Abilene Christian Athletics is seeking a highly qualified candidate to fill the position of Athletics Media Relations Assistant. The university is a member of NCAA Division I Southland Conference, sponsoring 17 intercollegiate sports for men and women.
The individual chosen will serve as the media contact for sports as assigned by the Associate Director of Athletics for Media Relations and be responsible for generating feature content for ACUSports.com and its social media sites. This individual additionally will produce record books, game notes and news releases; staff home and selected away events, and other duties as assigned.
Must be a professing Christian and willing to support the Christian mission and purpose while employed by the university
An undergraduate degree in a related field (journalism, communications, etc.)
Previous experience working in a collegiate sports information office as a student assistant, graduate assistant or intern
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Working knowledge of NCAA DI Athletics and rules specific to each intercollegiate sport
Experience and/or a willingness to learn desktop publishing (Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Spark), StatCrew (Football, Baseball, Softball, Tennis) and Genius Sports (Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball)
Comfort in handling play-by-play for live broadcasts, appearing on-and-behind video/digital camera
Proficiency with Mac and PC computers
Experience with video recording and editing (Premiere Pro) is a plus
Applicants are asked to send cover letter and resume, work samples (written, photo, and/or video) and at least three professional references (preferably by email) to:
Chris Macaluso, Assistant Director of Media Relations
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Minorities and women are strongly encouraged to apply.
Internal Number: 492586
About Abilene Christian University
The mission of Abilene Christian University Athletics is “Honor Christ through excellence in academics and athletics,” and the vision is to “Win at the highest level by providing the most Christ-centered student-athlete experience in collegiate athletics.” ACU will begin its sixth year of NCAA Division I affiliation with the 2018-19 school year, and the first five have been filled with amazing accomplishments. ACU has finished in the top half of the Southland Conference Commissioners’ Cup in each of the four previous years in which it was eligible to win the cup, including a best finish of third place in 2015-16. ACU has won five Southland Conference championships in the the last three seasons.
No intercollegiate athletics program in the state of Texas – at any level – can claim as many national championships as ACU, which has won 64 team titles since 1952. Only four colleges and universities – including Stanford, USC and UCLA – have won more NCAA national team championships than the Wildcats. ACU’s internationally recognized track and field program has produced world-record holders, more than 20 Olympians, several hundred all-America performers and two Olympic gold medalists.... In addition, the program was named the Texas Sports Dynasty of the Century by Texas Monthly magazine in November 1999.
Founded in 1906, ACU?is the premier university for the education of Christ-centered global leaders. It offers 77 baccalaureate majors that include more than 135 areas of study, 30 master's degree and three doctoral programs. ACU Dallas, a branch campus in Addison, Texas, is the home of the university’s online graduate and professional programs. ACU enrolls about 5,000 students, generally from 51 states and territories, and 40 nations, and has about 90,000 alumni in more than 100 nations. Its graduates are best-selling authors; winners of the Pulitzer Prize, Olympic medals, and Emmy, Grammy, Telly and Dove awards; and national leaders in education, business, law, science and medicine, journalism, psychology and ministry.
A private, comprehensive university, ACU was founded in 1906 in Abilene, Texas, a friendly city of 120,000 people about 150 miles west of the Dallas/Fort Worth area. As an educational center for a large region, Abilene provides cultural, entertainment and support programs and services normally associated with much larger cities.