Overview: Communications Intern will assist with day-to-day communications operations.
Compensation (tentative): $24,000 for 12 months. Term (dates tentative): July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019.
Primary Duties: The successful candidate will report to the Director – Media Services. Duties include: •Assist in all aspects of communications for 23 Big 12 sports. •Serve as the primary media contact as well as a liaison to member schools communications staffs for several Olympic sports to include conference notes packages and statistical compilation. •Contribute to social media strategy through management of the Conference’s official accounts by carrying out publicity on these platforms and participating in content planning and execution. •Maintain and develop various aspects of the Big 12 website. •Assist with production/design of record books, championship materials and social media content. •Distribution of announcements to local, regional and national media via digital platforms. •Travel to selected championships and media day sites. •Maintenance of historical and statistical files. •Interacting with member school administrators and coaches groups. •Projects as assigned by members of the media services and digital staff. •Night and Weekend hours required.
Bachelor’s Degree required. Applicants should have a strong knowledge of sports.
Excellent journalistic writing and communication abilities with a knowledge of Associated Press style guidelines is expected. Experience/knowledge with website content management systems, social media, desktop publishing and graphic design is essential. Experience in a campus athletic department, particularly a communications or marketing office, is desired.
Submit a cover letter, resume, contact information for three references and work samples to the contact information below. Email is preferred. Work samples should include 3-5 items such as press releases, feature stories, graphic design work, game notes, etc.
Brad Clements, Assistant Commissioner/Human Resources Director
Deadline for application is April 1, 2018 or until position is filled.
The Big 12 Conference is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. For more information on the Big 12 Conference visit www.big12sports.com.
About Big 12 Conference
Big 12 Conference - The Big 12 is in its 22nd year in 2017-18 as it continues to promote the strength and success of one of the nation’s premier athletic conferences under the direction of commissioner Bob Bowlsby. The Big 12 and its member institutions are committed to a competitive environment where sportsmanship and fair play take center stage. Whether on the field, in the classroom, or within the community, the student-athletes, administrators, coaches and game officials of the Big 12 support the highest ideals in sportsmanship. The Big 12 sponsors 23 sports. Men’s squads include baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, indoor track & field, outdoor track & field, swimming & diving, tennis and wrestling. Women’s teams are fielded in basketball, cross country, equestrian, golf, gymnastics, indoor track & field, outdoor track & field, rowing, soccer, softball, swimming & diving, tennis and volleyball. The Conference conducts postseason championships for 20 of its 23 sports. Each championship helps to determine teams and/or individuals that will represent the Conference in national postseason competition.