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Assistant Director of Athletics Media Relations

Gannon University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Start date
Jul 28, 2021

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Technology Administration/Other, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Public Relations & Marketing (Campus), Alumni Affairs, Student Affairs, Athletics
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Employment Type
Full Time
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Gannon University, a vibrant Catholic institution committed to excellence through inclusiveness, and member of the NCAA Division II and PSAC, invites applications for the position of Assistant Director, Athletics Media Relations. The successful candidate will assist the Director of Athletics Media Relations with the planning and implementation of a proactive, comprehensive communications operation for the University's NCAA Division II athletics program. This position informs external and internal entities of newsworthy matters concerning intercollegiate sports at Gannon; conceives, writes, edits, and designs all collateral material required to successfully promote assigned athletic teams; manages pregame, gameday, and post-competition media, compiling and posting statistics, video production, and event staffing; and works to ensure compliance with NCAA, PSAC, and Title IX requirements relative to athletic communications. Weekend time, as well as holiday time commitments and travel are required.

Requirements include a bachelor's degree in a relevant field; a Master's degree is preferred. Prior experience in collegiate or professional sports information is required; experience in media relations or journalism is strongly preferred. Must have a solid understanding of sports and sports statistics; NCAA, PSAC, and Title IX requirements; the ability to organize, prioritize and schedule work assignments; knowledge of editorial and publications processes, systems and procedures; strong written composition and editorial skills; and basic photography and videography skills. Mastery of computer skills in use of Microsoft Office, web development and maintenance software, Adobe Creative Suite, social media (Twitter, Facebook, etc.), video editing software (Adobe Premiere Pro/Final Cut Pro) and statistics software (Stat Crew/NCAA Live Stats) is strongly preferred. A valid driver's license with a good driving history is required. Must be able to support and promote the University's Mission.

Gannon University, located along the shores of Lake Erie in Erie, Pennsylvania, offers ready access to a variety of exciting cultural and seasonal activities and is within a two-hour drive of Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Buffalo. Favorable cost-of-living with low housing costs make Erie an ideal place to live. For more information about the Erie area, visit

Gannon seeks excellence through inclusiveness and invites women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.  Application Procedure: Submit a cover letter, resume, and the names of three references to Review of applications will begin immediately. This position will remain open until filled. For more information about Gannon visit Gannon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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