The University of Connecticut is seeking qualified applicants for the full-time position of Assistant Director of Athletic Communications within the Division of Athletics.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The successful candidate will serve as the primary sports information contact for the UConn Men’s Ice Hockey program and at least one other Olympic sport. In addition, they will serve as the secondary sports information contact for the UConn football team while providing support for other sports at the direction of the Director for Athletic Communications. This individual will serve as the editor of online media guides; write press releases; coordinate information for content on https://UConnHuskies.com/ and various team social media platforms; produce gameday programs and serve as the media relations coordinator at all home games.
As this position will work closely with the athletic communications, social media, marketing and video services staff, as well as many of our varsity teams, the individual must possess outstanding communication skills and an enthusiastic work ethic.
Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or a related field; proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, video editing skills, and exceptional creativity skills; outstanding communication skills, both written and verbal; two years of experience working as a primary sports information contact for a Division I collegiate athletics team or with a professional sports franchise; at least one year of experience as a secondary sports information contact for either football, hockey, or basketball; proficient in StatCrew software; proficient in NCAA Live Stats software; experience using a content management system tool such as Sidearm; and a demonstrated working knowledge of the correct application of NCAA regulations.
Proven ability to multi-task effectively, prioritize assignments, and meet deadlines; experience in content creation, both videography and photography.
This is a full-time position. The University offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn, and a highly desirable work environment. Salary will be commensurate with the successful candidate's background and experience.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.
Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Positions, Search #496690 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references.
This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on August 15, 2022.
The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.