Bridgewater College Assistant Director of Athletic Media Relations
Bridgewater College, a member of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference and NCAA Division III, is seeking applications for the position of Assistant Director of Athletic Media Relations, to begin August 1, 2021. This is a full-time, 10-month position, reporting to the Assistant Athletic Director for Athletic Media Relations, Game Day Operations and Fundraising. RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Assist in all daily operations of the Athletic Media Relations office.
Handle primary contact responsibilities for multiple sports (potential sports include baseball, cross country, equestrian, golf, soccer, swimming, tennis and track & field).
Provide media and campus promotion groups with information (pictures, film clips, biographies, updated statistics, game schedules, etc.) on all assigned sports.
Provide or oversee game day coverage for all assigned athletic teams (media preparations, announcing, official scoring, game rosters and programs, and reporting scores to media).
Enhance the department’s branding initiatives through social media, graphic design and video work.
Bachelor’s Degree required.
At least 1-2 years as a student worker or intern in athletic media relations/sports information at the college level, or suitable experience in a related field.
Experience with StatCrew or NCAA statistical software, Adobe design suite and website content management system strongly preferred.
Demonstrated leadership skills and effective communication and organizational skills.
Must possess a valid driver’s license and be insurable by the college’s auto insurance carrier.
GENERAL INFORMATION: Bridgewater College was founded in 1880 as the first coeducational college in Virginia. Bridgewater offers bachelor’s degrees in approximately 60 majors and minors, along with four graduate programs, pre-professional programs such as medicine and law, and teacher licensure. The College is a member of NCAA Division III and the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, with 23 intercollegiate athletic teams. The vibrant residential campus is located in the town of Bridgewater, Virginia, near the city of Harrisonburg in the center of the Shenandoah Valley. An excellent school system, healthy business environment, numerous arts and cultural events, one of the state's lowest crime rates, and a variety of outdoor opportunities and historic attractions draw many to the region.
APPLY: Please complete the online application www.bridgewater.edu/careers. Include (upload) a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information (email and mobile phone) for three references.
DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Bridgewater College is a welcoming and vibrant community committed to supporting a diverse workforce, and actively seeks applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and other persons from traditionally underrepresented groups. Bridgewater College is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Bridgewater College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, religion, age, veteran status, or political affiliation in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic programs, or other college programs and activities, or with regard to employment.
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