Posted : 04-Jan-23
Location : Morgantown, West Virginia
Athletic Communications / Sports Information / Media Relations Directors
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The Assistant Director of Athletics Communications will direct, plan and implement media relations and publicity for West Virginia University’s intercollegiate athletic program.
This position will ensure the University and its athletic achievements are presented in a consistent and favorable way to a wide ranging audience, perform duties related to providing a consistent and continuing public relations program for the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, primarily by maintaining a readily accessible, accurate and useful news and information service, and direct the increase of exposure for the athletic program through the news media, social media and public.
Performance requires accuracy and professionalism with consciousness of the image projected. Efficient performance is critical to the success of the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics due to the relationship of this position to the public relations functions with the department.
Errors or poor judgment could easily results in loss of potential revenue, moderate costs and inconveniences to affected areas.
and work with the staff, coaches and student-athletes to enhance their interaction with the public and media (newspapers, radio, television, internet and social).
engage in media relations activities, game operations, result reporting, liaison to the conference office, feature writing, assist in production of videos, assist with arranging radio broadcasts both home and away, travel to away games and other special projects.
Coordinate with personal involvement the regional and national television coverage of assigned sports games during each season.
Duties include meeting with announcers and producers, providing team and University information, research material and statistics on behalf of the University in preparation of a telecast that will reach thousands of households.
Participate in weekly football operations meetings for all home games; compile and distribute gameday information to athletic department personnel, local media and fans.
Travel to away football games as needed; compile in-game notes and assist in postgame interview sessions.
Provide weekly statistical updates and other information as necessary to the conference and other regional offices on the varsity sports, including updates mandated by the NCAA, conference and other governing organizations.
Supervise and maintain all updates on records of the varsity sports for use in compiling a comprehensive volume of records annually.
Coordinate assignments with the graduate and student assistants, delegate writing and other assignments as appropriate, edit news releases and coordinate and supervise game operations involving the student workers.
Coordinate, assign and critique the work of the graduate and student assistants as that work relates to the coverage of all varsity sports, with special emphasis on their individual work with the prioritized sports and special department projects.
Monitor the work schedule of the graduate and student assistants, coordinate assignments from the sports information director as requested, delegate writing and other assignments as appropriate, edit brochure copy and coordinate and supervise game operations involving the student workers.
Write and edit copy as assigned for football, basketball and varsity sports media guides and game programs. Write copy and provide information to be included in weekly football release.
Write and edit copy as requested for postseason publications and for other department publications as requested. Edit brochure copy and other material prepared by the student assistants.
Other writing and editing duties for special publications and printed materials as assigned.
Assist with home game media operations for all sports, including recruiting workers, scheduling and maintaining payroll information, for varsity sports.
Arrange for the training of statistical support for various sports as needed as part of event operation and result reporting.
Assist with press box and media operations for football and men's basketball home events. Coordinate on-site championship events for varsity sports, serving as the liaison from the sports information staff.
Serve as a public relations representative with the staff, athletic teams, other schools, media, fans, alumni and general public.
Assist with community relations programs involving the athletic department, both involving student-athletes in civic and campus projects and in introducing special groups to WVU athletics in general and by sport.
Coordinate and maintain all updates on historical data on all sports for recognition of current and former athletes. Answer requests as assigned for historical information.
Provide copy as requested for annual record book.
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