Summary of Duties: This position is responsible for developing and implementing an annual communication plan for assigned varsity sports (Women's Basketball and Women's Rowing), including writing, editing and/or coordinating event programs, news releases, web pages and other material or projects supporting Intercollegiate Athletics' public relations, development, and other area goals. Working under the direction of the Associate Athletic Director for Athletic Communications, this position writes and edits articles and content that promote student-athlete accomplishments, support the WSU brand, and elevate the university's profile. This position will collaborate with various internal and external partners to promote special campaigns and events for Intercollegiate Athletics and to coordinate outreach and promotion. This position will identify important stories of interest in support of Intercollegiate Athletics' communications goals, and requires critically evaluating content to ensure its effectiveness. This position assists in all operations of the office of Athletic Communications and manages all-inclusive coverage of assigned varsity sports.
Required Qualifications: A Bachelors degree in public relations, communications, marketing or other relevant field AND two (2) years of professional experience in print OR broadcast news media, public relations, marketing including the use of electronic media or two (2) years of other relevant professional experience.
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus.
U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carnegie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with i...ts Community Engagement Classification.
WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.