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Assistant Director of Strategic Communications (Men's Lacrosse, Volleyball, Wrestling)
University of Maryland, College Park
Location: College Park, Maryland
Type: Full Time
4 Year Degree
The Assistant Director of Strategic Communications will be responsible for serving as the key media contact for his/her assigned sports. This team player will develop, ideate and create content for our website and social media accounts, write previews and features, compile stats, and edit content with a specific focus on accuracy and timeliness, prepare game notes and press releases to ensure effective coverage and proper NCAA and Conference reporting.
Responsibilities include, but not limited to: Maintain and update athletic department web site; respond to and manage media requests, coordinate interviews, news conferences and photo sessions, provide event coverage and game-day management functions and work closely with the Strategic Communications Officer and Director of Communications to effectively promote both programs nationally and have a strong working knowledge of the Genius Sports and StatCrew software.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent education, experience, and training is required. Must have two (2) to three (3) years of experience within a collegiate athletic environment or professional team is required. Must have professional experience in public relations, media relations, sports writing and copy editing, proofreading or demonstrated experience in a university sports information office or similar setting;
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Excellent writing skills and be a strong communicator;
Must possess incredible attention to detail and be proficient in AP style;
Ability to work under pressure to manage tight deadlines while juggling multiple projects in a dynamic environment;
Must possess outstanding interpersonal skills, along with the ability to build and maintain effective working relationships;
Strong knowledge in MS Office Suite, Google Applications, social media platforms, PhotoShop, InDesign, SIDEARM, in-game statistical software (Genius Sports/StatCrew) and demonstrated writing skills.
The scope of the position requires the flexibility of schedule to work evenings and weekends (Non-standard work hours) and some travel with assigned athletic programs.
Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.
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