| Assistant Director for Athletics Communications The University of Akron Akron, OH |
The University of Akron is now accepting applications in the Department of Athletics for the position of Assistant Director for Athletics Communications. The University of Akron, a Division I institution located in Akron, Ohio, is a member of the Mid-American Conference, is part of the Football Bowl Subdivision and maintains 18 men’s and women's intercollegiate sports. This is a full-time, 12-month position, which will interact within the department’s external relations operation, which includes marketing and promotions, Zips Digital Network, ticketing and development.
Responsibilities: The successful candidate will report to the Assistant Athletics Director for Communications and be responsible for establishing and maintaining relationships with local, regional and national media to maximize coverage and exposure for Athletics through both traditional and new media sources. Duties include, but are not limited to, extensive copy writing (press releases, media guides and web site), layout and design (media guides, web site and other publications), editing and record keeping, as well as all game day obligations of assigned sports, which include being the primary contact for the highly successful women’s basketball, women’s soccer, and softball programs. The successful candidate will also have responsibilities in maintaining GoZips.com, the department’s official web site.
Qualifications: • A relevant Bachelor's degree and a minimum of (1) one year of full-time experience in sports media relations or a related field required, preferably at the collegiate level • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and attention to detail are required • Position requires working evenings and weekends with potential for heavy travel • Working knowledge of Macintosh computers and InDesign software is strongly preferred, as well as experience with in-game statistics programs (Stat Crew)
For complete details and to apply visit: http://www.uakron.edu/jobs Job ID # 10112
Application deadline: June 18, 2017
The University of Akron is an equal education and employment institution. It is the policy of this institution that there shall be no unlawful discrimination against any individual in employment or in its programs or activities at The University of Akron because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information or status as a veteran. The University is also committed to the principles of affirmative action and acts in accordance with state and federal laws.