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Assistant Director Communications - VCU

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Moderator1, May 2, 2008.

  1. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    An added bonus here - you get to work with me. Save the wiseguy responses, please. I'll be happy to answer questions about the job either here, via PM or at mjharris@vcu.edu

    Virginia Commonwealth University is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Director of Communications. VCU is an NCAA Division I institution and is a member of the Colonial Athletic Association. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: primary communications contact for men’s soccer, women’s soccer, women’s basketball and men’s golf; extensive copywriting (guides, releases), editing, record keeping and web page maintenance; game-day obligations of notes, statistics, credentials, radio/TV accommodations, press conference, etc.; layout of men’s basketball game-day program; and maintaining positive relations with local media to generate opportunities for publicity and exposure for VCU. Candidate must be able to establish strong working relationships with local and national media, as well as Athletic Department coaches and staff; organize all day-to-day operations regarding assigned sports, both in season and out of season, to ensure that publicity goals are met in a timely manner and coincide with the mission and purpose of both the Sports Information Department and the University; and establish writing skills in order to efficiently communicate with general public through media guides, press releases and the web page. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required, with experience in a Division I collegiate environment preferred. Minimum of one (1) year’s experience in sports public relations or a related field required, preferably at the collegiate level. Knowledge of Macintosh, PageMaker and Stat-Crew required. Background in broadcasting, with some radio experience is required. A letter of application, resume, and three (3) letters of recommendation must be sent to Kate Tucker, Search Coordinator, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1200 West Broad Street, P.O. Box 843013, Richmond, VA 23284-3013. The application deadline date is June 5, 2008. Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
  2. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    What would that be, about 24K a year?
  3. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    What, you drove someone out of there already??
  4. Gutter

    Gutter Well-Known Member

    Just looked at this on the NCAA Market site today.
  5. luckyducky

    luckyducky Guest

    How picky are you on the one year of experience? :)
  6. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Actually, got a position added already. Pay isn't going to be astronomical because it is just beyond entry level. But it is a good start place in a great office in a great place to live.
    Ducky, if you have the rest we can work around that.
  7. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    I can just see you talking about this job with your boss.

    AD: "Mike we need to talk to you about your staff."
    Mike: "I'm sorry boss but we are just stretched to the max. We can't cut any more. There's no more fat to cut."
    AD: "Mike this isn't about..."
    Mike: "I know it's not personal and I know times are bad but our staff cannot handle another cut. I swear. We can't lose another body."
    AD: "Mike would you please just..."
    Mike: "I mean it! You're my dawg and all but if this happens the product will be shitty and it will make us all look bad."
    AD: "Mike, SHUT UP! We're expanding. We're adding another guy to the staff."
    Mike: "Add...ing? What's that?"
  8. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Damn. You must have been in the room. I thought I was back in newspapers for a while.

    Our monthly staff meeting today? A picnic at our baseball game. We lost but the food was good, plentiful and free.
    It is race weekend in Richmond and I was home before 5. And I was last out of the office.
    Do I love this gig?
  9. Keystone

    Keystone Member

    Gosh, if I were 10 years younger and not married, I'd be all over this job. I've had lots of fun memories working with SIDs in the CAA. Nothing like the hospitality suite during the men's basketball tournament. ;D
  10. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    If I thought there was a chance the son of a bitch in charge would hire me, I'd probably apply.
  11. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Beat me to it...
  12. lono

    lono Active Member

    Does it come with a belt buckle?
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