Responsibilities include independently writing, designing and editing of media guides, brochure information, and press releases for 20 intercollegiate sports; write, edit and produce content for UCSB athletics department website; writing sporting event recaps; producing written material for department annual review; maintaining statistical information for various teams; serving as liaison with the media for various teams; managing various game operations at athletic events.
Job Functions/Percentage of Time/Duties
50% Website Content/Maintenance and Media Relations Writer is solely responsible for writing of assignments listed. These responsibilities require working under constant deadline pressure. Write weekly releases, game notes and programs for men's and women's intercollegiate athletics teams and events. Write event recaps following sporting events. Distribute to media via email and post on the department's website. Write, produce and edit content for UCSB's Official Athletics Website, www.UCSBGauchos.com. Pitch feature story ideas regarding UCSB Athletics to local, regional, and national media. Oversee all publicity functions for several intercollegiate sports.
10% Statistics Coordinate statistical reporting to the Big West Conference, Mountain Pacific Sports Federation and the National Collegiate Athletics Association. Maintain annual and historical records of all 20 intercollegiate sport teams.
30% Game Management Assist with event management at intercollegiate athletics events. This includes the production of scoreboard operations, public address and statistics recording. Assist with Athletics Communications Student Intern program.
10% Other Be knowledgeable of, and comply with, NCAA, Big West Conference and University rules, policies and regulations applicable to the performance of this position. Others duties as assigned by Associate Athletic Director.
To view additional information and to apply, visit https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job #45248 Application review begins: 11/28/22
Outstanding writing and editing ability. Knowledge of Associated Press style.
A general understanding and knowledge of a vast array of sports.
Ability to manage a variety of duties simultaneously.
A strong understanding of sports statistics and a general understanding of statistics programs, including Genius.
Basic knowledge of HTML.
Understanding and working knowledge of social media (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, etc.)
Must have strong initiative, judgment and leadership skills
Must be highly professional and organized.
Good knowledge and understanding of communication channels and how to leverage the media/press effectively
Excellent attention to detail and a strong sense of editorial judgment.
Strong proofreading and editing skills.
High School Diploma
Bachelor's Degree in Communications, or related field; or a combination of education and related experience
1-3 years Professional writing experience
1-3 years Writing experience in a collegiate environment
1-3 years Sports writing and information
This is a represented job.
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Conditions of Employment
Satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check
Mandated Child Abuse Reporter
Campus Security Authority
Must maintain valid CA DL, a clean DMV record and enrollment in DMV Pull-Notice Program
Availability to work nights, weekends and holidays based on sporting event schedules. Some travel may be required.
UC Santa Barbara is located on the Pacific Ocean, ranks among the top-10 public universities in the nation and is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities. The UCSB Athletics Department includes 20 intercollegiate sports teams and 450 student-athletes that compete for championships in the Big West Conference and at the NCAA Division 1 level. The Gauchos have won a record 10 Big West Conference Commissioner's Cups, representing the league's all-sports champion.