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Posted Job Title
Associate Director of Athletic Communications/Director of Social Media
Job Profile Title
Assistant Coach/Athletic Administration
Job Description Summary
The Athletic Communications office is the most public element of the Universityâ™s Division of Recreation and Intercollegiate Athletics (DRIA) and its 33 varsity programs, and is charged with the goal of positively promoting the Universityâ™s nearly 1,000 student-athletes and more than 200 coaches, staff and athletic administrators.
The Associate Director of Athletic Communications/Director of Social Media will serve as the primary media contact for at least three varsity sports, including at least one ticketed sport. This includes coordinating all media interaction with the programsâ™ athletes and coaches; game-day operations related to statistical and media activities for home events; and travel as appropriate â¦ Oversee and implement a social-media strategy in coordination with the communications staff, the marketing staff, and the video content staff. This includes direct oversight and execution of the main Penn Athletics accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram â¦ Manage elements of social media output for their assigned sport teams, with a heavy focus on creative story-telling opportunities and graphics for team-related accounts for Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, etc. â¦ Help supervise three full-time interns, with direct supervision over one of them, and have direct oversight of the officeâ™s work-study students â¦ Provide support to a responsive web site (supported by SideArm) and updated mobile platforms â¦ Support inter-office departmental needs including, but not limited to, the Penn Sports Network/Ivy League on ESPN, marketing, development, Penn Quakers Sports Properties (JMI), facilities/operations.
A Bachelorâ™s Degree is required, preferably in Communications or journalism; minimum 3 years to 5 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Prior sports information experience preferred. Computer knowledge with desktop publishing and in-game statistics mandatory; strong grasp of AP style necessary for quality control of all publications. Knowledge of NCAA/Ivy League policies and procedures. Position requires frequent travel and willingness to work evenings/weekends/holidays as necessary. Valid driverâ™s license required.
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
Division of Recreation & Intercollegiate Athletics
$36,401.00 - $65,521.00
Affirmative Action Statement Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.
Special Requirements Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
Internal Number: JR00014121
About University of Pennsylvania
Penn has a long and proud tradition of intellectual rigor and pursuit of innovative knowledge, begun by Benjamin Franklin in 1740. That tradition lives today through the creativity, entrepreneurship, and engagement of our faculty, students, and staff. Academic life at Penn is unparalleled, with an undergraduate student body of 10,000 from every U.S. state and around the world. The entering class of 2015 is the most talented and diverse in Penn's history. Consistently ranked among the top 10 universities in the country, Penn welcomes an additional 10,000 students to our top-ranked graduate and professional schools.