Summary: Reporting to the Assistant AD for Communications/PR, the Assistant Director for Athletic Communications assists with the publicity efforts of the University’s NCAA Division I intercollegiate sports and also helps oversee the athletic department’s web page, social media accounts, press releases and statistical records. Primary sports information contact for sports as assigned. Night and weekend work required as needed.
Media and Public Relations. Designated primary contact for all local, regional, and national media outlets. Coordinates all interviews for coaches and staff for assigned sports. Supervise and approve content posted on all program/department social media accounts for assigned sports. Produce content and develop program media guides and other printed materials for assigned sports. Schedule and produce video content for distribution for assigned sports.
Website. Oversee and assist in planning all content published on csusports.com. Conduct routine general website maintenance and enhancements.
Statistics and Program Records. Management and distribution of Live Stats and StatCrew/Genius files for all assigned events. Maintain and update program record books for assigned sports.
Gameday/Event Operations. Oversight of gameday media staff both part-time and full-time staff. Management of press box and table at select events. Coordinate execution of gameday scripts and PA reads with Marketing. Manages scoreboard operations at select sporting event. Scheduling and management of gameday staff both part-time and full-time staff.
Design Elements and Graphics. Collaborate and design all published content, promotional materials, and social media graphics for assigned sports.
Supervisor Responsibility: 30-60 assorted part-time and game day staff, work study students and interns.
Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
Education. Bachelor’s Degree
Experience. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including ability to effectively communicate with internal and external customers. Excellent computer proficiency (MS Office – Word, Excel and Outlook). Must be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines, while maintaining a positive attitude and providing exemplary customer service. Ability to work independently and to carry out assignments to completion within parameters of instructions given, prescribed routines, and standard accepted practices. Self-starter with an outstanding work ethic. 1-3 years’ experience in a related field strongly preferred. Experience using Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) strongly preferred.
Essential Job Functions: Certain jobs at Charleston Southern University may require specific physical and/or mental abilities. The hiring manager will provide additional information and provision of requests for reasonable accommodation if needed.
This job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.
Charleston Southern University, founded in 1964 as Baptist College, is an independent comprehensive university located in North Charleston, South Carolina, United States. Affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention, the university's vision is to be nationally recognized for integrating faith in learning, leading and serving. NCAA Division 1 member of the Big South Conference.