Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
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Our Department of Intercollegiate Athletics has an outstanding opportunity for an Assistant Director of Athletic Communications.This individual will provide leadership and management of the daily media relations, branding, and publicity efforts for the 22 Intercollegiate Athletics sports programs. This position requires independent decision-making in a crisis and other deadline- related situations. Responsible for managing multiple projects and situations, searching for unique, new and innovative approaches to achieve department objectives, and maintaining positive, productive working relationships with coaches, staff, and all other constituents.
This position is a University spokesperson for assigned athletic sport programs and events and will serve as a media liaison between the athletic department and representatives of print, broadcast and online media.
Develop, plan and implement creative publicity efforts for assigned sport programs directed toward the media and general public. Create and edit various department communication materials, publications, press releases and other items. Create, develop and maintain sport-specific and general department content for the department's official athletic website. Manage, create and strategize content for department's social media properties.
Responsible for managing the brand and perception of the University and its athletics programs through interaction with the media and general public. Support a diverse variety of functions in support of assigned and other sport programs as well as administrative units. Serve as a representative of the University to a variety of outside constituencies.
In coordination with departmental staff and the media, assist with production of broadcast audio and video features, highlights and live events for radio, television and Internet, as appropriate. Work with the Pac-12 Network to facilitate television and on-line broadcasts of events.
Determine appropriate and timely responses to outside inquiries from the media and general public, particularly in deadline situations. Determine priorities, content, and finished product within deadlines for publishing various print and web projects. Maintain historical records, statistics, news, and video archives for assigned sport programs.
Oversee game day media operations including the supervision of event staff such as statisticians, announcers, scorer's table personnel and television/radio assistants. Hire and supervise photographers for events and necessary photo shoots. Interview, assist in the selection of job candidates, and direct the work of student employees and event-related staff and volunteers. Train and mentor student employees and volunteers.
Compliance with the rules and regulations of the University, the NCAA, the Pac-12 Conference, the State of Washington and any other governing body is of paramount importance to the University. The overall responsibility of this position is for the successful operation of the program in full compliance with all such rules and regulations. As a condition of employment, the Employee shall be required to participate in rules education programs offered by the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics.
Bachelor's degree required, preferably in English, journalism, communications or a related field, and at least two years of related experience in the sports field. Demonstrated proficiency with personal computing and online publishing. Ability to work independently with multiple deadline-driven projects. Must be able to work evenings and weekends and some travel is required.
Knowledge of college athletics, successful experience with publicity support and relationships with media strongly preferred.
Condition of Employment:
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check
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