Assistant Athletic Director of Athletic Communication
August 16, 2018
Manage all aspects of the media relations and sports information for the Athletic Department’s 16 varsity sports while promoting the department in accordance with university, departmental, conference, and NCAA policies. This position will serve as the primary contact for select sports. Duties include but are not limited to: management of the athletic department’s official website (www.RadfordAthletics.com), writing game notes and recaps, news releases and feature stories. Cultivating and maintaining positive relationships with media members. Editing and assisting in the design of media guides. Oversee the day-to-day operations of the communications office. Supervises Assistant Directors and student workers. Responsible for the supervision of two or more sports as assigned by the Director of Athletics. Perform other duties as assigned.
Advanced degree in communications, journalism or related field or equivalent education, training and experience. Demonstrated writing skills. Professional experience in sports writing, sports copy editing, proofreading or desktop publishing or demonstrated experience in a university sports information office or similar setting. Accuracy in writing, editing, and proofreading. Experience with in-game statistical software (stat crew). Proficient in the use of MS Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop, InDesign, and QuarkXPress or other desktop publishing programs. Ability to work with minimal supervision and with interruptions while meeting the demands of multiple priorities and deadlines. Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work effectively with internal and external constituents.
Experience in a university sports information office. Experience working with website editing programs. Experience using social media and video in promoting athletics.
Work Location: Radford
Posting Number: AP00053P
Position Number: FA1480
Department: Athletics Administration-46004
Application Review Date: 09/03/2018
Internal Number: 6460
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