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This is a full-time, 12-month position that reports directly to the Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations. Tarleton State University is located in Stephenville, Texas and currentlytransitioning to NCAA Division I as a member of the Western Athletic Conference (WAC). Tarleton is seeking highly motivated applicants for the position of Athletic Communications Coordinator. This position will be responsible for writing news releases, feature stories and biographical information; in-game statistics; publishing information on the athletic department website; creating graphics, video and messaging for social media posts; editing and designing game programs and other athletics department publications; arranging press conferences, interviews and building relationships with local, regional and national media; compiling and archiving statistics, records, photography and other information and nominating student-athletes, coaches and teams for awards; assisting with productions, administrative duties for home events and other duties as assigned. Ability to travel with select teams will be required. This position will serve as the primary contact for the men’s basketball program and other sports, as assigned.
Minimum qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, journalism, sport management, or related field; minimum two years of previous experience preferably in communications or public relations within a college athletic department or professional sports organization.
Strong communication skills including strong media writing ability and knowledge of AP style; ability to organize, prioritize and schedule work assignments; demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office, Adobe InDesign and Adobe Photoshop and ability to travel with select teams; proficiency with sport statistics programs such as Stat Crew and NCAA LiveStats; proficiency with Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects; experience managing one or more team or departmental social media accounts; graphic design/illustration skills.
Tarleton State University is located in Stephenville, Texas and currently transitioning to NCAA Division I as a member of the Western Athletic Conference (WAC). Tarleton State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer. As a member of The Texas A&M System, Tarleton will provide equal opportunity for employment to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity and will strive to achieve full and equal employment opportunity through The Texas A&M System.
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