The University at Albany is searching for a qualified applicant to fill the role of Assistant Director for Athletic Media Relations. This position's duties include, but are not limited to: prepare press releases, game notes, feature articles and media guides for assigned sports; manage social media accounts with implementation and knowledge of latest trends and practices; develop and maintain good working relationships with staff, coaches and student athletes; maintain department archival records and statistical files; assist with game management duties for home events; publication design and coordination; and assisting in the publicity and promotion of the University's 18 intercollegiate sports. UAlbany is a NCAA Division I institution that competes in the America East Conference, Women's Golf (MAAC) and Football is a member of the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA).
Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree from a college or university accredited by a U.S. Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization in Journalism, Communications, Public Relations or a related field
Minimum two years experience in a Division I athletic media relations capacity
Strong organizational and writing skills
Expertise and demonstrated ability of website design, computers, statistical software packages, desktop publishing (Adobe InDesign), image acquisition and editing (Photoshop)
Stat Crew game experience
Applicants must address in their applications their ability to work with culturally diverse populations.
Ability to work nights and weekends
Ability to work independently and able to make tight deadlines
Established in 1844 and designated a University Center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany's broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and public service engages a diverse student body of more than 17,300 students in eight schools and colleges across three campuses.
Located in Albany, New York, New York State's capital, the University is convenient to Boston, New York City and the Adirondacks.