Develops and prepares news releases, feature articles, and publications relating to athletic programs and events; serves as the lead athletic communications representative for assigned sport programs; travels with designated teams on assigned road trips; assists with department’s marketing and promotion initiatives as assigned; and helps maintain the athletics website.
Bachelor's degree in journalism or related field plus at least one year of sports journalism or related experience required. Writing, editing, and organizational experience; knowledge of college athletics; and knowledge of software applicable to the design of publications and marketing materials and website management also required. Student experience will be considered. Frequent travel and evening and weekend work necessary. Must abide by the rules of the NCAA, the Missouri Valley Conference, the Missouri Valley Football Conference, Big 12 Conference (Wrestling only) and the University of Northern Iowa. Experience working in a college athletic department or professional sports organization; experience shooting/editing video; and knowledge of Stat Crew software preferred.
Criminal and other relevant background checks required. UNI actively seeks to enhance diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from persons of color, women, individuals living with disabilities, and protected veterans. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal and/or state law. The University offers an excellent benefits package including a vacation plan, employer sponsored retirement plans, health and dental insurance, and life and disability insurance.
Application materials received by Thursday, July 13, 2017 will be given first consideration. For more information or to apply, visit http://jobs.uni.edu. UNI is a tobacco free campus.
The University of Northern Iowa provides a high quality and diverse educational experience, purposefully guiding students to find and develop their strengths and prepare them for success after college. Building on its historic excellence in teacher education, the university has developed outstanding programs in business, natural sciences, humanities and fine arts, and social and behavioral science...s with advanced degrees available in many programs.One of three state universities, UNI enjoys national recognition for its high educational standards. U.S. News and World Report ranked UNI in the top three among Midwest public universities for the past 17 years.The university’s size -- just more than 12,200 students -- allows it to offer faculty, facilities and academic choices of a large university, while retaining a friendly, small-college atmosphere on a compact, park-like campus.UNI Athletics compete in the Missouri Valley Conference, Missouri Valley Football Conference and Mid-American Conference for Wrestling.For more information, visit www.uni.edu.