This position is responsible for developing and implementing an annual communication plan for assigned varsity sports (Women’s Basketball and Women’s Rowing), including writing, editing and/or coordinating event programs, news releases, web pages and other material or projects supporting Intercollegiate Athletics’ public relations, development, and other area goals. Working under the direction of the Associate Athletic Director for Athletic Communications, this position writes and edits articles and content that promote student-athlete accomplishments, support the WSU brand, and elevate the university’s profile. This position will collaborate with various internal and external partners to promote special campaigns and events for Intercollegiate Athletics and to coordinate outreach and promotion. This position will identify important stories of interest in support of Intercollegiate Athletics’ communications goals, and requires critically evaluating content to ensure its effectiveness. This position assists in all operations of the office of Athletic Communications and manages all-inclusive coverage of assigned varsity sports.
A Bachelor’s degree in public relations, communications, marketing or other relevant field AND two (2) years of professional experience in print OR broadcast news media, public relations, marketing including the use of electronic media or two (2) years of other relevant professional experience. Must have a valid driver’s license by time of hire Must be able and willing to work evenings and weekends Must be available 24/7 to assist with emergency/crisis management situations related to WSU Athletics, athletic management, coaches, and student-athletes requiring public relations management.
Internal Number: 90123
About Washington State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics
Washington State University conducts transformational research and provides world-class education to more than 26,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Founded in 1890 in Pullman, it is Washington’s original land-grant university, with a mission of improving quality of life. It is located in the Palouse region of Southeastern Washington, eight miles from the University of Idaho in Moscow, ID and 80 miles south of Spokane, WA.