Assistant Athletics Director for Communications/Broadcasting
Kennesaw State University
November 3, 2017
Full-time - Experienced
•Lead, manage and oversee the athletic communications, media and broadcasting units in addition to providing the necessary training and oversight in support of athletics media, communications and broadcasting •Provide direction for the office, personnel decisions, create and maintain the Department’s publications and communication plan; maintain statistical information and photo archives; and budget management for division •Serve as a member of the athletics department administrative leadership team and involved with long and short-term planning for the overall department •Develop and implement a strategic communication and crisis management plan •Develops and updates media communications policy and procedures •Review and revise structure, procedures of the athletic media and communications office as necessary •Sport(s) oversight as well as responsibility to write and disseminate news and feature articles on KSU athletic programs, events, student-athletes and coaches •Responsible for overseeing multiple media and communications facets while ensuring full compliance with all NCAA rules and regulations •Experience with radio, television and internet broadcasting in addition to video operations •Promote and manage the Department’s positive relations and communications with local and national media to increase brand awareness and coordinates coach and student-athlete appearances with media either directly or through subordinates •Oversee all aspects of athletics website •Assist the Director of Athletics, coaches, staff and student-athletes with public relations appearances, crisis control and special projects •Work within the Department of Athletics to assist in promoting ticket sales, special events and promotions, support the implementation of marketing strategies and the Department’s efforts to raise funds and monetary support for athletics •Work with athletics staff to nominate student-athletes for academic and athletic honors, scholarships and awards in conjunction with coaches •Other duties as assigned
Preferred qualifications include: •Master’s degree preferred with three years or more of related experience in athletic communications at the collegiate level.
Required Qualifications/Minimum Education and Work Experience: • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in communication, journalism, sports management or a related field • Must have a comprehensive understanding of athletic media relations and video operations units. • Outstanding writing, communication and interpersonal skills, a strong working knowledge of Stat Crew in-game statistical program; proficient in desktop publishing and website management with accompanying software; proficient with social media; flexibility to travel and work nights and weekends required. • High degree of integrity; demonstration of good judgment and the ability to respond quickly and deal successfully under pressure and in a very open and public environment; must be able to meet deadlines and coordinate multiple tasks; use independent judgment.
Kennesaw State University (KSU), the third-largest university in the University System of Georgia, is a comprehensive university with expanding undergraduate and graduate programs in Kennesaw, Georgia, one of metropolitan Atlanta's burgeoning northwest suburban communities.Founded in 1963, Kennesaw State is located in Cobb County on a beautifully landscaped and pedestrian-friendly campus of 240 ac...res within easy access of Interstate 75 and the northwest quadrant of Georgia. Nearly 35,000 commuter and residential students, including more than 1,700 from 136 countries, pursue their undergraduate and graduate studies at Kennesaw State. The student body is a mix of traditional and nontraditional students with an average age of 26. Approximately 20 percent of students are members of ethnic minorities.Kennesaw State students can choose majors from more than 60 bachelor's and master's degree programs, including undergraduate degrees in education, health, business, the humanities, the arts, science and math. Graduate degree programs are offered in professional concentrations including nursing, business, information systems, conflict management, education and professional writing. KSU has continued to expand its graduate programs by adding a new Doctorate of Education in Leadership for Learning in 2006 - the first doctorate in the university's history. The Kennesaw State Owls compete in the Atlantic Sun Conference in NCAA Division I intercollegiate athletics, enjoying the first full season as a Division I member in 2005-06. KSU has won more than five team championships since joining the NCAA during the 1994-95 school year, with numerous appearances at national championships dating back to KSU's days as a member of the NAIA. KSU won NCAA titles in men's basketball (2004) and women's soccer (2003). The former was the first NCAA basketball crown ever won by a Georgia college or university.