East Tennessee State University seeks to fill the position of Assistant Director for Media Relations and Sports Information. Responsible to the Senior Associate Athletic Director for External Operations for assistance with public relations and publicity for the university’s athletics program including serving as the primary contact for ETSU Men’s Basketball, other sports to be assigned, general office productions such as media guides, community public relations, event management, preparing news releases, creation of cutting edge creative material to engage constituents, and assisting with management of graduate assistants, interns, and other student help; and performing other related duties as assigned. Review of applicants will begin on 11/12/18.
Knowledge of sports sponsored by the university. Knowledge of computerized statistical packages and desktop publishing equipment.
Knowledge of statistics, rules and regulations for the sports to be covered. Knowledge of radio/television editing systems and print media applications. Knowledge of media practices and procedures. Ability to coordinate media activities at press conferences and athletic events. Expertise in all social media applications/platforms. Ability to communicate effectively. Ability to exercise sound judgment. Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines. Knowledge of and compliance with NCAA and conference rules and regulations. Bachelor’s degree
Minimum of two years’ experience in Sports Information at the NCAA Division I or professional sports level.