You will help publicize the University's 42-sport Division I athletics program through a variety of print, web, social media and multimedia methods to a broad base of constituents. You will oversee media relations and be the point of contact for assigned sports. You will handle media and public relations functions; plan and direct publicity efforts; and design, write and edit sports information guides, game programs, special event publications, and press releases. You will educate coaches and student athletes on effective methods of media interaction. You will plan and implement multimedia, digital, new and social media strategies for promoting your assigned sports. You will recruit, hire, train, schedule and manage student workers and game-day event staff.
NOTE: This is a term position, scheduled to end June 30, 2018.
NOTES: This position is under University review for determination of FLSA status. It is also a term position, scheduled to end June 30, 2018.
The Athletics Department offers a fun, team-oriented work environment. We are committed to providing competitive and recreational athletics to all students as an integral part of their educational process and experience. Harvard offers first-class benefits and provides access to a wide range of educational offerings, including world-class museums, tuition assistance, and professional development opportunities.
All formal offers will be made by FAS Human Resources. We regret that, due to the number of responses we typically receive, we are unable to respond to phone calls or contact personally those applicants not selected for an interview.
We strive to reflect the diversity of the community we serve.
Salary Grade: 056
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Bachelor's degree required. At least three years of work experience in athletic communications/ sports media.
Ideally, your Bachelor's degree will be in communications, sports management, journalism/ audio-visual communications, or related field. Master's degree preferred.
Outstanding organizational, communication, writing and interpersonal skills required. Must be able to handle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment. Must be able to work independently, exercise sound judgment, and use discretion.
Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Adobe CreativeSuite. Knowledge of StatCrew essential. Strong knowledge of emergent social media tools and multimedia technologies.
Ability and willingness to work in extreme weather conditions (heat, rain, cold).
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. T...he University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.