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.

Internship Opportunity

April 2

 

 

As a former broadcast journalist and news producer that made the transition to marketing and advertising, I’ve been able to combine my two passions (horses and video production) and form a pretty successful production company.

At the current time, we are in production with a show called Equine Ed that has been picked up by RFD-TV and Horse & Country TV. We also work with a company (as producers) called IMAGE that does live streaming, green screen live streaming, virtual education, and live show production.

I am looking for a person (preferably female, as she will be living in my home) that has some background in video production and wants to learn a whole lot more. She must also have experience with horses (as much of the taping for Equine Ed involves being around horses). She would be trained by me, personally, and will be shadowing me until I’m comfortable that she would be able to handle a shoot or an assignment on her own (both with Equine Ed and IMAGE) or with a crew.This would start as a summer job and depending on her work, could turn into a full time position.

I will provide her with her own room and bathroom (very large home), food, board for
her horse (if she has one), a weekly stipend, and dressage lessons (currently training at
Prix St. George with Bill Woods).

I realize this is an odd combination. A horse person that does video is not something
you come by every day, but I thought it was worth a shot.
Thank you, I look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,
Cid Kent
Executive Producer
Equine Ed www.equine-ed.com
A DEVA Production, Inc. www.adevaproduction.com
11823 Mattioda Rd.
Groveland, FL 34736
(352) 267-2567

Job Posting: March 28


 

Looking for a self-motivated website designer!
Must know horses, and be efficient in the newest technology to help increase traffic flow, search engine status, video and Facebook interaction. Must be able to think outside the box. Opportunity to make commission. Part time to help with our multiple publications.

E-mail Jennifer@horsemansnews.com with your email address and why you would be perfect for this job. www.horsemansnews.com

Morris Media Network Equine Group Seeks an Editorial Assistant for Quarter Horse
News

Morris
Media Network Equine Group seeks an editorial assistant for Quarter Horse News

Location: Fort Worth, Texas

Salary:
Commensurate with experience; includes comprehensive benefits package

Position available: Immediately

General duties:

  • Obtain and enter event and sale results into database
    and edit appropriately for inclusion in the magazine
  •  Maintain event and sale calendars that are published in
    magazine and used for editorial travel schedules
  • Supply content and photos for the Auction Ear department
    as needed
  • Assist writers in acquiring photographs from
    events
  • Field editorial questions from readers by phone and
    email
  •  Assist editor in preparing agendas and run sheets for
    editorial meetings
  •  Assist editor with special projects including the Sales
    Price Guide and Foal Photo Contest
  •  At the close of each issue, ensure that the photographs
    and articles are correctly labeled and archived in the horse, rider and event
    files
  •  Function as in-office support staff for writers
    on-location at events

Requirements:

  • Strong technical abilities
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects
    simultaneously
  • Must be able to adapt to rapidly changing
    environment
  • Team player willing to fill other roles as
    needed
  • Organized, disciplined and self-motivated
  • Strong background and working knowledge of Western
    equine disciplines
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

Interested
candidates should send resumé to:

Stacy Pigott, Editor

2112 Montgomery St.
Fort Worth, TX 76107

FAX: 817-737-9455

E-mail: resume@cowboypublishing.com

Morris
Communications, LLC is an equal opportunity employer.

 

AHP CAREERTRACK: Sustain Times Seeks Magazine Designer Proficient in InDesign
 
Sustain Times Seeks Magazine Designer Proficient in InDesign
 

Forward-thinking media company, Sustain Times (http://sustaintimes.com), seeks a Magazine Designer proficient in Adobe InDesign. This position requires creative skills, attention to detail, great organizational skills, and an aptitude for speed. This is a fast-paced, deadline-oriented and fun workplace. Minimum of two year's graphic design and art direction experience.

Overview of Responsibilities

. Assist in creating, designing, layout, and facilitating production of quarterly magazines, both in print and flipbook/iPad/iPhone platforms.

. Provide creative input on a variety of projects.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

. Energetic personality with a sincere interest in sustainable lifestyles and urban farming opportunities

. Proficiency on a Mac in Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, specifically).

. Meet deadlines and rush projects through use of timing, flexibility and efficienc

. Basic knowledge of HTML and online layouts/WYSIWYG editors (for micro-site design and
e-communications) a plus.

Required Experience 

Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design or combination of equivalent work experience and education.

Please send resume and compensation requirements to editor@sustaintimes.com. This is contract position with a telecommuting option.  

About Sustain Times
Sustain Times is the authority on the meaning of sustainable urban and rural lifestyles Our goal is inspiring and enabling humans to adopt sustainable and ethical behaviors, from what they buy to how they organize their everyday lives. Premier issue, Summer 2014! Communicate and share with us at http://SustainTimes.com, http://twitter.com/SustainTimes, and http://facebook.com/SustainTimes.

Weatherbeeta USA Seeks Customer Service Representative 

Weatherbeeta USA has an immediate opening for a Customer Service Representative in the company's Edison, New Jersey, office.

OVERVIEW:

Weatherbeeta is the world's largest supplier of equestrian goods to saddlery retailers. The company was started in Australia in 1975 and opened its U.S. office in 1998. It also has branches in the United Kingdom and New Zealand.

Weatherbeeta's core focus is developing well-known global names including WeatherBeeta and Saxon blankets; Dublin boots and clothing; Bates, Wintec and Collegiate saddles and strapgoods; Korsteel; Roma and more.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

This position is responsible for supporting sales and business development account executives by entering sales orders, answering calls from retail customers, resolving customer issues and assisting with customer returns. The position also ensures the smooth running of the sales office by effectively completing all administration tasks and special projects.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

--High school diploma or GED equivalent

--Experience in sales or customer service

--Ability to anticipate and solve practical problems or resolve issues

SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE:

--Good math skills

--Excellent interpersonal skills

--Exceptional phone and customer service skills

--Excellent organization and time-management skills. Able to perform multiple tasks efficiently

--Ability to identify and meet customers' needs and requirements

--Strong attention to detail, possessing a sales aptitude and interest in preventing errors and solving problems

--Hardworking self-starter and problem solver

--Positive and upbeat attitude

--Experience with Internet Explorer and Microsoft Office preferred  

COMPETITIVE BENEFITS PACKAGE:

We offer a competitive benefits package including 401(k) and medical, dental, life and disability insurance.

WEATHERBEETA USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer: 

Candidates are subject to reference checks, credit, criminal background and DMV checks, assessments and a post-offer drug screen. Woman, disabled persons and veterans are encouraged to apply. 

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to fran.levy@weatherbeetausa.com.

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AHP has not verified the factual statements in any job posting and AHP assumes no responsibility for the contents of, or any damage resulting from, any communication in the CareerTrack. Listing in the CareerTrack is not an endorsement by the organization of any employer, person, or policy.

NRHA Development Internship Offered

The National Reining Horse Association's (NRHA) Marketing & Development Department offers several internship opportunities each year. The department is currently taking applications for interns interested in gaining experience with the Association's development programs. The first opportunity is during the NRHA Derby in June while the second is during the NRHA Futurity & AdequanR North American Affiliate Championship Show that starts in late November.

Applications are now being accepted for these opportunities.
The deadline to apply is May 1.
 
The Development Internship encompasses work with Affiliates, Youth, Reining Horse Sports Foundation (RHSF), and Sire & Dam programs. Applicants must be willing to assist with all functions of the departments listed including early mornings and length days, willing to work closely with youth members and leaders, be creative, energetic, patient, and demonstrate an interest in the livestock or horse industry.

 
Interns who are chosen to work during the NRHA Derby Show may be offered a summer internship based at the NRHA headquarters after the event. Determining factors will include budget, work ethic, reliability, and performance during the previously scheduled internship.

 
More information on this opportunity, including the application and contact information, can be found at nrha.com on the Careers page which can be found by clicking on the About tab.

Media Contact:
Christa Morris
Sr. Director of Marketing & Development
National Reining Horse Association
 <mailto:cmorris@nrha.com> cmorris@nrha.com
(405) 946-7400

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AHP CAREERTRACK: Looking for a Self-motivated Website Designer

Looking for a self-motivated website designer! Must know horses, and be efficient in the newest technology  to help increase traffic flow, search engine status, video and Facebook interaction. Must be able to think outside the box. Opportunity to make commission. Part time to help with our multiple publications.

 

E-mail Jennifer@horsemansnews.com with your email address and why you would be perfect for this job.  www.horsemansnews.com  


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 March 5


 


Horseware Ireland – Western Sales Representative

Are you great at sales and love horses? We are looking to turn your passion into your profession.
Horseware is the leading global blanket manufacture 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 sales professional who will be responsible for selling a diverse range of products in the equestrian market. The individual will have a sound knowledge of the industry, a proven sales background and notable communication and interpersonal skills. Strong knowledge of western disciplines and products.

You will be responsible for servicing existing accounts as well as prospecting and developing new accounts, generating sales quotes, and handling customer inquiries to help service customers and ultimately grow the business.

Additionally you will be responsible for reaching sales targets, participating in annual campaigns and leveraging the product in the marketplace.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Account management with the expectation to meet and/or exceed monthly and quarterly sales goals.
• Focusing on pro-actively identifying new business opportunities and maximizing the incremental revenue for existing and new customers to achieve sales performance goals.
• Provide a high level of customer service and serve as a liaison between operations and customer service. Personally resolve customer complaints regarding sales and service or escalate to management when appropriate. Coordinates implementation of special order handling procedures.
• Develop and increase sales of our products. Serve as primary contact for assigned customers and monitor customer preferences to determine focus of sales efforts. Understand their specific needs and recommend how to successfully grow their business.
• Work with key accounts and identify and progress opportunities in existing accounts.
• Continually strive to improve sales and product skills to become a product knowledge expert for Horseware products, services and their applications. Provide recommendations and participate in ongoing training as required to improve sales skills.
• Complete monthly reporting to Commercial Manager. Develop accurate forecasts based on customer input, field intelligence, market trends and competitive assessment. Additional reporting as requested by management team.

Qualifications:

• Highly motivated and can work effectively both independently and as part of a dynamic team
• Demonstrated time management and organization ability
• Familiarity with a variety of sales concepts, practices, and procedures
• Excellent communication, problem-solving and presentation skills are a must
• Successful track record within a dynamic, growth oriented organization
• Demonstrated ability to meet sales goals and overcome obstacles
• Enthusiastic drive to succeed with obvious confidence and competitive nature
• Solid prospecting abilities and excellent customer relationship skills
• Skillful negotiation, presentation and closing abilities
• Thorough knowledge of western disciplines including fashion and trends

Compensation:

• Base Salary plus bonus
• Mileage reimbursement
• Cell Phone Expense
• Medical/Dental/Life Insurance benefit package
• Expenses

How To Apply:

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

 

New Postings: Feb. 11

 

 

The Horse Studio Employment Opportunities 2014

'The International Equestrian Shop," The Horse Studio, is currently in search of motivated outside sales representatives to take our brand to the next level.The ideal candidates will have a minimum of two years sales experience in the equestrian market with strong communication skills and team player attitude.

Several positions are available by region across the U.S.A. including New England, Southern California, Tri-State Area of New York, Mid-Atlantic Seaboard.

For more information on this excellent opportunity please contact us at PRMarketing@TheHorseStudio.com and list subject line of email as AHP-OutsideSalesOffer.

ABOUT THEHORSESTUDIO.COM:

TheHorseStudio.com is an online equestrian retail store that offers a wide selection of horse related products.  Known as "The International Equestrian Shop," the store offers domestic & imported items including tack, artwork and collectibles, horse stationery and greeting cards, home decor and giftware as well as American and European Equestrian Couture Collections from the finest houses. In addition TheHorseStudio.com offers one of the widest selections of horse books and DVDs available online. Disciplines covered include dressage, driving, showjumping, eventing, polo, barrel racing, western pleasure, trail and endurance, vaulting, barrel racing, reining, cutting and horse racing. Since inception in April 2006, TheHorseStudio.com has offered frank reviews and extensive product testing of all items they market. The Horse Studio Team embraces experienced riders from many riding/driving disciplines who are well versed in the top levels of equestrian sport. In addition The Horse Studio Team encompasses personnel who are also published writers/authors plus executive management well versed in international trade.

Manufacturers, authors, publishers and production houses are welcome to submit their products for review and should forward free samples and/or catalogs to the address detailed below and/or email purchasing@TheHorseStudio.com.

 

For a high res. photo of Nikki Alvin-Smith, please contact:

Nikki Brazier/PR Marketing Consultant

www.TheHorseStudio.com

email: PRMarketing@TheHorseStudio.com

 

Feb. 5

 

 

PATH Intl. Begins Search for Chief Executive Officer

The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) announces a call for applicants for the association's position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO). This vacancy will be filled in response to the planned retirement of the association's current CEO who has led the organization for four years. The Denver, Colorado-based organization's mission is to promote safety and optimal outcomes in equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) for individuals with special needs.

PATH Intl. is a thriving community of dedicated professionals who seek and promote credentialing, learning and mentoring to advance the practice of EAAT. "PATH Intl.
is poised to implement its new strategic plan," states search committee chair and PATH Intl. Board of Trustees Vice President Julie Broadway. "Current industry growth and awareness have written an exciting chapter in this storied association's history. Now we have a laser-like focus on the future," says Broadway.

This full-time position will be based in Denver, CO. A full job description can be viewed at www.pathintl.org <http://www.pathintl.org/path-intl-jobs/jobs-at-path-intl> .
Resumes must be submitted to ExecutiveSearch@pathintl.org,
and will be accepted until March 1, 2014.

About PATH Intl.:

Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) was formed in 1969 to promote safety and optimal outcomes in equine-assisted activities and therapies for individuals with special needs. The association certifies professionals and accredits centers that each year help 56,000 children and adults with physical, mental and emotional challenges find strength and independence through the power of the horse.

Currently 850 member centers offer therapeutic riding and other therapeutic horsemanship activities including hippotherapy, equine-facilitated mental health, carriage driving, interactive vaulting, trail riding, competition, ground work and stable management. Through a wide variety of educational resources, and under the direction of the PATH Intl. Standards for Certification and Accreditation, the association helps individuals start and maintain successful programs. There are nearly 52,000 volunteers, 4,232 instructors, 7,503 equines and thousands of contributors from all over the world helping people at PATH Intl.
Centers.

NRHA Marketing Internships

Opportunities are available during the NRHA Derby and Futurity

The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Marketing Department offers two internships each year. The first internship is held during the NRHA Derby Show in June and the second is held during the NRHA Futurity & AdequanR North American Affiliate Championship Show beginning in late November.

Applications are now being accepted for these opportunities.

2014 Deadlines and Lengths of Internships
NRHA Derby - Apply by May 1 / Length: June 16-30 (approximately)
NRHA Futurity - Apply by September 1; November 24 - December 8 (approximately)


Internship Requirements

The internship is based at NRHA Headquarters in Oklahoma City, Okla. and includes participation at either the NRHA Derby Show or NRHA Futurity & AdequanR North American Affiliate Championship Show. Junior- and senior-level college students working on agricultural communications or journalism degrees are preferred. To be selected, the
candidate:
must have his/her own transportation,
must have access to his/her own laptop (Mac preferred) to use during the show and have basic knowledge of Photoshop, iMovie or similar programs
must be willing to assist with all functions of the marketing department including early mornings and lengthy days during major events,
must demonstrate an interest in the livestock or horse industry and have the ability to work collaboratively, and
must be creative, energetic, patient and reliable
Duties


Interns will be given the opportunity and challenge to write news releases, interact with media professionals, assist with website content, produce special events and fulfill NRHA Corporate Partner and event sponsor obligations.
Interns also will assist with management of the media office, write scripts for the show, as well as be asked to take and edit photos. Interns will work with official photographer/videographer to compile results photos/videos for distribution and assist with show updates on Facebook and Instagram. Interns also will be asked to assist with other show functions as needed.

Compensation

Stipend based on length of internship (daily rate of $45/day, plus lodging and reimbursement for travel to and from show). Will assist with college credit. Will reimburse travel expenses to and from show.

Materials to include for consideration: resume, work samples, references, clippings, etc.

Resumes, cover letters and writing samples for the internship should be submitted to:
Christa Morris
NRHA Senior Director of Marketing
3000 N.W. 10th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73107
 cmorris@nrha.com


Publication Title: Horse&Rider

Job Title: Assistant Editor

Summary: Join a dynamic, progressive team of highly skilled publishing professionals in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, working for a brand with great history and respect in equine publishing. As assistant editor, you’ll be a valued member of the editorial team, contributing department and feature material, as well as managing the magazine’s social-media presence. This position holds many opportunities for the right candidate, in addition to editorial contributions, including travel to cover events and produce photo shoots.

Key Responsibilities
• Produce magazine department pages, including choosing what to highlight, obtaining photos, and composing copy.
• Conceptualize, write, edit, and photograph feature material, including instructional, human-interest, and reader-service formats.
• Proofread all magazine-produced materials.
• Procure freelance photography and help plan photo shoots.
• Manage all contracts, invoices, and editorial budgets.
• Handle reader correspondence, via phone, email, and social media.
• Maintain and grow Horse&Rider’s very strong presence on all major social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.
• Collaborate with the Digital team to construct twice-monthly digital newsletters with timely, pertinent information.
• Post magazine material to the HorseandRider.com Web site, and manage presentation of that content.

Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree in communications or journalism
• At least two years’ experience in the communications field
• Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills
• Solid understanding of AP Style
• In-depth knowledge of social media, to include managing professional pages
• Experience with horses and photography preferred

Position Type: Full-time, with benefits; salary TBD based on experience and skills.

Report to: Editor in the Boulder, Colorado, office. Employee must work from the Boulder office.

Application Process: Please send résumé, cover letter, and writing samples to jpaulson@aimmedia.com. In your writing samples, include a 500-word piece explaining how to correctly cinch a Western saddle, front and back.

About Horse&Rider: With more than 50 years’ history in the Western equine industry, Horse&Rider sets the industry standard for Western training, how-to, and advice. We take great pride in the way we serve our readership and our social audience, and it sets us apart from other publications.

About the Equine Network: H&R is part of the Equine Network, which provides, creates, and distributes relevant content and services to passionate horse enthusiasts while connecting them to each other and the marketplace. The Equine Network publishes award-winning magazines including Horse&Rider, EQUUS, Dressage Today, The Trail Rider, Spin to Win Rodeo, American Cowboy, Practical Horseman, and Horse Journal. The Equine Network also publishes a proprietary line of books and DVDs for sale through its store, HorseBooksEtc.com. The Equine Network provides emergency roadside assistance for equestrians through USRider, and is home to several Web sites, including EquiSearch.com, Equine.com, MyHorseDaily.com, DiscoverHorses.com, and Horse-Journal.com, as well as the editorial Web sites.

Account Executive

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

Location: Fort Worth, Texas.

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

Position available: Immediately.
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
 Represent magazine at major industry events
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
 Preference given to candidates with working knowledge of the horse industry and Western disciplines
 Must be able to adapt to rapidly changing environment
 Must work in close cooperation with other employees and other departments

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resumé 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.

 Jan. 28

 

AHP CareerTrack: Warmblood News and Subsidiaries Seek Freelance WebDesigners and Social Media Administrators

Warmblood News and its subsidiaries need freelance web designers and social media administrators.

Professional skills and equestrian knowledge necessary; knowledge of sporthorse and sportpony breeding a plus.
Timely turnaround paramount! Tell us about your experience and expertise, and please provide samples of your work, which can include editorial, public relations, and promotional copy.

WarmbloodNews

www.warmbloodnews.com <http://www.warmbloodnews.com/>

Phone: 561.693.5516

Fax: 775.667.0516

AHP has not verified the factual statements in any job posting and AHP assumes no responsibility for the contents of, or any damage resulting from, any communication in the CareerTrack. Listing in the CareerTrack is not an endorsement by the organization of any employer, person, or policy.

Jan. 22

 

 

EcoLicious Equestrian Inc. Looking for Independent Sales Representatives

EcoLicious Equestrian Inc., Canadian based company and a leader in natural and earth friendly horse care products is looking for Independent Sales Representatives in the United States.

Location: California, Florida, Kentucky, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, & Texas

Position availability : Immediately

Ideal candidate will be passionate about horses and have an experience representing high end equestrian products.

General duties:

. Calling on independent tack stores and all other
potential retailers of horse grooming products, promoting and distributing EcoLicious grooming products.

. Servicing existing accounts and working towards increase the sales volume.

. Acting as an ambassador of the EcoLicious brand in the region.

. Representing EcoLicious products to dealers and retailers at consumer & retailer events such as shows, fairs etc.

Compensation : Commission

Contact: Petra Z. McGowan

EcoLicious Equestrian Inc.

petra@ecoliciousequestrian.com

1.877.317.2572

Ste. Anne, MB

About EcoLicious Equestrian Inc.

EcoLicious Equestrian is a comprehensive product line of natural and earth friendly horse grooming and horse care products. These products are specifically designed for equestrians and horse owners who put their horse's health and wellbeing as their priority, and who need products that deliver show stopping results in and out of the show ring.

Since its launch in 2010, the company has been gaining a loyal customer base and have taken the Canadian market by a storm. EcoLicious products have been featured by editors in every major NA equestrian publication including Equus, Horse Illustrated, Horse & Rider and many more.

AHP has not verified the factual statements in any job posting and AHP assumes no responsibility for the contents of, or any damage resulting from, any communication in the CareerTrack. Listing in the CareerTrack is not an endorsement by the organization of any employer, person, or policy.

Jan. 13

 

Freelance Writers Needed

Breyer Animal Creations has a variety of projects for magazine and web and are seeking freelance help, including promotional materials, editorial and possibly section editors for the Breyer web site. Professional skills and equestrian knowledge necessary; knowledge of the model horse hobby and its activities a real plus. Timely turnaround paramount! Tell us about your experience and expertise, and please provide samples of your work, which can include editorial, public relations, and promotional copy. Note, we will only respond if interested at this time. Send to careers@reevesintl.com


Jan. 6


 

Bodi Center Media Seeks Sales Representative
 
Bodi Center Media, publisher of PleasureHorse.com and Show Horse Today Magazine, is looking for an experienced independent Sales Representative to lead our advertising sales efforts in the US and Canada.
 
We are a small, family-owned company that has experienced significant growth over the past few years.  With over 1 million monthly page views, 200,000 Facebook Fans, 50,000 forum members, and a digital magazine that won First Place, Equine-Related Digital Edition at the AHP Awards Ceremony this past June, our websites, magazine and social media outlets have experienced tremendous reach.  This growth has created an incredible opportunity for the right sales professional to sell fresh, innovative products across a network of growing media outlets.
 
The ideal candidate will have an equine background, a strong track record of closing new business, will be technically savvy, and will have demonstrated the ability to get results with professionalism and integrity.
 
Requirements
 
-        At least 3 years of proven sales results achieved
-        An intimate knowledge, experience and background with horses, the equine industry, and/or showing or competing
-        A strong working knowledge and comfort with online digital, social and mobile media
-        A high proficiency with all aspects of the sales cycle, including qualifying, prospecting, establishing/closing new advertising or professional service agreements, and building new business
 
This is an independent, pay-for-performance sales position with aggressive commission opportunities.  Although we are based in Wisconsin, this position can be based anywhere…preferably within or close to a major equine community.
 
If you are interested, please email your resume and cover letter, outlining your interest, experience, and results achieved to Joe@PleasureHorse.com.

Dec. 13


 

Covertside Seeks Media Sales Executives

Covertside, The Magazine of Mounted Foxhunting, seeks account executives for its high-quality association magazine. Covertside is the official publication of the Masters of Foxhounds Association (MFHA) and reaches a highly targeted, affluent audience of foxhunting enthusiasts.

We seek experienced, determined account executives who can sell across all platforms (web, e-newsletter, print, events), and who have some understanding of the sport of foxhunting. You must be computer savvy (CRM systems, Word and Excel).

This is a commission-only, independent sales position that requires self-motivation and dedication. Some minimal travel may be required. Experience selling media outside of the equine/equestrian industry is a plus.

QUALIFICATIONS/Key Skills:
•      Highly self-motivated and independent.
•      Must possess 2 years experience in the media sales sector. 
•      Demonstrated aptitude for problem-solving; ability to determine solutions for customers (consultative sales approach).
•      Must be results-orientated and able to work both independently and within a team environment.
•      Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
•      Proficiency in using Microsoft Office Suite applications and contact management software.
•      Understanding of social media and its relationship to print sales.
•      Deadline-oriented, quality obsessed, cheerful and fun attitude.
 
Compensation—etc.
 
This is a commission-only position with opportunity for growth and additional responsibilities. Some travel is required and will be reimbursed with approval of the publisher. Publisher provides business cards, media kits, and prospect list.
Email publisher@covertside.net for a full job description.  

 Riding Instructor magazine Seeks Advertising Sales Rep

Riding Instructor magazine is in search of an exceptional sales person to assist with revenue growth in selling print ads in the official association magazine for the American Riding Instructors Association, now in their 30th year.

Candidates should have strong sales management skills and be proactive in developing and working prospect lists and coming up with strategies with the magazine editorial and production staff that maximize sales. Must be able to star immediately.

The ideal candidate will have 2+ years of experience and be knowledgeable about print and digital media. Candidates must have an understanding of horses and the needs of riding instructors, professional barns, showing and equine product usage. Must be comfortable in a deadline oriented environment. Will work from home as an Independent Contractor at 20% commission on everything sold.


Requirements:
 - Min. 2 years experience in Print, and/or Digital Media Advertising Sales
- Excellent verbal, phone and written communication skills
 - Proven track record of professional success
 - Strong organizational and sales management skills
 - Marketing experience within the equine industry preferred
 - To apply, submit a cover letter and resume by e-mail to: riding-instructor@comcast.net

 Attention Writers!
Equine Newsroom is looking for freelance writers to write press releases in a journalistic style. Flexible hours and pay per release. For examples of Equine Newsroom press releases, visit the news section at their website: www.equinenewsroom.com. Interested writers can contact Holly Johnson (hollyjrpr1@me.com) with a resume and writing samples.