Location: Bowling Green, KY Category: Staff Posted On: Thu Aug 8 2019 Job Description:
Western Kentucky University, a member of Conference USA and the Football Bowl Subdivision NCAA member institution, seeks applicants for the position of Coordinator, Athletic Communications/Media Relations. This is a 12-month, full-time position. This position reports directly to the Associate Athletic Director of Communications. Applicants must have a commitment to and responsibility for adhering to all rules and regulations of WKU, Conference USA and the NCAA.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
The following duties are customary for this position, but are not to be construed as all-inclusive. Duties may be added, deleted and assigned based on management discretion and institutional needs.
Serve as the day-to-day media liaison for specific sports, including baseball, secondary football and other sports to be determined based on department needs
Produce departmental press releases, media guides and publications
Respond to national, regional and local media inquiries
Assist with maintenance of the Department of Athletics' website
Assist with supervision of game day press operations
Assist with maintenance of archival information, records, photographs, statistics, etc.
Assist with intra-office payroll, billing, filing and ordering of supplies and materials
Other duties as assigned by the Associate Athletic Director of Communications
Knowledge and Skills Considered Essential for Success:
Self-motivated with attention to detail and accuracy
Excellent organization, interpersonal and communication skills
Computer proficiency and knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, including InDesign and Photoshop
Experience with social media including, but not limited to, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube
Minimum two years of experience in the field of media relations and public relations (undergraduate and graduate experience accepted)
Willingness to travel, along with work evening and weekend hours
Salary Grade: 107 Salary Range: 30,000-34,000
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Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should notify the office of Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services (EEO) at (270) 745- 5121, a minimum of five working days in advance.
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