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Assistant Director of Athletics Communications (Men's Basketball and Women's Golf)

University of Mississippi
Mississippi, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 26, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Digital Media, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Public Relations & Marketing (Campus), Student Affairs, Athletics, Editing & Publications Management
Employment Type
Full Time
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Definition of Class

This position develops and executes media plans to generate support for promotion of athletic sports programs. The incumbent manages digital platforms, cultivates and manages media relationships, and develops original story ideas and feature articles.

Examples of Work Performed
  • Manages digital platforms and team information, including bios and statistics.
  • Develops original story ideas and feature articles for a wide range of platforms.
  • Designs and produces a wide range of publications.
  • Distributes and pitches story ideas and messages.
  • Produces multimedia content.
  • Maintains updated content on website and related channels.
  • Collaborates with other athletics units to populate team social media accounts.
  • Organizes photographic needs, and updates physical and digital archives.
  • Reports information to NCAA and SEC entities.
  • Cultivates and manages relationships with local, regional, and national media representatives.
  • Produces game notes, press releases, and other media materials.
  • Prepares network television crews for telecasts of team events.
  • Coordinates home athletics events and organizes and supervises statisticians and workers.
  • Coordinates game day interviews.
  • Participates in presentations, promotions, and other marketing elements.
  • Ensures all assigned tasks are in compliance with department, University, Southeastern Conference, and NCAA rules and regulations.
  • Performs related or similar duties as required or assigned.
Essential Functions

These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring department.
1. Executes and implements communication efforts.
2. Manages digital platforms and team information.
3. Cultivates and manages relationships with media representatives.
4. Develops original story ideas and feature articles.

Minimum Education/Experience

Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, or a related field.
Two (2) years of experience related to the above described duties.
Substitution Statement: Related experience may be substituted for education, on a basis set forth and approved by the Department of Human Resources.

Salary/Wage Information

To learn more about our pay structure and view our salary ranges, click here to visit the Compensation page of our Human Resources website. This link is provided for general pay information. Hourly rate or salary may vary depending on qualifications, experience, and departmental budget. Note: Unclassified positions (faculty, executives, researchers and coaches) do not have established salary ranges.

EEO Statement
The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

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