Founded in 1843 in Worcester, Massachusetts, the College of the Holy Cross is among the nation's leading liberal arts institutions. A highly selective, four-year, exclusively undergraduate college of 3,100 students, Holy Cross is renowned for offering a rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition.
Holy Cross highly values the unique skills, perspective, talents and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community. To work at The College is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members, students, faculty and staff. The College's commitment to diversity is an important feature of the Holy Cross education. Informed by the presence of diverse interpretations of the human experience, Holy Cross is building a community marked by freedom, mutual respect, and civility. We seek others who support our values of diversity and inclusiveness. Job candidates of all diverse backgrounds who embrace the open and inclusive culture of Holy Cross are welcome and encouraged to apply.
This position manages all sports information and public relations duties for women's basketball, men's lacrosse, volleyball, and cross country/track & field, and will assist with other sports as assigned; develops and implements strategies to increase awareness of the department's achievements through both traditional and social media; creates, designs, researches, writes and edits publications for assigned sports, including media kits, game notes, postseason guides, game programs and university websites to create positive public message and image for department, with other duties as assigned. This position works in a fast-paced creative and collaborative team environment where change is embraced and innovation is encouraged.
Major Areas of Responsibility
Serve as the primary media relations contact for select sports with responsibilities that include, but are not limited to, working as the primary liaison between student-athletes, coaches, and administrators and media contacts; writing press releases and feature stories; developing relationships with media members; championship preparation and coverage; and administering athletic and academic awards programs in assigned sports
Compile in-game statistics and manage game day staff for select sports
Direct social media strategy for assigned sports and assist in implementation of overall social media strategy
Create original content for GoHolyCross.com and various social media platforms, including but not limited to feature stories, Q&As and more; assist with video creation and idea development
Design and edit Holy Cross publications for all assigned sports and assist with other sports with a focus on records books and Year in Review
Provide administrative support to the media relations department, including but not limited to, compiling schedules for GoHolyCross.com and conference websites; updating record books; and compiling data
Provide pertinent information to assist in production of games and studio shows for the Patriot League Network
Expectation to proactively pitch Holy Cross storylines
Coordinate Media Relations internship program
Assist with awards nomination and selection process
Manage archives of press releases, photos, statistics and other collateral for historical and data analytics purposes
Perform other duties as assigned
Bachelor's Degree in Communications, Journalism or related field. Two-three years' experience working in athletics media relations/public relations.
Experience with basketball is preferred. Computer proficient, knowledgeable in desktop publishing, particularly InDesign and Photoshop.
Experience with Stat Crew and Genius statistical software.
Must possess strong organizational skills and excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills, including interviewing skills.
Experience with web management, social media strategy and content creation preferred.
Must be able to multi-task and work under deadline pressure.
Ideal candidate will possess a passion for innovation and collaboration.
Willing to work flexible hours, including nights/weekends and/or holidays during peak seasons; travel may be required.
This is a full time, exempt level position.
The College of the Holy Cross is a private, Jesuit Catholic, undergraduate institution serving approximately 3,100 students. Founded in 1843, Holy Cross is the oldest Catholic college in New England and has a tradition of academic excellence. It is located atop Mount Saint James in Worcester, Massachusetts. The picturesque, 174-acre campus is an award-winning and registered arboretum.
Worcester is a city of approximately 170,000 people centrally located in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It is approximately one hour from Boston, Hartford, and Providence, and three hours from New York City. Worcester is known as the Heart of the Commonwealth. Worcester offers many cultural and recreational opportunities.
The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action in the workplace.
A member of the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (HECCMA).
Please attach a cover letter addressing the position requirements along with your resume.
In your cover letter please address how your work might support the College's mission as a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college (see http://www.holycross.edu/mission) and its core commitment to diversity and inclusion. Please provide examples of any past work that illuminate your commitments in these areas. For more information, please visit http://holycross.edu/diversity.
Review of applications will begin as received and continue until the position has been filled.
The College of the Holy Cross is a highly selective Catholic liberal arts college in the Jesuit tradition. It enrolls about 3,000 students and is located in a medium-sized city 45 miles west of Boston. The College seeks faculty members whose scholarship, teaching, advising, and on- and off-campus service demonstrate commitment to the educational benefits of a richly diverse community. Holy Cross aspires to meet the needs of dual-career couples, in part through its membership in Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (http://www.heccma.org) and the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (https://new-england.hercjobs.org/)