The University of South Dakota is accepting applications in the Athletic Department for the position of Assistant Sports Information Director, a full-time, 12-month position that reports to the Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Information.
The successful candidate will serve as the primary media contact for the Coyotes’ men’s basketball team and head coach Eric Peterson. South Dakota competes within The Summit League and inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center constructed in 2016. Other sport responsibilities will be assigned by the Assistant AD for Sports Information.
The Assistant Sports Information Director is responsible for promoting and supporting South Dakota’s 18 NCAA Division I programs. Duties include writing press releases, contributing to the athletic department website, GoYotes.com, producing game programs and game notes ahead of events, updating media guides and record books, scoring home basketball events using Genius Sports software, working select away events, facilitating social media in line with department goals, and other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: • A bachelor’s degree is required, master’s preferred, and a minimum two years of experience in a college sports information office • Proficiency in a variety of software applications including InDesign, Photoshop, and NCAA Live Stats • Excellent AP writing skills and communication skills • Experience in working with various social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram • Flexibility to work nights and weekends
The University of South Dakota is the flagship institution of South Dakota, located on a 216-acre campus in Vermillion, in the southeast corner of South Dakota. USD is NCAA Division I and a member of the Summit League and Missouri Valley Football Conference. For further information regarding USD and the Athletic Department, please refer to our website at www.GoYotes.com.