Using a multi-disciplined approach, this position coordinates and disseminates information about FIU Athletics programs, and communicates information to media and other groups such as alumni, letter winners, faculty, students, prospective students and fans. This position establishes relationships with local and national media in an effort to generate positive publicity for FIU.
•This position's primary responsibility is to serve as the primary media relations contact for multiple FIU athletic programs, serving as liaison between the athletic department and media, general public and university community. This individual is responsible for developing and executing a publicity and social media strategy for their assigned sport(s). They must collaborate closely with local, regional and national media outlets as well as FIU's internal channels to pitch and execute story ideas promoting teams and individual student-athletes and staff members.
•Focus will be primarily on the FIU's tradition-rich women's swimming and diving program and men's soccer program.
•Ensure accurate and up-to-date information on their assigned sport(s) is available daily via Internet (FIUSports.com) and social media platforms for sport(s) as assigned.
•Manage media relations logistics associated with their teams' respective athletic events. For competition events away from home, this individual may travel with the team and execute their responsibilities at the competition site. Thus, this individual must be willing to work/travel on nights and weekends, and should be available to work home football games when the fall sports schedule allows.
•Attending all competition events that feature a live broadcast, this individual will be responsible for the production of a thorough and up-to-date "game notes" package that is used by broadcasters to prep for the event.
•Other duties as assigned, such as assisting colleagues at other sports' competition events when their availability allows (while not currently planned, sport-specific responsibilities may change from year to year).
•Adheres to the strict confidentiality of personal and academic data pertaining to each student-athlete. Responsibility for direct interface with the athletic department's academic support unit and resultant availability of confidential personal and academic data pertaining to each student-athlete.
Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization and two (2) years of appropriate experience.
Previous experience working with an athletic team or program.
Previous experience with a Collegiate Athletic Program.
Internal Number: 524416
About Florida International University
Florida International University is Miami’s public research university, focused on student success. According to U.S. News and World Report, FIU has 42 top-50 rankings in the nation among public universities. FIU is a top U.S. research university (R1), with more than $200 million in annual expenditures. FIU ranks 15th in the nation among public universities for patent production, which drives innovation, and is one of the institutions that helps make Florida the top state for higher education. The Next Horizon fundraising campaign is furthering FIU’s commitment to providing students Worlds Ahead opportunities. Today, FIU has two campuses and multiple centers, and supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA, with more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. The university has awarded more than 330,000 degrees to many leaders in South Florida and beyond. For more information about FIU, visit www.fiu.edu.