The Assistant Director of Athletic Public Relations coordinates all media relations activities relevant to his/her assigned sports, including publications, website and game management. This person serves as the primary media contact for coaches and student-athletes and works continually to promote the image of Richmond Athletics.
Serve as the primary athletic public relations contact for field hockey, women’s lacrosse and women’s track & field.
Secondary contact for men’s basketball and additionally assigned sports by filling media requests, providing website updates, handling team social media accounts, writing articles, producing recruiting materials, and recording and updating statistics.
Responsible for all aspects of assigned sports game management to include coordinating with appropriate personnel for live video streaming, managing media requests, assigning personnel for in-game statistics, and producing game day programs.
Serve as the liaison between the local and national media and student-athletes for all assigned sports.
Responsible for maintaining and updating RichmondSpiders.com with all relevant media coverage for assigned sports; including video coverage, press releases, and record management.
Provides media coverage of community relations events conducted or attended by assigned athletic teams.
Knowledge, skills, and ability:
Should possess athletic public relations/communications experience, including media, publications, design, and game management skills at the college or professional level.
Excellent communications skills; Individual should have working knowledge of Windows operating system, Mac operating system, video operation and editing software , along with all aspects of the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite. Knowledge of Titan website publication tool and StatCrew/NCAA Live Stats (Genius) software.
Adherence to all applicable NCAA, conference, and institutional rules and regulations is required.
Full-time, non-exempt position Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; 7.75 hrs./day; 38.75 hrs./week; must be available to work nights & weekends
Travel with teams as assigned to serve as contact to media at the site of competition and to produce game coverage for RichmondSpiders.com and social media, including written content, video, photographs, and to gather and report results and statistics in an accurate and timely manner.
SALARY STRUCTURE: Pay Grade 4 (Hiring Range $15.46 to $20.49 per hour)
At the University of Richmond, we’re creative, inclusive, and determined. We’re Spiders, and our mission is to create positive change in the UR community and beyond. Located minutes from downtown Richmond, Virginia, the University of Richmond (www.richmond.edu) blends the intimacy of a small college with exceptional academic, research, and cultural opportunities usually found only at large institutions. There’s only one place like Richmond.
UR is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development and institutional success. In keeping with this commitment, our academic community welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds and candidates who support diversity. EOE
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s degree required; a master’s degree is preferred 1-3 years in college or professional athletic communications/public relations or video.
Internal Number: 501349
About University of Richmond
The only university in the country known as the Spiders, the University of Richmond successfully competes in 17 Division I sports. Our student athletes excel in the classroom as well as on the field, with a graduation success rate of 92 percent.