Careers

HITS, Inc. is a special events management company primarily focused on producing hunter/jumper horse shows. Based in upstate New York in the village of Saugerties, HITS produced its first horse show circuit in Gainesville, Florida in 1982. Since then, HITS has grown into a nationwide company with world-class hunter-jumper circuits in California, Florida, Arizona, New York and Virginia.

HITS produces three of the richest grand prix in the world with the Saugerties $1 Million Grand Prix in Saugerties, New York, the AIG $1 Million Grand Prix in Thermal, California and the Great American $1 Million Grand Prix in Ocala, Florida -- all forming the HITS Triple Crown of Show Jumping.

Positions Available


To apply, send resume to careers@hitsshows.com


Public Relations & Marketing Associate - Full Time

The PR & Marketing Associate will assist in development and execution of current and new marketing strategies across all media platforms.

The candidate will have outstanding attention to detail, organizational skills, ability to multi-task, a passion for the PR and Marketing industries, and fluency in social media platforms. We are looking for someone who is a creative, aggressive go-getter who is looking to join a positive, hardworking team.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

- Assists in maintaining brand's reputation and exposure through strategic campaign planning and implementation
- Assists in writing and distributing press releases, advertising (digital and print), media alerts and press kit materials
- Works with an extended team on marketing initiatives and social media
- Maintains photo libraries and press kit materials
- Creates and manages multiple media databases
- Develops and maintains relationships with key local, regional, national and international industry and non-industry media
- Represent company at on- and off-site events
- Ability to perform and assist with crisis response campaigns

Qualifications:

- Bachelor's Degree or Diploma in Public Relations, Marketing, or related field
- Meticulous attention to detail and excellent proof-reading skills
- Proficient in Microsoft Office programs, including Word, Excel and Outlook
- Strong knowledge of Wordpress, MailChimp and Basic Photoshop
- Six months of prior public relations, communications or journalism experience a plus
- Strong writing, project management, analytical and organizational skills
- Experience in horse sports or sports marketing a plus!


Horse Show Secretary – Full-Time

Responsibilities during horse shows include but are not limited to:
- Organizing and inputting all entries and monies received prior to the show
- Preparing class sheets, orders of go, schedules and other organizational needs for the competition
- Travel to either CA or FL for winter show circuit
- Setting up the office and replenishing association forms
- Greeting exhibitors, parents, spectators, and sponsors
- Checking in exhibitors and ensuring all association and horse show requirements are met
- Understanding the rules and classes of the show to help exhibitors when entering
- Help exhibitors register for and/or drop classes
- Inputting results as they come in from the rings
- Establishing orders for any class that needs one
- Ensuring exhibitors are in the correct classes
- Preparing and printing reports for the announcers and gates including who will be competing in which classes
- Close accounts with the exhibitors as they finish showing
- Collect outstanding balances that may have been caused by an addition after the exhibitor has closed out
- Prepare results reports and check requests for each association and submit them

Responsibilities during the off-season include but are not limited to:
- Selling and servicing local sponsorships, local ad sales, and building and nurturing relationships with the local businesses, hotels and the community
- Pre-event preparation, organization and logistics
- Post-event follow-up, reporting of results and collections
- Handling exhibitor inquiries and assisting with production of Prize Lists and Programs

Job Requirements: 
- Computer skills including proficiency Microsoft Office
- Equine Experience (preferably Hunter/Jumper) preferred
- Willing to travel to Horse Shows in all states in which HITS operates
- Availability on weekends and holidays as required by show schedules
- Sales and Marketing Experience
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Must be an organized, independent worker/self-starter with a flexible sensibility to the ever-changing demands of event work
- Must be creative and possess a positive attitude
- Must be a team player and possess the ability to work with multiple departments
- Ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities
- Professional presentation and attire