The Assistant Director of Media Services reports to the Assistant Athletic Director for Athletic Communications. Responsibilities include serving as the primary contact for 3-4 Olympic sports programs.
- Serve as the primary publicist for 3-4 Wildcats varsity sports programs as determined by the Assistant Athletic Director for Athletic Communications.
- Develop publicity strategies student-athletes and coaches; pitch feature stories to local and national media constituents; produce regular content for NUsports.com and to support all social media channels.
- Design graphic communications for use in promoting assigned sports on social media and in-venue presentation.
- Provide on-site game management support at all home games/matches, specifically including, but not limited to, media coverage. This includes ensuring proper number of students/volunteers are present at each game.
- Administer and supervise the regular compilation and updating of biographies, histories, records, and statistics.
- Manage all necessary publications (media guide, game program, etc.) for primary sport responsibilities.
- Assist the Athletic Communications office in the maintenance of the Athletic Department’s web site.
- Attend athletic events as appropriate to maintain maximum knowledge of sports relevant to public affairs assignments.
- Support Athletic Communications staff in execution of media operations during home football and men’s basketball game days.
- Participate in other projects and attend Athletic Department meetings and banquets as requested by the Assistant Athletic Director for Media Services.
- Assist with recruiting, developing, directing and supervision of intern, volunteer and student staff.
- Responsible for adhering to all Department and University policies and procedures, as well as the rules, regulations, bylaws and interpretations of the Big Ten Conference and the NCAA.
- Other duties as assigned or required.
- Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in education, counseling or related appropriate field; OR appropriate combination of education and experience.
- Communicates effectively one-to-one, in small groups and in public speaking contexts; writes precise, well-organized emails, letters and proposals while using appropriate vocabulary and grammar.
- Two years minimum experience in a athletic communications/sports information office required
- Excellent writing skills
- Proficiency with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Microsoft Office suite and StatCrew software
- Solid understanding of new and emerging communications methods and tools.
- Experience recording and editing video preferred.
- Photography experience preferred.
As per Northwestern University policy, this position requires a criminal background check. Successful applicants will need to submit to a criminal background check prior to employment.Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States