Assistant & Associate Communications/Sports Info/Media Relations Dir (perm.)
Job Summary: Under general direction, assists with statistics, publications, press releases, website, media and public relations, and ESPN+ streaming for specified sports; maintains compliance with NCAA, Atlantic 10, and University rules and regulations; and performs other duties as assigned.
CHARACTERISTIC JOB TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
May include any and/or all of the following:
Provides direct sports information to support several athletics programs; writes and edits press releases, features, blogs, etc.
Updates records and statistics for assigned sports, as required by conference and NCAA deadlines; meets internal and external deadlines for publications, as well as student-athlete and coach special recognition opportunities.
Creates and manages web content including but not limited to online publications, video content, and social media; maintains professional relationships with the media, both at events and through regular correspondence.
Assists game-day event management support for assigned sports.
Perform other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Proven ability to work independently, prioritize, and complete tasks in a timely manner
Demonstrated appreciation for diversity
Excellent communication skills required for working with diverse groups
Ability to write and edit publications
Strong written communication skills
Excellent organizational skills with accuracy and attention to detail
Ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion handling sensitive matters involving student-athletes
Working knowledge of photography and videography essentials is preferred
Ability to work non-traditional hours including nights and weekends
Knowledge of statistical programs including NCAA LiveStats and StatCrew
Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (specifically InDesign and Photoshop)
Education and experience equivalent to:
Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, or related field; supplemented with five (5) years of related experience preferred with a collegiate or professional organization.
Who is Saint Louis University? Founded in 1818, Saint Louis University is one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious Catholic universities. SLU, which also has a campus in Madrid, Spain, is recognized for world-class academics, life-changing research, compassionate health care, and a strong commitment to faith and service.