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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Assistant Athletic Communications Director in Atlanta, Georgia

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JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • The Assistant Athletic Communications Director reports to the Director of Communications and Sports Information, and assists with the day-to-day operations of the Emory University Athletic Communications Office.

  • Provides external and internal communication to support and publicize the Emory University athletic programs and their student-athletes, and directs social media strategy for assigned sports and assists with the social media efforts for the department.

  • Maintains the press table and statistical crews during events, writes stories, and updates results on deadline at the conclusion and posts to website and social media platforms.

  • Directs the video efforts of the department, including webcasting of various home events, interviews with student-athletes and coaches and highlight videos.

  • Supervises graduate assistant, interns, and student workers.

  • Performs additional duties assigned by the Director of Communications and Sports Information and Deputy Athletic Director for External Operations.

  • This position is a full-time, 10-month, non-exempt professional staff member within the Department of Athletics.

  • Some holiday, evening and weekend work is required.

  • Responsibilities:

  • Serves as the primary athletic communications contact for sports assigned by the Director of Communications and Sports Information; assists in the overall communication efforts for all nineteen (19) varsity programs sponsored by Emory University.

  • Produces daily editorial content and design elements for emoryathletics.com; creates game stories and updates statistics from all contests immediately following the conclusion of each event.

  • Coordinates and leads the strategic use of social media to promote Emory University Athletics; directs the activities of the Department's Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and other social media accounts.

  • Assists with a comprehensive and timely presence on the internet, including website maintenance, social media, graphic design, and video editing. Assists with compiling University Athletic Association and NCAA reports. Assists with special events such as the year-end athletic awards banquet and Emory Sports Hall of Fame.

  • Nominates student-athlete and coaches for conference, regional, and national awards.

  • Ensures appropriate staffing for home events of assigned sports including table and statistical crews as well as video production team.

  • Produces game programs and other publications for a variety of home events.

  • Assists in the hiring and supervision of a graduate assistant, interns and work-study staff.

  • Assists with photography assignments and helps maintain the department's photo database.

  • Develops contacts with media on a local, regional, and national level.

  • Oversees the video efforts of the department, including webcasting of various home events, interviews with student-athletes and coaches and highlight videos.

  • Compiles, researches, and updates record books and archives for assigned athletic programs.

  • Maintains current knowledge of the latest technology trends in the field; adopts and promotes changes when they become available; participates in continuing education as necessary; engages in professional and industry development to maximize social media content.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, public relations, sports administration or a related field, and three years of experience working in a college sports information or professional sports media relations office.

  • Proficient with computer software programs including but not limited to Photoshop, InDesign, statistical programs (NCAA Genius, stat crew, PrestoStats), and web publishing.

  • Well-versed in creating and applying content to social media platforms. Ability to use good judgement and handle confidential/sensitive information with discretion.

  • Excellent organizational and customer service skills.

  • Ability to communicate effectively and develop positive relationships with people from different cultural backgrounds.

This position is a full-time, 10-month, non-exempt professional staff member within the Department of Athletics. Some holiday, evening and weekend work is required.

NOTE: Position tasks are generally required to be performed in-person at an Emory University location. Remote work from home day options may be granted at department discretion. Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.

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Job Number 98822

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division Emory Campus Life

Department CL:Athletics & Recreation

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Not Applicable

Job Category Admissions & Student Life

Campus Location (For Posting) : City Atlanta

Location : Name Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor

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