The Public Relations Specialist, Athletics for the Department of Athletics & Recreations provides all athletic and recreation activities for students, staff, faculty, and alumni on the Rutgers University-Newark. The position provides all public relations, sports information, activities, marketing, and fundraising information, and the duties include but are not limited to: -Serves as primary liaison to the media, creating timely dissemination of information, including news releases, event results, statistics, etc.;
-Services all media requests for information on varsity teams and department-sponsored events;
-Updates, maintains, and improves historical records and statistics for the department and its varsity teams;
-Designs and produces departmental printed materials, including media guides, prospectus, recruiting materials, brochures, newsletters, etc.;
-In concert with the Facilities Director, manages and oversees game day operations for home intercollegiate contests;
-Creates and distributes programs and/or rosters for home events. Serves as public address announcer for selected events;
-Assists in the planning, coordination, and presentation of the annual student-athlete awards ceremony;
-Serves as tournament manager for selected in-season and post-season events;
-Plans, develops, coordinates, and implements strategies to enhance marketing and promotion of varsity teams, athletics, and special events;
-Represents the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics in official functions as required by the Director
For more information on Rutgers University-Newark's Athletic Department; please visit: https://rutgersnewarkathletics.com/
Minimum Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in journalism, public relations, sports management or related field and a minimum three to five years of experience as Director or Assistant Director of Sports Information at college level.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to work independently, as well as with staff and students.
Excellent writing and interpersonal skills; extensive computer experience is necessary. Knowledge of NCAA statistical data and reporting system.
Knowledge of and experience in management of athletic web page (SideArm, Presto Sports, or IMG)
Knowledge of social media platforms: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.
Computer graphics and photography skills
Master’s Degree in journalism, public relations, or sports management.
5 years of experience as Director or Assistant Director of Sports Information at college level.
Microsoft Windows Suite; Adobe; SideArm, Presto Sports, IMG
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Must be able to work under sometimes challenging physical conditions and to lift heavy items up to 50 lbs, per OSHA standards
Posting Number: 18ST3747
Location: Rutgers University-Newark
Internal Number: 79884
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.