Assistant Director of Athletic Communications - 1701264
Description The position of Assistant Director of Communications will work with local and national and media to promote the Vanderbilt and Vanderbilt women's basketball brand, in addition to other assigned sports, as well as provide content for vucommodores.com.
• Writes, edits and designs media guide and all related publications for assigned sports • Compiles weekly notes and releases for assigned sports • Responsible for managing social media for assigned sports • Responsible for press box and media game management for assigned sports • Coordinates all media interviews for assigned sports • Coordinates credential process for assigned sports • Handles sport and fan correspondence for assigned sports • Archives season history for assigned sports • Writes and edits game program for assigned sports • Cultivates media coverage for the team through different mediums locally, nationally and internationally for assigned sports • Assists marketing and promotions and ticket office staff in its campaigns for assigned sports • Works directly with the Director of Multimedia on digital strategy for assigned sports • Actively participates in planning, development and implementation of short and long-range marketing strategies. Works closely and collaboratively with Communications, Operations and Ticket Sales teams to develop and implement marketing, promotional, social media and digital advertising plans and campaigns. • Assume responsibility for planning and implementation of efforts to drive ticket revenue, game day attendance and overall brand awareness. Generates revenue through season ticket sales, single-game and group ticket sales. • Responsible for campus marketing, communications, partnerships, sponsorship and alumni relations; provides strategic direction and executes marketing and communications plans that promote and inspire campus participation. • Other duties as assigned by Assistant AD/Communications
Preferred Skills and Experiences
• Minimum 3-5 years' experience working in media and/or public relations • Strong written and verbal communications skills • General knowledge of Adobe suite, StatCrew and Microsoft suite • Extensive social media and website skills • Thorough knowledge of basketball rules • Candidates must be able to work a non-standard work week including nights, weekends & holidays. • Must be a proactive thinker who is interested in developing and executing new ideas to better improve the efficiency of the overall brand. • Serves as the primary media contact for assigned sports team(s), including, but not limited to, women's basketball and other assigned sports. • 3-5 years working directly with basketball program • Graphic design and video editing skills
Job requires Bachelor's and 2 years of experience or the equivalent.