You will help publicize the University's 42-sport Division I athletics program through a variety of print, web, social media and multimedia methods to a broad base of constituents. You will oversee media relations and be the point of contact for assigned sports. You will handle media and public relations functions; plan and direct publicity efforts; and design, write and edit sports information guides, game programs, special event publications, and press releases. You will educate coaches and student athletes on effective methods of media interaction. you will plan and implement multimedia, digital, new and social media strategies for promoting your assigned sports. You will recruit, hire, train, schedule and manage student workers and game-day event staff.
Harvard is a highly selective liberal arts college whose mission is to educate citizens and citizen-leaders for our society. The College is a residential institution of nearly 7,000 undergraduates and is located in Cambridge, MA. Harvard is deeply committed to the intellectual, social and personal transformation of its undergraduates during their four years at Harvard. The Department of Athletics offers 42 varsity programs for men and women, more than any other Division I school in the United States.
Harvard employees have access to a wide range of educational offerings, including world-class museums, tuition assistance, and hundreds of web-based learning programs. Our benefits package is superior and provides multiple options for the health and well-being of our employees. Being located in Cambridge is a distinct advantage, since Cambridge is a lively, multi-cultural city adjacent to Boston, which is an undisputed hub of college and university life in the U.S.
All formal offers will be made by FAS Human Resources.
We actively seek and welcome applications from diverse candidates and from those with a demonstrable commitment to a more inclusive society.
Salary Grade: 056
Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
Bachelor's degree required. At least 3 years of work experience in athletic communications/ sports media. Internships may count towards this experience.
Ideally, your Bachelor's degree will be in communications, sports management, journalism/audio-visual communications, or related field. Master's degree preferred.
Outstanding organizational, communication, writing and interpersonal skills needed. Must be able to handle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment. Must be able to work independently, exercise sound judgment, and use discretion.
Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and Adobe Creative Suite needed. Knowledge of StatCrew essential. Strong knowledge of emergent social media tools and multimedia technologies desirable.
Ability and willingness to work in extreme weather conditions (heat, rain, cold).
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 45867BR
About Harvard University
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.