Assistant Director of Athletic Communications
Open Date: 04/30/2018
Date Initial Screening Begins:
Minimum Education/Experience: Bachelor's degree in communications, journalism, sport management or public relations and excellent writing and verbal communication skills are required. At least three years of experience in a collegiate athletics media relations or sports information office is required, including at least one year at one of following levels: graduate assistant, internship or full-time. Demonstrated experience with "new media", to include World Wide Web, digital audio, digital video, digital photography, etc. Knowledge of sports statistical analysis and publication design/production, and proficiency in related software programs such as Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe InDesign, PhotoShop and sports statistical (StatCrew) software are imperative. Qualifying degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions and conferred by the time of hire.
Special Instructions to Applicant: Candidates must also submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae/resume, and a list of three references, including contact information, online. Original transcript required within 30 days of employment. East Carolina University seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. In order to promote the university's diversity goal, the Athletics Department encourages applicants from women, minorities, and historically underrepresented groups.
Job Duties: The primary responsibility of this position is to assist in promoting and publicizing the intercollegiate athletics program at East Carolina University. Responsibilities also include serving as the primary publicist for the women's basketball, women's lacrosse, women's soccer, men's tennis and women's tennis programs, and assisting staff in coverage of all sports and events, as required. Write and edit feature stories and news releases for distribution to local, regional and national media. Research and assemble records, statistics, rosters, etc., for use in media guides, game-day programs and other publications and resource guides. Create, deliver and manage content for www.ecupirates.com, the official website of the ECU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Generate additional feature content, photography and video to promote awareness, engagement and interest via department-affiliated new and social media platforms. Provide strong service-oriented assistance to local, regional and national media outlets (print, radio, television and online) in coverage pertaining to ECU student-athletes, coaches and athletics department staff. Direct publicist efforts include supervision and coordination of all media operations duties for home events and extensive travel opportunities with select teams.