The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

 
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Assistant Sports Information Director - Assistant Director for Media Relations

Hiring department Intercol Athletics
Monthly salary OPEN
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 15-12-09-01-0825
Job Status Closed
FLSA status Exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin (main campus)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

Extended hours during peak periods and events, including weekends, evenings and some holidays. Finalist applicants may be required to submit a writing sample.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information

Purpose

Develop, direct, and implement sports information efforts for baseball and additional sports as designated.

Essential Functions

Provide support and guidance on media relations functions and serve as primary contact for assigned Texas Athletics sports programs. Provide press box coordination and operations for home games and press events. Serve as representative or liaison, and maintain daily contact with media. Serve as liaison for coaches and student-athletes with media and conference, NCAA and departmental contacts. Write, edit, and design sports media fact books. Coordinate media relations efforts for home events: distribute media credentials; provide appropriate information to media; coordinate post-game interviews and releases. Drive a UT or personal vehicle on and off campus. Assist with supervision of student assistants; collaborate with marketing, fundraising and ticket offices regarding ticket sales, promotions, event coordination, fundraising and special events. Assist in transporting and distributing media supplies. Work and host conference and NCAA events as necessary. Attend outside functions and activities as a representative of the department. Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information at all times.

Licenses: Class "C" Operator's Driver's License. Applicant selected must provide a current three year Driving Record from the current state of residence. If not currently a Texas resident, must obtain a Texas Driver's License within 30 days after entering Texas as a new resident.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Bachelor's Degree. Minimum three years of full-time work experience in athletics media relations or a closely related sports public relations field. Demonstrated knowledge of NCAA rules and compliance issues as they pertain to publicity and promotional efforts. Must have exceptional interpersonal communications skills to include excellent current writing experience. Computer experience with Macintosh and PC computers using In-Design/Quark and Microsoft Word, and IBM platform stat programs required. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, sports management, or related area. More than the required experience in athletic media relations, sports information, and/or sports public relations. Previous work experience in professional or collegiate athletics sports programs. Serve as an editor on at least one publication. Athletic media relations employment at a Division 1 college or conference office. Extensive organizational skills and work experience managing several projects simultaneously. Experience as a website content writer/editor. Creative skills necessary to generate unique ideas for website coverage.

Working conditions

May work in all weather conditions May work in extreme temperatures May work around standard office conditions Use of manual dexterity Climbing of stairs

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