Reporting to the Director of Athletics and Recreation, the Assistant Director of Athletic Communications will support the overall mission and vision of the University of Chicago and the Department of Athletics and Recreation by serving two main roles. The first to provide leadership and execution of departmental communications in promoting 20 varsity sports and all services of Athletics & Recreation. The second is in collaboration with the Sports Information Director, perform statistical and game management responsibilities and write applicable stories. Adhere to NCAA, UAA, Midwest Conference, and CCIW rules and regulations.
Provide leadership in athletic communications
Write pre- and post-season stories for multiple teams.
Write special feature stories and other writing assignments as needed.
Oversee website presentation and maintenance.
Produce original video content for website and events.
Manage event video streaming and social media presence.
Create press releases and special promotional materials.
Prepare and submit nominations of student-athletes for conference, regional, and national recognition awards.
Produce publications (electronic newsletters, media guides, brochures, etc.) as needed.
Perform sports information responsibilities for assigned teams/contests:
Perform in-game statistical operations.
Oversee live stats and live video streaming.
Record/report statistical information.
Manage the assigned work crew in respective event day functions.
Assist with photography selection and editing.
Collaborate with campus partners including: University Communications, News Office, Office of the Dean of the College, Office of the Dean of Students in the College, Alumni Relations & Development, Office of Admissions & Financial Aid, and other departments within Campus & Student Life.
Plans, develops and disseminates information designed to keep the public informed of the organization's programs, accomplishments, or point of view, with moderate levels of guidance and direction.
Accomplishes assigned duties through two or more of the following: written communications; visual/graphic media, which may include Web site development and maintenance; speeches and personal contact. The incumbent is still acquiring higher-level knowledge and skills.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree (journalism, public relations, communications, or other relevant major preferred).
Minimum of two years of significant and relevant communications.
Excellent communication and organizational skills.
Writing experience required with knowledge of AP Style.
Licenses and Certifications:
Technical Skills or Knowledge
Proficiency in video editing required (e.g. Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro, Avid, iMovie).
Experience using statistical programs strongly preferred (Statcrew in-game software).
Be committed to the educational model of college athletics and the values of professional integrity, dignity and ethical conduct.
Verbal and written communications skills.
Ability to travel occasionally.
Ability to drive safely.
Frequent evening and weekend hours
Cover Letter (required)
Internal Number: JR11654
About University of Chicago
At the University of Chicago, the philosophy of the intercollegiate athletic program directly supports the College's commitment to excellence.
Intercollegiate athletics are considered a component of a liberal education, complementary to its central academic mission. A diverse, challenging athletic program supplements the rigorous academic curriculum. The lessons learned through athletic endeavors represent an invaluable part of the nonacademic aspects of a balanced education.
The primary focus of the intercollegiate athletic program is the student athlete.
The goal is a positive educational experience. Participation in the intercollegiate athletic program should enhance an individual's personal, educational, and social development. Achieving this goal is based on a commitment to excellence.
The Department maintains an environment that supports the student athletes' commitment to achieving their full potential. The arena in which this occurs is the competitive environment. The preparation for, and participation in, intercollegiate athletic competition creates a focal point for learning and provides valuable feedback on the progress of development.