The Assistant Director of Athletic Communications assists in the promoting of Pepperdine's Department of Athletics through the media, website, social media and other forms of communications; works with game management to successfully host home athletics events; has a particular emphasis on content creation, statistics and media relations; and maintains the historical archives for assigned teams.
Writing articles/game stories/game previews/game notes/features/biographies for the athletics website and for media dissemination.
Working at athletic events in capacities such as keeping statistics, updating social media, photography, etc.
Creating digital content (graphics, video, etc.) to promote athletic teams on social media sites (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram).
Pitching stories to media and performing media relations duties, including setting up interviews and prepping broadcasters.
Archiving stories and photographs, or performing research, to improve or maintain the historical record of athletics activities.
Other duties as assigned.
Uphold University mission through work performed.
Required: Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, English or equivalent subject; an equivalent combination of education and experience in an NCAA Division I Sports Information Office can be substituted in lieu of degree; minimum of one year of experience working in a college or professional Athletic Communications/Sports Information office as a full-time staff member, intern or graduate assistant. Experience using common office computer applications including Microsoft Office and web browser applications; advanced knowledge of statistical (Statcrew/The Automated Scorebook/NCAA Live Stats) and design (Adobe InDesign and Photoshop) software; experience working with website content management systems (Sidearm); experience using social media and video in promoting athletics; previous experience working in an athletic communications capacity; demonstrated interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills; demonstrated reliability; ability to perform under pressure of deadlines; ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously; ability to work effectively with external constituents; ability to communicate and work effectively with internal constituents, particularly senior staff, coaching staff and other appropriate University personnel; ability to work both independently and as a team member; results-oriented; self-starter; appreciation of and commitment to further the mission, values and goals of Pepperdine University. Adobe Creative Suite; Statcrew/The Automated Scorebook/NCAA Live Stats.
Preferred: Master's degree in communications, sports management, journalism or related field. Minimum of two to three years of sports communications or relevant experience at the collegiate or professional level.
Advanced knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign/Photoshop/Illustrator/After Effects). Experience with statistical software (Stat Crew/NCAA Genius) for a multitude of sports, website content management systems (preferably SIDEARM), proficiency in AP style writing and a strong working knowledge of social media platforms.
Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal, education, and employment screening. Qualified individuals with criminal histories will be considered for employment in compliance with applicable laws.
This is a Regular, Nonexempt, 40 hour per week position.
Since making the move to Malibu in 1972, Pepperdine University's intercollegiate athletics program has carved out a unique niche that is perhaps unmatched by its NCAA Division I counterparts.
No school comparable to Pepperdine in terms of student enrollment and sport sponsorship has achieved such across-the-board athletics success over this nearly 40-year span.
Here are some key pieces of information to know about Pepperdine Athletics:
Pepperdine has won NCAA Division I team championships in five different men's sports -- one of just 18 schools to accomplish this feat -- and 10 overall.
Of that elite group, Pepperdine is the only school not affiliated with a "major" conference and is by far the smallest in terms of enrollment.
Pepperdine has won a total of 26 team or individual national championships.
Pepperdine is classified as an NCAA Division I-AAA school (Division I schools that do not sponsor football), and the Waves are one of the very best of their kind. Since the I-AAA Athletic Director's Association All-Sports Trophy was established, ranking the various schools on their postseason success, Pepperdine has finished first three times (2004-05, 2005-06 and 20...11-12), second twice (2007-08 and 2018-19) and third three times (2006-07, 2014-15 and 2017-18).
59 alums have either competed or coached at the Olympics, and athletes have won a total of seven gold medals, eight silver medals and four bronze medals.
Entering the 2020-21 school year, Pepperdine has won 212 regular-season or tournament conference titles and has had 330 student-athletes earn All-American honors.
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