$35,568 - $36,500; Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Internal Number: TMP02685PO21
Associate Director of Sports Communications
University of South Carolina Upstate
The Associate Director of Sports Communications, who reports to the Senior Associate AD for External Operations, will serve to expand the overall awareness of the University, athletics department, student-athletes, and coaches to the faculty/staff on-campus and in the greater community as well as support the public relations value for the university’s mission and vision. This position will serve as the primary Communications contact for five to ten assigned sports.
•Manage various administrative duties within the Communications Office and the overall athletics department.
•Independently write and produce releases, including game notes and game releases, feature content, and other unique coverage for the Upstate Athletics website and for distribution to media outlets.
•Assist in the maintenance of the Athletics website, in particular for the assigned sports and other various projects. This includes but is not limited to independently determining the content that is written and posted to the athletics website; writing biographical sketches of the coaches and student-athletes, and other pertinent information, including in-depth feature stories.
•Maintain season and historical statistics for assigned sports; supervise statistical crews and other event support personnel for home games.
•Work with the video coordinator to set up video shoots, produce web video content, and coordinate team pictures.
•Assess and determine the need for historical research for use in the production of original content and for use in the Communications office.
•Other duties as assigned by the Senior Associate AD for External Operations.
•Assist with the management of the marketing strategy for the athletic department and the assigned sports. This includes, but is not limited to, external branding initiatives, promotions strategies, and digital content.
•Design and produce social media content for all assigned sports and the athletic department.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of two years related experience in sports information, media relations or athletic communications is required. Frequent travel with sports teams is required. Long hours, nights and weekends are expected. Good driving record, valid driver’s license, and successful background check are required.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience as a department head is preferred.
The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.
The University of South Carolina Upstate is a comprehensive public university, a senior institution of the University of South Carolina and is among the fastest growing universities in the State. U.S. News and World Report recently ranked USC Upstate No. 1 among Top Public Regional Colleges in the South. USC Upstate has been recognized as a top producer of Fulbright Scholars. In addition, students and faculty from over 25 nations reflect the university’s international character. Located between Charlotte and Atlanta along the I-85 corridor, one of the fastest growing business and high-tech regions in the country, the campus is within easy driving distance of the Appalachian mountains and the Atlantic Ocean beaches. The University has an enrollment of approximately 6000 students and employs approximately 650 full and part-time faculty and staff, reflecting the diversity of Upstate South Carolina. USC Upstate is proud of the diversity of its student body and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for faculty, staff, and administrators. We are an EOE/AA employer and are strongly committed to increasing faculty diversity.