The purpose of the Sports Information Director job is to ensure that the University assets are protected through adherence to applicable external and internal regulations and appropriate external representation of ULM Athletics. Duties and Responsibilities: Assisting the athletic communications office with the publicity and media relations efforts for selected teams: Assisting with the coordination of all publicity and communications for selected programs, including media relations and media training for student-athletes and coaches. Assisting with the development and implementation of creative media/public relations strategies. Producing editorial content related to assigned sports for media guides, news releases and official website, and maintaining statistical records. Nominating student-athletes and coaches for conference and national awards. Traveling to designated away events as media liaison. Overseeing and directing student assistants assigned to help with selected sports. Assisting the athletic communications office with its digital communications efforts: Assisting with development and implementation of creative digital communications strategies including, but not limited to, web site, social media and digital publications. Providing support to official web site initiatives including strategies, editorial content, design and updating of historical data. Staying current on emerging digital communications trends, including but not limited to, mobile technology, metrics and social media. Coordinating all aspects of media coverage for home events for selected sports: Training and supervising student workers and game-day staff. Processing and distributing credential requests. Work with other departments within the athletic department, including but not limited to the ticket office, event management, marketing, to ensure events run efficiently. Performing other duties as assigned by the Chief Communications Officer. Performing special projects as assigned. Attending events as needed to support Athletic Communications initiatives
Minimum qualifications includes a bachelor's degree, master's degree preferred; collegiate experience preferred:
Strong oral and written communication skills;
Knowledge of communication, marketing, social media best practices;
Knowledge of compiling game statistics (Stat Crew) for a variety of sports
Organizational skills and ability to handle multiple tasks and details effectively;
Ability to effectively interact with a wide variety of constituencies;
Must maintain a thorough knowledge of NCAA, Sun Belt, and ULM rules and regulations.
Ability to establish and maintain a presence on social media;
Must have good attention to detail and the ability to note errors and inconsistencies;
Ability to meet established deadlines;
Proficient knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Acrobat, Photoshop); and proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
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