Director of Athletic Communications

  Central Washington University
  West Region
  Administration/Management
  Posted/Updated: 02/14/19



Job Summary

Central Washington University is accepting applications for the Director of Athletic Communications. The Director of Athletic Communications will oversee all athletic communications and media relations operations of the athletic department including game-day press box and scorer’s table operations, development and dissemination of athletic-related press releases, maintain the department website, oversee all athletic-related social and new media sites, development of game day programs, develop and compile all statistical data, and work in collaboration with other internal and external constituent groups in the promotion of Wildcat Athletics. Job Duties include, but are not limited to: •Direct and supervise day-to-day operations of the Central Washington University Athletic Communications Office, including the direct supervision and leadership of one (1) full-time staff, one (1) graduate assistant, and 2-3 student assistants. •Manage all game-day operations related to media requests, press box and scorer’s table assignments and operations. •Coordinate all media responsibilities for the CWU Athletics, athletic-related and special events – press releases, press conferences, social media, statistics, media and information guides and game programs. •Oversee and manage athletic website, social, and new media. •Manage all aspects of athletic communications content for accuracy to the public. •Work collaboratively with the University’s Public Affairs Office on all athletic-related news stories and events. •Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree OR any combination of education and experience which clearly demonstrates the ability to perform the essential functions of the job.
  • Computer Experience (Macintosh and/or PC), Spreadsheet/Database Applications (i.e. Microsoft Excel, Access, FileMaker), Word Processing Applications (i.e. Microsoft Word, Word Perfect), outstanding proficiency in desktop publishing software, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign
  • Strong written and oral communications skills, organizing skills, editing ability and knowledge of AP style.
  • Experience in Stat Crew Systems software.
  • Experience with website maintenance and back-end updating.
  • Knowledge and experience with online streaming and video systems.
  • Knowledge and working experience with social and new media.
  • Ability to create content designed to build brand and drive online engagement OR any combination of education and experience which clearly demonstrates the ability to perform the essential functions of the job.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree
  • Previous intercollegiate athletic experience in the field of media relations/sports information.

APPLICATION PROCESS:    For the full position description and to apply, go to: https://careers.cwu.edu (Search Job ID 2736)

 

Any offer of employment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to a criminal background check.

 

CWU is an AA/EEO/Title IX/Veteran/Disability Employer.



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