Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics, a Division I and Big Ten Conference member, is seeking a highly qualified candidate to fill the position of Assistant Director of Strategic Communications. Responsibilities include serving as a secondary contract for the football program and the primary contact for women's gymnastics and women's lacrosse. Responsibilities include generating feature content, video and other unique coverage for GoPSUsports.com, the official Website of Penn State Athletics; producing online team record books, game notes, news releases and feature stories; responding to media requests; staffing home and selected away events; supervising student workers as well as statistical crews and other event support personnel; facilitating social media in line with department goals; other duties as assigned. Proficiency in recording and editing video, HTML coding, InDesign, Photoshop, and Statcrew software is preferred. Bachelor's degree in journalism, public relations or related field preferred plus work-related experience in communications or public relations is required. Excellent communication and organizational skills also required. Position requires considerable initiative, creativity and independence. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus four years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding.
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