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Director of Communications, Men's Basketball

Auburn University
Alabama, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 19, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Other Communications, Public Relations & Advertising, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Public Relations & Marketing (Campus), Student Affairs, Athletics
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Details

Requisition Number


Home Org Name

Athletic Media Relations

Division Name

Director Intercollegiate Athletics

Position Title

Director of Communications, Men's Basketball

Job Class Code


Appointment Status


Part-time FTE

Limited Term


Limited Term Length

Job Summary

Auburn Athletics is seeking candidates for the position of Director of Communications, Men’s Basketball. Reporting to the Associate Athletics Director for Communications, this position directs and manages the communication strategy for the Men’s Basketball program, including media relations, public relations and sports information.

Essential Functions

The successful candidate will be responsible for, but not limited to the following:
  • Oversees communication and social media strategy for men’s basketball, working in tandem with the creative staff, as well as coaches and administration.
  • Coordinates outbound messaging to elevate the Auburn Men’s Basketball brand
  • Initiates and maintains appropriate contact with local, regional, and national news media representatives.
  • Oversees the publication and preparation of media guides, programs, press releases, and other materials.
  • Designs, edits, produces, and distributes sports information through media guides, game programs, and other appropriate publications.
  • Provides information for promotion and distribution to the media. Serves as liaison to team and media for interviews and other media opportunities to include maintaining relationships with national media.
  • Coordinates game-day operations to include the issuing of press credentials, preparing game notes, supervising the official stat crew and student assistants, and arranging post-game reports.
  • Maintains records including statistics and historical files.
  • Collaborates with other members of the Auburn Athletics External Engagement team, including marketing, ticketing, War Eagle Productions, Auburn Sports Properties, graphic design and photography.
  • May serve as communications lead for an additional sport
  • Complies with all applicable National Collegiate Athletic Association ( NCAA ) and Southeastern Conference ( SEC ) regulations in the performance of job duties.

Education Level

Bachelor's degree

Field of Study

Management, Business Administration, Journalism or related field

Years of Experience


Area of Experience

Experience in public relations, media relations, and/or communications services

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Education Level

Field of Study

Years of Experience

When a candidate has the required education, but lacks the required experience, they may normally apply additional appropriate education toward the experience requirement, at a rate of one (1) year relevant education per year of required experience.

Area of Experience

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Minimum Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of Southeastern Conference ( SEC ) and National Collegiate Athletic Association ( NCAA ) rules and regulations as it related to media, print and electronic media outlets, and promotional practices.

Minimum Technology Skills

Minimum License and Certifications

None Required.

Desired Qualifications

Salary Grade


Salary Range

$45,100 - $75,100

Job Category

Athletics Support

Working Hours if Non-Traditional

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State position is located:


List any hazardous conditions or physical demands required by this position

Posting Date


Closing Date

EEO Statement

A commitment to an inclusive and diverse campus environment is required. Women, underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER . It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

Special Instructions to Applicants

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Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Other Documentation (2)
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please provide how you first became aware of this opportunity. Your response helps us determine how we can more effectively reach our candidates.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree in Management, Business Administration, Journalism or a related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have 6 years of experience in public relations, media relations, and/or communications services, OR an advanced degree in lieu of some years of experience?
    • Yes
    • No

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