The Associate Athletics Director for Digital Media and Communications has four primary responsibilities: (1) Providing administrative leadership in planning, coordinating and implementing Saint Peter’s Athletics media relations program and in the strategic development of news content and news dissemination across all platforms, including Web, digital video, publications, external news platforms, traditional news media and social media; (2) Responsible for the management of the Peacocks All Access Digital Network and ESPN productions; (3) Serving as primary media and publicity contact for Saint Peter’s Basketball Program as well as other sports programs as assigned; and (4) Providing administrative leadership in planning, coordinating and implementing Saint Peter’s Athletics social media strategy.
Manage day-to-day operations of Athletics Communications Office
Supervise and develop direct reports, graduate assistants, interns, student and assistant hires and part-time employees
Oversee staffing and performance evaluation of assigned staff
Act as key liaison between Saint Peter’s Athletics and all forms of media
Develop and implement New Media/Social Media Strategic Plan and the Web
Draft and deliver original work, adhering to strict deadlines
Provide strategic media relations advice to administration and sport programs; plan, promote and implement an ongoing media training program for administration, sport programs, student-athletes and others
Consult and collaborate with University’s Office of Communications to promote athletic community initiatives
Responsible for the management of the Peacock Sports All Access Network with duties to include:
Production of game day scripts and presentation of the Game Experience as it relates to digital media.
Plan and produce game-day video roll-ins, highlights and other video pieces during live events; calling the event while on headset communication with the rest of the production crew and game day marketing staff.
Supervision of game-day production crew for men's and women's basketball, men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball, baseball and softball.
Coordinate all video production, filming includes news conferences, post-game interviews, practices, games and other department events.
Oversee all phases of the production of video-based projects or programs including conceptualization, scripting, planning, lighting, photographing, sound recording, editing, and graphics creation, authoring, and producing.
Recruit, hire, schedule, manage and direct intern staff necessary to implement audio/video projects, home contests and events held in the Yanitelli Center and Jaroschak Field.
Creating graphics packages and post-production work for in-game video needs such as introduction videos, replay sponsorships, starting lineup headshots, countdown to tip-offs and other features.
Manage video-related outsourcing, support contracts and media requests
Organize and manage a digital assets library for Saint Peter’s Athletics.
Creating highlight and end of season tapes for select sports.
Work collaboratively with staff to implement creative video features that heighten the awareness and strengthens the “brand” of Saint Peter’s Athletics and its 16 sports programs
Submit budget proposals on a timely manner and adhere to approved budget.
Understand and communicate Saint Peter’s Athletics priorities, missions and issues, and place them in context and communicate them to various constituencies, the news media and a general audience.
Serve as Saint Peter’s Athletics spokesperson to the news media.
Other duties as assigned
The position is required to be present at home events for assigned sports, which involves working weekends on a regular basis when sports are in season. The job also requires being in the office for late evenings if there are home games, special events and to prepare for upcoming games. The same applies to holidays if teams are in season.
About Saint Peter's University
Saint Peter's University, 2641 J. F. Kennedy Blvd., Jersey City, NJ 07306, 201-761-7300