Responsibilities will include but are not limited to, assisting the Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations in the daily operation of the Office of Athletics Media Relations (AMR). The successful applicant will serve as the primary contact for assigned sports as a part of the media relations staff and assist with gameday media relations responsibilities at all home football games. The applicant will provide written content (press releases, game recaps, features) and edit, layout, and design media guides or record books for assigned primary sports. Write, edit, and design game programs for assigned primary sports, publish media game notes, manage social media accounts (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), input computer statistical data at those events, and maintain the content of the official athletic department website, CatamountSports.com. Act as the liaison between local and national media and our student-athletes and coaches for assigned sports. Must be available to work evenings and weekends; some travel is required. This is a 12-month position with full benefits. The applicant will also be responsible for helping to secure staff for home events in their primary sports, supervising temporary, part-time, and student employees along with the full-time media relations staff, and assisting with football game day operations or other sports as directed by the Assistant AD for Media Relations. Report statistical data, press releases, and weekly, monthly, and yearly nominations to the Southern Conference and NCAA.
The successful candidate will have outstanding writing and editing skills, and experience with publication software through Adobe Creative Cloud including InDesign and Photoshop software. Successful candidate will have a working knowledge and experience with StatCrew (TAS) scoring software and NCAA LiveStats through Genius Sports; Web editing knowledge through an online content site manager. Experience with updating and managing social media accounts. Applicants should have strong organizational, and interpersonal skills and the ability to build a working relationship with local media outlets.
The Department of Athletics at Western Carolina University is an integral program of the institution and exists solely to complement the central University mission of teaching and learning. The University seeks to create a community of scholarship in which the activities of its members are consistent with the highest standards of knowledge and practice in their disciplines. The athletics program reflects this commitment to highest standards and shares the responsibility of achieving the goals of the University. The activities of the athletics program provide an environment in which students, coaches, faculty, staff and administrators jointly assume the responsibility for the success on and off the field of play. The athletics program embraces the concept that student-athletes are first and foremost students — possessing academic goals, personal interests, and vocational ambitions not unlike those of any other student. The athletics program complements other University programs by enhancing the educational, social, career and athletic opportunities of the students who participate in athletics. This environment also fosters a commitment to high standards of personal and professional ...conduct by all members of the athletic community manifested in the highest level of sportsmanship.
Western Carolina University is committed to ensuring equitable participation and treatment of men and women of all races and ethnic origins. The athletics program actively promotes an environment in which fair and equitable distribution of athletic opportunities, benefits, and resources are available to all athletics program participants, and in which any person is free from discrimination. The athletics program provides significant contributions to the University by enhancing loyalty to the alma mater, strengthening the pride and enthusiasm of alumni, fostering a strong sense of community, and serving as a positive public relations tool for the university.
Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, and veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program.
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