•Serve a lead role in developing and executing the department’s strategic digital communications and social media plans •Maintain the branding and visual standards pertaining to the creation of graphics, photography, and video projects for content creation/branding on digital and social platforms. •Promote assigned sports through traditional media relations means, including press releases, notes, previews, and recaps •Assist with the coordination and training of student-workers. •Promote assigned sports and general athletics events through all social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, Youtube) using a mix of creative content. •Media contact for Men’s Basketball team as well as two to three other sports •Provide daily sports media services and support for coaching staffs of the assigned sports. •Lead and/or assist with video projects and photography as needed. •Serve as the sport’s statistician, historian and archivist. •Work closely with other departments (marketing, ticketing, video production) in developing an overall content management strategy for each sports program. •Maintain and upkeep assigned sports and general material on GoBlackBears.com. •Coordinate and manage the publicity efforts with national and local media – managing and setting up all media appearances (TV, Print, Radio, etc.) •Supervise press box operations for assigned sports and assist with other major sports. •Report statistics and award nominations for all conferences (America East, CAA, Hockey East) and NCAA •Establish and maintain working relationships with local, regional and national media. •Perform a limited number of administrative duties as assigned •Ensure compliance with all NCAA, University, America East, CAA and Hockey East conference rules and regulations in all areas of responsibilities (particularly in dealings with National Letter of Intent signings) •Other reasonably related duties as assigned
Bachelor’s degree required.
2-3 or more years experience required in athletic communications or related field
Video shooting/editing and photography experience preferred.
Strong graphic design and video editing skills required.
Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite and
Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
Knowledge and understanding of intercollegiate athletics preferred, preferable with experience at the NCAA Division I level preferred.
Demonstrated ability to utilize computers in performing job duties, including ability to use desktop publishing, spreadsheets and word processing required.
Demonstrated ability to organize multiple tasks, meet deadlines and plan schedules.
Ability to travel (normally requiring a valid driver’s license & personal vehicle).
Website design and maintenance experience required
Proficiency in social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
Proficiency in Stat Crew, Genius stats
Experience with web editing through SideArm Sports preferred