The Athletic Department at Lewis University seeks a qualified individual to fill the Director of Athletic Communications position. The Director of Athletic Communications reports to the Athletic Director and is responsible for the writing, editing, publishing and promotion of sports related information on all Lewis University Athletic programs, while maintaining a social media presence on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. The Director of Athletic Communications also works in conjunction with the Lewis University Marketing/Communications office and provides articles for University publications and coordination of major athletic news and events.
Lewis University, sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, is a vigorous and growing institution located 25 miles SW of Chicago. We sponsor 18 intercollegiate varsity sports and compete in the Great Lakes Valley Conference and Midwest Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (men's volleyball). At Lewis University, Students, faculty and staff from all walks of life come together to challenge and support each other.
Responsibilities: •Write, edit, typeset, and publish sports related information including but not limited to: press releases, feature articles, schedule cards, media guides, programs, etc •Upkeep statistics for all teams. •Supervise and delegate work assignments to student support staff/interns. •Answer numerous media requests daily. •Oversee the sports information budget. •Upkeep results for all sports; make post game media calls; arrange interviews and photos of athletes. •Produce the Quarterly Newsletter for the Varsity Club. •Regularly hire photographers and order prints for the photo file; solicit bids from prospective printers. •Staff sports coverage (i.e. through student support staff/interns) for all home events. •Travel and report on men and women’s basketball and NCAA Championship events. •Manage Great Lakes Valley Conference Statistics for one sport and NCAA Division II reporting for one sport. •Make reports to the Great Lakes Valley Conference designee for conference reports. •Schedule and manage press conferences when necessary. •Keep regular contact with various media outlets. •Make Academic All-American nominations. -Prepare a monthly report of activities for the Director of University Relations. •Contribute articles and photos to the Lewis magazine on a quarterly basis.
Minimum Qualifications: A Bachelor’s Degree in English, Journalism, writing or related field with a minimum of two years practical work experience in sports information reporting. Must possess typing and Mac PC proficiency with a high degree of accuracy. Must be familiar with all sports, their rules and NCAA regulations. Must be able to work with flexible work schedules involving evening, weekend and holiday athletic event/sports coverage. Previous supervisory experience.
How to Apply: For a full description and to be considered for this position, please visit http://jobs.lewisu.edu/postings/2769
Lewis University, sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, is an equal opportunity employer, and is committed to diversity. Applicants of a diverse background are highly encouraged to apply, however applications will only be accepted from individuals currently authorized to work on a full-time basis in the United States.
Lewis University is a Division II School located 25 miles SW of Chicago, in Romeoville, IL. Lewis sponsors 18 intercollegiate varsity sports and competes in the Great Lakes Valley Conference and Midwest Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (men's volleyball).