Two-year position beginning in Winter/Spring of 2020 includes tuition reimbursement and $8,000 stipend per year. Anticipated Start Date: January 13, 2020, the start of the Kent State Spring Semester MUST BE accepted into one of Kent State’s graduate programs, a full list can be found here https://solutions.kent.edu/GPS/ROADMAP/browse/gr/all
Serve as a key member of the Intercollegiate Athletic department’s communications staff, assisting in the development of integrated strategies that forward the department’s mission. Perform social media and communications work and assist in the creative strategy, planning, and execution of all online programs. Reports to Director, Athletics Communications. EXAMPLES OF DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following:
Execute digital strategy in conjunction with: •athletic communications staff, •marketing and sales staff • coaching staffs • University Communications and Marketing (UCM) to assist in driving and reaching goals. •Build, manage, and maintain all relevant social media platforms, content, and programs. •Develop graphic design templates for departmental sports teams. •Develop communication concepts to increase revenue of department, to include ticket sales, corporate sales, fundraising, and marketing. •Grow the Intercollegiate Athletic department’s profile on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, other relevant social media platforms, email, and offline. •Oversee social media strategies and utilize the platforms and other tools to maximize their effectiveness. •Interact with local, regional, and national media to place and pitch stories and ideas, enhancing the reach and visibility of Kent State Intercollegiate Athletics. •Constantly explore the latest developments in digital strategy and online activism to ensure Kent State Intercollegiate Athletics is on the cutting edge of new technology, tools, and platforms. •Serve as sports information contact for the media for various sport programs, including reporting results of sport contests to the media. •Develop online data reporting and strategy to effectively drive activity and support. •Assist sport programs and coaching staffs in promotion, visibility, and recruiting methods. •Perform related duties as assigned and as permitted under NCAA and Mid-American Conference (MAC) rules and regulations.
Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, sports administration/management, or a relevant field. Must be able to travel and to work nontraditional hours, including evenings and weekends as needed.
Graphical design experience *
Experience in sports communications.
Experience managing social media accounts
Trends in social media platforms *
Personal computer applications
Interpersonal, verbal, and written communication *
Writing for web and social media channels
Using Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and other social media platforms *
Learn and develop graphics to be used on social platforms *
Keep Kent State Intercollegiate Athletics' web properties current
Research and apply developments in social media and digital strategy
Travel and work nontraditional hours *
About Kent State University - Athletics
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