Marquette University is seeking qualified and interested candidates for the position of Assistant Director, Athletic Communications, assisting primarily with the media relations and communications functions for the sports of women’s basketball, men’s soccer, women’s lacrosse and cross country (men’s and women’s).
Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 1. Primary media and sports information contact for women’s basketball, men’s soccer, women’s lacrosse and cross country 2. Play a lead role in the Athletics Department’s social media and content production efforts 3. Promote the University through Athletics 4. Act as liaison between the assigned sports and all media outlets. 5. Preparation and dissemination of news releases and statistical information 6. Arrange content gathering for athletic events, including but not limited to photo, video and social 7. Update Athletics Department website 8. Assist with the communications tasks associated with the nationally recognized men’s basketball program 9. Develop and submit nominations for athletics awards 10. Manage and train student assistants 11. Direct smooth and efficient game-day operations for assigned sports 12. Perform other duties and responsibilities as required, assigned, or requested.
• Bachelor’s degree required preferably in journalism, communications or related field • Minimum of 3-5 years athletic communications experience. • Extensive proficiency in content production and desktop publishing including • Adobe Creative Suite and QuarkXPress. • Outstanding editing, writing and verbal skills. • Some experience in video production and graphic design. • Working knowledge of NCAA approved statistical procedures and programs (NCAA LiveStats and StatCrew) for assigned sports.
• Season travel from August to April with in-season sports.
• Sidearm (website editing system) • QuarkExpress (desktop editing) • StatCrew (in-game statistical software) • Photoshop and video editing software
About Marquette University
Marquette University, which includes undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools, is a Catholic, Jesuit institution in an urban setting. It enrolls approximately 12,000 students in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. There are 1,600 faculty and staff members. Our athletics department mission is to strive for excellence in academics, athletics, leadership, and service to others in the Jesuit tradition, while embracing equity in opportunity, good sportsmanship, and ethical conduct. In keeping with this mission, the purpose of intercollegiate athletics is to provide a quality program which will challenge and develop the physical, mental and personal abilities of student-athletes; encourage them to complete their college degrees; foster the elements of integrity, sportsmanship and fair play; promote physical fitness, sports participation and athletics excellence; provide scholarships for a selected number of young people to secure a college education; engender school spirit among students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends; enhance the name of Marquette University; provide entertainment to spectators; and generate revenues to help defray the costs of the athle...tics program. This is to be done within the stated policies of Marquette University, Big East Conference and the NCAA.