Asst Dir Media Relations

Posted on Nov 18, 2018 by College of the Holy Cross

Worcester, MA 01601
Leisure & Sport
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Full-Time
Job Description

Assistant Director of Media Relations

About College of the Holy Cross:

Founded in 1843 in Worcester, Massachusetts, the College of the Holy Cross is among the nation's leading liberal arts institutions. A highly selective, four-year, exclusively undergraduate college of 2,800 students, Holy Cross is renowned for offering a rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition.

Holy Cross highly values the unique skills, perspective, talents and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community. To work at the College is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members--students, faculty and staff. The College's commitment to diversity is an important feature of the Holy Cross education. Informed by the presence of diverse interpretations of the human experience, Holy Cross is building a community marked by freedom, mutual respect and civility. We seek others who support our values of diversity and inclusiveness. Job candidates of all diverse backgrounds who embrace the open and inclusive culture of Holy Cross are welcome and encouraged to apply.


Job Description:


This position manages all sports information and public relations duties for women's basketball, baseball, volleyball, cross country and track & field, and will assist with other sports as assigned; develops and implements strategies to increase awareness of the department's achievements through both traditional and social media; creates, designs, researches, writes and edits publications for assigned sports, including media kits, game notes, postseason guides, game programs and university websites to create positive public message and image for department, with other duties as assigned. This position works in a fast-paced creative and collaborative team environment where change is embraced and innovation is encouraged.

Major Areas of Responsibility

  • Serve as the primary media relations contact for select sports with responsibilities that include, but are not limited to, working as the primary liaison between student-athletes, coaches, and administrators and media contacts; writing press releases and feature stories; developing relationships with media members; championship preparation and coverage; and administering athletic and academic awards programs in assigned sports.
  • Compile in-game statistics and manage game day staff for select sports.
  • Assist with updating social media platforms (e.g., Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat).
  • Provide administrative support to the media relations department, including but not limited to, compiling schedules for GoHolyCross.com and conference websites; updating record books; and compiling data.
  • Creating original content for the official website, GoHolyCross.com, and various social media platforms, including but not limited to writing feature stories, Q&As and more; assist with video creation and idea development
  • Design and edit Holy Cross publications for all assigned sports and assist with other sports with a focus on records books and Year in Review.
  • Provide pertinent information to assist in production of games and studio shows for the Patriot League Network.
  • Provide pertinent information to assist in production of games and studio shows for the Patriot League Network.
  • Expectation to proactively pitch Holy Cross storylines.
  • Coordinate Media Relations internship program.
  • Assist with maintaining official website and various social media platforms.
  • Assist with the Players of the Week selection process.
  • Archival of press releases and statistics for historical and data analytics purposes.
  • Includes other duties as assigned.



Requirements:


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Communications, Journalism or related field. Two-three years' experience working in athletics media relations/public relations.
  • Experience with basketball is preferred. Computer proficient, knowledgeable in desktop publishing, preferably Adobe Photoshop and InDesign.
  • Experience with The Automated Scorebook and Stat Crew statistical software. Must possess strong organizational skills and excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills, including interviewing skills.
  • Experience with web management, social media platforms and content publishing preferred.
  • Must be able to multi-task and work under deadline pressure.
  • Ideal candidate will possess a passion for innovation and collaboration.
  • Willing to work flexible hours, including nights/weekends and/or holidays during peak seasons; travel may be required.
  • Skills that are required for this job and are in line with the College's mission e.g.
  • Dependability
  • Flexibility
  • Service Oriented
  • Excellent Written & Verbal Communication
  • Proficient Problem Solving
  • Understands Risk Management
  • Excellent Innovation/Creativity
  • Strong Teamwork & Team Facilitation
  • Strong Interpersonal Skills
  • Understands, values and respects diversity as an individual, in a team and within groups while fostering an inclusive and supportive environment.



Additional Information:


This is a full time, exempt level position.

The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action in the workplace.

A member of the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (HECCMA) and the Boston Consortium.

To review our Employee Benefit Options, please go to:


Application Instructions:


In addition to a resume, please include a cover letter. Diversity is an important College value. In your cover letter please address your experience working in a diverse environment and your commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Should you be a candidate for further consideration after search committee review, you will be contacted by a human resources representative.

To apply, visit

The College of the Holy Cross is a highly selective Catholic liberal arts college in the Jesuit tradition. It enrolls about 3,000 students and is located in a medium-sized city 45 miles west of Boston. The College seeks faculty members whose scholarship, teaching, advising, and on- and off-campus service demonstrate commitment to the educational benefits of a richly diverse community. Holy Cross aspires to meet the needs of dual-career couples, in part through its membership in Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts ( ) and the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium ( )

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