Assistant Director for Athletic Media Relations

  Old Dominion University
  Southeast Region
  Administration/Management
  Posted/Updated: 06/14/19



Job Summary

Old Dominion University, a NCAA Division I member of Conference USA, is accepting applications for the Assistant Director for Athletic Media Relations (full-time, 12 month) position. Under the general direction of the Assistant Athletic Director for Communications and the Senior Athletic Director for External Relations, this position will be responsible for managing, organizing, and distributing information regarding athletics teams, competitions and special events, with primary responsibilities for men’s soccer, women’s basketball, baseball and women’s golf and directing social media information. This position must also have experience hosting conference 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 NeuLion, 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, CUSA and NCAA rules.

Required Education: 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.


Required Qualifications: Driver’s license and insurable driving record. Considerable 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: This position closes on June 27, 2019.


To apply, please visit http://jobs.odu.edu/postings/10352 . Old Dominion University does not discriminate in admissions, treatment, employment or access to its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), political affiliation, veteran status, family medical and genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or disability. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.



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