Gannon University, a Catholic university and member of the NCAA
Division II and the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference invites
applications for the position of Director, Athletics Media
Relations. The successful candidate will be responsible for 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 pre-game, game-day, and post-competition media, compiling
and posting statistics, video production, and staffing events;
serves as the main social media director for Gannon athletics 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 the use of Microsoft Office, Web
development and maintenance software, Adobe InDesign, Social media
(Twitter, Facebook, etc.), Adobe Photoshop, Final Cut Pro,
Statcrew, and NCAA LiveStats software 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. The 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
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.