The Creative Content Coordinator for Samford Athletics creates digital content for our 17 Division I programs through photo and video.
Job Duties Assist in the content creation for Samford’s 17 Division I athletic programs, including photography, videography, graphic design, social media, and live production. Work closely with the athletics communications team to strategize and execute content plans for social media coverage of assigned sports, and to coordinate graphic, photo, and video needs.
Create digital content for platforms including, but not limited to, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube in an effort to support athletics recruiting and promotional efforts.
Be innovative in storytelling on social media for assigned sports by exploring creative ways to tell the Samford athletics story.
Work in conjunction with marketing and communications staff to oversee video production of fan experience content, including intro, hype, and situational videos.
Assist in the hiring, training, and managing of student workers who work in creative media.
Some travel is required for away games, postseason tournaments, etc. Serve as a team player and collaborator among the rest of the Athletics Marketing & Communications team. Other duties as assigned.
Ability to lift, carry, set up and breakdown equipment up to 20 pounds at times.
Advanced computer skills, particularly in Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office Suite.
Advanced knowledge and understanding of various social media platforms and trends, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube.
Familiarity with storytelling through digital mediums.
Familiarity and comfortability with photo and video cameras and lenses.
Strong written and oral communication skills.
Effective organizational and management skills.
Strong attention to detail.
Ability to interact effectively with coaches, administrators, and student-athletes.
Ability to multitask, prioritize assignments, and meet deadlines.
Availability to work during evenings, weekends, select holidays, and daily office hours.
Samford University is a prestigious academic institution located in Homewood, Alabama (a suburb of Birmingham), known for its strong Christian commitment. With a rich history and a commitment to excellence both on and off the field, Samford University Athletics is dedicated to fostering the holistic development of student-athletes while achieving competitive success at the highest level of collegiate sports.
Guided by our Christian commitment, the mission of Samford University Athletics is to provide student-athletes with a world-class education while nurturing their athletic talents and character. We aim to instill values of teamwork, discipline, and sportsmanship, setting the stage for lifelong success in a manner that reflects our Christian faith.
1. Excellence: We strive for excellence in all aspects of our programs, from academics to athletics, as we uphold Christian values.
2. Integrity: We uphold the highest ethical standards, promoting honesty, fairness, and respect in all interactions, guided by our Christian faith.
3. Community: We are committed to fostering a sense of community among our student-athletes, coaches, staff, and... fans, in alignment with our Christian beliefs.
4. Diversity and Inclusion: We embrace diversity and inclusion, valuing the unique backgrounds and perspectives of our student-athletes while respecting our Christian commitment.
5. Development: We prioritize the holistic development of our student-athletes, helping them grow not only as athletes but also as individuals who live out Christian principles.
Samford University Athletics fields teams in 17 NCAA Division I sports. Since joining the Southern Conference (SoCon) in 2008, we've proudly won 74 conference championships, demonstrating our commitment to competitive excellence.
Record-Breaking Success (2022-23):
During the 2022-23 academic year, Samford University Athletics achieved unprecedented success by securing a record-breaking 11 championships, whether in tournaments or regular seasons, across various sports. This remarkable achievement reflects our dedication to excellence which stretches across all of our 17 sports.
At Samford University Athletics, academics are paramount. We provide comprehensive academic support services to help our student-athletes achieve their educational goals while nurturing their faith.
Facilities and Upcoming Project:
Our state-of-the-art athletic facilities provide a world-class environment for training and competition. We are excited to announce an upcoming building project, the Campus Recreation, Wellness and Athletic Complex, set to be complete in the fall of 2024, which will further enhance our athletic infrastructure and serve as a bridge to bring together athletics and our general student body. Learn more about this project here: [Campus Recreation Complex](https://www.samford.edu/giving/campus-recreation-complex)
Our dedicated coaching staff comprises experienced professionals who are passionate about developing athletes both on and off the field, always mindful of our Christian commitment.
Join the Bulldog Family:
Samford University Athletics invites individuals who are passionate about athletics, education, and personal growth to join our team. Whether you're a coach, staff member, or student-athlete, Samford University Athletics offers an environment where you can thrive and make a lasting impact.
Come be a part of our tradition of excellence, where we combine the pursuit of athletic success with a steadfast Christian commitment to education, integrity, community, and love. Join us at Samford University, where we shape champions on and off the field. Go Bulldogs!
Learn more at samford.edu or samfordsports.com