In keeping with the President’s commitment to Tuskegee University demonstrating "Excellence in Every Way", the ideal Sports Information Director will possess the willingness to use his or her expertise to assist in the university’s efforts to be a sustainable academic organization committed to excellence.
Essential Duties and Job Responsibilities
This position is responsible for promoting the University’s intercollegiate athletic teams by providing press releases, statistics and other pertinent information to media outlets, maintaining, and updating the athletic web site. Other duties include compiling, maintaining and providing statistical information for a variety of sources; writing articles for internal and external publications; developing home game programs, tournament booklets; assisting with the coordination of special events.
Responsibilities will include: handling of sports media relations for all 12 Varsity Intercollegiate Sports, maintaining and providing daily content for the University’s Athletics website, developing media guides and supporting materials, producing press releases, pitching athletics stories to local and regional media, hometown features for student-athletes, compiling and distributing stats for individuals, coaching staff members and teams and managing all athletic department press releases. Responsible for all re-design of website when necessary.
This position entails a heavy emphasis with, and working knowledge of, all aspects of Social Media. Daily tweets, Facebook and Instagram updates are required.
Responds daily to statistical and other report requirements for the NCAA, SIAC, COSIDA, and intercollegiate opponents. Maintains statistical information, historical data and photos for all sports programs. Provides pregame and postgame statistical information to media and opponents.
Provides oversight to organization of team/departmental videos and photography. Serves as departmental liaison to the University’s Office of Communications, Public Relations & Marketing.
Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and/or Communication or another related field.
Master’s Degree Preferred.
This position requires afternoon, night, weekend hours combined with business hours. Ability to travel and attend evening, weekend games and events is required
Sports writing experience
Commensurate with education, training and experience
**The statements contained in this job announcement reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility. It should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. **
APPLICATIONS will be accepted in the Office of Human Resources. Each applicant, including all current/existing employees, must complete and submit a Tuskegee University employment application, resume/CV, a list of (3) to (5) references (with detailed contact information) and copies of unofficial transcripts (official transcript(s) will be required upon hire). Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications and submit a completed application packet in order to be considered for the position. The University reserves the right not to fill the position in the event of budgetary or operational constraints.
Human Resources Department
101 Kresge Center
Tuskegee, Alabama 36088
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