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Athletic Communications Coordinator, PSS4

Rowan University
New Jersey, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Jul 12, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Other Communications, Health & Medicine, Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology & Physical Education, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Public Relations & Marketing (Campus), Student Affairs, Athletics, Editing & Publications Management
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Description :

The Athletic Communications Coordinator will be responsible for assisting in all aspects of the promotion and publicity of Rowan University’s 18 NCAA Division III intercollegiate teams. The individual will assist in the day-to-day operations of the Athletic Communications Office, which includes, but is not limited to, writing of news releases, editing the athletic department website and game operations. This position reports to the Associate Athletic Director for Communications and requires work hours in the evenings and on weekends.

Position Responsibilities :

  • Generate publicity for the athletics program on the local, regional and national levels through press releases, story placement and contact with the media
  • Serve as the primary media contact for several sports and facilitate media requests and arrange interviews for the coaches and student-athletes of those teams
  • Assist with the daily maintenance and editing of the athletic department’s official website, while contributing post-game recaps, news releases and feature stories
  • Manage team information, statistics, records and maintain archives, including photos
  • Cover home games for designated sports, which includes creating digital game programs and coordinating statistics
  • Assist in the creation of graphics for the website and social media
  • Supervise student employees and assist in scheduling personnel to work athletic events
  • Respond to requests from the NCAA and New Jersey Athletic Conference; Nominate and promote teams and student-athletes for athletic and academic awards and honors
  • Collaborate with the Athletic Communications Multimedia Specialist as needed on game broadcasts and social media
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Associate Athletic Director for Communications

Requirements :

  • Graduation from an accredited college with a bachelor’s degree (communications, public relations, journalism preferred)
  • 1 (one) year of professional experience (college athletics, with sports information experience preferred)

Knowledge and Abilities :

  • Must be a team player with excellent communications, writing and interpersonal skills. Must be able to multi-task effectively, prioritize assignments and meet deadlines.
  • Possess a strong understanding of sports and sports statistics
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop) and Microsoft Word and a strong familiarity with Statcrew or NCAA Live Stats software
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