Founded in 1843 in Worcester, Massachusetts, the College of the Holy Cross is among the nation's leading liberal arts institutions. A highly selective, four-year, exclusively undergraduate college of 2,900 students, Holy Cross is renowned for offering a rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition.
Holy Cross highly values the unique skills, perspective, talents and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community. To work at The College is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members--students, faculty and staff. The College's commitment to diversity is an important feature of the Holy Cross education. Informed by the presence of diverse interpretations of the human experience, Holy Cross is building a community marked by freedom, mutual respect, and civility. We seek others who support our values of diversity and inclusiveness. Job candidates of all diverse backgrounds who embrace the open and inclusive culture of Holy Cross are welcome and encouraged to apply.
The Athletics Media Relations Assistant is responsible for assisting with the execution of the media and public relations plans for all 27 of our Division 1 Programs. In addition this position is responsible for assisting with the overall operations of GoHolyCross.com. The Athletics Media Relations Assistant will serve as the primary media relations contact for select sports with responsibilities that include, but are not limited to, working as the primary liaison with media relations contacts; writing press releases; championship preparation and coverage; and administering athletic (regular season and postseason) and academic awards programs in those sports. Assist with updating social media platforms (e.g., Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+). Provide administrative support to the communications department, including but not limited to, compiling schedules for conference website; updating record books; and compiling data. Design and edit Holy Cross publications for all assigned sports and other sports with a focus on records books and Year in Review. Creating original content for the official website GoHolyCross.com and various social media platforms, including but not limited to writing feature stories, Q&As and more. Provide pertinent information to assist in production of games and studio shows for the Patriot League Networks. Expectation to proactively pitch Holy Cross storylines. Archival of press releases and statistics for historical purposes. Assist with phone and mail inquiries from media and general public, and other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's Degree in Communications, Journalism or related field. One to two years' experience working in the media relations/public relations. A sports background is preferred. Computer proficient, knowledgeable in desktop publishing, preferably InDesign. Experience with automated Scorebook and Stat Crew statistical software preferred. Possess strong organizational skills, and excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills including interviewing skills. Experience with web management, social media platforms and content publishing, preferred. Must be able to multitask and work under deadline pressure. Willing to work flexible hours, including nights/weekends and/or holidays during peak seasons.
This is a full time non exempt level position. This is a ten month position that will run from July 30, 2018 - May 30, 2019.
The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action in the workplace.
A member of the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (HECCMA).
Please attach resume and cover letter.
In your cover letter, please reflect on how you might contribute to the College's commitment to diversity and inclusion, and to its mission as a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college (see http://holycross.edu/diversity).
Should you be a candidate for further consideration after hiring manager review, you will be contacted by a human resources representative.
Holy Cross is a highly selective, four-year college of approximately 2,900 students. One of the nation's leading liberal arts institutions, Holy Cross offers an academically rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit tradition. Exclusively devoted to teaching undergraduates, Holy Cross promotes close ties between students and faculty. In this active, friendly campus community, individual interests? from athletics to the arts, from campus ministry to student government? are pursued with intensity and passion. Graduates go on to prominent academic and professional programs and pursue their individual talents in many careers and service activities. Holy Cross is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, a centrally-located New England city of 175,000. The 174-acre hillside campus provides inspiring views, an inviting mix of historic and contemporary buildings, beautiful landscaping, and first-rate facilities. With a tradition of academic excellence that dates to its founding in 1843, Holy Cross is the oldest Catholic college in New England and has grown increasingly diverse in the last decade. Holy Cross graduates become members of a loyal alumni family; equipped with the resources and perspective to respond as thoughtful leaders in business, professional and civic life.