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Intercollegiate Athletics: Media Relations/Sports Information

UW-Eau Claire – Eau Claire Campus
Athletics

Full Time, Staff

  • Official Title: Athletic Assistant Director (D2/D3)
  • Job ID: #18716
  • Date Posted:
  • Apply by: | To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by deadline. However, screening may continue until position is filled.
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Intercollegiate Athletics: Media Relations/Sports Information

POSITION:


Full-time, fiscal year, renewable non-tenure track professional academic staff position in the Athletics Department as the Director of Media Relations beginning AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.  This position will report to the Director of Athletics. 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor’s degree required.  Minimum three years of experience as a collegiate Sports Information Director or media relations experience.  Knowledge of sports is essential, as is a proven ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented setting.  Strong oral and written communication skills are vital as well as proven abilities in writing, publications, statistics, and website management, specifically with PrestoSports.  Technology background should include Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Acrobat Pro, Flash) and video streaming.  Knowledge of NCAA approved statistical procedures.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Coordinate all publicity and communications for a complex and diversified 25-sport module; develop, maintain and enhance a strategically utilized website; expertly coordinate all aspects of media coverage for home events, utilizing modern technology to accommodate media productions; provide thorough knowledge and ability to handle Genius Sports/NCAA Live Stats, Presto Stats, and Gymnastics Scorekeeper for in-game stats and maintaining statistical information for teams; ability to produce video content for website and coordinate live video streaming; produce editorial content for media guides, game programs, news releases, websites, ticket flyers, fund-raising flyers, camp brochures, print advertising, radio promos and other campus publications that promote intercollegiate athletics and related activities; coordinate media credential requests; arrange interviews with coaches, student-athletes or other staff members; help with the promotion of home events and fund-raisers; develop and implement creative media/public relation strategies; manage, train, and supervise student workers and game-day staff; nominate and publicize student-athletes for various awards, honors and special recognitions; must work well with internal and external constituents; extensive night and weekend hours of coverage as needed; additional duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics.

ATHLETICS:

UW-Eau Claire has one of the outstanding NCAA Division III intercollegiate athletic programs in the country.  The Blugolds are a member of the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, an eight-member league considered to be the premier Conference of Champions in DIII.  The Blugold sports module includes 13 women’s sports and 12 men’s sports which have garnered 164 conference championships including 92 since 1990.  The school has also claimed 16 team national championships.  The Blugolds have also been the host for numerous post-season events including national championships in women’s basketball, softball, gymnastics, and men’s and women’s cross country.

UNIVERSITY & EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY:

Often described as Wisconsin’s most beautiful campus, UW-Eau Claire’s campus spans the banks of the Chippewa River in the heart of Eau Claire, western Wisconsin’s largest city.  Eau Claire and the surrounding countryside have many scenic rivers, lakes, parks, bike trails, and wooded areas where students and community members enjoy seasonal sports, camping, and a variety of other recreational activities.  A community of 65,000, Eau Claire is a safe, friendly, and affordable community with employment opportunities for family members and outstanding schools for children.  Eau Claire is just 90 miles from Minneapolis-St. Paul which offers world-class theater, symphony and chamber orchestras, opera, and restaurants as well as professional sports, shopping, and cultural diversity.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Applications are submitted electronically.  Please follow instructions found on the following UW-Eau Claire website:  http://www.uwec.edu/Employment.  You must create an account and login before you can apply.  If you have not yet registered, click on the “Click here to Register” link to begin the registration process.  If you are already a registered user, input your “User Name” and “Password” and select “Login.”  Click the link to the Intercollegiate Athletics: Media Relations/Sport Information position (Job ID #18716) and then click the “Apply Now” button to submit your application electronically.  Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached, and all required fields are completed.  Please be sure you have included the following in PDF format: 

  • Letter of application
  • Vita
  • Unofficial transcript
  • Names and contact information for three references.

Please direct requests for additional information to:

               Robin Baker, Associate Athletic Director                           bakerrk@uwec.edu

Must be work-authorized in the United States.                                                                             

For priority consideration, completed applications must be received by August 31, 2022.  However, screening may continue until position is filled.  

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UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer dedicated to enhancing equity, diversity, and inclusion.

The University reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Employment will require a background check. Employment will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding past conduct related to sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).