This individual serves as media relations director for designated sports, but will also help with all other sports, as needed, within the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. This includes, but is not limited to: serving as a department spokesperson; working as a liaison between the department and its varsity teams and the media and community; and generating publicity for the teams and the department as a whole; and acting as one of the key individuals in creating the image of a department that is often viewed as the 'front porch' of the University.
Essential Duties, Tasks and Responsibilities • Compilation of individual sport media guides, including the writing, research, design, proofing and layout. • Updating information for official website (BGSUFalcons.com), which includes writing press releases and compiling comprehensive game notes for upcoming events, as well as game recap stories and reviews of weekly events. • Answering phone and email requests from the media, offices or other sports information departments, including those for new stories, feature articles and other publication and broadcast purposes. • Maintaining team statistical data, filing NCAA forms, filing conference forms and completing award nomination forms for the student athletes. • Event duties for home games as press box host. Assist with setup, statistical data and relaying information to media. • Miscellaneous: filing, maintaining computer files, responding to special requests from coaches and other department personnel, etc. • Team travel as BGSU's media liaison for selected sports.
To Apply For a complete job description & instructions on how to apply for this position visit https://bgsu.hiretouch.com/ or contact the Office of Human Resources at (419) 372-8421.
Bachelor's Degree required. Preferably in journalism, communications, sports management or related field. Also required one to two years of writing or communications experience in an athletic communications, sports information or media relations environment. Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and comply with the university’s vehicle use policy.
Additional Salary Information: Full-time administrative staff position. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Full benefits package available.