Director of Men’s Basketball Communications (Managing Editor-UCP P5)
The University of Connecticut
Location: Storrs, Connecticut
Operations - Sports Information
University of Connecticut Division of Athletics
The University of Connecticut is seeking applications for the full-time position of Director of Men’s Basketball Communications.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Responsibilities will include serving as the primary Athletic Communications contact for the four-time national champion men’s basketball team. The successful candidate will need to have the ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing to convey clear, well-articulated information in producing media materials, online team record books, news releases, and feature stories. This candidate will serve as the liaison between local, regional, and national media outlets with oversight of all daily and weekly (internal/external) media interview requests between media outlets for the men’s basketball coaches and student-athletes. The successful candidate will need to possess strong creativity and proficiency in the area of social media management and strong interpersonal skills; regularly interface with the men’s basketball coaching staff, and creative units with the objective of enhancing the program’s presence on digital and social platforms; must be highly organized, detail-oriented, a good communicator and possess the ability to handle numerous assignments in a timely manner with the flexibility to adjust to unscheduled developments involving immediate attention.
Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Sports Management, or a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Minimum of four years of experience in the media relations field with a Division I men’s or women’s basketball or football program or with a professional sports organization.
Outstanding communication skills, both written and verbal.
Expertise in PhotoShop, InDesign, and/or other Adobe Creative Suite software.
Proficient in NCAA Genius.
Experience using a content management system tool, preferably Sidearm.
A demonstrated working knowledge of the correct application of NCAA regulations.
Master’s degree in Communications, Sports Management, or a related field.
Minimum of two years of experience working in college athletics, with primary oversight of at least one program’s social media platform.
Athletic media relations experience as a primary or secondary contact in the NCAA Tournament.
Experience with an athletics program that is covered prominently in the local and/or national media.
This is a full-time position. The University offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn, and a highly desirable work environment. Salary will be commensurate with the successful candidate's background and experience. Other rights, terms, and conditions are contained in the collective bargaining agreement between the University of Connecticut and the University of Connecticut Professional Employees Association (UCPEA).
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.
Please apply online at http://hr.uconn.edu/jobs/, Staff Positions, Search #497316 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references.
This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on March 20, 2023.
The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.