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Sports Information Director / Asst. Dir of Public Relations

Employer
Jarvis Christian University
Location
Hawkins, Texas
Salary
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Date posted
Oct 6, 2023

Job Details

POSITION TITLE: Sports Information Director

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year University or university is required; a Master’s Degree is preferred.
  • At least 3 years of experience in athletic/sports communications, strategic communications (internal, external, public relations, web publishing, graphic design, and social media) and administrative support at the collegiate level.
  • Previous NAIA/NCAA statistical reporting and communication work required.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Acrobat, InDesign, Effects, and Premiere), DakStat Software, and Content Management Systems.
  • High level of organizational and strong communication skills required.
  • Proficient with various social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Event Brite), journalism, graphic design, news and feature writing, video editing, and photography.
  • Position requires long hours and may require exposure to adverse weather conditions, frequently involves night and weekend hours.
  • Attach up to 5 work samples (writing and graphic design) and a list of references to your application

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Plans and coordinates preparation and distribution of all athletic publications, including, but not limited to, game programs, media guides, weekly releases, game re-caps, and human interest stories.
  • Maintains the athletic department website.
  • Creates, develops, and produces all video content for the web including; digital media guides, pre-season outlooks, play of the games, game recaps, and film shorts.
  • Prepares, maintains, and distributes all necessary statistics, rosters, and results.
  • Submits all NCAA & Conference mandates schedules, rosters, statistics, as well as, weekly nomination for various conference, regional, and national awards.
  • Responds to information and interview requests from news media, conference offices, NCAA, and other sports information officers.  Provide accurate and complete information in a timely manner.
  • Staffs all athletic contests with necessary sports information personnel.
  • Oversight of all department social media outlets—facebook, twitter, etc.
  • Coordinates and oversees all audio and video streaming for events.
  • Master of Ceremonies at various events.
  • General responsibility for athlete recognition and awards.
  • Nomination of student-athletes for post-season awards including, all-america, academic all-america, all-conference, and other regional awards.
  • Liaison with campus marketing and communication offices.
  • Updates and maintains Event Management Manual for Department.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics.  
  • Coordinate, maintain, and publish monthly comprehensive schedules outlining all athletic events.
  • Report stats, drat articles, and maintain the athletic website.
  • Assist with drafting, designing, publishing and distributing marketing materials (print, digital and broadcast) and style guides.
  • Assist the public relations office as needed
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALITIES AND CHARACTERISTICS

  • Must work well under pressure and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Should be entrepreneurial and can complete tasks with little to no supervision.
  • Must be proficient with AP Style Guide and internal style guides.
  • Demonstrates
  • Trustworthiness
  • Confidence
  • Enthusiasm
  • Initiative
  • Flexibility
  • Sound work ethics
  • A commitment to excellence and producing quality work

 

Company

Located in beautiful Hawkins, Texas, Jarvis Christian University, private, co-ed Historically Black Liberal Arts, four-year institution with a rich history and high standards of educational excellence. Founded in 1912, we are affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)., The mission of the university is to prepare a diverse population of lifelong learners intellectually, socially, spiritually, and personally through providing interactive services and using varied modalities of instructional delivery. Jarvis Christian is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and, this year, is celebrating 110 years of educating students. Jarvis Christian offers programs in Criminal Justice, Business Management, Religion, Data Analytics and Cybersecurity and attracts a diverse student body from 22 states and cover 60 nations.

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