Stanford University seeks a highly-motivated, energetic and team-oriented individual with exemplary communication skills. This position will be responsible for leading and executing publicity aspects for Stanford’s intercollegiate athletic program. Serving as a designated media liaison with independent decision-making authority, the successful candidate will be directly responsible for leading and executing all communications initiatives as the contact for softball, women’s swimming and diving, squash, men’s rowing and lightweight rowing while also contributing content support for the department’s Home of Champions indoor space. Your responsibilities include:
Develop the vision, strategy, and brand for assigned sport programs by managing social media accounts, creating content calendars, and collaborating with other units to create and design artwork, graphics, and content for a variety of platforms.
Incorporate key messaging points into daily content through a proactive approach and digital-forward growth mindset, consistent with the objectives outlined in DAPER’s Strategic Plan.
Serve as the lead multimedia liaison between assigned sport programs and the External Relations department.
Solicit feedback from sport programs and External Relations colleagues on objectives, goals, and strategies, in addition to creation and distribution of content.
Facilitate multimedia student-athlete features in coordination with other departments.
Responsible for the public relations functions for assigned sports.
Design, write, and edit various communications materials, such as student-athlete bios, press releases, and feature stories for the department’s website conveying the voice of the coach, student-athletes, and the program. Tasked with additional areas of functional leadership among the staff.
Develop and maintain positive working relationships with local, regional, and national media covering Stanford Athletics.
Promote student-athletes and coaches for national and conference awards.
Coordinate content requests to and from Pac-12 Enterprises and Pac-12 Networks.
Facilitate interviews and initiate media coverage by preparing logistics, materials and talking points to announcers.
Maintain an ongoing understanding of industry trends, innovative platforms, and emerging media in a rapidly changing profession.
Manage current and historical team information (rosters, statistics, record, photos, videos) of assigned sports.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Demonstrated skills at building collaborative relationships with internal colleagues.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team to meet expected deadlines and schedules.
Effective time management skills.
Familiarity with managing accounts and serving as the primary administrator.
Familiarity with elements of Adobe Creative Suite.
Advanced graphic design and non-linear editing skills.
Knowledge of emergent multimedia technologies and new media production.
Demonstrated aptitude in social media and proactive, strategic communication are essential. Confidence and familiarity working with web technologies, including basic HTML and CMS tools (such as SIDEARM). Advanced and demonstrated knowledge of statistical programs (such as NCAA Live Stats and StatCrew).
Stanford’s Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (“DAPER”) is the premier intercollegiate athletics program in the country. We are the proud Home of Champions! We lead the nation with 131 NCAA championship titles, have won the Women’s Capital One Cup four of the last five years, and have brought home the Learfield Directors' Cup for 25 of the possible 28 seasons. We also support the university’s physical education, recreation and wellness initiatives. Our dedicated staff embody a culture of excellence, embrace our mission of scholar-athleticism and exemplify a relentless championship spirit. Our actions and staff are guided by the core tenets of the DAPER culture, “The DAPER Way,” which are: Embrace Scholar-Athleticism, Pursue and Revere Excellence, Lead with Courage, and Work Cohesively.