Assistant Director for Sports Communication, Digital, & Emerging Media

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Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Title: Assistant Director for Sports Communication, Digital, & Emerging Media
Category: Athletics
Department: Intercollegiate Athletics
Date Posted: 10/05/2017

Position Information: Assist in the publicity and promotion of 17 Division I varsity sports with the Big West Conference. Under the supervision of the Associate Athletics Director for Strategic Communications, incumbent will be responsible for the media coverage of Women's Basketball, Men's Soccer, Women's Soccer, Softball, Men's & Women's Golf, and Men's & Women's Tennis.

Minimum Requirements: Ability to travel nights, weekends and a flexible work schedule.
Advanced analytical and critical thinking skills.
Advanced interpersonal communications skills, including active listening and effective collaboration skills.
Advanced, in-depth knowledge of the location, including its mission, goals, achievements, infrastructure, programs, and policies.
Working knowledge of Statcrew statistical programs, photoshop, indesign, sidearm, Final Cut Pro, Illustrator.
Advanced knowledge of issues in higher education, a specialized academic discipline or field and/or health sciences.
Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, English or related field with emphasis on writing.
Advanced skill in taking initiative to creatively identify and pitch story ideas to senior management and clients.
Advanced research and fact verification skills.
Knowledge of computer applications for publishing, image handling, and/or web production.
Advanced project management, organizational and problem recognition, avoidance and resolution skills.
Skill to maintain absolute confidentiality.
Advanced knowledge of appropriate editorial style and publication guidelines.
Advanced knowledge of the fundamentals of writing, grammar, syntax, style, and punctuation and advanced skills to write clear, lively, engaging, compelling and effective copy in a variety of styles appropriate to target audiences and the broader public.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience working in a Division I collegiate sports information office

Administrative abilities, game management abilities/experience.

Additional Information: In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities'air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.

  • Washington Monthly (August 2016) ranked UC Riverside 12th in the nation in its annual University and College Survey.
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  • Education Trust placed UC Riverside 9th in the nation for closing the graduation gap between black and white students by 1.7 percentage points.

  • In QS World University Rankings 2016/2017, UC Riverside's Department of Philosophy is #1 in the world for the frequency with which published papers are cited by other philosophers.

  • U.S. News and World Report Survey (September 2016) ranked UC Riverside 118th overall; earns "Great Schools, Great Prices."

  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2016) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151 to 200 institutions. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500 universities."

  • U.S. News and World Report's Best Graduate Schools (2016) including:

    • Graduate School of Education - 62nd among ranked schools

    • Bourns College of Engineering - 71st among ranked schools

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview





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Posted: 2/20/2018
Application Due: 4/21/2018
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