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Under the general direction of the Associate Athletic Director for Communications, the assistant director will be responsible for managing, organizing, and distributing information regarding athletics teams, competitions, and special events, with primary responsibilities for volleyball, women’s basketball, baseball, and women’s golf and directing social media information. This position must also have experience hosting Conference/ NCAA championships as the media coordinator.
Other duties include: • Coordinate the dissemination of news, features, statistics, photos, video, and social media for the assigned sports to media outlets and website services on a local, regional, and national level. Compile and update statistics on a weekly basis using Sidearm, file conference and NCAA reports in a timely manner. Serve as the primary media contact and game-day staffer for assigned sports to include oversight of all game day media operations including statistic crews, photographers, video streaming crews, Public Address announcers and work with athletic marketing to coordinate game day promotions. In addition, serve as the content developer for all assigned sport related media to include website, game notes, features, video features, media/recruiting guides, game-day program features. • Develop and coordinate social media campaigns directed at providing updates, bulletins, uploading video and general information on all 18 intercollegiate sports on a daily basis. • Create and maintain working, professional relationships with the office of athletic community relations, creative and video services, ODU Sports Properties, athletic marketing and the Old Dominion Athletic Foundation to communicate information to constituents and coordinate sponsor, marketing related activities during game day activities of assigned sports. • Communicate and meet all required deadlines for assigned sports with Conference USA and the NCAA. • Follow and adhere to all University, Conference and NCAA rules.
Required Qualifications: Master’s degree in journalism, mass communications, sports management, or other related field; bachelor’s degree in related discipline with equivalent experience of master’s degree may be substituted. Driver’s license and insurable driving record. Some related experience in a collegiate athletic or sports environment. Working knowledge of automated scorebooks, Adobe Design editing software and other graphic design related programs. Basic video editing skills with strong computer skills. Ability to communicate in both written and oral forms. Understanding of media deadlines with ability to complete assigned tasks in an efficient and timely manner. Ability to work nights and weekends.
Review Date: Thursday, June 16, 2022
To apply, please visit https://jobs.odu.edu/postings/16341. It is the policy of Old Dominion University to provide equal employment, educational and social opportunities for all persons, without regard to race (or traits historically associated with race including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation or genetic information. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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