Assistant & Associate Communications/Sports Info/Media Relations Dir (perm.)
4 Year Degree
The Athletic Media Relations Assistant Director within the Athletic Department at Missouri Southern will report to the Director of Athletic Communications and will be responsible for media relations efforts for at least four sports as the direct contact for the sports.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
This person will be directly responsible for at least four sports to include at the minimum the sports of Women’s Soccer, Women’s Basketball, Softball and share responsibilities for track and field/cross country. The incumbent will be responsible for all game day related activities including statistical compilation, arranging scoreboard operators and will be called on to be a public address announcer during their events (not to include women’s basketball). They will be responsible for upkeep of their particular sections of the official athletics website (www.mssulions.com), providing content in the forms of recaps, previews, stats and features.
The incumbent will also be responsible for the design and editing of media guides for their sports, as well as designing and keeping up-to-date game notes for women’s basketball.
Education, Experience, and Licenses
College Degree Required
One year prior professional experience in the Sports Information Field
An equivalent amount of experience can be substituted for education
Experience in statistical programs for the sports responsible
Experience with desktop publishing software (InDesign, Photoshop, etc.)
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret NCAA and MIAA regulations.
Requires the ability to use small office equipment, including copy machines or multi-line telephone systems.
Ability to understand and handle confidential information.
Requires the ability to use computers for data entry.
Requires the ability to use computers for word processing and/or accounting purposes.
Physical Demands/Work Environment
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and talk or hear including the use of a telephone. The employee frequently is required to use hands to handle and feel including the use of a computer keyboard; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit and stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl or climb or balance. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 70 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color perception, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Requires the ability to see, smell, and taste.
The noise level in the office work environment is usually moderate. During game conditions, the noise level is often loud.
NOTICE: The above job profile does not include all essential and nonessential duties of this job. All employees with disabilities are encouraged to contact Human Resources to review and discuss the essential and nonessential functions of the job. An employee with a disability can evaluate the job in greater detail to determine if she/he can safely perform the essential function of this job with or without reasonable accommodation.
Missouri Southern State University is a four year liberal arts public institution serving more than 5,600 students in over 140 academic programs offering undergraduate and graduate degrees. Internationally-focused semesters and enriching cultural events in theatre, art, music and film create an engaging learning environment for students and citizens of the region. MSSU is located in Joplin, MO, which is considered to be the Crossroads of America, and serves as the commercial hub for the four states area. Joplin is a resilient and vibrant city with a population of over 50,000 serving a metropolitan statistical area of 208,000. There is quick and easy access to Northwest Arkansas, Kansas City, and Tulsa, as well as numerous outdoor activities and attractions throughout the Ozarks.
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