This position follows University policies and procedures and works in close collaboration with University Communications and Marketing to develop a communications strategy for Athletics and enhance sports messaging. As a member of the athletic communications staff, serve as a contact for athletic communications, promotions, marketing and branding efforts for the sports assigned by the Associate AD for External Operations. Assists in initiatives related to digital and print design for the Athletic Department. Projects are used online and their printed counterparts for fan engagement and recruiting initiatives. Assist in social and digital media creative campaigns including web design and content creation. Manage the recruiting graphics for all varsity teams. Create content for print, web and social media with graphics, photo and video elements. Create solutions and ideas to promote and market programs across all traditional and 'new' media platforms. Design, write and produce Web Guides, news releases and other printed material. Compile statistics and maintain records. Report statistics and information to the Horizon League and NCAA offices. Nominate and promote student-athletes for conference, regional and All-America honors. Assist with content/maintenance of the goldengrizzlies.com athletics website, as well as photography archives. Provide information to and develop relationships with local, regional and national media. Perform other duties as assigned. Promote the overall vision for entire athletics program. Adhere to all institution, conference and NCAA rules and regulations. Report all known NCAA violations in accordance with institutional, conference and NCAA policies and guidelines.
Bachelor's degree in communications, public relations, journalism or related field or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience. Experience in athletic communications/sports information at the collegiate and/or professional level. Working knowledge of an intercollegiate athletic department. Ability to work nights, weekends and travel.Perform all job duties in a manner consistent with NCAA, conference and University rules, regulations, ordinances, policies, procedures and guidelines. Excellent organizational and analytical skills.Strong oral and written communication skills is a must, in addition to communicating effectively with others. Adobe InDesign and Photoshop experience, as well as stat-crew and Genius software knowledge. Experience in managing social media accounts on various platforms. Valid driver's license and a driving record acceptable to the University by the University's insurance carrier.