Under the direction of the Assistant AD for Athletics Communications, this position assists with the communication and event coverage efforts for 24 intercollegiate sports including web presence, social media, video production, design elements, and a variety of creative content. The position serves as a member of both the Athletics Communications and External Relations teams.
Essential Job Functions:
•Serve as a member of the department’s athletics communications team; •Direct and produce live, high-definition video streams for athletic events using various programs (primarily Production Truck); •Produce, shoot and edit video content to be shared via CentreColonels.com and across Centre’s several social media platforms, including but not limited to: feature stories, postgame interviews, press conferences and postgame highlight packages; •Help recruit and oversee video production student staff •Work in conjunction with the External Relations team to strategically share marketing material via various platforms; •Assist in the overall communications efforts including website maintenance, graphic design, sport coverage and social media; •Handle media contact/coverage responsibilities for select sports (based on applicant’s experience); •Work as a member of the department’s event management team, helping to host home events and postseason SAA and NCAA Tournaments; •Assist in the department’s awards program, including serving on the Centre Athletes Awards Show committee; •Travel with teams as appropriate; •Conduct activities in accordance with all Centre College, Southern Athletic Association, and NCAA rules and regulations; •Represent Centre College to students, parents, community, alumni, and the general public; •Appreciation of, a sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of many social, economic, cultural, ideological, racial, and ethnic backgrounds; •Contribute to the overall success of the department by performing all other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree required. Some experience with college athletics either as a student-athlete, student employee, or employee is preferred.
Knowledge and Skills
Previous experience with Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro or similar video editing software required. Previous experience with Production Truck or live streaming of athletic events required. Expert communication skills, both written and verbal, are required. Teamwork attitude and a desire to work in a fast-paced, highly successful Division III athletic department a must. Previous experience in a college athletics department a plus. Background with graphic design and social media and previous experience with Adobe Photoshop and InDesign a plus. Additional qualifications include being self-motivated, visionary, positive, energetic, eager to teach, willingness to travel, and the ability to foster a team environment is needed. Working week nights and weekends during home events is required.
Moderate physical activity. Requires handling up to 25 pounds. Standing and or walking for more than four hours per day.