Associate's degree in Journalism. Bachelor's degree desirable. Three years of experience in athletic media relations. A combination of education, experience, and training that would produce the required knowledge and abilities could be considered.
Nature & Purpose of Position/Usual Duties:
Perform specialized professional journalistic and public relations in promoting and publicizing intercollegiate athletic programs.
Primary Responsibilities (Staff Positions Only):
Assists as media liaison with local, area, and national media. Coordinates media interviews with coaches and student athletes. Assists in compiling, editing, and disseminating statistics for varsity sports. Prepare weekly statistical reports for each sport. Assists in coordinating and updating the athletic web site. Assists in the preparation of department publications. Assists with athletic game management such as press box and press row. Coordinates video board operation at home football games. Serves as liaison with external radio and coordinates internal radio coverage. Performs other duties as assigned.
For more than 130 years, Sam Houston State University has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, "The Measure of a Life is its Service", echoes across SHSU's six colleges and beyond its Texas campus through student research, creative endeavors, service learning, volunteering and more. Named for Sam Houston, Texas' greatest hero, SHSU continually strives to honor it...s historical roots through academic excellence that includes exceptional teaching from faculty members who care as much about their students' success as they do about furthering the knowledge of their fields. While embracing its legacy, SHSU also strives to meet the needs of contemporary students, both traditional and online. With over 20 bachelor's and graduate degrees available entirely online, and more in development each semester, SHSU Online is quickly becoming one of the best online universities in Texas.