Director of Media Relations

POSITION #: 2860

DEPARTMENT: Intercollegiate Athletics

POSITION SUMMARY: The Director of Media Relations for Athletics is a full-time position that will oversee all media and publicity efforts for 14 NCAA Division I athletic programs.  This position is a Department of Athletics spokesperson and will serve as a media liaison between the athletic department and representatives of print, broadcast and online media. ​

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Develop, plan and implement creative publicity efforts for all sport programs directed toward the media and general public.

Create and edit various department communication materials, publications, press releases and assist with social media.

Create, develop and maintain sport-specific and general department content for the department's official athletic website.

Oversee game day media operations, including the supervision of event staff such as statisticians, announcers, scorer's table personnel and television/radio assistants.

Hire and supervise photographers for events and necessary photo shoots.

In coordination with departmental staff and the media, assist with production of broadcast audio and video features, highlights and live events for radio, television and Internet, as appropriate.

Maintain historical records, statistics, news and video archives for assigned sport programs.​

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor's degree in English, journalism, communications, public relations, sports management or a related field; demonstrated proficiency with personal computing, online publishing and print publishing; a working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and InDesign.  Must be able to work evenings and weekends and some travel is required.  Must also have the ability to work independently with multiple deadline-driven projects, and knowledge of NCAA Division I athletics, rules and regulations.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

​Knowledge of digital photography. Proven track record in writing feature sports articles and editing publishing media guides and related materials.​ Two years or more of working experience in a media relations role on the collegiate and/or professional level.

SALARY: Compensation commensurate with education and experience.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please email resume, transcripts, cover letter, and three reference letters to Ola Adegboye at oadegboy@uno.edu.

DATE POSTED: September 27, 2013

CLOSING DATE: October 11, 2013

 

The University of New Orleans is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women, ethnic minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.