The Assistant Director will serve as primary media relations contact for approximately 5-9 teams. Specific assignments will be determined but will include either football or men’s basketball, as well as softball and at least two of the remaining sponsored varsity sports at UC Davis.
Under direction of the Associate Athletics Director, External Relations, this position is involved with the day-to-day communications and media relations operations for UC Davis’ 25 varsity sports, including publicizing, filling media requests and generating media interest for the intercollegiate athletics program. Keep and maintain statistics and historical records for varsity sports, update the official athletics website, write feature stories for department and campus publications, serve as host media relations director at home events and tournaments, handle confidential public relations issues and fulfills other related duties as assigned.
Public speaking experience.
Experience working with local, regional and national media.
Experience with Stat Crew statistics software for a variety of sports and experience with statistics for a variety of sports.
Design experience using Adobe Photoshop.
Experience working in an NCAA Division I college athletics media relations or sports information office, particularly with football and/or men’s basketball, and softball.
Writing and editing skills with news releases and feature stories about collegiate athletics; Skills to work on Macintosh computers as well as in Adobe InDesign, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word.
Knowledge of NCAA rules as they relate to media relations and statistics.
Experience with the internet both as research and communication tools.
Experience updating websites with news and photos on deadline using Netitor.
Experience dealing with sensitive and confidential public relations matters.
This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity checks.
COVID – 19
The University of California has implemented a SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program SARS-CoV-2 Vaccination Policy (ucop.edu) covering all employees. To be compliant with the policy, employees must submit proof of vaccination or a University-approved exception or deferral.