Title: Assistant Director of Strategic Communications
Posted Date: May 2, 2023
Organization: Athletics Administration
Description: Edits promotional communications. Assists in recruiting correspondents across the University, designing messages, planning layouts, presenting creative works to clients, scheduling communications, and writing feature stories and public relation pieces.
The University of Pittsburgh requests applications for the position of Assistant Director of Strategic Communications. The individual filling this position will be a member of the department's strategic communications staff and report to the Director of Strategic Communications.Requirements include experience in a collegiate or professional media relations environment; outstanding oral and written communications skills; demonstrated organizational skills; and working knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop, Microsoft Word, NCAA Live Stats, and The Automated Scorebook.Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: serving as the media contact for women's volleyball; producing media guides, game notes, news releases, and feature stories; generating feature content, video, and other unique coverage for PittsburghPanthers.com, the official website of Pitt Athletics; responding to media requests; staffing home and selected away events; supervising statistical crews and other event support personnel; facilitating Pitt's social media outlets; compiling statistics, researching historical records for Pitt department of athletics publications and assisting the media relations staff with additional duties. The position is heavily involved in all aspects of the volleyball program including marketing, development, alumni relations, content creation, etc.This position will also write features periodically for H2P Magazine as well as have the opportunity to serve on various committees across the athletic department.
The University of Pittsburgh is committed to championing all aspects of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility within our community. This commitment is a fundamental value of the University and is crucial in helping us advance our mission, which includes attracting and retaining diverse workforces. We will continue to create and maintain an environment that allows individuals to discover, belong, contribute, and grow, while honoring the experiences, perspectives, and unique identities of all.
The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets.
The University of Pittsburgh requires all Pitt constituents (employees and students) on all campuses to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption. Visit coronavirus.pitt.edu to learn more about this requirement.
Assignment Category: Full-time regular
Job Classification: Staff.Employee Communications Editor II
Will this position accept substitution in lieu of education or experience: Combination of education and relevant experience will be considered in lieu of education and/ or experience requirement.
Additional details about Required Licensure Certification: 2 years experience in media relations/strategic communications; 1 year experience as primary media contact; experience working with men's or women's volleyball is a plus.
Work Schedule: Varies
Work Arrangement: On-Campus: Teams that work on campus, in an office, or in a lab.
Hiring Range: TBD Based Upon Qualifications
Visa Sponsorship Provided: No
Background Check: For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check
Child Protection Clearances: The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks are required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.
Required Documents: Resume, Cover Letter
Optional Documents: Not Applicable
Essential Functions: Computer work, strong understanding of Social Media, public relations, and multiplatform storytelling, gathering information, and statistics. Individual must possess excellent written skills. Photo/video skills are a plus; must be proficient in Adobe Creative Suite.
Physical Effort: Mostly sedentary. Individual will be required to walk and stand at events and games. Capable of transporting equipment, materials typically weighing less than 20 pounds.