Welcome to Phelps Media Group, an international leader in sports media with a primary focus on the equestrian industry.
Founded in 2002 by Olympian Mason Phelps, Jr., PMG specializes in sports branding, public relations, event coverage, media strategy, web design and social media.
The PMG team offers clients extensive experience in branding, consulting, organizational leadership, photojournalism, news-writing, graphic design and numerous other areas. Collectively, our team delivers unparalleled consultancy services to equestrian-targeted businesses, iconic equine venues, competition management, equestrian governing bodies, international athletes, elite breeders and owners, and many other equine-related organizations and individuals.
PMG’s competent, dedicated group of equine enthusiasts are personally invested in our work. We are deeply committed to the success of our clients and the positive promotion of the equestrian industry.
Meet The Team
PMG Available Positions
Ideal candidates should possess solid knowledge of hunter/jumper or dressage disciplines. Candidates should have at least two years of experience in public relations, marketing, journalism and client management skills. Current knowledge of social media platforms is required. Additional skills in photography, videography and design are highly desirable.
Candidates should demonstrate leadership skills, initiative, possess a strong work ethic, and be a team player.
Duties will include, but are not limited to:
- Account/Client Management
- Designing, implementing and managing social media campaigns
- Writing media releases and feature stories
- Covering competitions and other events (including photography)
- Preparing agendas, clippings, collateral for client meetings
- Leading or participating in client meetings
- Disseminating press releases, media alerts and calendar listings
- Designing event invitations, posters, magazine covers, etc. for reprints
The position is based in Wellington, Florida, and requires extensive travel. PMG offers competitive salaries and benefits, dependent on experience and skills.
Are you ready to experience world-class equestrian sport and give your resume a boost?
PMG takes great pride in our ability to attract, recruit and develop fresh talent who will excel in the media industry.
2020 Winter Internship
PMG’s annual summer and winter internship programs are offered to junior and senior college students, recent graduates and individuals interested in pursuing a career in equestrian-focused media.
Interns are mentored by a seasoned account executive to ensure a quality level of education in the areas of public relations, journalism, client management and more. Throughout the program, interns will be responsible for photographing and writing news articles about the Winter Equestrian Festival, the Adequan Global Dressage Festival, other competitions and clinics for our news websites, PhelpsSports.com and PSdressage.com. They will also support hands-on tasks ranging from publishing press releases and feature magazine articles to social media management and website maintenance.
Ideal candidates should have an equestrian background with majors in public relations, marketing, journalism or a related field. Applicants should have strong writing skills and some knowledge of equestrian competition. Experience in photography and/or graphic design is helpful but not required.
The winter internship is available from January through early April in Wellington, Florida, while the summer internship runs from late May through August with interns traveling across the United States for horse show coverage. It is a paid internship and interns must be able to provide their own housing and transportation. PMG will also assist with anything required for academic credit.
To apply for the internship, please e-mail a resume, two writing samples and photographic samples to Rebecca Walton at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
“From day one I was welcomed into the Phelps Media Group family with open arms, and my internship was truly an experience of a lifetime. As an intern, I was able to wear many different hats, from interviewing Olympic athletes to writing articles about competition at the Winter Equestrian Festival, writing press releases for clients and even creating social media content. I stepped out of my comfort zone and grew as a public relations professional, and through it all I gained a new circle of amazing friends!”
“Each day was exciting, and the program gave me amazing insight on every angle of the media world. My favorite memory was seeing my first article published. After learning how to shoot with a professional camera, interview the winning rider and write articles, seeing the end result published was a very rewarding feeling. The first time developing an article was nerve racking but the support from the staff at PMG was tremendous.”
“PMG provided me the chance to develop skill sets that I will take with me wherever my career leads. Every day promised a new opportunity to learn and explore the industry. If you are looking for a slow-paced, coffee-fetching internship, this is certainly not it! The leadership team at PMG has fostered a truly unique work environment composed of employees who are passionate about their clients.”