Reporting to the Director of Athletics Communications, assists with the day to day communications and media relations for all 16 NCAA Division I sports as directed by the Director of Athletics Communications.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Performs the role of an internal beat reporter, focusing on telling compelling stories in written, video, social media, graphics or other innovative formats in collaboration with team members in External Operations.
Assist with the content generation and management of the athletics department website. Write and edit various department communication materials, including media guides, postseason publications, press releases, game notes and content for the department’s website.
Work closely with athletics marketing staff to promote stories of the department through digital and social media platforms.
Develop and write, both in news and feature form, press releases about the coaches and student-athletes and disseminate this information to the media and to the public via the athletics website and social media platforms in an effort to publicize teams.
Nominate and promote student-athletes and coaches for awards.
Maintain historical records, statistics and photographs among other important department information.
Provide support for television, radio, and video/audio streaming broadcasts of games and events as needed for the athletics department.
Assist with the student intern program and game day staffing.
Travel with teams when deemed appropriate.
Other duties as assigned.
Ability to efficiently operate a personal computer and associated software (Outlook, Word, Excel, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, video editing software (including, but not limited to Sony Vegas Video and Final Cut Pro, etc.) and Ellucian Banner.
Demonstrate knowledge, understand and commitment to compliance with APSU, OVC and NCAA policies, rules and regulations.
Ability to communicate effectively and appropriately.
Ability to maintain confidentiality of records and information.
Ability to interact in an effective and appropriate manner with diverse populations, the University community and the public.
Ability to maintain files accurately, in paper and in software programs.
Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
Knowledge of requirements for compliance with all NCAA and OVC rules related to the responsibilities of this position.
Ability to effectively coordinate events and programs with the media.
Ability to write, edit and/or develop articles, reports and publications.
Ability to edit video.
Ability to organize and coordinate athletic events.
Ability to accurately prepare and maintain records and reports.
Ability to work nights and weekends, including irregular and extended hours, in preparation for and during athletic events.
Ability to travel with assigned teams for competitions as required.
Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work, and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for light work.
Required Minimum Qualifications
- Bachelor’s degree in journalism, public relations, marketing or related field. - A minimum of two (2) years of work experience in sports information and/or media relations.
Austin Peay State University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ethnic or national origin, gender (including pregnancy), sexual orientation/gender identity, religion, age, disability status, genetic information, and/or veteran status in its programs and activities. Inquiries or complaints regarding the non-discrimination policies, should be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action at Nondiscrimination@apsu.edu
Austin Peay State University is a comprehensive university committed to raising the educational attainment of the citizenry, developing programs and services that address regional needs, and providing collaborative opportunities that connect university expertise with private and public resources. Collectively, these endeavors contribute significantly to the intellectual, economic, social, physical..., and cultural development of the region. APSU prepares students to be engaged and productive citizens, while recognizing that society and the marketplace require global awareness and continuous learning. This mission will be accomplished by:
-Offering undergraduate, graduate, and student support programs designed to promote critical thinking, communication skills, creativity, and leadership;
-Expanding access opportunities and services to traditional and nontraditional students, including the use of multiple delivery systems, flexible scheduling, and satellite locations;
-Promoting equal access, diversity, an appreciation of all cultures, and respect for all persons;
-Serving the military community at Fort Campbell through complete academic programs;
-Providing academic services that support student persistence to graduation;
-Fostering a positive campus environment that encourages active participation in university life; and
-Developing programs (credit and noncredit), conducting research, and providing services that contribute significantly to the quality of life, learning, and workforce development needs of the region.
APSU’s vision is to create a collaborative, integrative learning community, instilling in students habits of critical inquiry as they gain knowledge, skills, and values for life and work in a global society.