Sports Information Director

Location
Memphis, TN
Posted
Jun 01, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Founded in 1848, Rhodes College is a highly selective, private, coeducational, residential, undergraduate college. We invite applications for a Sports Information Director who is responsible for all aspects of media and sports information relating to the college's twenty-four intercollegiate sports. Serve as the primary information resource for all media relations efforts. Collaborate with the Rhodes Executive Director of Communications to establish consistent and efficient processes for developing and distributing content that promotes Rhodes athletics and the college's student-athletes. The Sports Information Director builds relationships with all appropriate reporters in an effort to promote coverage of Rhodes athletic teams and student-athletes. Prepares media releases to communicate with internal and external constituents about the college's athletics program and teams. Oversee production of media guides, publications and game-day materials for all sports. Hires, trains and schedules student employees to oversee the various game management functions required for each sporting event, such as public address announcer, music, scoreboard, livestats, live streaming video, and other functions. Oversee maintenance of all aspects of the athletics website and social media efforts that promote Rhodes athletics. Maintains intercollegiate contests' statistics; completes and sends files to the Southern Athletic Association, NCAA and pertinent media outlets. Submits nominations for conference, regional and national athletic awards. Provides research and support for the Athletic Hall of Fame process. The responsibilities of this position will require evening and weekend commitments.Bachelor's degree required: preferably with major course work in sports information, communications, journalism, public relations, or a related field. Must have two years of increasingly responsible experience in sports information or sports journalism, including extensive experience in athletic website maintenance. Must communicate effectively with all types of people, and establish and maintain a strong working relationship with students, parents, alumni, faculty, staff and other college personnel. Must have the ability to work responsibly with minimal supervision. Ability to relate well to the public is a must. Proficiency with Microsoft Office required.

Please visit jobs.rhodes.edu to apply online. A complete application includes a cover letter, a resume, the names of three references and a writing sample. Rhodes offers an excellent benefits package and a great working environment.

We are an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity as one of its core values (http://www.rhodes.edu/collegehandbook/10309.asp).

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workforce.

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