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Asst. Sports Information -- Fayetteville State

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by UNCGrad, Jun 5, 2012.

  1. UNCGrad

    UNCGrad Member

    I know sports information jobs aren't posted here much, but it's an opportunity for someone with writing experience. This is my soon-to-be old gig, so any questions, feel free to PM me.


    Fayetteville State University
    Assistant Sports Information Director/Public Communication Specialist

    Fayetteville State University invites applications for the position of Assistant Sports Information Director/Public Communication Specialist. The Fayetteville State Broncos is a member of NCAA Division II/Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Conference. The primary purpose of this position is to assist with the operation of the Sports Information Office and contribute to the office's public and media relations mission to increase media coverage of student athletes in the local, regional, and national media.

    The position involves assisting in all aspects of the sports information/athletic media relations department as well as coordinating efforts in new media techniques/opportunities such as, but not limited to, audio/video streaming, video production and distribution.

    The selected candidate will serve as the primary media contact for many of FSU Broncos ten (10) sports and will assist with duties of other sports while also playing a main role in the hiring and supervision of student assistants. FSU sponsors Football, Men’s Golf, Men’s and Women's Cross Country and Basketball, Women's Volleyball, Bowling, Softball, and Tennis. Candidates must have a working knowledge of all TAS/Stat Crew software, with preference given to those with a strong knowledge of TAS/Stat Crew for volleyball and basketball.

    Bachelor's degree required, preferably in communication/journalism field with a minimum of two years working experience in a sports information office, or related field. Working knowledge of Stat Crew in-game statistical program required.

    Proficiency in desktop publishing software (Adobe Photoshop/InDesign and/or QuarkXPress) is required. Outstanding writing, communication and interpersonal skills required. Flexibility to travel and work nights and weekends is required. Ability to work on deadline and manage several tasks simultaneously required. Working knowledge of university, and NCAA rules and regulations preferred.

    The minimum salary for this position is $28,402/annually. The successful candidate will also receive a competitive benefits package. The position is a 12-month appointment with an anticipated starting date of July 1, 2012.

    How to Apply
    The review of letters of application will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled. Applications will be accepted ONLY on the Fayetteville State Online Employment Service website. Applicants should go to www.uncfsu.edu, go to "Employment" tab and click on the “Job Seekers” link, on the left, click on "Search Postings", click on search and scroll down and click on Public Communication Specialist.

    Applicants with problems applying online should contact FSU’s Human Resources at 910-672-1451 or 1455 for assistance. Applicants should submit a cover letter, list of three professional references, and resume.

    Special Instructions to Applicants
    This is a security-sensitive position; the University will conduct a pre-employment background investigation, which includes a criminal background check, prior to any employment offer. Position will involve evenings, weekends, and some travel. An application, current vitae/resume, list of references, and cover letter are required.

    More info about FSU Athletics is available at: www.fsubroncos.com

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