The College of Charleston invites applications for the position of Athletics Communications Assistant.
This position is a full-time temporary, 11-month appointment and requires evening and weekend work as well as travel with assigned sports teams to off-campus venues. Requires a general knowledge of computers and graphic design for publication layout for press releases and games notes as well as social media graphics. Must be able to lift at least 40 pounds of event equipment, computers and boxes. Must have personal vehicle to commute from different sporting venues.
The successful candidate must possess: a bachelor’s degree and experience related to the development and dissemination of sports informational material at a NCAA Division I institution as well as commitment to and responsibility for adhering to all rules and regulations of the College of Charleston, the Colonial Athletic Association and the NCAA. Must have a valid S.C. driver’s license.
Applicants must also have knowledge of journalistic principles, practices & techniques of disseminating information to the public through news media outlets and social media for sports as assigned. Knowledge of grammar, composition & AP style guidelines. Knowledge of the methods & techniques used in planning, composing, designing, editing and producing publications and creating content for social media accounts. Ability to establish & maintain effective working relationships with local, regional and national media & the general public. Ability to supervise subordinate personnel and game day staffers. Ability to speak to large groups as public address announcer at sporting events.
Knowledge of the procedures for the production of sports information publications and handling the department’s social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram) and tracking and compiling analytics for such accounts. Knowledge of Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop and lnDesign) and STATCREW & Genius Sports software.
Review of applicants will begin immediately. Please submit materials before June 17, 2019, for best consideration. Offer is contingent upon a successful background check. To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, writing/publication/social media samples and references to: Marlene Navor, Director of Athletics Communications at: email@example.com.
The College of Charleston is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, or disability. If you have questions or need special accommodations during the online application process due to a disability, please contact Terri Mattie at: 843-953-8254 or firstname.lastname@example.org. A TTY phone 843-953-4874 is also available for the hearing impaired. If you do not have access to a computer but would like to file an on-line application, the College will provide you free access to computers that are available in the atrium immediately outside of the Office of Human Resources located at 160 Calhoun Street, Lightsey Center Rm. 636, Charleston, South Carolina, 29424.
Disabled persons may also apply by mail or in person at the Office of Human Resources. For further information on how to apply in person or by mail, and how to receive personal assistance when completing an application in person, disabled persons, including disabled veterans, may contact Terri Mattie, Executive Assistant to the Director of Athletics, at the phone number, email or postal address printed immediately above.
About College of Charleston
The College of Charleston is a nationally recognized public liberal arts and sciences university located in the heart of historic Charleston, South Carolina. Founded in 1770, the College is among the nation’s top universities for quality education, student life, and affordability. The College offers a distinctive combination of a beautiful and historic campus, modern facilities, and cutting-edge programs. The city of Charleston - world-renowned for its history, culture, architecture, and coastal environment - serves approximately 10,000 undergraduates and 1,500 graduate students as a living and learning laboratory for experiences in business, science, teaching, the humanities, languages, and the arts.