The Assistant Director of Athletic Communications is a part-time, 12-month, fixed term appointment, with the potential to extend pending funding and performance. The Assistant Director of Athletic Communications is responsible for assisting with all aspects of the sports information office.
The Assistant Director of Athletic Communications responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
•Serve as the primary contact for selected sports, while aiding in the coverage of other in-season sports •Conduct all aspects of pre-game, in-game and post-game coverage for assigned sports •Assist in the day-to-day athletic communications office operations •Write, edit and publish press releases, game stories, game previews and feature stories •Produce athletics publications, such as game programs and brochures •Assist with the maintenance of the Athletic Department web site with results, game stories, statistics, student-athlete profiles, rosters, schedules, photo galleries, and video content •Compile and distribute statistics, and archive statistics •Assist in the live video broadcast production •Maintain athletics social media accounts •Assist with the communication and reporting requirements with the WIAC, NCAA and intercollegiate opponents •Assist with the recruiting, training and management of a 10-12 person student staff
•Bachelor’s Degree required; preferred in communications, journalism, sports management or related field •Two years’ experience in intercollegiate athletic communications/sports information •Experience with Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, SideArm or Presto web platforms, Automated Scorebook and Stat Crew, and various social media platforms •Candidates should possess strong written and oral communications skills •Knowledge base of the playing and statistical rules for UW-River Falls 17 varsity intercollegiate sports. •All candidates should possess an ability to meet deadlines and work night/weekends
About University of Wisconsin-River Falls
The University of Wisconsin River Falls, a member of the University of Wisconsin System, is located in scenic west central Wisconsin, 30 miles from the multi-cultural, multi-ethnic cities of Minneapolis and St Paul. Year-round arts, cultural and recreational events are easily accessible from River Falls. UWRF's 6,100 undergraduate and graduate students pursue degrees in four colleges: Arts and Sciences, Education and Professional Studies; Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences; and Business and Economics.The University provides an excellent environment for learning, emphasizing the importance of faculty-student interaction in classrooms, laboratories, academic advising, and co-curricular activities. A favorable student-faculty ratio affords opportunity for meaningful interchange between faculty and students. Strong interests in teaching, research and community service are highly valued. More information about UWRF can be found at: http://www.uwrf.edu/workhere/.