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Assistant Director of Athletic Communications (Managing Editor)

University of Connecticut
Storrs Campus

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Search #: 496578
Work type: Full-time
Location: Storrs Campus
Categories: Marketing and Communication


The University of Connecticut is seeking applications for the full-time position of Assistant Director of Athletic Communications.


Responsibilities will include serving as the primary Athletic Communications contact for the four-time national champion men’s basketball team, with the possibility of serving as the primary contact for an additional sport.

The successful candidate will need to possess strong creativity and proficiency in the area of social media management and strong interpersonal skills; regularly interface with the men’s basketball coaching staff, the Director of Creative Content, and the Director of Creative Video Services with the objective of enhancing the program’s presence on digital and social platforms; must be highly organized, detail-oriented, a good communicator and possess the ability to handle numerous assignments in a timely manner with the flexibility to adjust to unscheduled developments involving immediate attention.


  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, sports management, or a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of four years of experience in the media relations field.
  • Outstanding communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Expertise in PhotoShop, InDesign, and/or other Adobe Creative Suite software with proven skill in the area of social media management.
  • Proficient in NCAA Genius.
  • Experience using a content management system tool, preferably the Sidearm tool.
  • A demonstrated working knowledge of the correct application of NCAA regulations.

  • Master’s degree in communications, sports management, graphic design, or a related field.
  • Minimum of two years of experience working in college athletics, with primary oversight of at least one program’s social media platform.
  • Experience in content creation; both videography and photography.
  • Athletic media relations experience as a primary or secondary contact in the NCAA Tournament.
  • Experience with an athletics program that is covered prominently in the local and/or national media.

This is a full-time position. The University offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn, and a highly desirable work environment. Salary will be commensurate with the successful candidate's background and experience.


Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.


Please apply online at, Staff Positions, Search #496578 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references.

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on October 3, 2022.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

Advertised: Sep 26 2022 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Oct 03 2022 Eastern Daylight Time


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The University of Connecticut is a national leader among public research universities, with more than 30,000 students seeking answers to critical questions in classrooms, labs, and the community. A culture of innovation drives this pursuit of knowledge throughout the University’s network of campuses. Connecticut’s commitment to higher education helps UConn attract students who thrive in the most competitive environments, as well as globally renowned faculty members. Our school pride is fueled by a history of success that has made us a standout in Division I athletics. UConn fosters a diverse and vibrant culture that meets the needs and seizes the opportunities of a dynamic global society.

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