Assistant & Associate Communications/Sports Info/Media Relations Dir (perm.)
4 Year Degree
Internal Number: 526571
The Virginia Tech Department of Athletics embraces the core value of diverse and inclusive communities and respects the educational benefits of diverse ideas, peoples, and cultures in order to contribute to the equitable inclusion and just engagement of the world’s communities. Guided by our motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), the Virginia Tech Department of Athletics is committed to fostering a culture that accepts, affirms, and values all individuals and their unique contributions to the department, university, and broader community. We are committed to attracting and retaining student-athletes, coaches, and staff from diverse backgrounds while also fostering an inclusive educational and work environment free from any discrimination based on age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
The Assistant Director / Creative Communications serves as a key member of the external operations team to help develop and execute creative content strategies to further promote Virginia Tech Athletics and its brand. Responsibilities for the Assistant Director / Creative Communications will include serving as the primary contact for assigned sports and managing their respective social media accounts. As the primary contact, creative content (i.e., graphics, videos, photos), in addition to written content (i.e., press releases, feature stories), will be used to uniquely promote Virginia Tech student athletes and coaches for assigned sports, while engaging recruits, fans and donors. This position will work primarily with women's volleyball, softball, and swimming and diving.
Master's degree and/or bachelor's degree with related experience in athletics communications, digital media and/or graphic design at the Division I collegiate level, professional sports or similar setting. Experience with women's volleyball; softball and/or Olympic sport. Cutting-edge knowledge of social media, graphic design, video, digital media and written media in athletics. Demonstrated leadership ability and strong work ethic. High degree of integrity and commitment to men's and women's athletics and to the values of diversity. Computer skills using Mac and PC platforms, in addition to Stat Crew and/or Genius experience with softball and/or women's volleyball are desired. Proficient in using a variety of programs within the Adobe Creative Suite (i.e., Photoshop, After Effects, Lightroom, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, InDesign). Knowledge of social media best practices and emerging platforms. Commitment to diversity. Must be able to meet deadlines and coordinate multiple tasks. Excellent communication skills and organizational abilities. Overnight travel, evening and weekend hours required. The successful candidate will personify the athletics department core values of Integrity, Service, Honor, Excellence, Strong Together.
Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.