The Assistant Communications Director will serve as the primary media relations contact for the KU soccer and baseball teams. This position will coordinate communications efforts and proactively publicize all aspects of the program which includes conducting press conferences and weekly media availabilities and interviews. Duties include ensuring KUAthletics.com and all assigned sports digital platforms are up-to-date in a timely manner to provide to fans and media. Also included is the designing, writing and editing of the media guide, producing press releases and game notes, coordinating interview schedules for coaches and players, keeping and updating statistics and historical records.
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university, degree in Communications, Journalism, or Sports Management is preferred;
Minimum three years of experience in the Athletic Media Relations or related field;
Working knowledge of the following social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, TikTok and Instagram;
Strong level of creativity in designing and editing content - the demonstrated ability to take it from idea to execution;
A working knowledge of the Statcrew Software for both soccer and baseball;
Outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail;
Demonstrated ability to work effectively under multiple, strict deadlines in a fast-paced office environment with the capacity to adapt quickly to major and minor changes in projects and outcomes;
Ability to work well both independently and in collaboration with staff as a team member;
Outstanding verbal and written communication skills;
Demonstrated problem-solving skills and solutions focused approach to challenges and improvements;
Ability and willingness to work occasional evenings, weekends, or holidays as needed during peak game and recruiting seasons;
Must have proven written and oral communications skill;
Ability to tell stories through a variety of media across multiple platforms;
Master’s degree in communications, journalism, sport management or related degree;
Website design and working knowledge of WMT platform;
Working knowledge of Adobe, Photoshop and Illustrator;
Knowledge of the Freedom of Information Act.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
About Kansas Athletics Inc.
Kansas Athletics, Inc. is a not for profit corporation which was organized in 1925 to foster development of intercollegiate athletics in conjunction with the educational activities of the University of Kansas. Kansas Athletics operates the varsity intercollegiate athletic programs (18 men's and women's intercollegiate teams) of the University of Kansas in facilities owned by the State of Kansas. A major comprehensive research and teaching university with an enrollment of approximately 27,000, the University provides outstanding excellence in education and research.
Kansas Athletics is an Equal Opportunity Employer.