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Assistant Director of Athletics Creative Media & Communications

Gannon University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Mar 24, 2023
Gannon University, a vibrant Catholic institution committed to excellence through inclusiveness and a member of the NCAA Division II and PSAC, invites applications for the position of Director of Athletics Creative Media & Communications. The successful candidate will be a vital member of our media relations team, consisting of 3 full-time professionals.

Qualified candidates should have versatile technical, creative, digital, and communications skills. They will assist in promoting our 22 NCAA Division II athletic programs, creating creative content, website management, and game-day media relations operations. This position will report to and assist the Assistant Athletic Director for Athletics Media Relations with the planning and implementation of video production; creative new media content; conceives, writes, edit, and designs collateral material required to promote assigned athletic teams successfully; manages pregame, gameday, and post-competition media, compiling and posting statistics, and event staffing; and works to ensure compliance with NCAA, PSAC, and Title IX requirements relative to athletic communications. Weekend time, holiday time commitments, and travel are required. Must be able to support and promote the University's Mission.

Essential Functions:

1. Have a strong working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, InDesign, etc., to design graphics and creative content.
2. Assists in managing department social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube), including graphics and video content production.
3. Produces gameday programs and other creative printed promotional materials as required.
4. Have streaming and broadcast operations experience. i.e., Blue Frame/Production Truck/Scorebot.5. Maintains and updates the Intercollegiate Athletics Website (
6. Serves as the primary contact for a selected number of Gannon intercollegiate athletic programs each season.
7. Fulfills requests from members of the local and national sports media.
8. Compiles, updates, and maintains team statistics for selected sports.
9. Works closely with athletic personnel to run in-game management at all home events.
10. Reports statistics, results, etc., to Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC), NCAA, and other entities.
11. Knows, understands, and complies with NCAA rules and regulations.
12. Performs other duties as assigned within the scope, responsibility, and job requirements.

Education: A Bachelor's degree in a relevant field is required; a Master's degree is preferred.

Experience: Prior experience in developing creative content, video and broadcast production, and collegiate or professional sports information is required; experience in media relations or journalism is preferred.

Skills: Must have a demonstrated creative content experience, video and broadcast productions, or photography; Knowledge of sports and sports statistics; NCAA, PSAC, and Title IX requirements; Mastery of computer skills in the 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.the ability to organize, prioritize and schedule work assignments; knowledge of editorial and publications processes, systems, and procedures; strong written composition and editorial skills.

Licenses and Certificates: A valid driver's license that is in good standing is required.
University Mission: Must be able to support and promote the University's Mission.

We offer flexible work hours and a generous benefits package for full-time employees.
  • Retirement Plan (403b) with 7.5% company match after one year of service
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
  • Paid vacation time plus 15 paid holidays
  • Wellness programs
  • Tuition benefit for yourself and eligible dependents

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

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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