The Assistant Media Relations Director is responsible for serving as the sports information director and media contact for several programs as assigned. Responsible for creating and maintaining strong relationships with local and national media, staff, coaches and other external organizations. Cultivate media coverage for assigned teams through all mediums. Respond to and manage media requests, interviews, news conferences and photo sessions. Enhance social media presence and digital storytelling in creative ways. Strategically position Maryland Athletics by developing and writing positive profiles, both in news and feature form, on the athletic teams, student-athletes and coaches. Prepare game notes and press release to ensure effective coverage and proper NCAA and Conference reporting; Maintain historical records, statistics and photographs among other important department information. A team player, the Assistant Media Relations director will collaborate with other units to ensure consistency and cohesion in messaging and communication. Will also be available to assist other members of the media relations team when called upon. Provide event coverage and game-day management functions. Responsible for press box and media game management, credential process, sport fan correspondence, and post-game press availability. Potential to supervise student intern(s), overseeing their work promoting their assigned sports through the media, on umterps.com and through social media channels. S/he will also ensure events are properly staffed, records and bio information are current, and stats are provided in a timely manner and perform other duties as assigned.
To Apply: Submit applications electronically at https://ejobs.umd.edu. Search for position number 111566. For best consideration, applications should include (1) cover letter, (2) resume, and (3) names and contact information of at least three references. More information on Maryland Athletics can be found at www.umterps.com.
Best Consideration Date: Apply by July 3, 2019.
The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.
Bachelor’s degree required in Journalism, Communications or related field. An equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be substituted for the degree. Must have a minimum of two (2) years of post-graduate experience working within a collegiate athletics media relations department or with a professional team. Must have professional experience in sports writing and copy editing, public relations and media relations. The individual should be an outstanding internal & external communicator who has worked within a high functioning team of content creators. Relationship building and critical thinking are essential. Must be able to work under pressure to manage tight deadlines while juggling multiple projects in a fast-paced environment. Must be available and willing to work a flexible work schedule to include evenings, weekends and holidays.
Internal Number: 111566
About University of Maryland
The University of Maryland is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities and is located on a beautiful campus located eight miles north of the nation's capital in College Park, which was recently rated "Best place to Raise Kids in Maryland" by Bloomberg.com. The campus is also near Columbia, Maryland, which was listed as the #2 “Best Place to Live” by Money Magazine. The Athletic Program has won 20 national championships over the last 15 years and is a charter member of the Big Ten Conference. Currently, 78 of the University's academic programs are ranked in their respective Top 25 nationally.