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Associate Director, Athletics - Media Relations

Jacksonville State University
Jacksonville (Main Campus)

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Institutional & Business Affairs, Athletics
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job no: 496974
Work type: Full Time
Location: Jacksonville (Main Campus)
Categories: Staff


Media Relations

Requested Start Date:

June 17, 2024

Normal Work Schedule:

Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., some evenings and weekends may be required

Job Summary:

The Associate Athletic Director, Media Relations is the primary media liaison for JSU Athletics, directing all sports information and media relations services for every University athletic team. Prepares Game Day statistics, historical records, press conferences, etc. Oversees the day-to-day operation of sports information/media relations and broadcasting of intercollegiate athletics. Generates print, television, radio and electronic sports media to local, regional, and national outlets. Oversees media relations and broadcasting staff members.

Employment in this position is contingent upon compliance with the rules and regulations of the University, the NCAA and Conference affiliation.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plans and directs the athletic media relations program.
  • Develops and fosters positive relations with local, regional and national media representatives.
  • Researches, writes and disseminates sports news, press releases, feature stories, and game highlights using digital media.
  • Arranges and coordinates interviews and news conferences.
  • Serves as official source for statistics and general information on student athletes and teams.
  • Compiles and records weekly sports statistics, which are given to the Conference and NCAA.
  • Develops and maintains accurate historical records of individual and team accomplishments.
  • Maintains student athlete profiles and promotes their accomplishments.
  • Communicates with various media outlets and regional and national athletic conferences.
  • Coordinates and produces media guides, team schedule posters, game programs and related athletic publications.
  • Updates, reviews, and otherwise designs and maintains the athletics program website and social media outlets.
  • Conducts and distributes weekly video interviews with coaches and student-athletes. Films and edits competition highlights for same purpose.
  • Contacts alumni and other vendors frequently for the purpose of advertising in game programs, sports calendars, etc.
  • Refers to CSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America) manual.
  • Travels to all away athletic contests.
  • Liaison between athletic department and broadcast entities for televised athletic contests.
  • Supervises subordinates including interns and student workers.
  • Complies with rules and regulations of the NCAA.
  • Sets up press box and media facilities for media use on game days.
  • Produces change pages and roster cards.
  • Performs related duties as required.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, or related field,
  • At least five (5) years’ experience in athletics administration required, preferably in an NCAA Division I level athletics program, and
  • Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations governing compliance, recruitment, student-athlete eligibility and related functions

Required Documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Unofficial Transcripts (official required upon hire)
  • Employee Benefits:

    JSU strives to provide great quality of life to our employees through an attractive, competitive benefits package for our full-time faculty and staff. These benefits enhance your salary as a JSU employee and are part of your total compensation package. Benefits include:

  • Retirement Plans
  • Alabama Teacher’s Retirement System (TRS)
  • RSA-1 Deferred Compensation
  • 403-B Retirement Annuity (TIAA)
  • Health Insurance
  • Medical (PEEHIP)
  • Optional plans: vision, dental, flexible spending plan, dependent care, cancer, and hospital indemnity
  • Long-term disability and life insurance
  • Tuition assistance
  • Paid and unpaid leave
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Prescription assistance
  • For additional information regarding benefits, please visit our website.

    Clery Notice: In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, the Jacksonville State University Police provide information on crimes statistics, crime prevention, law enforcement, crime reporting, and other related issues for the past three calendar years. The JSU Annual Campus Security and Fire Report is available online at:

    Equal Employment Opportunity: JSU is an Equal Employment, Equal Opportunity, and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    Advertised: May 17 2024 Central Daylight Time
    Applications close:


    Jacksonville State University offers an ideal environment for scholars of all ethnic backgrounds who want to live and work in a friendly, small-town surrounding where academic excellence is appreciated and encouraged. The main campus is located in one of the most beautiful areas of Alabama midway between Birmingham and Atlanta. A blend of modern and old, Jacksonville is a charming Southern village that is rich in history, dotted with nationally registered antebellum homes, and other historic sites nestled in the foothills of the beautiful Appalachian mountains.

    Founded in 1883 and located in northeast Alabama, Jacksonville State University is home to more than 9,600 students representing 63 countries. As a learning-centered university, it strives to challenge students academically in a responsive environment, meeting their educational, career and personal goals. As an academic institution, it seeks to produce broadly educated graduates prepared for global engagement. As a public, comprehensive university, it promotes excellence in scholarly and service activities consistent with its academic and professional strengths. For a complete list of Goals, Core Values and Strategies to fulfill this Mission, go to the JSU Strategic Plan home page.

    Academically Jax State offers bachelor's, master's, post-baccalaureate, doctoral and advanced certificate programs. There are 96 undergraduate programs, 8 undergraduate micro credential and certificate programs, 64 master's programs, five doctoral programs, seven educational specialist programs, and 11 graduate certificate programs/micro credentials.  More than 40 online programs are offered. The University features seven colleges on its 459-acre campus - Arts and Humanities; Business and Industry; Education and Professional Studies; Health Professions and Wellness; Social and Behavioral Sciences; Science and Mathematics and Library. Most academic programs have discipline-specific accreditations, a reflection of their quality and JSU’s commitment to excellence.

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