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Assistant Athletic Communications Director - U of California, Berkeley

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by KJIM, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. KJIM

    KJIM Well-Known Member

    From teamwork online: http://collegesportsjobs.teamworkonline.com/teamwork/r.cfm?i=50481

    The Cal Athletic Department is seeking to fill an assistant athletic communications position with a highly motivated and team-oriented individual who will oversee publicity efforts for assigned sports programs (including, but not limited to, softball). Successful candidates must have the ability to produce quality communications content, including press releases, feature stories and annual information guides, for a variety of audiences and platforms (print, web, video) consistent with department and university mission and goals. Persons in these positions will also arrange and conduct interviews; develop and maintain strong working relationships with local and national media; maintain and compile records and statistics; act as team historian; facilitate requests from media, such as for news stories, features and live broadcasts; and handle other duties as assigned.

    • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications or related field;
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills;
    • Familiarity with appropriate software (Microsoft Word, Adobe Creative Suite, Statcrew, video editing);
    • A good understanding of applicable NCAA rules;
    • Understanding of the use of emerging and social media related to promoting teams and Intercollegiate Athletics;
    • Working knowledge of concepts and principles of news, media communications and media relations;
    • Must be flexible to travel with assigned teams as required and work non-traditional hours.

    • Minimum of three years previous experience working in athletic media relations office.
    • Working knowledge of the campus and Intercollegiate Athletics, including achievements, mission, vision, goals, objectives, programs and infrastructure.
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