Gannon University, a Catholic university and member of the NCAA Division II, ECAC and PSAC, invites applications for the position of Director, Athletics Media Relations. The successful candidate will be responsible for the planning and implementation of a proactive, comprehensive communications operation for the University's NCAA Division II athletics program. This position informs external and internal entities of newsworthy matters concerning intercollegiate sports at Gannon; conceives, writes, edits and designs all collateral material required to successfully promote assigned athletic teams; manages pre-game, game-day, and post-competition media, compiling and posting statistics, video production, and staffing events; serves as the main social media director for Gannon athletics and works to ensure compliance with NCAA, ECAC, PSAC, and Title IX requirements relative to athletic communications. Weekend time, as well as holiday time commitments and travel are required.
Requirements include a Bachelor's degree in a relevant field; a Master's degree is preferred. Prior experience in collegiate or professional sports information is required; experience in media relations or journalism is strongly preferred. Must have a solid understanding of sports and sports statistics; NCAA, PSAC, and Title IX requirements; the ability to organize, prioritize and schedule work assignments; knowledge of editorial and publications processes, systems and procedures; strong written composition and editorial skills; and basic photography and videography skills. Mastery of computer skills in use of Microsoft Office, Web development and maintenance software, Adobe InDesign, Social media (Twitter, Facebook, etc.), Adobe Photoshop, Final Cut Pro and Statcrew software is strongly preferred. A valid driver's license with a good driving history is required. Must be able to support and promote the University's Mission.
Gannon University, located along the shores of Lake Erie in Erie, Pennsylvania, offers ready access to a variety of exciting cultural and seasonal activities and is within a two-hour drive of Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Buffalo. Favorable cost-of-living with low housing costs make Erie an ideal place to live.