PRIMARY FUNCTION AND RELATIONSHIP TO TOTAL ORGANIZATION
Serve as the primary media contact for assigned sports such as baseball, cross-country & volleyball. Responsible for all facets of communications/public relations to ORU athletic events, including, but not limited to, providing in-game statistics, social media generation, content creation, fulfilling interview requests and website upkeep.
Serve as the primary media contact for assigned sports (baseball, cross-country & volleyball) and provide secondary support to other teams as assigned by the Assistant AD.
Oversee and perform/assign game-day operations related to media, press box, scorer’s table, game statistics, online streaming, and pre/postgame press conferences for assigned sports.
Oversee maintenance of the athletic website, oruathletics.com, for assigned sports including but not limited to posting/updating schedules, rosters, student-athlete & staff bios and keeping the record book up to date.
Produce regular press releases (event previews, recaps, and other news) in order to enhance the brand and tell the stories of ORU Athletics.
Communicate and coordinate graphic/content needs with creative staff for season.
Use social media to promote individual teams and ORU Athletics as a whole.
Handle requests from outside media sources for interviews, statements, and credential distribution.
Work collaboratively with the University's public relations office when required on athletic-related news stories and events.
Will have involvement in special fundraising events such as Courtside Countdown and Diamond Dinner. Will also be involved in the annual Hall of Fame induction process.
Frequent night and weekend work is required. Travel may be required on occasion.
Perform additional duties as assigned.
Completion of a bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, sport management or a related field
1-2 years previous experience in a sports information in a collegiate athletic communications setting.
Excellent writing, editing and communication skills
Understanding of statistical software including NCAA Live Stats and/or Stat Crew. Must know how to accurately score/stat baseball using Stat Crew software.
Proficiency in various software programs, including but not limited to Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office and Sidearm Sports
Proven ability to handle high-stress situations and juggle multiple responsibilitie
One to Two years of sports information/public relations experience.
Familiarity and/or proficiency with using Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Premier Pro, etc.)
Must have a solid understanding of the benefits of social media and understanding of content creation.
Proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher and Power Point.
Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
Familiar with photography and has an understanding of content creation.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and writing.
Ability to make independent decisions and judgments on administrative and procedural issues.
Ability to analyze facts to determine actions to be taken within the limits of standard practice.
Must agree to live a Christian lifestyle that adheres to the Oral Roberts University Honor Code.
Send resume, cover letter and reference list to Assistant Athletic Director of Communications Jarrett Hardwick via email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oral Roberts University is a non-profit organization whose staff and faculty actually make a difference in the lives of its students. We pride ourselves in our culture and the values we uphold. Our team is passionate about what we do, and we want you to make us even better! Oral Roberts University Athletics mission is to "Develop Whole Person Champions". This is done by focusing on developing Intellectually Alert, Athletically Excellent, Socially Developed and Spiritually Alive student-athletes.