Mississippi State University Athletics is seeking an Assistant Director/Communications to join its communications and external team. The successful candidate must be highly organized and driven with exceptional multi-tasking and communication skills. This position will work closely with the Associate Athletic Director/Communications, the department’s graduate assistants and student assistants in addition to working alongside the marketing and Hail State Productions video teams. The candidate must have strong knowledge of social media platforms as well as outstanding writing and public relations skills. Travel will be required as well as working long hours and weekends. 1.Serve as the primary communications contact for the nationally-ranked women’s basketball program. a.Prepare, maintain and distribute media information and other publicity for women’s basketball year round. b.Manage, create and strategize creative content for the department’s social and digital media platforms related to women’s basketball. c.Produce content for the official athletic department website, particularly as it relates to women’s basketball. d.Serve as team spokesperson and coordinate all of the program’s media appearances. e.Travel with the team to cover all games. f.Supervise Humphrey Coliseum media operations for all home games. g.Strategically communicate to manage the program’s national brand. h.Provide coaches and staff with appropriate messaging for speeches and public appearances. i.Promote student-athletes for various national, regional and conference awards. j.Work closely with the SEC’s broadcast partners, radio and external media to provide accurate information for coverage. k.Maintain the women’s basketball program’s statistical archives and records. 2.Coordinate publicity for the women’s golf program. a.Ensure that the undergraduate student responsible for the day-to-day publicity of the program is meeting appropriate deadlines and providing accurate information for women’s golf coverage. b.Prepare, maintain and distribute media information and other publicity for women’s golf year round. c.Help manage, create and strategize creative content for the department’s social and digital media platforms related to women’s golf. 3.Serve as the communications department’s liaison to the athletic academic center. a.Prepare press releases and announcements as it relates to the athletic department’s academic success. b.Provide athletic department staff with speaking points. 4.Establish and maintain relationships with appropriate local, state and national media representatives. 5.Complete other departmental tasks as assigned by the Associate Athletic Director/Communications.
Bachelor's degree in Public Relations, Communications, Journalism with two (2) years of experience in media relations, athletic communications, preferably as a women's basketball contact.
Internal Number: PARF 497956
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