Under the supervision of the Senior Associate Athletics Director for External Relations, serve as primary media contact for assigned Red Storm teams.
Prepare press releases, produce media guides and record statistics.
Assist in the publicity of all 17 Red Storm varsity sports. Supervise student assistants for game operations at home events, including men’s and women’s basketball games at Carnesecca Arena and Madison Square Garden.
Foster relationships with members of the New York and national media. Oversee media credentialing process.
Coordinate and publish written and photographic content for the University’s official athletics website and official social media platforms.
Assist in the planning of media events, such as news conferences, photo shoots and interviews.
Contribute information to aid in SJU-TV video, audio and digital broadcasts.
Summary of Services Provided by the St. John’s Athletic Communications Department:
Generate publicity for St. John’s University, its Athletics program, 17 varsity athletics teams and 300-plus student-athletes. Generate St. John’s news and expand the St. John’s Athletics brand by utilizing internal resources and traditional and “new” media outlets.
Pitch news stories about teams to local and national media, and arrange interviews for coaches and student-athletes.
Administer training for coaches and student-athletes to execute successful interviews.
Staff all home events, and travel to road events when possible to ensure best coverage.
Maintain official athletics website RedStormSports.com and related digital platforms.
Create online and print publications, in addition to maintaining biographical and historical information and stat keeping.
To apply: Send resume and cover letter to: Senior Associate Athletics Director for External Relations, Stephen Dombroski email@example.com
Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications or related field preferred. Relevant undergraduate experience in the field of professional or collegiate athletic communications required. Proficiency in Desktop Publishing, NCAA Live Stats/StatCrew scoring software and social media management preferred. Must have an understanding of NCAA rules and regulations.
St. John’s established in 1870, has two residential campuses in Queens, N.Y., as well as in Rome, Italy. The University also has campuses on Staten Island and in Manhattan. In addition, St. John’s has two academic locations in Paris, France and Limerick, Ireland. The Princeton Review and other top rankings consistently recognize the University’s outstanding academics, diverse student body, dynamic internship and volunteer opportunities, focus on student life, and diverse study abroad offerings. St. John’s University offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in its six colleges and schools, with a growing number of programs offered online. The University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and 12 other major academic and professional associations.
A dedication to diversity, equity and inclusion is at the heart of our mission. As a Catholic and Vincentian university, St. John’s is committed to institutionalizing practices of inclusive excellence to ensure that we welcome and celebrate the intrinsic worth of all members of our community. We will become an even stronger university as we enhance equity at every level of our institution. As... noted in our Vision Statement, our graduates will excel in the competencies and values required for leadership and service in a rapidly evolving world.