Sports Information Director

Location
75765, Hawkins
Salary
based on experience
Posted
May 04, 2021
Administrative Jobs
Academic Affairs, Publishing & Presses
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

POSITION TITLE: Sports Information Director

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year college or university is required; a Master’s Degree is preferred.
  • At least 3 years of experience in athletic/sports communications, strategic communications (internal, external, public relations, web publishing, graphic design, and social media) and administrative support at the collegiate level.
  • Previous NAIA/NCAA statistical reporting and communication work required.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Acrobat, InDesign, Effects, and Premiere), DakStat Software, and Content Management Systems.
  • High level of organizational and strong communication skills required.
  • Proficient with various social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Event Brite), journalism, graphic design, news and feature writing, video editing, and photography.
  • Position requires long hours and may require exposure to adverse weather conditions, frequently involves night and weekend hours.
  • Attach up to 5 work samples (writing and graphic design) and a list of references to your application

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Plans and coordinates preparation and distribution of all athletic publications, including, but not limited to, game programs, media guides, weekly releases, game re-caps, and human interest stories.
  • Maintains the athletic department website.
  • Creates, develops, and produces all video content for the web including; digital media guides, pre-season outlooks, play of the games, game recaps, and film shorts.
  • Prepares, maintains, and distributes all necessary statistics, rosters, and results.
  • Submits all NCAA & Conference mandates schedules, rosters, statistics, as well as, weekly nomination for various conference, regional, and national awards.
  • Responds to information and interview requests from news media, conference offices, NCAA, and other sports information officers.  Provide accurate and complete information in a timely manner.
  • Staffs all athletic contests with necessary sports information personnel.
  • Oversight of all department social media outlets—facebook, twitter, etc.
  • Coordinates and oversees all audio and video streaming for events.
  • Master of Ceremonies at various events.
  • General responsibility for athlete recognition and awards.
  • Nomination of student-athletes for post-season awards including, all-america, academic all-america, all-conference, and other regional awards.
  • Liaison with campus marketing and communication offices.
  • Updates and maintains Event Management Manual for Department.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics.  
  • Coordinate, maintain, and publish monthly comprehensive schedules outlining all athletic events.
  • Report stats, drat articles, and maintain the athletic website.
  • Assist with drafting, designing, publishing and distributing marketing materials (print, digital and broadcast) and style guides.
  • Assist the public relations office as needed
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALITIES AND CHARACTERISTICS

  • Must work well under pressure and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Should be entrepreneurial and can complete tasks with little to no supervision.
  • Must be proficient with AP Style Guide and internal style guides.
  • Demonstrates
    • Trustworthiness
    • Confidence
    • Enthusiasm
    • Initiative
    • Flexibility
    • Sound work ethics
    • A commitment to excellence and producing quality work

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