Assistant Athletics Director for Media Relations & Communication, Athletics
Northwest Missouri State University
March 27, 2018
Full-time - Experienced
Executive, Executive - Associate Athletics Director
PRIMARY DUTY: Serve as the Assistant Athletics Director for Media Relations and Communication
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 1.Develop and conduct the media relations and communication programs for all intercollegiate athletics at Northwest 2.Write or coordinate writing of athletic news releases and compile statistics at athletic events 3.Develop, manage and execute strategies and update for athletic social media outlets (in coordination with athletic marketing and the University marketing & communications department) 4.Conduct game-day press box management for sports hosted by Northwest; to include home and visiting radio accommodations, video stream and other essential functions of working press box areas 5.Be responsible for production of athletics publications (including gameday programs/roster cards) 6.Serve as the primary contact for the MIAA Digital Network broadcasts for football, volleyball and men’s and women’s basketball. 7.Maintain all historical data on intercollegiate athletics teams and keep an up to date record book for each sport 8.Submit all appropriate information to the NCAA and MIAA for awards, score recording, records, etc. 9.Serve as a key decision maker on administrative team for athletics 10.Conduct appropriate news conference and other media relations activities as needed 11.Provide appropriate information and coordination with the Bearcat Radio Network and the University marketing & communications department 12.Administer athletic website and social media outlets insuring the accuracy and timeliness of posted information 13.Develop and maintain strong relationships with local and regional media outlets 14.Supervises students and graduate assistants assigned to the media relations/communication office 15.Have working knowledge of NCAA Division II and MIAA conference rules and guidelines 16.Work and travel nights, weekends, and holidays as necessary 17.Assist the Director of Athletics with special projects as assigned 18.Perform other duties as assigned
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: -Education: Bachelor’s degree -Certification/License: Driver’s license -Skills: Strong writing, editing, computer, organizational, communication and mentoring skills; basic knowledge of sports information, media relations, photography, and social media; proficient in Adobe Creative Suite programs and experience in Statcrew statistical software
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: -Education: Master’s degree -Experience: Experience in sports information and media relations -Skills: Strong skills in web design and website management, videography, and Adobe Creative Suite programs, as well as superb writing, editing, computer, organizational, communication and mentoring skills. Ability to effectively manage time, knowledge of Nikon camera equipment, webstream production technology and familiarity with Google Analytics.
WORKING CONDITIONS: This position must work and travel nights, weekends, and holidays as necessary. This position must purchase and maintain a cellular device and service that will be used for work functions. This position must be responsible for plan choices, calling areas, service features, terminations clauses, and paying for all charges associated with the cellular device and service.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Supervises students and graduate assistants
TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Ability to lift up to 20 pounds
COMMUNITY: Northwest Missouri State University is located in Maryville, Missouri, a community of 12,000 with a diverse economy, and a strong industrial base. Maryville is located 45 miles north of St. Joseph, Missouri and 90 miles north of Kansas City, Missouri. For more information visit the website at www.maryville.org.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Until position is filled
DATE AVAILABLE: Immediately
TO APPLY: Please fill out a Northwest application online by clicking http://agency.governmentjobs.com/nwmissouri/default.cfm to reach our employment opportunities listing. You will also need to submit a cover letter, resume, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references in order for your application materials to be complete. Please contact the Office of Human Resources at 660-562-1127 or email email@example.com for more information.
About Northwest Missouri State University
Founded in 1905, Northwest is a coeducational, primarily residential four-year university that offers a broad range of undergraduate and selected graduate programs on its Maryville campus as well as its Northwest-Kansas City location and through Northwest Online.
With an enrollment of about 6,500 students, Northwest has met all measures of the state’s performance-based funding initiative during four of the model’s first five years, and U.S. News and World Report has ranked it as the top moderately selective regional university in Missouri during three of the last four years. Safewise ranks the city of Maryville as one of the “Safest College Towns in America,” while BestCollegesOnline.org has named the Northwest campus one of the “50 Most Amazing University Botanical Gardens and Arboretums in the U.S.”
The University boasts a 59 percent graduation rate, which is in the 89th percentile of Northwest's national peer group. In addition, 96 percent of Northwest bachelor’s degree earners and 97 percent of master’s degree earners secure employment or continue their education within six months of graduation, according to the most recent data. Zippia, a career website, recently named North...west the best college in Missouri for getting a job.
Northwest places a high emphasis on profession-based learning to help graduates get a jumpstart on their careers.
Students have opportunities to build their resumes with experiences on campus in nearly every area of study, including the Horace Mann Laboratory School, National Public Radio affiliate KXCV, the R.T. Wright Farm, Mozingo Outdoor Education Recreation Area or Knacktive, a student-driven integrated digital marketing communications agency.
For more information, visit www.nwmissouri.edu.