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Sports Information Director

Company: Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University
Location: Normal
Posted on: January 22, 2023

Job Description:

Alabama A&M University (AAMU), an 1890 Land-Grant institution located in the high-tech center of Huntsville in northern Alabama, invites applications for the positions listed below. Situated in the northeast quadrant of the city of 200,000, the hillside campus is just four miles away from downtown Huntsville. AAMU offers its 6,100-student population a wide range of course offerings under the College of Agriculture, Life and Natural Sciences; College of Business and Public Affairs; College of Education, Humanities and Behavioral Sciences and College of Engineering, Technology and Physical Science. The School of Graduate Studies serves about 1,400 and offers doctoral degree programs in Applied Physics, Food Science, Plant/Soil Science and Reading/Literacy.
Job Description:
Summary:Serves as institutional representative to the media for all athletic activities. Plans, organizes, and coordinates media relations activities; writes and distributes newsletters, brochures and reports to television and radio stations, newspapers and magazines; responds to various requests for team histories, photos, statistics and related information.Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Designs, writes, and oversees the production of printed promotional materials including catalogs, brochures, flyers, and program and media guides.
  • Writes and edits promotional materials including press releases, newsletters, programs, and brochures; gathers and compiles statistical information.
  • Responds to requests for information from media personnel and the public; distributes promotional materials, including flyers, brochures, and press kits; disseminates information via the appropriate media.
  • Plans, coordinates, and manages special events including press conferences, press luncheons, and athletic banquets.
  • Manages and supervises personnel to including hiring and performance management; provides guidance and training to personnel.
  • Travels with university athletic teams; provides information to representatives of the opponent's sports information office about the team, including updating starting lineups.
  • Coordinates and produces financial, budget, and other special reports, proposals, and analyses for management, to include monthly financial statements and/or funds distribution reports.
  • Serves on committees which recommend, coordinate, and implement changes and/or improvements in fiscal controls, policies, procedures, and/or financial and human resource management systems.
  • Develops and maintains close contact with local media and those who cover Western Athletic Conference sports; organizes press conferences, sets up individual interviews, responds to questions, issues press credentials, and provides results and statistics of the university's non-revenue sports events.
  • Manages the press box at all home football games, including overseeing the statistics crew, addressing problems of media and press box employees, and screening all public service announcements.
  • Organizes and supervises photo sessions for all sports to provide head and shoulder photos of athletes and posed action shots; mails film clips of each week's football and basketball games to media covering succeeding games.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned
    Minimum Position Requirements (including years of experience, certifications, licenses, etc.):
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • At least three (3) years of experience that is directly related to the duties and responsibilities specifiedKnowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
      • Knowledge of printing procedures and requirements
      • Knowledge of sporting press box procedures, techniques, facilities and equipment
      • Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications
      • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities
      • Media relations skills
      • Employee development and performance management skills
      • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
      • Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports
      • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
      • Ability to use independent judgment and to gather, manage and impart information to the media and various other internal and external audiences
      • Ability to make administrative and procedural decisions
      • Ability to create, compose, and edit written materials
      • Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments
      • Ability to coordinate and organize meetings and/or special events
      • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment
      • Ability to work effectively with diverse populations
        Additional Information:
        SALARY:The salary for each position is based on the grade/tier in which the position is placed, and the salary within the grade/tier is based on the number of years of related experience or number of years in the hiring rank.Alabama A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action EmployerAlabama A&M University encourages applications for employment from persons who are members of groups that have been underrepresented based on race, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability.
        Application Instructions:
        Please submit the following documents online to be considered for the position:
        • Employment Application
        • Resume (include all work experience/history)
        • Unofficial transcript (if applicable)Already have an AAMU Employment Account? Login to add documents or update your account.

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