The Assistant Director for Media Relations will serve as the primary contact for men’s soccer and baseball, as well as assist with all football social media content, be a primary writer/editor for the game notes and an assistant editor of all department’s game programs. Provide the messaging for the senior athletic administration and act as the publicity coordinator for community engagement projects.
Additional responsibilities include: coordinating the publicity for assigned sports, including writing, compiling and editing the team’s website content, with a specific focus on accuracy and timeliness; prepare game notes and press releases to ensure effective coverage and proper NCAA and Conference reporting; Respond to and manage media requests, pitching story ideas, facilitate interviews, news conferences and photo sessions; provide event coverage and game-day management functions and work closely with the University’s marketing office to effectively promote both programs nationally and other duties as assigned.
To Apply: Submit applications electronically at https://ejobs.umd.edu. Search for position number 117461. For best consideration applications should include (1) cover letter, (2) resume, and (3) names and contact information of at least three references. Application deadline is October 19, 2017. More information on Maryland Athletics can be found at www.umterps.com.
The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.
Bachelor’s degree required in journalism, athletics administration, public relations or similar fields or equivalent education, training, and experience.
Two (2) to three (3) years of athletics media relations experience at the collegiate or professional level.
Working knowledge of social media and digital marketing.
Outstanding proficiency in desktop publishing software, Adobe PhotoShop, Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer on either Macintosh or Windows platforms or both; familiarity with Stat Crew Systems software.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills; Strong research skills.
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment under tight deadlines.
Demonstrated previous experience in working in a NCAA Division I athletic department or a professional sports organization.
The University of Maryland is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities and is located on a beautiful campus located eight miles north of the nation's capital in College Park, which was recently rated "Best place to Raise Kids in Maryland" by Bloomberg.com. The campus is also near Columbia, Maryland, which was listed as the #2 “Best Place to Live” by Money Magazine. The Ath...letic Program has won 20 national championships over the last 15 years and is a charter member of the Big Ten Conference. Currently, 78 of the University's academic programs are ranked in their respective Top 25 nationally.