The Assistant Media Relations Director will be responsible for serving as the key media relations contact for his/her assigned sports. This team player will coordinate our website and write, compile stats, and edit content with a specific focus on accuracy and timeliness; prepare game notes and press releases to ensure effective coverage and proper NCAA and Conference reporting; maintain and update athletic department web site; respond to and manage media requests, interviews, news conferences and photo sessions; provide event coverage and game-day management functions and work closely with the Sr. Associate AD/Media Relations to effectively promote both programs nationally and have a strong working knowledge of the stat crew software and the ability to work closely as a secondary contact in men’s basketball and primary contact for three additional sports.
To Apply: Submit applications electronically at https://ejobs.umd.edu. Search for position number 117523. For best consideration applications should include (1) cover letter, (2) resume, and (3) names and contact information of at least three references. More information on Maryland Athletics can be found at www.umterps.com.
For Best Consideration: Apply by February 20, 2018
The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.
Bachelor’s degree required in journalism, athletics administration, public relations or similar fields or equivalent education, training, and experience.
Two (2) to three (3) years of athletics media relations experience at the collegiate or professional level.
Working knowledge of social media and digital marketing.
Outstanding proficiency in desktop publishing software, Adobe PhotoShop, Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer on either Macintosh or Windows platforms or both; familiarity with Stat Crew Systems software.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills; Strong research skills.
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment under tight deadlines.
Demonstrated previous experience in working in a NCAA Division I athletic department or a professional sports organization preferred.
Internal Number: 117523
About University of Maryland-College Park
The University of Maryland is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities and is located on a beautiful campus located eight miles north of the nation's capital in College Park, which was recently rated "Best place to Raise Kids in Maryland" by Bloomberg.com. The campus is also near Columbia, Maryland, which was listed as the #2 “Best Place to Live” by Money Magazine. The Athletic Program has won 20 national championships over the last 15 years and is a charter member of the Big Ten Conference. Currently, 78 of the University's academic programs are ranked in their respective Top 25 nationally.