programs; including but not limited to all issues of MAH++  , Prize Lists and Show Programs. Facilitate efficient and cost-effective printing. Establish, maintain, and enforce Marketing Publications Group production procedures as well as AHA corporate identity standards. Establish, maintain, and enforce all AHA-acquired marks, logos, photos, and illustration copyright requirements.

Primary Responsibilities:

1. Produce Association printed and promotional material in a timely and attractive manner, adhering to all deadlines, production schedules, identity standards and budgets. Includes but not limited to:

·        Managing all magazine, show program, and show prize list production.

·        Managing all in-house projects: Includes: establishing production calendars and schedules; supervising graphic designers and delegating projects; coordinating trafficking of materials to designers; reviewing projects for corporate identity standards compliance; and communication with project managers.

·        Initiating check-in of submitted project work orders to ensure that all materials and approvals have been submitted. Delegating projects to design staff based on individual skills, workload, and recommendations of Senior Designer.

·        Use of appropriate design elements (color, type, illustration, photography, and printing) to organize ideas visually to convey the desired impact and message.

·        Use of Macintosh design software (QuarkXPress or Adobe InDesign for page layout, Adobe Illustrator for vector illustrations and logos, and Adobe Photoshop for photo manipulation)

·        Producing printer-ready PDFs from a variety of applications, including but not limited to QuarkXPress, Adobe InDesign, and Microsoft Word.

·        Producing a printer-ready imposition for all publications.

·        Compiling all files and materials necessary for print production.

·        Coordinating with editor, sales team members, marketing and other staff to develop and produce communication material.

·        Checking completed ad and editorial layouts; compiling for printer.

·        Managing delivery of projects, files and required paperwork to printers.

·        Managing and proofing bluelines, providing all corrections to printer, and coordinating with printer the timely completion and delivery of printed materials.

·        Attending press checks and making applicable on-site quality adjustments.

·        Working with Circulations Manager as warranted in developing mailing lists and distribution lists for publications.

·        Enforcing all applicable deadlines and timely material submission.

·        Enforcing all applicable deadlines for timely project completion.

·        Managing communication between designers and project managers.

·        Facilitating communication with upper management on designers’ behalf.

2. Financial and budgetary responsibilities include:

·        Quoting print jobs with vendors; selecting appropriate vendor; facilitating efficient and cost-effective printing.

·        Reconciling printer and vendor invoices (includes negotiating revised quotes with printers when necessary), coding invoices per Accounting guidelines.

·        Tracking of all print and publication mailing expenses, and providing reports as warranted to Managing Editor and Senior Director of Marketing.

3. Establish and maintain Marketing Publications Group production procedures as well as all AHA corporate identity standards:

·        Maintaining the AHA Corporate Identity Standards Manual.

·        Acquiring and saving documentation detailing all usage of AHA-owned marks, logos, and images.

·        Distributing as warranted marks, logos, and images to in-house and third-party clients after appropriate documentation has been received.

·        Tracking usage of marks, logos, and images.

·        Enforcing appropriate usage of AHA-owned marks, logos, and images.

·        Investigating improper usage of marks, images, and logos and determine best course of action to alleviate improper usage.

·        Working with AHA legal resources for trademark maintenance and renewals.

·        Managing, documenting, and enforcing Marketing Publications Group design & production procedures.

4. Maintains organization of and archives of all project electronic files on servers. Maintains archive of all printed samples. Maintain archive of photographic images and related permissions/copyright requirements.

·        Filing and archiving of Association publications (Arabian Horse Magazine, show prize lists, programs and all other projects) as well as any relevant resource files.

·        Researching and documenting copyright requirements of all AHA-acquired photography.

·        Maintaining photo image and copyright requirement database.

·        Enforcing all copyright requirements for print and publication material.

·        Working with Marketing Manager to maintain photo image archive.

·        Maintaining hard-copy print publication archives.

·        Maintaining project tracking archive.

5. Maintains Marketing Publications Group Mac-based equipment, including all Mac-related hardware and software.

·        Troubleshooting all computer-related problems for Macintosh equipment; researches and facilitates appropriate solution.

·        Performing software updates as warranted.

·        Researching new software and hardware solutions as warranted, and making recommendations to Senior Director of Marketing and Senior Director of Information Technology.

·        Working with IT Network Administrator to troubleshoot all Mac/server network communications issues.

6. Maintain good communication and working relationship with AHA employees, members, volunteers, customers, and vendors.

7. Performs other duties and accepts other responsibilities as assigned.

Education and Experience Required:

Skills and Knowledge: AA or BA Degree in Graphic Design, Commercial Art or related field. A skill and knowledge level of desktop publishing, 4-color production, graphic design, illustration and photo manipulation equal to that usually obtained with 5 years of hands-on experience in a production setting (2 of which have been at a coordinator level). 

Outstanding proofing and editing skills. Good writing skills helpful. Macintosh software and operating system experience compatible to that which AHA utilizes.  Analytical and problem solving skills  General horse knowledge desired. Overall understanding of general business principles. Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education

Abilities: Customer-service driven; detail and accuracy oriented; extremely organized; quick learner and self-motivated. Ability to identify a problem and initiate the resolution process; establish priorities and multi-task with concurrent deadlines. Proven ability to work with individuals with all levels of personalities and all levels of technical expertise; and effectively communicate technical concepts to technical and non-technical customers.  Ability to enforce procedures, deadlines, and protocol, as well as supervisory skills. Demonstrated aptitude for learning new technologies. Flexible and change oriented. Able and willing to travel and work overtime as required. Must be insurable under AHA's auto insurance program.

 Equipment Required to Operate (in addition to general office  and computer equipment):

Macintosh hardware, platform and operating system software

Scanning and printing equipment (color and black and white)

Software Knowledge Required:

Mac OS X: Advanced level: Understands Finder, Dock, Print Center, and System Preferences. Knows how to connect to a server, general file organization, advanced troubleshooting, and font management. Able to effectively perform system upgrades when necessary.

QuarkXPress: Advanced level: Can quickly and efficiently build appropriate layouts in Quark; able to efficiently utilize Style Sheets, Master Pages, and Libraries; can set up appropriate color builds for print jobs; mastered all major key commands; and troubleshoots Quark file and printing glitches. Also able to produce PDF and PostScript files from Quark for web and print use.

InDesign: Advanced level: Can quickly and efficiently build appropriate layouts in InDesign; able to efficiently utilize Style Sheets, Master Pages, and Libraries; can set up appropriate color builds for print jobs; mastered all major key commands; and troubleshoots InDesign file and printing glitches. Also able to produce PDF and PostScript files from InDesign for web and print use.

Photoshop: Intermediate-advanced level: Understands all raster image formats (JPEG, TIFF, EPS, etc.) and knows when to use each format; understands file-sizing, scanning, layer and clipping path manipulation, and how to build gradients. Must be adept at color and photo correction.

Illustrator: Novice - intermediate level: Understands the purpose of vector files; able to build simple illustrations and manipulate built vector files; and able to cleanly important vector images into Photoshop and Quark.

Acrobat & Distiller: Thorough knowledge of tool functions. Can use Distiller to produce print-ready PDFs from a variety of applications, including QuarkXPress and Microsoft Word. Able to set up Job Options in Distiller. Can use Acrobat for simple text editing.

MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, and Entourage

Software Knowledge Desired:

Font Agent Pro, Web Design Software

Contact Lora Holman, HR Director at hr@arabianhorses.org.

May 14, 2015

Phelps Media Group Seeks Applicants

 Are you ready to experience the equestrian world at a new level? Phelps Media Group Inc. (PMG), one of the foremost equestrian public relations firms is actively looking to hire top candidates to fill the Coordinator and Junior Account Executive positions.

 Successful candidates will assist and support PMG Account Executives in the production of client deliverables and coverage of equestrian events nationally. Ideal candidates should have an equestrian background with a college major in public relations, marketing, journalism, or a strongly related field. Candidates should also demonstrate a solid skill in photography.  They should have confidence, initiative, work ethic, and strong writing and people skills, and be passionate and dedicated to providing the very best service to our clients.

Duties will include, but are not limited to:

·        Writing media releases and feature stories

·        Covering competitions and other events (including photography)

·        Designing social media campaigns

·        Preparing agendas, clippings, collateral for client meetings

·        Attending client meetings

·        Conducting Internet research

·        Disseminating press releases, media alerts and calendar listings

·        Designing event invitations, posters, magazine covers, etc. for reprints

 

The positions are based in Wellington, Florida, and require extensive travel. PMG offers competitive salaries and benefits, depending on experience and skills.

 To apply for these positions, please email a resume, two writing samples and any graphic design or photography samples to Rebecca Walton at rjw@phelpsmediagroup.com.

 Phelps Media Group is the nation’s leader in equestrian marketing, press and public relations. Founded by Olympian Mason Phelps Jr., PMG caters to a wide variety of clients. The talented and well-rounded professional PR team at PMG is ready to roll on any assignment. PMG has built an international reputation for its innovative promotional ideas, thorough and professional marketing programs, timely media responses, and, above all, the proven results it achieves for its clients.

May 11, 2015

Advertising Account Executive

The Chronicle of the Horse is in search of an exceptional team member to assist with revenue growth. This role requires a highly personable, intelligent individual. Strong strategic planning skills and proactive problem solving are necessary to successfully partner with existing and new potential clients and maximize revenue potential across all properties owned and operated by The Chronicle of the Horse.

The ideal candidate will have 3+ years of experience and be knowledgeable in print and digital media.

You are expected to be highly knowledgeable of the sport-horse market, industry trends, competitors, and leading customer strategies. We have an incredible team and are looking for hard workers comfortable working in a deadline-oriented environment while being part of a rewarding team environment.

Requirements:

- Min. 3 years experience in Print, and Digital Media Advertising Sales

- Excellent verbal, phone and written communication skills

- Proven track record of professional success

- Strong analytical skills for prospecting and developing new business

- Strong organizational and project management skills

- Must be familiar with social media marketing strategies

- Marketing experience within the equine industry preferred

- Experience with sponsorships a plus

To apply, submit a cover letter, resume and salary expectations to: dawn@chronofhorse.com  


May 4, 2015

The Chronicle of the Horse is currently seeking an experienced, motivated and talented Art Director to join its creative team and further advance the excellence of our 78-year-old publication. The candidate must possess a strong and progressive creative vision balanced with an appreciation for and stewardship of the magazine’s history and brand. He or she will be a self-starter, have a collaborative work style, positive attitude and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment. Having an eye for detail and the ability to take the initiative and organize multiple projects is a must. Candidate should be fluent in the key Adobe CS applications and have interest (and ideally experience) in digital formats.

The position is located in Middleburg, Va.

Responsibilities:

  • Working closely with the editorial team, both in-house and remotely, to design features, covers, departments, etc., for weekly print issues of The Chronicle of the Horse and continuing the evolution of the Chronicle product.
  • Spearheading the design of our bimonthly lifestyle publication, Untacked, and producing this title consistent with the Chronicle’s values and quality standards.
  • Applying the principles of good design to a variety of content types while maintaining consistent overall theme of the historic brand.
  • Directing the creative team and providing constructive feedback in planning and executing editorial layouts and some ads, managing workflow and working with the production and pre-press staffs.
  • Creating exciting info-graphics, charts, logos, small illustrations, and visual explanations.
  • Effectively implementing strong type sensibility, excellent aptitude for visual storytelling and the basic principles of reader-friendly, attractive design.
  • Occasional art direction/designing of ads, special editions, web projects, additional publications, collateral materials as needed.

 Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years magazine design experience
  • Experience in directing a creative team
  • Strong and progressive artistic vision founded in the principles of good design
  • Commanding knowledge of the key Adobe CS software
  • Great attention to detail, with the ability to juggle multiple tasks under tight deadlines
  • Ability to collaborate fluidly with editorial staff, advertising staff and design staff, as well as to be a self-starter in getting projects off the ground and taking initial concepts forward to a highly polished product
  • Ability to communicate openly and effectively with both in-house staff and remote workers, via email, phone, chat and video conferences
  • Adherence to tight budget and firm schedules a must
  • Equestrian experience and familiarity with the sports we cover is strongly preferred

 Please submit résumé, cover letter and portfolio to staff@chronofhorse.com

About The Chronicle of the Horse: Celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2012, The Chronicle of the Horse remains the industry leader in providing news coverage of national and international sport horse competitions. Through our comprehensive magazine and web coverage we offer everything from competition results to compelling features and thought-provoking commentary. And our bimonthly lifestyle publication, The Chronicle of the Horse Untacked, provides an additional context to the equestrian way of life with captivating human interest stories, feature photography, humor, travel, fashion, reviews, art, history and more. Visit chronofhorse.com and follow the Chronicle on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest at @ChronofHorse and on Facebook at facebook.com/chronofhorse.

 May 1, 2015

Sponsorship Coordinator

 

The Washington International Horse Show Association, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, seeks a Sponsorship Coordinator. An excellent entry-level opportunity to join the team at one of the world’s most recognized equestrian events, this will be a full-time, year-round salaried position based in Washington, DC. Salary commensurate with experience.

 

Now in its 57th year, the Washington International Horse Show attracts more than 26,000 spectators to Verizon Center in downtown DC each October. The event features Olympic-level competition along with community and charity events. More than 500 top horses and riders come from across the globe to jump for more than $500,000 in prize money and bonuses. Highlights include the $125,000 President’s Cup Grand Prix (an FEI World Cup Qualifier), the Puissance high jump competition, the WIHS Equitation Finals, Barn Night, Military Night and Kids’ Day, a free, fun and educational community event.

 

To apply, send a comprehensive cover letter, resume, references and salary requirements to jobs@wihs.org or to Washington International Horse Show, Attn: Executive Director, 3299 K Street NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20007.

 

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Sponsorship Director, the Sponsorship Coordinator will support all areas of partnership development, sales and fulfillment, including prospecting, creating presentations and proposals, tracking partner benefits and coordinating hospitality activities and client services for partners, VIP guests, supporters and exhibitors.

 

Responsibilities under the supervision of the Sponsorship Director:

·        Actively prospect, pitch and close new sponsorship and advertising business; maintain and expand existing relationships

·        Create custom sponsorship presentations and proposals that meet each partner’s unique business objectives

·        Coordinate follow-up including processing contracts, tracking and fulfilling amenities, securing deliverables (logos, artwork, etc.), coordinating marketing activities (e-blasts, social media, web presence), managing sponsors’ onsite activation, and ensuring all contractual obligations are met

·        Maintain prospect, pipeline and contract database, electronic files and hard copy documentation, and generate executive reports

·        Interface with sponsors, partners, VIP guests and other supporters on-site and throughout the year

·        Coordinate hospitality systems and teams, including table assignments, ticket requests, guest lists, attendance reports and VIP check-in desk materials (welcome packages, credentials and  gifts)

·        Organize logistics for special hospitality events including the Exhibitors’ Lounge,  Acela Club receptions, exhibitors’ parties, exhibitors’ breakfasts and other sponsored activities as needed

·        Develop and execute group ticket sales strategy and coordinate ticket voucher programs with the goal of increasing sales and attendance throughout the week

·        Work cooperatively with other departments (events, operations and marketing) to execute  sponsored programs and events, including the Charity Alliance Program, Military Ticket Program, Military Night, Kids’ Day, Barn Night, sponsored exhibitions and special awards

 

Requirements:

·        Bachelor’s degree and one to four years of relevant experience

·        Demonstrated interest and experience in sponsorship marketing and event management

·        Experience with equestrian events desirable, but not required

·        Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills

·        Creative, strategic thinker with strong organizational, project management and research skills

·        Self-motivated, highly responsible, strong work ethic, able to multi-task, work under pressure and meet tight deadlines within budget with high level of accuracy and attention to detail

·        Exceptional customer service and interpersonal skills with the ability to handle challenges in a calm, timely and professional manner

·        Must enjoy working in a collaborative environment,  possess a naturally outgoing, positive,  and professional attitude, and be willing to take on additional responsibilities and work extended hours as necessary

·        Discretion and good judgment when handling projects and information of a sensitive nature

·        Expertise with Microsoft Office including PowerPoint presentations required; familiarity with graphic and web design, fundraising/contact management software a plus

 

April 6, 2015

Farnam is seeking a Brand Manager

Farnam, America’s leading horse care brand, is looking for a talented Brand Manager to create and develop break-through marketing programs.  If you have 5+ years of results-backed marketing experience and want to work in the horse care industry, Farnam is interested in talking with you!

From head to hoof, inside and out, Farnam products take care of every horse care need, and have been doing so for almost 70 years.  At Farnam, you will work with a passionate team of marketers to identify business opportunities, develop and execute strategic marketing plans, launch new products, and track program results.  Your work will ultimately improve horses' lives.

At Farnam, we believe Strong Bonds are Built with Great Care®.  If you are interested in joining our team, apply online at Central.com.

General Responsibility:

The Brand Manager will lead development and execution of all short and long-term business strategies, marketing programs, and innovation launches.

Primary Duties:

  • Help lead development of short and long-term business and marketing strategies.
  • Lead development of all marketing programs and associated volume/spending projections.
  • Lead execution of marketing programs, course correcting as necessary, and optimizing per ROI assessments.
  • Analyze business results and competitive performance. Draw conclusions and make recommendations to ensure the business delivers sales and profit targets.
  • P&L Management including bi-weekly sales forecasts, pricing strategies, identifying margin improvements, and budgeting marketing expenditures.
  • Work closely with Innovation Group to drive product and program development.
  • Lead/assist cross-functional teams for new item introductions, packaging changes, and various other brand initiatives.
  • Continually monitor business trends, identify risks and opportunities, and articulate conclusions and recommendations to management.
  • Work closely with Customer marketing to translate brand strategies to trade strategies.
  • Oversee and track all marketing spending to ensure spending is within budget.

Education and Experience:

  • College degree (BA/BS); MBA preferred
  • 3-5 years Brand Management experience
  • Ability and confidence to interact with Senior Management in formal presentations
  • Equine experience a plus

Personal and Professional Qualifications:

Strong understanding of brand marketing. Thorough P&L knowledge. Strong strategic thinking and thought leadership skills. Analytical ROI focused. Good people skills. Sense of urgency is imperative. Intellectually curious. Marketing functional expertise. Strong project management.  Relocation benefits may be available.

CENTRAL GARDEN & PET IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER OF FEMALES, MINORITIES, VETERANS, AND DISABLED

CENTRAL GARDEN & PET IS A VEVRAA FEDERAL CONTRACTOR

 


March 17, 2015

APHA Publications Seeking Perfect Match to Join the Editorial Team

The American Paint Horse Association publications team is seeking the peanut butter to our jelly, the shake to our bake or—more specifically—the perfect addition to our hardworking and highly cohesive group.

The ideal candidate is as versatile as the Paint Horse itself, equally skilled in writing for various formats, photography, social media and more. APHA connects with members of the Paint Horse industry with three print publications—Paint Horse Journal, Chrome and Flash—as well as through daily web stories, and writers must customize their tone to fit each target audience. A thorough understanding of AP style is vital to your success and our sanity.

Though primary duties center on APHA’s digital and print publication efforts, this position offers the opportunity to stretch your creative wings with photography, video, social platforms and web management. Proficiency in these areas is appreciated, but a willingness to learn is essential.

As a member of the Publications team, you’ll be responsible for writing articles and columns for our award-winning magazines, daily news, press releases and scripts; help manage the association’s social media presence; edit content for publications and other association-produced material; cover major APHA events; assist in editorial planning and daily functions of the publications team; and more.

Beyond talent, the ideal candidate will thrive in and enhance an innovative, dynamic office culture. You must be able to contribute to team efforts with an open mind, as well as work independently with minimal direction and supervision; ability to be proactive, prioritize work and handle multiple assignments simultaneously is required.

We’re not just looking for another warm body—we want to find the right person to join our close-knit team who shares our passion for Paints. Our ideal candidate will:

Have a four-year college degree in journalism, agricultural communications or a related field. Real-world experience is a plus.

Have knowledge of the horse industry—bonus points for knowledge of and passion for the Paint Horse and stock horse industries. Possess excellent writing and copyediting skills. Be driven, creative, flexible and positive.

·       Be a self-starter with a passion for learning and producing outstanding work in a dynamic environment.

You’ll love us because: We’re a small, supportive crew that has a great time while working hard. We’ll challenge your skills and offer room to grow and explore new talents. With a top-down culture of thinking bigger and smarter, your ideas will be heard. We work for the greatest horse people out there—the APHA family!


Think you’re the right fit for our dynamic, passionate team?

APPLY by sending the following to Director of Publications Jessica Hein:

-        Resume

Published samples—at least 3 writing samples and 3 photography samples … show us your best work.

Digital materials appreciated.

Email: jhein@apha.com

Mail:

Jessica Hein
Director of Publications
2800 Meacham Blvd.
Fort Worth, TX 76137
Questions: (817) 222-6405

 

PRINT and INTERNET CUSTOMER SERVICE

A front-running West Coast media company, California Horsetrader, seeks a key new team member for customer service in its expanding advertising department. This position will maintain relationships with existing advertisers, work directly with them or their agencies to meet their print and digital advertising needs, and support the  sales and production crews of California Horsetrader magazine and horsetrader.com .

General Duties:

* Front-line greeter of existing and new customers via telephone, email and social networking

* Works closely with sales staff to maintain relationships with advertisers

* Works directly with clients or their agencies to meet their print and digital  advertising needs

* Identifies and develops leads for new print and digital advertising business

* Processes ad materials through production by deadlines

* Maintains account information

* Occasionally will represent magazine at major industry events 

Must have:

* Good organizational and communication skills

* Familiarity with the Internet and social networks, such as Facebook and Twitter

* Preference given to candidates with working knowledge of the horse industry

* Ability to adapt to rapidly changing environment

* Ability to work in close cooperation with other employees and other departments

Please submit resume to Warren Wilson, Publisher
warren.wilson@horsetrader.com

 

February 9, 2015  

Vets First Choice provides veterinary practices with an outstanding online pharmacy and home delivery service that improves medication compliance, simplifies inventory management, and grows practice revenues.   Our advanced web tools, client marketing programs and competitive ecommerce offering far surpass the competition and when practices understand the value we bring, they are eager to sign up with our service.  We are a highly ambitious and fast-paced company and require high-energy individuals on our team.

Vets First Choice has recently launched an Equine Division and is seeking a highly motivated individual to join our Inside Sales Team.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Inside Sales Account Manager’s major responsibilities are to qualify high value opportunities, acquire new accounts and to grow and retain existing accounts.    Primary responsibilities include:

·         Make outbound prospecting calls to potential equine veterinary clients in campaigns aligned with company targets which will be a combination of new sales generation, upgrades and retention of existing accounts.  High call productivity and effectiveness will be a key to success.

·         Qualify accounts for new sales and upgrades, conduct in-depth needs assessments and online demonstrations as necessary to secure the sale.  Overcome technical and business objections.

·         Set individual goals for the practice and complete necessary training and onboarding/launch plans to achieve goals.

· 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • B.S. or B.A. in business or scientific discipline; although equivalent combination of experience/education will be considered.  Equine or Veterinary industry experience a plus.
  • 2 years of previous sales and/or applicable business experience a must.
  • E xperience with horse ownership and/or horse health care a must.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Sales skills and a proven track record of closing success.  Attributes include:
  • Highly goal-oriented and self-motivated
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Able to absorb and articulate technical information
  • Outstanding presentation and teaching skills
  • Great organizational and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work independently while being a great team player
  • High productivity
  • Strong communications skills including writing, listening, and questioning
  •   Computer and online proficiency (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Overnight travel required approximately 5-7 days per month.

This position is based in our Portland, Maine corporate office Interested candidates should send credentials to: equinesales@vetsfirstchoice.com

For more information about our company, please visit our website at  www.vetsfirstchoice.com or check out our company video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3mpaQ4RUnQ

Equal Opportunity Employer offering a progressive, team-oriented work environment, exciting career opportunities and excellent benefits.

 

Sales Director, Show Horse Today and PleasureHorse.com

PleasureHorse.com is a well-respected, family-owned and award-winning equine media company, and we just experienced our best year in our 16-year history!  We’re proud of our small company and the customers we serve, and we’re ready to build on where we’ve been by finding the right equine advertising sales professional to lead our sales and marketing efforts.

Desired Qualifications

  • Strong knowledge and experience with horses is required. 
  • Professionalism and the ability to form long-lasting customer relationships is required.
  • Excellent communication skills are required.  We are looking for an extrovert with an engaging and assertive personality who is always looking for someone to reach out to and help.
  • Strong relationships within the pleasure horse show industry, including pro and non-pro exhibitors, trainers, breeders, stallion owners, and other industry insiders is preferred.
  • Two or more years of proven sales or marketing experience is preferred.

While there will be an opportunity to manage and grow an existing account base, this is a business development role with the expectation that a significant amount of time and energy will be spent establishing new customer relationships and closing new sales.  Help us grow and enjoy the significant financial rewards that come with it.  We are also very open to new ideas and programs, so if you’re looking for an opportunity where you you’ll be able to run with your sales and marketing ideas, look no further!

We attribute our success to great customers, a commitment to building our online community (one of the largest online equine audiences in the world) by providing information and resources across platforms and devices, and our ability to bring a wealth of horse knowledge and experience as well as decades of technology expertise to the market.  If this sounds like a great fit for you and you are interested in learning more, please email your resume and a cover letter to joe@pleasurehorse.com.

Here’s your opportunity to merge your passion and your profession.

http://www.pleasurehorse.com/showhorsetoday/february-2015-issue

http://www.pleasurehorse.com/


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February 6, 2015

Horseware Ireland – Marketing Manager, North America

Are you an energetic go-getter with an entrepreneurial spirit who loves horses? We are looking to turn your passion into your profession.

Horseware is the leading global blanket manufacturer with cutting edge technology and innovation. As the leader, we are committed to developing prominent product offerings and strong brand presence across all equestrian markets.

We are seeking a top professional who will be responsible for marketing a diverse range of products in the equestrian market. The individual will have a sound knowledge of the industry, a proven marketing management background and notable communication and interpersonal skills.

Additionally you will be responsible for managing content for North America, planning events and campaigns, managing budgets, and conducting market analysis programs of products in the marketplace.

Duties and Responsibilities:

•    Content: Manage the Horseware message for North America in line with the global marketing message, this will frequently include localizing messages for the North America market. Success will be measured in the effectiveness of PR activity, timely consumer brochure creation, delivery and website updates.          

•    Events: Devise event plans around key consumer shows and activities ensuring the delivery of successful integrated communications plan.

•    Campaign Planning: Manage the retail and consumer campaign calendar and ensure on-brand execution.     

•    Advertising: Execute the Advertising plan for North America and identify and implement metrics.

•    Reporting: Regular reporting of budgets and campaigns.     

•    Sponsorships: Own and management of sponsorship deliverables

•    Budget: Ownership and Management of the Marketing Budget for North America including monthly updates and spend reports.

•    Retailer Event Activity: Own the calendar in conjunction with Key Account Managers with retailer specific requirement including, POP, content, imagery, campaign activity and ensuring the Horseware message is on brand.   

•    Analysis and Develop: Conduct and manage an ongoing market and competitive analysis program, including tracking and evaluating competitive products.  Develop business-building ideas through the analysis of marketplace trends.

Reporting:  

•    This role will report to the Vice President - North America with regular interface with the Marketing team based in Ireland.

 

Requirements:

•    Must have 5 years experience in Consumer Marketing environment.

•    Must have the ability to multi-task and manage multiple activities at once.     

•    Proven track record in campaign planning and execution.

•    First-hand knowledge and experience in many equine disciplines is a requirement.     

•    Effective high-impact communication – oral and written communication is required.

•    Must be proficient in Microsoft Office, including PowerPoint, Excel and Word.     

•    Frequent travel.

How To Apply:

Please email your resume and cover letter to recruitment.usa@horseware.com.


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February 2, 2015

Digital Content Manager – Reeves International

Reeves International, Inc. is a privately held New Jersey corporation, known and respected in the industry for distributing high-end European toys, gifts and collectibles since 1946. In addition to distributing our own Breyer Animal Creations® brand, Reeves is the domestic distributor for a number of exciting, internationally recognized brands.

Reeves is dedicated to distributing children’s toys and gifts that are beautiful, meaningful, educational and fun. We are seeking an energetic and enthusiastic Content Manager to join our Marketing/Communications team to support Reeves International’s social media efforts and manage our Breyer Community Coordinator. The overall goal of this position is manage Reeves International’s online presence on two websites and across all our social media outlets to build a robust presence to increase on-line sales for all our brands with emphasis on Breyer Animal Creations.

Responsibilities

  1. Digital Content Creation: Plan and create daily content for Breyer’s website and social media platforms. Measure and optimize content based on analytics. Work closely and collaboratively with Breyer’s marketing and communications teams to write, photograph and video products, events, craft tutorials, user profiles, and behind-the-scenes glimpses of the team. Harness the Breyer community to take advantage of UGC whenever possible.
  2. Social Media/Community Blog Content Creation/Curation: Create and curate appropriate content for social media including Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, Google + and YouTube with the aim of driving consumers and existing fans/collectors to the BreyerHorses.com websites on a daily basis.
  3. Promote Content : Promote content on all Breyer Social Media channels to drive new audiences to BreyerHorses website to increase engagement, gain visitors, page views to grow online sales, club memberships, and event registrations. Run social promotions targeting fans to increase engagement and expand the community.
  4. Newsletter/email content development: Provide content for non-sales email marketing communications to enrich Breyer’s fan relationships and provide rich stories about the Breyer brand, its community and their relationships with the real horse world.
  5. Maintain oversight of schedules, imagery, pictures, blog posts, promotional materials and timely comments for posting. Track results of postings to improve and increase social media results.

Qualifications

  • Have 3-5 years previous experience managing social media for a consumer brand and be able to demonstrate that you have managed social media campaigns.
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office, Hootsuite, Twitter, Facebook, You Tube, Pinterest, and Instagram and the ability to learn and master new programs. Facility with Mail Chimp and content management systems necessary.
  • Be able to manage and monitor multiple brands across social media channels.
  • Be able to analyze results and formulate strategies to increase engagement, visitors, page views, online sales, club memberships and event registrations.
  • Deep knowledge of social media tools (e.g. social bookmarking and tagging). Must be able to track relevant and trending social topics and hashtags.
  • Must understand the role of social media in marketing and industry best practices.
  • Passionate about social media, and able to create, edit and package compelling content for a wide variety of constituencies.

· Must be able to handle multiple tasks in a fast paced environment with a creative marketing approach. Must be organized and detail-oriented with a passion for accuracy.

· BA/BS in Marketing, Communications or related field.

We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package in a pleasant, suburban work environment. Travel is required. Please respond with a cover letter, resume and salary history to Diane Wheeler atdwheeler@reevesintl.com.


 


February 2, 2015

Breyer Community Engagement Coordinator

Reeves International, Inc. is a privately held New Jersey corporation, known and respected in the industry for distributing high-end European toys, gifts and collectibles since 1946. In addition to distributing our own Breyer Animal Creations® brand, Reeves is the domestic distributor for a number of exciting, internationally recognized brands.

Breyer Animal Creations® is the brand that manufactures the world’s most Reeves is dedicated to distributing children’s toys and gifts that are beautiful, meaningful, educational and fun. We are seeking an energetic and enthusiastic Community Coordinator to join our Marketing/Communications team to support our Breyer collector communities online, at events, and to assist in brand-building web and social media outreach activities designed to drive sales and increase engagement.

Responsibilities

  1. Forum Moderator – Engage and update Breyer fans and collectors on BreyerHorses.com forums with timely responses and engage them with lively, up-to-date postings on Breyer products and happenings, along with the real horse world news that inspires Breyer products and marketing activities. Monitor fan feedback and comments for highest level of fan engagement.
  2. Monitor Social Media Content – Monitor Breyer’s social media outlets on a daily basis (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, Google + and YouTube)

3. Create/Share Social Media Content — create and share with fun, appealing content to drive consumers from social media to the BreyerHorses.com websites on a regular basis. Update news sections, blogs, etc. on BreyerHorses.com and Reevesintl.com websites.

4. Coordinate content posting/sharing/collection Be responsible for maintaining content files, curate pictures, blog posts, promotional materials and timely comments for posting.

5. Connect – Be passionate about horses, love model horses and become the primary point of contact for Breyer fan base. Monitor model horse hobby and horse industry. Be the expert for Breyer in all areas of our fan base and what’s happening in the digital arena.

Qualifications

  • Passionate about social media, and creating and communicating compelling content to a wide variety of constituencies. Must be a good writer and story-teller and able to write for a variety of audiences and age groups.
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office, Hootsuite, Twitter, Facebook, You Tube, Pinterest, and Instagram and the ability to learn and master new programs. Facility with Mail Chimp and content management systems a plus.
  • Deep knowledge of social media tools (e.g. social bookmarking and tagging). Must be able to track relevant and trending social topics and hashtags.
  • Must understand the role of social media in marketing and industry best practices.
  • Have 1-2 years previous experience creating social media content for a consumer brand.

· Must be able to handle multiple tasks in a fast paced environment with a creative marketing approach. Must be organized and detail-oriented with a passion for accuracy.

· BA/BS in Marketing, Communications or related field.

We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package in a pleasant, suburban work environment. Travel is required. Please respond with a cover letter, resume and salary history to Diane Wheeler atdwheeler@reevesintl.com.

 

 

 

January 26, 2015

Practical Horseman magazine seeks an Assistant Editor

LOCATION: Gaithersburg, Maryland

JOB SUMMARY: The assistant editor of Practical Horseman is responsible for overseeing/writing departments, assisting in magazine production and overseeing the administrative functions of the magazine. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

• Oversee/write specified departments

• Proofread articles

• Copy fit articles; input proofing changes

• Attend department meetings; generate ideas

• Cover shows or industry events as needed

• Organize photos for regular columns; send to experts

• Oversee monthly billing/budget sheets

• Procure contracts for photos/articles

• Additional administrative duties (filing, general correspondence, answering telephone, sorting mail, mailing complimentary issues)

SKILLS

• Bachelor’s degree in Journalism/English

• Strong organizational and communication skills

• Deadline-oriented

• Ability to work independently and as a team player

• Familiarity with Mac computers and Microsoft Office; In-Design knowledge preferred

 Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and writing samples to:

Sandy Oliynyk
Editor
Practical Horseman
656 Quince Orchard Rd., Suite 600
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
FAX: (301) 990-9015
Email: soliynyk@aimmedia.com

Practical Horseman magazine is an equal opportunity employer.

 

January 19, 2015

Stories Wanted!

 

A west coast equestrian magazine is curating stories related to the Hunter Jumper sport and industry. Articles must be expertly written and provided with supporting materials such as side bars and applicable images with rights to print.

Types of articles include: Event coverage, industry news, trainer features, and how-to content.

Experience in the horse industry is required and a full understanding of the hunter jumper sport and industry.

This is a pay per article opportunity. If you are interested, please e-mail resume, writing sample and/or story pitch to editor@huntplusjump.com

 

EQUINE AFFAIRE, INC.
Marketing Coordinator

Equine Affaire, Inc. is a small event production company located in London, OH, that is in the business of producing large educational horse expos that serve the horse industry nationwide. The company produces two Equine Affaires each year—one in Ohio and one in Massachusetts and these events consist of an extensive program of clinics, seminars, and demonstrations complemented by a large trade show.   Details about the company and events are available at www.equineaffaire.com.

The Marketing Coordinator position is a full-time, exempt position at the London, OH, office. Job duties will include, but not be limited to, coordinating the marketing strategy and timeline for each event, writing press releases, developing and facilitating the print media ad campaign, developing and distributing event flyers and posters, renting of mailing lists, coordinating the direct mailer campaigns, evaluating attendee demographics, developing and facilitating the internet marketing campaign, managing Facebook and Twitter pages/accounts, updating/coordinating the Web site, securing coordinating event promotion with the marketing staffs of the event facilities and local convention and visitors’ bureaus, fostering relationships with local media, collecting and analyzing attendee feedback, coordinating the Equine Affaire raffle, and evaluating the effectiveness of various components of the marketing/advertising plan. The Marketing Coordinator will also be involved in a variety of other pre and post-event production projects as needed and assist with a variety of production responsibilities at the shows. 

JOB REQUIREMENTS (Please do not apply unless you meet these essential requirements)

·       Knowledge of horses and general familiarity with the horse industry

·       At least four years of work experience in the advertising/marketing field

·       At least a Bachelor degree in advertising/marketing, journalism, English, or related business field

·       Computer skills:  proficiency with Windows and Microsoft Office software (Word,

Outlook, Excel, Access); proficiency in Photoshop and graphic design software programs a plus, but not required

·       Outstanding grammar and written and verbal communication skills

·       Extensive knowledge of social media / internet marketing

·       Creativity and an eye for design/layout

·       High levels of maturity, organization, efficiency, and professionalism

·       A strong commitment to accuracy and managing details

·       Ability to work effectively as a member of an event production team

·       A sincere desire to have a long-term career with Equine Affaire, Inc.

Interested candidates should forward a current resume (including education and final GPA, work history, and three professional references); a portfolio of press releases and other marketing pieces produced; salary requirements; and a brief description of involvement with and knowledge of horses.

No phone calls or walk-ins, please.  Resume may be mailed, faxed, or emailed (as an MS Word document or Adobe PDF file) to the attention of Lori Helsel at:

Equine Affaire, Inc.
2720 State Route 56 SW
London, OH  43140
Fax: (740) 845-2879
Email: lhelsel@equineaffaire.com

January 7, 2015

Morris Media Network Equine Group seeks an Associate Editor/Writer for Quarter Horse News
Location: Fort Worth, Texas

Salary: Commensurate with experience; includes comprehensive benefits package

General duties:

·         Write event coverage, feature stories, how-to articles and various department articles.

·         Take high quality digital photographs and video to illustrate feature articles, and for use in departments, blogs, web content and social media.

·         Develop and post content for web site and for social networks such as Facebook and Twitter.

·         Represent magazine at industry functions as assigned.

 Requirements:

  •          Bachelor's degree, preferably in English or journalism.
  •         Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously.
  •          Organized, disciplined and self-motivated.
  •          Strong background and working knowledge of Western equine disciplines.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and samples to:

Cowboy Publishing Group
Patty Tiberg, Group Publisher
2112 Montgomery St.
Fort Worth, TX 76107
FAX: 817-737-9266

E-mail: resume@cowboypublishing.com

Morris Media Network is an equal opportunity employer.

December 30 - Polo Sports Writer Position

Phelps Media Group, Inc. (PMG), the nation’s leader in equestrian sports marketing, is currently seeking a full-time, lead sports writer for their polo division.

The candidate will have the opportunity to report on many of the world’s most competitive polo matches played during January through April 2015 in Wellington, FL! The lead sports reporter will be responsible for providing individual game coverage while being supported by other members of the polo division.

Candidates must have strong writing skills and a background in sports journalism. Experience in photography and/or graphic design is helpful. Basic knowledge of polo desirable though not necessary.

This is a salaried full-time position with health benefits.

If you are interested in this opportunity please e-mail a resume, writing samples and photographic or graphic design samples to: rjw@phelpsmediagroup.com

 

Nov. 17 – Full-time Art Director for Equine Journal

Salary: Commensurate with experience; includes comprehensive benefits package.

Position available: Immediately.

General duties will include:

  • Design editorial articles and departments for print and digital issues of the magazine.
  • Work with management and sales staff to create marketing materials for sales and circulation.
  • Responsible for managing image and document files for issues and projects.
  • Light Photoshop and illustration duties.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design or Fine Arts preferred.
  • Above average skills in Adobe Creative Suite and Incopy in a Macintosh environment.
  • Digital publications experience a plus.
  • Must manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously to meet short production schedules.
  • Organized, disciplined and self-motivated.
  • Ability to work individually, and in close cooperation with other employees and departments.
  • Preference given to candidates with working knowledge of the horse industry and Western disciplines.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resumé and samples to: 

Patty Tiberg, Group Publisher
2112 Montgomery St.
Fort Worth, TX 76107
FAX: 817-737-9266
E-mail: patty.tiberg@cowboypublishing.com

Morris Media Network is an equal opportunity employer.

Nov. 10 - Internship Opportunity

Phelps Media Group Now Accepting Winter Interns
Are you ready to experience the horse show world at a new level and give your resume an extra boost? Phelps Media Group, Inc. (PMG), one of the foremost public relations firms in the world, is currently seeking interns for the 2015 winter horse show season.

Internships in multiple areas are currently available from January through April. PMG is seeking interns with experience in the hunter/jumper discipline, as well as dressage and polo. Interns will have the opportunity to write daily articles about the Winter Equestrian Festival and the Global Dressage Festival, as well as cover weekly polo events.

Interns will also have the opportunity to work in the Phelps Media Group offices to assist account executives and their public relations clients. Candidates should have an equestrian background and be majoring in public relations, marketing, journalism, or a related field. Applicants should have strong writing and photography skills.

Applicants must be able to provide their own housing and transportation in Wellington, FL, and be willing to travel. A weekly stipend will be provided. This internship could lead to a permanent position for the right candidate.

If you are interested in this internship opportunity please e-mail a resume, writing samples and photographic samples to rjw@phelpsmediagroup.com

Nov. 10

Job Title: Managing Director of Hunter Programs
Reports To: Executive Director

Summary
This position manages competition-oriented hunter programs which support the goals and objectives of USHJA and ensures the programs’ continued growth and success. As new programs are approved, the Managing Director of Hunter Programs will work closely with the volunteers and other staff, including the Program Development Director, to develop and implement those new programs.

This position requires a blend of supervisory and technical skills which include, but are not limited to the following: organization, creativity, writing, collaborating and communicating, coordinating, influencing and problem solving. The other critical aspect of this job involves continually switching roles from worker to supervisor, depending upon the requirements of the task; do it yourself or facilitate others doing it.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
This position places a major emphasis on program planning, management, implementation, coordination and evaluation.

Current programs include:

World Championship Hunter Rider
International Hunter Derby
National Hunter Derby
Pre-Green Incentive
Pre-Green Challenge
Hunterdon Cup
Children’s & Adult Regional Hunter Championships
Amateur Sportsmanship Award
Owners Legacy Award
USHJA Clinics at USEF Pony Finals

The Managing Director also acts as a liaison for assigned task forces including the Hunter Working Group and travels to Hunter Program events throughout year, keep website information current; oversees Hunter Programs budgets, coordinates promotion of programs and provides excellent customer service to the membership via email and phone regarding programs and events.

Required Education and/or Experience

• University graduate or an equivalent combination of education, training and expertise.
• Minimum of five years of work experience preferably in the hunter/jumper competition environment.
• Working knowledge of the hunter/jumper horse competition environment.
• Working knowledge of USHJA and USEF preferred.

For a complete job description or to submit a cover letter and resume, please contact Jackie Neumann by e-mail atmailto:%20jackien@hraffiliates.com or by calling 502-485-9675 x245.

Oct. 14

Position: Marketing Manager
Posted by: American Endurance Ride Conference
Location: (anywhere)

The American Endurance Ride Conference is seeking a marketing expert to increase AERC’s brand equity.

The AERC Board of Directors recently passed a motion to fund a part-time contract position. The individual will be responsible for building appeal for the sport of endurance riding and AERC via public relations outreach; managing social media development; developing a youth marketing plan; developing relationships with breed/sport associations; managing press release/story development and event marketing.

Prospective individuals must have marketing experience, and will be required to submit a resume, proposal/bid, writing samples and samples of prior ad campaigns. Can work remotely although some office visits to Auburn, California, may be required.

Contact the AERC office, aerc@foothill.net or 866-271-2372, for more information.

AERC's Marketing and Media Strategic Plan, prepared for AERC by Jennifer Waitte and Jenni Smith, can be viewed at http://www.aerc.org/AERC_MMSP.pdf.

Sept.  17

Advertising Sales for Equestrian Quarterly
Represent the best.

Equestrian Quarterly (EQ) magazine is looking to add a print and online advertising sales professional to our marketing team.

The position

  • Print and online advertising sales to luxury brands, fashion, home and decor, jewelry, travel, real estate, as well as horse-related services and products.
  • Knowledge of an equestrian discipline a plus.
  • Protected account prospects provided.
  • Work from your location.
  • Commission plus bonuses.

Contact us
Please send a cover letter along with your resume discussing your experience with these type of clients and the equestrian lifestyle to:
info@equestrianquarterly.com using the subject line “AHP"

About EQ
See http://www.equestrianquarterly.com/

Equestrian Quarterly is an elegant, glamorous, intelligent, and fun magazine that is like none other. It is dedicated the equestrian and country life and is not discipline-specific. We include hunter/jumpers, polo, reining, Arabians and feature personal tours inside amazing homes and barns coast-to-coast, ranging from multi-million-dollar celebrity estates to cozy hunt boxes. EQ provides an insider’s view of equestrian society, as well a compelling mix of fashion, the arts, style, design, events, people, and equestrian sports. Our readers meet the country’s most exciting equestrians and travel the world to enjoy the equestrian lifestyle. Every issue features inspiring designs that run the gamut from timeless grandeur to cutting-edge chic, all presented in a lush, oversized visually arresting format.

In its inaugural year, American Horse Publications (AHP) selected Equestrian Quarterly as the Overall Best Magazine.

The statement by the AHP judges: “Equestrian Quarterly’s striking covers and beautiful design beg the reader to come and join the equestrian way of life. Open the pages and the overall feel, weight, color and outstanding photography make you want to savor each page. The content is an elegant mix of fashion, art and serious horsemanship articles. As a bonus, it looks fantastic on a coffee table.”

EQ is available at Barnes & Nobles, newsstands worldwide, by subscription, and at targeted venues, events, and locations.

In addition, EQ’s advisory board consists of a wide range of the most respected people in the equestrian field including several Olympians, fashion and interior design experts, and leaders in hunter/jumper, dressage, polo and more. EQ’s team boasts experience from Time, Robb Report, Coastal Living and Worth and EQ’s Photography Director shoots for GQ, Travel & Leisure, Vogue and Golf.

Sept. 1

Alpha & Omega Mounted Security Patrol 
Alpha & Omega Mounted Security Patrol is seeking a candidate with strong connections in the horse world to be its nationwide Director of Recruiting. This job involves recruiting riders to work as security personnel at music festivals and other venues nationwide.

Title: Director of Recruiting For Alpha & Omega Mounted Security Patrol
Salary/Benefits: Base salary with bonus plus excellent medical, dental, retirement benefits
Location: Frequent work in Dallas/Houston and at music festival sites nationwide

Job Description:

. Implement a recruiting program for A&O Troopers

. Recruit candidates to ride on mounted security
patrols nationwide

. Set up rider/horse interview and testing sessions
across the U.S. and schedule candidates

. Devise retention plan

. Review salary and benefit packages to determine
competitiveness

. Advise on promotion plan for Troopers

. Develop and maintain contacts in horse/riding
community

. Develop incubator programs for inexperienced
riders

. Set up training for horses and riders who did not
pass the first round of testing

. Host riding clinics which can be mined for
candidates

. Attend horse community trade shows, rodeos, and
other events to search for candidates

Experience, education and requirements:

. Some post-secondary education, technical training, or military service

. 5 years business experience

. Willingness and flexibility to travel

. Ability to work independently

. Goal oriented

. Sales experience helpful

. Ag business connections helpful

. Ability to establish and work within budget

Alpha & Omega Mounted Security Patrol (A&O), a family-owned business founded in 1990, is the nation's largest and oldest private mounted patrol. Highly trained, uniformed Troopers provide public safety services at mixed use developments, amphitheaters, music festivals and other mass gatherings at locations across the United States. Kel Executive Services (KES) is an affiliate of A&O that provides full service security consultation, planning and implementation.

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter including salary requirements and references to fkeller@mountedpatrol.com and copy jderouen@mountedpatrol.com.

 Equestrian Culture Magazine

Position: Independent Advertising Sales Representative

Company: Equestrian Culture Magazine

Location: Work From Home

Equestrian Culture magazine is seeking a self-motivated and passionate individual to join our team and help us grow this beautiful new publication! Our ideal candidate is outgoing, intelligent, professional, and has a great team spirit.

Familiarity with the horse industry is a plus!

Job Responsibilities:

• Maintain and expand our advertiser base.

• Confidently handle cold calling, giving prospective clients strong and compelling presentations over the phone.

• Educating potential clients on the value of

Equestrian Culture and how our multi-media partnership can grow their business.

• Following up with clients: ability to convert prospects and close deals.

• Meeting and exceeding sales goals on a consistent basis.

Skills:

• Excellent presentation, communication, and organizational skills.

• Excellent customer services skills.

• Experience working from home.

• Ability to work well both independently and as part of a team.

• High level of integrity and work ethic.

• Experience in the horse and equestrian industry is preferred.

• Strong computer skills.

Company Overview:
Equestrian Culture discovers the best art, style, and boutique businesses representing the passionate equestrian.

We make it a point to include three to four in-depth interviews with equine artists, photographers, and businesses unique to this market in each issue. Our readers discover beautiful products via our "Small Business Spotlight", read heartwarming stories about favorite horses and riding lessons in "The Horse Behind the Brand" and find inspiration in our featured equine artist and photographer interviews.

Equestrian Culture is available both in print and online.

Printed copies of Equestrian Culture are distributed nationally to Barnes & Noble bookstores, internationally to subscribers and at some of North America's most prestigious horseshows. The Equestrian Culture team is passionate, caring, fun, and energetic.

Compensation: Commission Only

Position Available: Immediately

Please send resumé and references to:
Danielle Demers
Founder & Editorial Director
Equestrian Culture Magazine
editor@equestrianculture.com

 July 31

Cavalia Seeking Veterinary Technician

Description:
Working under the supervision of the Equestrian Operations Director, the Veterinarian Technician is responsible for the good health and well-being of horses on tour. This position requires working variable shifts.

Responsibilities:
. Plan and provide treatments and nutritional programs for horses
. Monitor the horses' health and provide treatment if necessary
. Coordinate treatment with the veterinarian
. Order food and medical supplies
. Make sure that the stables are conform to hygiene and safety measures
. Supervise the maintenance of the equipment and monitor the inventory
. Participate in set-up/tear down of the stables
. Assist the manager in transporting the horses between cities
. Provide help backstage during shows
. Perform all other tasks related to the site maintenance and smooth running of operations.

Requirements:
. Diploma in animal/equine health technology is an asset
. Experience with show horses, specially stallions is an asset
. Autonomous
. Team and detail oriented
. Interested in touring full-time with the show and authorized to travel and work in foreign countries

Salary:
To be discussed. Transportation, lodging, food and per diem are provided on tour.

Candidates should apply to:
Cavalia
Ref.: Veterinary Technician
Fax: (514) 879-9003
E-mail: <mailto:hr@cavalia.net> hr@cavalia.net

July 14

 National Horse Sports Network seeks Social Media & Marketing Manager

Location: (Arcadia, California)

SOCIAL MEDIA AND MARKETING MANAGER

Do you have a passion for horses and/or horse racing?

The Social Media and Marketing Manager at HRTV will have two areas of responsibility: social media and consumer communications.

A. Social Media

  • Working with the head of marketing, the Social Media and Marketing Manager will take the lead and central role in developing and implementing HRTV's Social Media Strategy, supporting brand awareness of the HRTV networks, generating TV viewership and inbound traffic to HRTV.com <http://www.hrtv.com/> and developing leads for HRTV.com <http://www.hrtv.com/> subscription sales.
  • This role coordinates with the internal Marketing and the Digital Media Team to support their respective missions, ensuring consistency in voice and cultivating an ever-increasing social media referral network. Specifically, the ideal candidate will grow the HRTV Facebook Fan and Twitter Followers counts, develop, the HRTV YouTube, Instagram and Pinterest sites, and explore and as appropriate, initiate new social opportunities and various relevant blogging sites as they become viable.


Responsibilities

  • Plan and implement the social media tacticalinitiatives at HRTV and HRTV.com <http://www.hrtv.com/> , coordinating with Live Production, Digital Media and PR to ensure its effectiveness and encouraging adoption of relevant social media techniques into the corporate culture, including all of HRTV's platforms and public personnel.
  • Work with in-house graphics resources to assure the optimal and appropriate art is available for use on each social platform.
  • Work with the Digital Media Team to ensure socialmedia tools (for ex. FB connect, Sharing buttons) are kept up to date
  • Manage social media campaigns and day-to-day activities. Duties include online advocacy, writing editorial, selected community-outreach efforts, supporting marketing, tune-in, promotions, etc.
  • Manage presence in social networking sites including Facebook, Twitter, and other similar community sites, posting on relevant blogs, and seeding content into social applications as needed.
  • Be HRTV's advocate in social media spaces, engaging in dialogues and answering questions where appropriate.
  • Manage social outreach programs and build an active brand ambassador network to spread the word about the HRTV and HRTV.com
  • Monitor and report effective benchmarks for measuring the impact of social media programs, and analyze, review, and report on effectiveness of campaigns in an effort to continually maximize results.
  • Regularly feedback insights gained from social media monitoring into the Marketing and Editorial teams, to help them evolve their strategies in a timely fashion
  • Monitor trends in social media tools, trends and applications and recommend best practices

B. Consumer Communications

 

  • Working with the overall mission and goals, and specific timely events on the HRTV platforms, the Social Media and Marketing Manager will take a central role in HRTV's Consumer Communications Strategy developing outbound consumer messaging tactics to be addressed to current and potential HRTV viewers and HRTV.com visitors and subscribers. Specifically, the ideal candidate will implement print and online advertising, direct marketing, email and on-site campaigns for HRTV.


Responsibilities

  • Implement the consumer communications initiatives at HRTV and HRTV.com, coordinating with Live Production, Digital Media and PR to ensure goals are on target and optimize synergy.
  • Work with in-house graphics resources to assure the optimal and appropriate art is available.
  • Manage the HRTV email campaign plan, including schedule, topics and inclusion of advertisers. Duties include composing awareness, optimal tune in/click through, direct response and local activation copy.
  • Integrate subscriber acquisition and marketing promotional initiatives across all outbound communications and social media, as appropriate.
  • Monitor and report effective benchmarks for measuring the impact of consumer communications, and analyze, review, and report on effectiveness of campaigns to continually maximize results.
  • Regularly feedback insights gained from monitoring the impact of communications into the Marketing and Editorial teams, to help them evolve their strategies in a timely fashion
  • Monitor and report on trends in online advertising, media, email and direct marketing.
  • Plus other responsibilities that may be assigned.


Requirements

  • Must have knowledge and experience in the equestrian world, including Thoroughbred Horse Racing (history, statistics, players, etc.) and other Western and English horse sports.
  • Strong project management, writing and organizational skills.
  • Self-starter, focused, results-oriented and having a drive for sales
  • Team player, with the confidence to take the lead and guide other departments when necessary
  • Ability to effectively communicate information and ideas in written and verbal format, and build and maintain relationships.
  • Must be knowledgeable of social media trends in Thoroughbred Horse Racing and Western and English horse sports.
  • In-depth knowledge, experience with and understanding of social media platforms and their respective participants and how they can be deployed in different scenarios
  • Knowledge, understanding and experience with best practices in direct marketing, including email, on-site and other campaigns.
  • Must be knowledgeable of social media best practices and be comfortable overseeing and executing the social media footprint under those practices
  • Experienced with successful print, online and location-based marketing efforts
  • Good technical understanding and can pick up new tools quickly
  • Must have experience with SEO, analytics, tracking and analysis of posts and data
  • Must be a good team player and can work collaboratively to achieve company goals
  • Must be able to work flexible schedules, including Saturdays and Sundays Must have Bachelor's Degree in Marketing or related field.
  • Marketing/Social Media experience: 3+ years

Please email cover letter & resume to jobs@hrtv.com

 July 7

Morris Media Network Equine Group seeks an experienced Associate Editor/Writer for Cowboy Publishing Group
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Salary: Commensurate with experience; includes comprehensive benefits package

General duties:

  • Write event coverage, feature stories, how-to articles and various department articles.
  • Take high quality digital photographs and video to illustrate feature articles, and for use in departments, blogs, web content and social media.
  • Develop and post content for web site and for social networks such as Facebook and Twitter.
  • Represent magazine at industry functions as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in English or journalism.
  • Minimum of five years experience.
  • Leadership and management abilities.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously.
  • Organized, disciplined and self-motivated.
  • Strong technical and feature writing abilities.
  • Strong background and working knowledge of Western equine disciplines.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and samples to:

Cowboy Publishing Group
Patty Tiberg, Group Publisher
2112 Montgomery St.
Fort Worth, TX 76107
FAX: 817-737-9266
E-mail: resume@cowboypublishing.com

Morris Media Network is an equal opportunity employer.

July 2

Palm Partnership Training Seeks Intern for Social Media and Online Marketing

Palm Partnership Training seeks creative enthusiastic intern to further develop online marketing through social media including Facebook, twitter and YouTube. Additionally, website maintenance and editorial assignments may arise.

The applicant should be familiar with current industry trends and relevant media outlets. The ideal candidate can work independently, interact well with team members and follow directions closely, at the same time, taking initiative and capable of meeting deadlines.

Opportunity can be for onsite office location in Ocala, FL or long distance for the suited candidate. Future employment could become available after three months. Please submit resume and additional supporting materials to Marie-Frances Davis at generalinfo@lynnpalm.com

About Lynn Palm

Palm's career highlights include 2007 American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) Horsewoman of the Year, a record four AQHA Superhorse wins, AQHA Female Equestrian of the Year by the Women's Athletic Association, named one of the top United States clinicians by Horse & Rider magazine, over 34 AQHA World and Reserve World Champions, over 50 bridleless dressage exhibitions at events including the National Horse Show, 1989 World Cup and the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games, and World Cup. Palm and Cyril Pittion-Rossillon are co-founders of three horse industry companies: Palm Partnership Training, Women LUV Horses, and Alliance Saddlery USA. Palm is the author of the new release, The Rider's Guide to Real Collection. Being the first female with an equine educational TV show, Palm's training show airs on HRTV Dish
404 Tuesday evenings with additional airings throughout the week and on demand at HRTVlive.com.

About Cyril Pittion-Rossillon

Pittion-Rossillon hails from Paris, France, where he earned his Riding Master Degree from the French National Equestrian School. With his extensive equine background and thirty years of experience, Cyril brings an ideal background to his instructor duties. His credentials include: Trained under members of French Olympic Team . French Junior Jumper Circuit . French Open Jumper Circuit (Levels 5 and 6) .
Eventing Preliminary Division . AQHA & USEF Hunter Division . Youth & Amateur Coach for USEF & AHSA competition .
Co-Director and Instructor Palm Partnership Training Clinics . Co-Founder and Managing Director of Alliance Saddlery

Contact:
Palm Partnership Training
9445 NW 60th Ave
Ocala, FL 34482
352.629.3310 Phone
352.629.3470 Fax
generalinfo@lynnpalm.com

 Advertising Representative Job Opening

I-5 Publishing LLC, the country's leading publisher of enthusiast magazines, books and websites, is seeking a sales representative to join our equine and farming advertising team.

Do you have a knowledge and passion for horses?

Are you looking for the opportunity to further refine and groom your sales skills?

Would you like to work with an innovative, enthusiastic, and forward thinking team?

If you answered yes to these questions, have at least 1-2 years of successful sales experience, and are career oriented, then apply now! Send your resume to <mailto:hr@i5publishing.com> hr@i5publishing.com.

About I-5 Publishing LLC I-5 Publishing is the leading provider of multi-platform content for special interest communities and brands. I-5 is part of the only truly full-service publishing services organization - offering brands a complete solution from generation of content to preparation for all platforms to distribution to mass market and specialty retailers and into consumers' homes.

I-5 Publishing is headquartered in Irvine, CA, with offices in Glendale, CA; Shelton, CT; Lexington, KY; Chicago, IL and Metuchen, NJ.