Assistant Sports Information Director

Job description

Job location: College at Wise (Wise, VA)

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-06-04
Req: R0025232
Public Relations Professional 1 employees engage in the strategic communication process that builds mutually beneficial relationships between University organizations and the public. They promote a positive image of the University by providing information about the institution to students, staff and faculty, and the public. Duties may involve handling routine communications functions, such as updating websites, disseminating newsletters, and maintaining a social media presence, as well as writing press releases, managing media relations, and organizing promotional campaigns. Public Relations Professional 1 employees work independently and manage important relationships in alignment with the organization's public relations strategy.

The University of Virginia's College at Wise invites applications for an Assistant Sports Information Director. This is a full-time position that will assist the Sports Information Director with the day-to-day operations of the department; prepare press releases and articles; assist with maintaining the department website; and travel with various teams to cover sporting events.

A bachelor's degree in communications, public relations, or a related field is required, as well as an understanding of sports information/media relations. Candidates must have excellent communication skills and have the ability to write press releases.

To apply, please visit and complete the online application process, attaching a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references. UVA Wise is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Employee fulfills duties as a "responsible employee" under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. A Responsible employee includes any employee: who has the authority to take action to redress sexual violence; who has been given the duty of reporting incidents of sexual violence or any other misconduct by students to the Title IX Coordinator or other appropriate school designee; or whom a student could reasonably believe has this authority or duty.

UVA Wise is committed to helping the campus community provide for their own safety and security. The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report containing information on campus security and personal safety, including alerts, fire safety, crime prevention tips, and crime statistics is available at A copy is available upon request by calling 276-328-0190 or 276-376-3451.

Position Compensation Range: $13.22 - $13.75 Hourly


Education: Bachelor's degree in English or Communications

Experience: At least one year of experience

Licensure: None


This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings, and programs.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.




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Posted: 6/6/2021
Application Due: 9/4/2021
Work Type: Full Time