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This position assists the Assistant Athletic Director,
Communications in publicizing American's 16 intercollegiate
athletic teams and writing, editing, and publishing of all external
athletic channels, in print and digital. In addition, the position
will be responsible for managing and executing all communication,
file sharing, and cataloging of imagery and licensable materials
regarding the department's Name Image and Likeness (NIL) policy.
This position directly supervises 12-18 interns and work-study
- Writes and edits external athletic messaging: To provide
accurate and relevant information to the public and the media.
Prepares and provides pre-and postgame information for
approximately half of AU's athletic contests to provide accurate
and relevant information to the public and the media.
- Serves as the primary media relations contact for multiple
sports, as assigned: Makes final decisions on record-book
structure (including layout and design, statistical structure, and
content), feature stories for the AU website. Maintains team web
pages, team video highlights, photos, and all social media
applications for each sport assignment. Drafts press releases.
- Responsible for managing and executing all communication,
file sharing, and cataloging of imagery and licensable
materials: With regard to the department's Name Image and
Likeness (NIL) policy. This will include being the external point
person for the athletics communications office on these matters and
acting as department liaison with all third-party software and
social media entities utilized by the department and
student-athletes. Such duties will require knowledge and compliance
with associated and developing institution and NCAA NIL
- Manages event staff:Compiles statistics at approximately
half of AU's athletic contests to provide accurate and relevant
information to the public and the media.
- Responsible for the supervision and training of all interns
and part-time employees: Maintains general office order and
organization to maintain a smooth-running office and proper
game-day media relations/operations for the Athletic
- Conducts research to create and maintain records.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
- Fairly frequent traveling in-season, including ravel with men's
basketball team to all away-from-home events.
Required Education and Experience
- Full Time, 35 hours/week.
- Coordinator/Analyst B.
- Night and weekend work as required.
Additional Eligibility Qualifications
- Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Public Relations, or a related
- 1-3 years of relevant experience.
- Extensive experience in sports information and game statistics
- Demonstrated knowledge and ability to direct/produce
- Experience with Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere, and all
- Strong experience in social media, video, broadcast, and
- Strong writing and editing skills and publishing
- Hiring offers for this position are contingent on the
successful completion of a background check.
- To ensure the health and safety of our community AU requires
COVID-19 vaccinations for faculty and staff. Click here to learn
more about our health and safety directive .
AU offers a competitive benefits package including a 200% matching
retirement plan, tuition benefits for full-time staff and their
families, several leadership development certificates, and has been
recognized by the American Heart Association as a fit-friendly
worksite.Click here to learn about American University's unique
benefit options .
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