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Assistant Sports Information Director, University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by ScottyDan, Aug 7, 2007.

  1. ScottyDan

    ScottyDan Member

    From the university that gave you Dick Vitale ....

    Job Description:


    (1) Primary media contact for select sports

    (2) Travel with teams, keeping statistics and scorebook.

    (3) Writing and publishing of media guides, programs, game notes, and press releases.

    (4) Conduct press conferences and act as liaison to media for select sports.

    (5) Administer and manager website: Detroittitans.com.

    (6) Oversee Sports Information student-intern program.


    EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree required, preferably in communications, journalism or a related field.

    EXPERIENCE: Past experience as a full-time assistant or intern in college sports information. Extensive writing experience and recording of sports statistics at the intercollegiate level.

    LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS: Must have valid Michigan driver's License

    TECHNICAL SKILLS: Working knowledge of website administration, The Automated Scorebook, Pagemaker, and Photoshop. Must have excellent written and oral communication skills.

    OTHER: Must be able to travel extensively (25%-50%)

    WORK SCHEDULE: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. plus evenings, holidays and weekends.

    SALARY: $28,000

    We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment screenings on all final candidates.
  2. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    who left?
  3. ScottyDan

    ScottyDan Member

    No idea, Slappy. I just saw the posting this morning and thought a youngan might be interested.
  4. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    They'd also enjoy working for Mark Engel; working with Perry Watson, not so much
  5. IBIS

    IBIS Guest

    $28,000 - :eek:
  6. Gutter

    Gutter Well-Known Member

    Not sure what is so shocking about that price. Seems about the average going rate for an assistant SID at a mid-major school that doesn't have a DI or I-AA football program.
  7. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    You're also trying to live in a big city on $28k.

    Unless they're putting you up on campus for free, good luck.
  8. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Only in Detroit ...
  9. Gutter

    Gutter Well-Known Member

    Very true. From what I know, other asst. SIDs at the mid-major level who don't work in major cities typically make 4-5K less than that.

    These are pretty much good entry-level jobs for former SID interns or graduate students.
  10. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    Ouch. Remind me never to get in SID-dom.

    With all your responsibilities, there's no time to freelance and pad that income.
  11. Speedway

    Speedway Member

    I am actually surprised at how high this job's salary is considering what Asst. SID's make around the country. The wages are incredibly low, but the demand always high for these jobs.
  12. SCEditor

    SCEditor Active Member

    I flirted with the idea of going into sports information, until I talked to the SID at a Division II school near a paper I worked at. He told me he was making $21K a year as the SID. At the time, I figured if I wanted to be paid peanuts, I might as well stay where I'm at now.
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