Assistant Director of Creative Communications
The Assistant Director of Creative Communications serves as a key member of the external operations team to help develop and execute creative content strategies to further promote Virginia Tech Athletics and its brand. Responsibilities for the Assistant Director of Creative Communications will include serving as the primary contact for assigned sports and managing their respective social media accounts. As the primary contact, creative content (i.e., graphics, motion graphics, videos, photos),in addition to written content (i.e., press releases, feature stories), will be used to uniquely promote Virginia Tech student-athletes and coaches for assigned sports, while engaging recruits, fans and donors. This position will work primarily with baseball and other assigned Olympic sport(s).
Master's degree and/or bachelor's degree with related experience in athletics communications, digital media and/or graphic design at the Division I collegiate level, professional sports or similar setting.
Experience with baseball; soccer and/or similar Olympic sport.
Cutting-edge knowledge of social media, graphic design, video, digital media and written media in athletics.
Demonstrated leadership ability and strong work ethic.
High degree of integrity and commitment to men's and women's athletics and to the values of diversity.
Computer skills using Mac and PC platforms, in addition to Stat Crew and/or Genius experience with baseball and/or soccer are desired.
Proficient in using a variety of programs within the Adobe Creative Suite (i.e., Photoshop, After Effects, Lightroom, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, InDesign).
Knowledge of social media best practices and emerging platforms.
Must be able to meet deadlines and coordinate multiple tasks.
Excellent communication skills and organizational abilities.
Overnight travel, evening and weekend hours required.
The successful candidate will personify the athletics department core values of Integrity, Service, Honor, Excellence, Strong Together.
Experience in a Division I collegiate athletics setting.
Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations as it relates to their job responsibilities.
Experience in generating creative content (i.e., graphics, motion graphics, videos,
photos) and implementing a content strategy to assist recruiting efforts by coaching staffs at the
Division I level.
Commensurate with experience.
May 9, 2021
The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check
About Virginia Tech
Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges , a school of medicine , a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers . A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.
Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.
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Advertised: April 20, 2021
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