The Director of Media Relations (DMR), in conjunction with the Director of Athletic Communications, shall be responsible for the organization and administration of sports information as related to print and electronic media and to the Office of University Relations, as well as providing necessary public relations services to the Department of Athletics. The DMR will provide necessary public relations services for the department.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The DMR will share sport assignments with the Director of Athletic Communications. Primary contact and secondary contacts will be assigned at a later date
Primary contact for Video board operation at all ENMU home football games
The DMR will share sport assignments with the Director of Athletic Communications. Primary contact and secondary contacts will be assigned
Video Scoreboard Operation home football
For the assigned sports:
Coordinate preseason activities, including previews and quick facts
Develop, write, and arrange for printing of news releases, programs, web-based media guides, schedules, pictures, and other pertinent public relations material for the Department and its sport programs, all in a timely manner
Prepare media guides and/or recruiting guides, press releases, advance game information, social media updates
Working with the Compliance Coordinator maintain accurate and up-to-date team rosters
Coordinate press box administration
Compile and distribute statistics and records
Coordinate news conferences, radio and television production (when applicable)
Set all pre-game activities, including, but not limited to set up and checking all equipment, including video (web) streaming set up, and instant replay.
Prepare supplemental athletic publications
Coordinate photography for all athletic events
Coordinate with the Director of Athletics Marketing and Events for event promotions and game sponsorships and conduct these duties in the absence of this director.
Assist in the planning, operations, coordination, promotion and execution of special events such as the annual hall of honors weekend.
Cooperate, collaborate and coordinate with the Director of Athletic Communications and the ENMU Director of Communication Services regarding publications, licensing/branding, promotions and other duties.
Operate as a team member in the athletic department and as an employee of the institution
Compile historical data
Nominate and promote individual student-athletes, coaches, programs and staff members for recognition and awards
Operate and have oversight for social media for the athletic department
Compile, distribute, and report all statistical information for coaches, the LSC, the NCAA and other SID's with colleges and universities which compete with ENMU
In conjunction with respective head coaches, coordinate Greyhound Arena lobby displays
For Department of Athletic Communications:
Coordinate the athletic website, goeasternathletics.com
Assist whenever possible with the DAC game operations
Other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics
Working to maintain and meet NCAA compliance as it relates to job functions.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Job Requirements:
Bachelor's degree in athletics administration, communications or applicable field.
Ability to write and report the news of the athletic department with competency
Ability to communicate, collaborate and work well with a variety of people in a fast-paced and highly demanding environment
Strong problem solving skills
Strong desire to grow professionally
Ability to successfully hire and supervise student workers
Demonstrated skill sets and desire to demonstrate mature professionalism with colleagues, supervisors, subordinates, students, athletes, coaches, boosters and constituents in a professional environment
Preferred Job Requirements:
Master's degree in athletic administration, communications or applicable field
Demonstrated successful experience working in the intercollegiate athletics sports information field
Eastern New Mexico University has an enrollment of 6,000 students and is located in Portales, NM. ENMU is the third largest university in the state and is a member of the NCAA Division II and the Lone Star Conference. ENMU sponsors 16 sport programs with approximately 450 student-athletes.