McNeese State University, a Division I member of the NCAA and the Southland Conference, is seeking a highly motivated individual with strong communication and technological skills for a full-time position of Assistant Sports Information Director. This position will provide assistance with planning and implementing communications strategies as they relate to the goals and objectives of McNeese's 16-sport NCAA Division I athletics program.
This person will assist the Sports Information Director in efforts to adhere to McNeese State University, Southland Conference and NCAA policies and procedures as it relates to athletic media relations, publications, game day management, statistics, social media and video operations.
Job duties include but are not limited to the following:
Know, understand and comply with policies of McNeese, the Southland Conference and the NCAA
Develop and maintain good working relationships with local, regional and national media
Prepare press releases, game notes, feature articles and media guides for assigned sports
Strong writing skills with knowledge of AP style
Manage social media accounts with implementation and knowledge of latest trends and practices
Develop and maintain good working relationships with staff, coaches and student-athletes
Thorough knowledge and understanding of terminology and statistics used in intercollegiate sports
Maintain department archival records and statistical files
Assist with game management duties for home events
Maintain basic knowledge of all sports
Ability to create and update graphics using Adobe Photoshop
Ability to create and update documents using Adobe InDesign
Knowledge of the operation of Stat Crew software
Knowledge of Sidearm Sports website
Able to shoot live action video and interviews and able to edit using Adobe Premiere Pro
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
Two years of experience in media relations, athletics communications or sports information with experience as being the primary SID contact for a sport or sports
Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook); Adobe InDesign, PhotoShop and Premiere Pro; Stat Crew software; social media platforms (including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snap Chat)
Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations or sports management
Knowledge and experience with baseball/softball scoring, basketball scoring and football scoring on Stat Crew
Application Materials and Contact:
For the application process, interested applicants should electronically submit a: Cover Letter, Resume, References, (name, phone number, and e-mail address of at least three), and Unofficial Transcripts. Please email the required documents to Assistant A.D., Tanner Stines at email@example.com; Phone: (337) 475-5215; TDD: (337) 562-4227.
About McNeese State University
McNeese is a member of NCAA DI -FCS, and a Member of the Southland Conference. McNeese is located in Lake Charles, LA.