Provides strategies and methods to increase and enhance Gonzaga's athletic department's image through the publication of communications designed to inform and promote Gonzaga University Athletics. The Sports Information Director is skilled at communications and promotion via a variety of media. The Sports Information Director develops day-to-day content creation strategy and implementation, in addition to reporting results and highlights of all events to local, regional and national media. Must be able to multi-task, often producing varied, detailed and accurate communications under tight deadlines and with limited supervision. The position works in a team environment in association with the other external staff members (ie: marketing, annual giving, major gifts, ticket office, sports info, alumni, academics, etc.). The individual must cultivate and maintain positive working relationships with coaches, members of the media, and demonstrate timely and accurate response to requests with information that is a credit to the University, its coaches and student-athletes. The individual must be proactive in promotion of story lines that tell the Gonzaga story and advance the University's mission.
Three years of experience in sports information, graphic art/design, marketing or public relations. Expertise in PhotoShop, InDesign and/or other Adobe Creative Suite software with proven skill in the area of graphic design.
Proficient in NCAA Genius Live Stats and StatCrew software.
Experience using content management websites, such as Sidearm..
Skilled in producing precise and highly-creative graphic designs.
Motivated self-starter with strong organizational skills and the ability to work within a competitive and collaborative environment and meet critical project deadlines.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Must have the ability to solve problems, make decisions, multi-task and prioritize ongoing and new projects successfully.
Must be able to work collaboratively with sports information, athletic marketing, coaches and others relative to media events and announcements.
Valid driver's license and ability to travel as needed to oversee press checks, direct photo shoots, and pick-up and deliver printed projects.
At Gonzaga we don’t just state our mission. We live it every day as a Catholic, Jesuit, and humanistic University. It is the reason we exist and the foundation for our purpose: educating students for lives of leadership and service. From students to faculty and staff members, everyone here knows what we stand for – and they know how valuable our mission is to the success of our institution. Our competitive benefit packages are part of Gonzaga’s commitment to care for the whole person. Packages include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, retirement, tuition benefits, and other University-provided benefits. We also provide numerous resources which help bring balance to the complexities of work and personal life through our work/life and wellness programs.