Job Requisition Number: 26999. The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics consists of more than 275 staff members and coaches and sponsors 30 varsity sports programs. These 30 programs include more than 850 student-athletes who participate in the various sports programs annually within the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA). We are currently seeking an Assistant Director, Athletics Communications.
•Providing day-to-day operational support in the Cal Athletics Communications office. •Responsible for specific programs/teams, as assigned. •Produce feature stories on student-athletes for CalBears.com, game programs, and other media. •Write game recaps and other news releases for assigned teams. •Help produce video content featuring on Cal student-athletes. •Support live television broadcasts. •Assist with social media, including Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. •Assist with publication of information guides and game programs. •Staff and provide game day coverage for sports as needed throughout the year. •Maintain and research historical records. •Coordinate and manage media interviews as assigned.•Previous experience in athletic communications/media relations (preferably at the Division I level and in a Power 5 conference). •Strong verbal and written communication skills. •Ability to work in a flexible, fast-paced and dynamic work environment. •Familiarity with appropriate software (Microsoft Word, Adobe Creative Suite, Statcrew). •Understanding of the strategic use of social media related to promoting teams and Intercollegiate Athletics. •Working knowledge of concepts and principles of news, media communications, and media relations. •Previous experience using Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to provide social media coverage for an athletics team. •Must be flexible to travel with assigned teams as required and work non-traditional hours. •Must maintain current knowledge of applicable rules and standards of the Pac-12 Conference, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), as well as other associations and agencies to which the Berkeley campus of the University of California adheres, and, at all times avoid any and all violations of these rules and standards.
Education/Training: •Bachelor’s degree or equivalent of work experience in journalism, communications, or related field
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.