About Texas A&M University-Kingsville: Located on the Texas Tropical Trail in Kingsville, Texas, home of the King Ranch and Naval Air Station-Kingsville, Texas A&M University-Kingsville is a comprehensive, doctoral granting, residential university of 9,300 students. A member of the Lone Star Conference, the NCAA II Javelina Athletics Department includes 15 sport programs, 7 team National Championships, 55 individual National Champions, and is consistently recognized as a national leader in community engagement, game day environment, and home football attendance.
This position supports Texas A&M University-Kingsville’s long and proud athletic tradition by directing increased exposure for the athletics department through the news media, new media, and broadcasts.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to: strategically directing the athletics department’s media relations and communications; oversight and maintenance of the athletics website; developing media guides, game programs, press releases and supporting materials; compiling and distributing statistics and maintaining statistical archives; managing press areas and game day media relations; management, retention, and recruitment of full-time and student media relations staff members; coordination and management of radio, web streaming, photography, and in-game digital displays; liaison to the conference office; and, the production of videos and social media.
This position reports to the Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics and Campus Recreation, serves as a member of the Vice President’s executive staff, and performs duties related to providing a consistent and continuing public relations program for the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, primarily by maintaining a readily accessible, accurate and useful news and information service.
Apply on line at www.tamuk.edu/jobs
Education – Bachelor’s degree in applicable field.
Experience – Four years of experience in athletic administration.
About Texas A&M University Kingsville
Located on the Texas Tropical Trail in Kingsville, Texas, home of the King Ranch and Naval Air Station-Kingsville, Texas A&M-Kingsville is a comprehensive, doctoral granting, residential university of 9,300 students. A member of the Lone Star Conference, the NCAA II Javelina Athletics Department includes 15 sport programs, 7 team National Championships, 55 individual National Champions, and is consistently recognized as a national leader in community engagement, game day environment, and home football attendance.Texas A&M University-Kingsville grew out of the teacher college or "normal school" movement that swept Texas and the nation in the early 1900s. Chartered in 1917 but not opened until 1925 because of America's entry into World War I, the University is the oldest continuously operating public institution of higher learning in South Texas. Shortly after beginning life as South Texas State Teachers College, its role was expanded to embrace a wider array of programs. As its mission has expanded, its name has changed to reflect its wider scope. Its first name change, to Texas College of Arts and Industries, came in 1929. In 1967 the name changed to Texas A&I University. The Univ...ersity became a member of the Texas A&M University System in 1989 and in 1993 changed its name to Texas A&M University-Kingsville to reflect that membership.Texas A&M-Kingsville is South Texas' greatest university, offering more academic programs and degrees, providing better learning and living facilities, doing more research, awarding more scholarships and producing more successful graduates than any other college or university in the region.Texas A&M-Kingsville seeks to provide quality undergraduate and graduate programs for students of all ages through a judicious blend of liberal and career education programs. The emphasis is on providing an intellectually challenging education reflecting high standards of academic performance while retaining a selective open admission policy. Texas A&M-Kingsville is dedicated to serving an ethnically an culturally diverse population. The University is committed to its mission of teaching, research, and service in South Texas for the advancement of knowledge and of regional development.Location: The University is located in historic Kingsville, a friendly, safe city of 25,000 that is the home of the legendary King Ranch. Corpus Christi and its beaches are just 40 miles to the northeast, and the border with Mexico is 120 miles to the south at Brownsville or 119 miles to the west at Laredo.