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 www.eriepa.com.
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 https://gannon.peopleadmin.com/postings/6315
Review of applications will begin immediately. This position will
remain open until filled. For more information about Gannon visit
www.gannon.edu. Gannon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.