This is a new position that will grow the current staff from two fulltime employees and a GA to three. The purpose of this position is to serve as the primary media relations contact for assigned sports and to assist the Assistant Athletic Director for Athletics Communications and other members of the athletic communications staff with preparation and dissemination of information to the University community and to local and state media; promote and publicize sports-related stories and events.
Essential job duties include:
1. Assist the Assistant Athletic Director for Athletics Communications with game day operations; oversee press row/press box management for home athletics events in the absence of the Assistant Athletic Director for Athletics Communications, including supervision of student assistants. 2. Assist the Assistant Athletic Director for Athletics Communications with the production of all sports information materials to the media. 3. Assist the Assistant Athletic Director for Athletics Communications with the coordination and management of information pertaining to Athletics on the University website. 4. Assist the Assistant Athletic Director for Athletics Communications with marketing and promotions projects, including oversight of the department’s fan engagement app. 5. Assist with developing and implementing office policies for the Sports Information Department. 6. Assist with the organization of publications production flow and advertising for publications. 7. Assist in managing updates to the athletic department website and social media account (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, etc.) for all athletic teams and department. 8. Create press releases, game notes, and stories for publication. 9. Assist in maintaining team and individual statistics. 10. Assist with the coordination of media coverage for all home and away athletic events. 11. Provide leadership, evaluate, and supervise direct reports in performing duties as charged. 12. Assist the department with the planning and execution of special and annual events, including but not limited to Hall of Fame, Student-Athlete End of Year recognition, etc.
The educational requirement for this position is: Bachelor’s degree Education substituted for experience? No
This position requires: 1-3 years of related experience. Undergrad/internship experience will be considered. Experience substituted for education? No