The University of Missouri Athletics Department is seeking applicants for an Assistant Director of Strategic Communications. We are looking for an innovative communicator and storyteller who will serve as the primary media contact for assigned sports and be a key member of the Strategic Communications staff. The Mizzou Strategic Communications staff serves as a liaison with the media and the general public on all matters relative to Mizzou Athletics. Duties will include, but not be limited to:
Serving as the primary storyteller for assigned sports, including working with the content team on graphics and video materials, while also creating written materials, digital publications and social media plans.
Developing creative and innovative methods to enhance the program’s brand voice and media presence across all current and emerging platforms.
Coordinating all internal and external publicity (press releases, features, game notes, programs, statistics, and records) for assigned sports, including facilitating program interview and media requests with local, regional, national and sports-specific outlets.
Directing event coverage for assigned sports and assisting in game and practice coverage for additional sports.
Promoting and nominating student-athletes and coaches for conference and national awards.
Maintaining current and historical team information (news, rosters, statistics, records, photos, videos) for assigned sports.
Traveling with assigned sports as required.
Regularly update MUTigers.com with pertinent and timely stories and information for assigned sports.
Proficient in Adobe Creative Cloud software, outstanding writing skills, website content management systems, social media platforms, StatCrew and NCAA Genius stats programs along with a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and think creatively.
Other duties as assigned.
Applicants should submit a portfolio of work samples via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Preferred Qualifications: Prior experience in strategic communications
Established in 1839, the University of Missouri knows what it means to be first. We were the first public university west of the Mississippi River. We are home to the world’s first journalism school. We started the tradition of homecoming. As a flagship, land-grant institution and one of only 65 universities across the U.S. and Canada to be a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, we are a campus where empathy, innovation and hard work combine to solve the world’s grand challenges. Our community of students, faculty and staff enhances bovine reproduction, composes award-winning music and generates life-saving radioisotopes in the most powerful university research reactor in the country. We tackle diverse problems because Missouri is a diverse state — from the southern Ozarks to the northern plains. We are Mizzou, where Black and Gold runs deep and Truman the Tiger embodies our bold spirit.