Athletics Sports Information Specialist 497242

Aug 14, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Athletics Sports Information Specialist 497242

Position Type: Staff

Position Number: 497242

Department: Media Relations

Job Summary/Basic Function:
Job Summary:
The Athletics Sports Information Specialist assists the Assistant Athletics Director for Media Relations in managing all aspects of the Athletics Media Relations Department.

Examples of work performed:
1. Assist in all publicity efforts of the department; brochures for all sports, press kits, press releases and specialty brochures as needed.

2. Assist in the supervision of game statistical and press coverage as assigned.

3. Assist as a media contact for the athletics department. Interacts on a regular basis with the local electronic and print media.

4. Works cooperatively with Southland Conference Communications Office.

5. Perform any additional duties as requested by the Assistant Athletics Director for Media Relations.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree required.

Basic computer layout and design knowledge in desktop software required.

Ability to maintain accurate statistical records regarding individual and team records for all sports programs required.

Proven writing ability along with possessing effective interpersonal communication skills required.

Knowledge of NCAA rules required
Able to tolerate flexible work hours - weekends and nights.

Strict adherence to established NCAA, Southland Conference, Lamar University and Texas State University System rules and regulations. A violation of these rules and regulations can lead to disciplinary action including termination.

Reports directly to the Assistant Athletics Director for Media Relations

Preferred Qualifications:
Preferred Qualifications:
Master’s degree preferred.

1 - 2 years in a University Media Relations Office or related area preferred.

Working knowledge of volleyball statistical operations preferred.

Lamar University is proud to provide employment preference to veteran applicants in accordance with Texas SB 805, Section 657.003.

Security Sensitive Statement:
This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

Salary: Commensurate

Work Hours:

Posting Date: 08/11/2017

Close Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

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Lamar University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Lamar University not to discriminate on the basis of non-relevant criteria including, but not limited to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status in its educational programs, activities, admissions or employment practices.