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The University of Pittsburgh requests applications for the position of Assistant Director of Media Relations. The individual filling this position will be a member of the department's media relations staff and report to the Assistant Athletic Director of Media Relations. Requirements include experience in a collegiate or professional media relations environment; outstanding oral and written communications skills; demonstrated organizational skills; and working knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop, Microsoft Word and The Automated Scorebook. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: serving as the media contact for various sports within the Athletic department; producing media guides, game notes, news releases and feature stories; generating feature content, video and other unique coverage for PittsburghPanthers.com, the official website of Pitt Athletics; responding to media requests; staffing home and selected away events; supervising statistical crews and other event support personnel; facilitating Pitt's social media outlets; compiling statistics, researching historical records for Pitt department of athletics publications and assisting the media relations staff with additional duties.
Bachelor's degree with 1-2 years of related work experience.
The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets
The University of Pittsburgh requires all Pitt constituents (employees and students) on all campuses to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption. Visit coronavirus.pitt.edu to learn more about this requirement.
Work ArrangementOn-Campus: Teams that work on campus, in an office, or in a lab.
Hiring RangeTBD Based Upon Qualifications
Visa Sponsorship ProvidedNo
Background CheckFor position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check
Child Protection ClearancesThe following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks are required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.
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