Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking an Assistant Athletic Director – Communications for Rutgers Athletics.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Oversees the production of press releases, game notes, media guides, game programs and other written materials, including content on ScarletKnights.com.
Coordinates all aspects of media coverage for the men's basketball program and other sport(s) as assigned by Senior Assoc. AD, Communications.
Devises communication strategies to secure placements in local and national media outlets; proactively pitches media opportunities.
Utilizes current and emerging media channels to drive brand awareness, with a focus on driving social media strategy and content production.
Develops, maintains and enhances effective relationships with media and other external constituents to promote Rutgers Athletics.
Manages games/events in relation to media, public relations, social media and other related external activities.
Provides leadership and mentorship to direct reports, managing schedules and workflow.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Public Relations, Sports Management or related field.
A minimum of five (5) years of experience in sports information/media relations office or equivalent of professional level experience.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Excellent writing and interpersonal skills
Extensive computer experience
Strong knowledge of sports statistics and Statcrew, and Genius software
Experience with desktop publishing software (Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative suites).
Use of personal vehicle in order to travel for business demands; a valid driver's license would be required for this position.
Seven (7) to ten (10) years of experience in sports information/media relations office or equivalent of professional level experience.
Sports statistics and Statcrew, and Genius software
Desktop publishing software (Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative suites)
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
This position may work weekends and night hours (based on game times for various sports).
Clean driving record
Posting Number: 21ST1950
Location: Livingston (RU-New Brunswick)
Internal Number: 136951
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.