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LOTS MORE jobs in media relations

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Moderator1, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    A couple of these are already listed here but there's good variety in what I posted today.


    QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree required, Three years experience in progressively responsible employment at a university/college sports information office, or in allied sports journalism or communications field. PC platform computer proficiency in word processing, desktop publishing, statistical maintenance, file management and Internet applications. Strong oral, written and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated reliability and ability to perform under deadline pressure, and the ability to handle multiple projects with conflicting deadlines.

    RESPONSIBILITIES: The employee works with the sports information director and other full-time and student staff in year-round service to a 19-sport athletics department and its information and media constituencies. Primary responsibilities will lie with women's basketball, managing the department's publications calendar and processes, and women's golf. Additionally, the assistant will have oversight responsibilities of other sports handled by student staff.

    Duties cover the broad spectrum of interpersonal communication strategies and media services functions employed by the staff to build internal and external relationships that foster accurate and positive media coverage of The University of Arizona Athletics Department. The successful candidate will be an idea-driven individual with an aptitude for learning new technologies, and a confidence that will enable the use of individual judgment in directing daily and weekly information/event services.


    Applicants must apply online at <http://www.uacareertrack.com/ >
    www.uacareertrack.com. Please submit all supporting documents via that system. No other applications will be reviewed. Assistant director's position is job No. 41265.

    The University of Arizona is a state-supported institution of 37,000 students in Tucson. The UA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.



    The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville Department of Intercollegiate Athletics invites applications for the position of Associate Director of Media Relations. This position will serve as a primary media contact for the Razorback football program with duties including the production of press releases, game notes and media guides, maintain sections of official department Web site and other football related Web sites, Travel with football is required. Qualified applicant will schedule and coordinate football press conferences as well as serve in additional event management responsibilities. Further duties include serving as one of the assistant media contacts for other 18 intercollegiate athletic programs and other duties as assigned. Position will report to Associate Athletic Director for Media Relations and Communications and will have supervision of assistant media relations directors, interns and student assistants as assigned.

    Minimum: bachelor's degree in related field of study, working knowledge of intercollegiate athletics, familiarity with NCAA rules, computer competence and good communication skills. A minimum of two years of full-time experience in a sports information office or media relations environment is preferred. Experience in layout and design programs such as InDesign, QuarkXPress, Adobe PageMaker and statistical software is also preferred.

    Applicants should submit letter of application, resume, and the name, complete address, and telephone number of at least five work references to the address listed below no later than July 24, 2008 to the address listed below:

    University of Arkansas
    Associate Director for Media Relations Position
    Attn: Marjorie Dewitt
    P O Box 7777
    Fayetteville, AR 72702
    Or e-mail dewitt@uark.edu
    The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer. All applicants are subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act and persons hired must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States. Women, minorities, Vietnam-era veterans, disabled veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.



    Position Dates: Ten-month appointment, beginning August 15, 2008.

    Responsibilities: Assist in general duties of the Sports Information office for Brown's 37 intercollegiate programs and serve as the primary contact for several sports each season such as volleyball, water polo, women's ice hockey, wrestling, fencing, baseball, and equestrian. Help to supervise and train student workers. Will include some travel. Design and edit media guides and programs for assigned sports, complete conference reporting duties, and update website for assigned sports. Preference for strong written and communication skills, marketing and promotional experience and journalism background.

    Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required. Self-starter; possess excellent knowledge of all sports; as well as strong organizational, verbal and written communication skills; working knowledge of both Macintosh and PC computers, especially Photoshop and InDesign; experience with various Stat Crew programs beneficial. Working knowledge of web sites and previous experience as a student assistant in a sports information office is a plus.

    Journalism background helpful.

    Compensation: $24,000 plus full university benefits.

    Applications: A letter of application, a resume and references, and a
    writing sample should be submitted to Jeanne Carhart and also online at Brown.edu.

    Contact: Jeanne Carhart, Assistant Director of Sports Information, Brown University, Box 1932, Providence, RI 02912 (Jeanne_Carhart@Brown.edu). You must also submit an official application online through Brown University's employment website.



    The East Coast Conference, a member of Division II, has an immediate opening for Director of Media Relations. Responsibilities (applied in no specific order): supervise, compile and distribute the weekly conference statistical reports and student-athlete honors program in all ECC championship sports; maintain conference championship records; answer membership, media, NCAA and general public requests for conference statistical and sports information; write and produce conference press releases, record books, championship programs, feature stories, newsletters and all other published materials; maintain ECC web site; coordinate nominations and voting for all-conference, all-academic and other seasonal award recipients; attend, staff and assist with ECC championship events as assigned; serve as the primary liaison for conference webcasting; represent the conference on regional and national committees; and assist the commissioner in areas of marketing and prospecting of corporate partners.

    Requirements: A minimum of a bachelor's degree and 5 years of full-time work experience in media relations at a Division II conference (preferred) or an institution. Must have proven written and oral communications skills and the ability to write, edit and produce press releases. Knowledge and experience in desktop publishing, website management and StatCrew required.

    Flexible schedule with ability to work weekends and evenings. Send cover letter, resume and list of three references to Dr. Robert Dranoff, ECC Commissioner at: rdranoff@eccsports.org.

    Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the
    position is filled. Starting date is negotiable. AA/EOE. Women and
    Minorities are encouraged to apply. ECC offices are located in Central Islip, N.Y. (Long Island).



    Position: Sports Communications Assistant which will share media relations duties for 21-sport athletic program. Work with football, men's and women's basketball, and special emphasis on Olympic sports.

    Qualifications: Requires a bachelor's degree with minimum two years
    experience as student assistant and/or graduate assistant in sports information department. Also required are good writing skill, self-motivation, strong work ethic, and expeience working with statistical programs such as StatCrew and Automated Scorebook. Must be proficient on desktop publishing system, preferably Macintosh (Indesign).

    Intern will be responsible for the daily coverage of assigned sports, including the following duties: write press releases, game notes, game reviews and post-season review; create game programs; design and write media guides (where applicable); record and maintain statistics; Web posting and maintenance; prepare and oversee game-day media relations; and assist with other sport events and duties at the discretion of director of media relations. The candidate must be highly motivated and able to manage multiple tasks in a timely fashion.

    Position: 11-month appointment from August 1, 2008 - June 30, 2009.
    Stipend $1,500 per month; no benefits.

    Application Deadline: July 7, 2008.

    Apply to: A letter of application, a resume and at least three references should be sent to: Mike Mobley, Associate Sports Communications Director, University of Georgia: mmobley@sports.uga.edu
    Work samples can be send to: Mike Mobley, Georgia Athletic Dept., PO Box 1472, Athens, Ga. 30603; or overnight delivery to: 1 Selig Circle, Athens, GA 30602.



    The Department of Athletics from The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES), an NCAA Division I member of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) located in Princess Anne, Md. is accepting applications for the position of an intern (Sports Information Assistant) in the Media Relations Office.

    Responsibilities: Specific job duties will include, but are not limited to, serving as primary contact for men and women's tennis and men and women's cross-county/track and field; secondary contact for volleyball, men and women's basketball, baseball, softball and the defending National Champion Women's Bowling team; assisting with news releases, feature stories, media guides, game programs, and promotional materials; maintaining and researching accurate and up-to-date records and statistical information on events and individual athletes; answering special requests by local, national, opponent media, and the community; writing/editing weekly releases, game notes, and recaps; game management, including pre and post game duties; work with the Athletic Department's web-site; assist in audio and video-streaming for various sports and other duties assigned by the Sports Information Director. This position is a full-time role within the department and will allow the intern to learn all aspects of the sports information position at UMES.

    Qualifications: A bachelor's degree, excellent organizational and communication skills, a desire to work in college athletics, must be goal oriented, hard working, and have an ability to maintain a pleasant and helpful manner under stressful conditions. Preference will be given to candidates who have worked in some form of media relations, have experience with computers, specifically desktop publishing (Adobe InDesign), Adobe Photoshop, writing skills with a working knowledge of AP style and have knowledge of stat crew and/or statistics. The position requires candidates to travel, work nights and weekends, work athletic events and be prepared to work 30-40 hours per week. The stipend is commensurate with experience, ranging from $8,000 to $10,000 for ten months. No benefits are included. Anticipated start date: August 15, 2008 or as soon as available.

    Please submit a letter of application, resume, design and writing samples and three references including phone numbers and email addresses to G. Stan Bradley, Assistant Director of Athletics for External Affairs, UMES Athletics, One Backbone Road, W.P. Hytche Center, Princess Anne, MD 21853, fax: 410-651-7514. Applications may be e-mailed to gsbradley@umes.edu.

    The University of Maryland Eastern Shore is an EEO/AA Employer. Applications shall be accepted until the position is filled.



    General Overview
    o Full season position (one week before training camp to one week after Super Bowl)
    o Must be enrolled or recently completed a graduate program.
    o Minimum Wage
    o Housing can be provided during training camp
    o One Staff Assistants travels on road trips (equally divided)
    o Working most days that Media Relations Department works (seven days most weeks)
    o Days can begin as early as 7:30 a.m. and end as late as 7:30 p.m. - or later on game days
    o Subject to mandatory drug testing prior to internship
    o Must abide by organization and departmental dress codes

    Daily Job Duties
    o Facilitating local and national interview requests (print, radio, TV) for players on a regular basis.
    o Monitoring and assisting during daily open locker room period.
    o Observing practice, taking attendance and reporting progress and updates to media relations staff.
    o Distributing statistics, injury reports, releases and other relevant information to coaching, football and executive staffs.
    o Writing feature stories, Q&As, Rookie Diary and other pieces for Dolphins publications.
    o Updating statistical breakdown of each offensive player for the updated bios throughout the season.
    o Distributing clips and maintaining clip files.
    o Extensive proofing of all staff members' work.
    o Copying and preparing all materials for media information packets.
    o Registering personnel moves and making appropriate changes to official roster.
    o Recording group interview sessions and transcribing for distribution.
    o Stocking media room with updated releases, stats, bios, etc.
    o Monitoring and making notes regarding opponents' conference calls.
    o Copying and preparing materials (game notes, releases, flip cards, etc.) to be distributed to Broadcast Network Crew, select visiting team media and all gameday media.
    o Provide material for and help prepare postseason and media guides.

    Game Day Job Duties

    Home Games
    o On Saturdays before home games, staff assistants split duties of setting up press boxes and distributing packets to visiting media staying at hotels throughout South Florida.
    o Arrive at Dolphins Stadium at least 4_ hours prior to kick off to set up and run press will call and media check in station until end of first quarter.
    o During the game, one staff assistant helps monitor the lower level of the press box while the other monitors the upper level.
    o Obtain post-game quotes and transcribe for media use.
    o Collect phones and all materials in all press boxes.

    Road Games
    o One staff assistant travels to every road game with the club to serve as the media relations sideline representative. Staff assistant brings clips and packets to the team charter for coaches' and executives' reading.
    o Staffs the hospitality room for two hours, while distributing credentials.
    o On gameday, picks up game notes and traveling media kit from the advance person and delivers to press box.
    o As the sideline representative, attends the officials meeting.
    o During the game, provides information to Dolphins staff in press box and to network's sideline reporter. Helps with any questions regarding players, injuries* or any other general questions.
    * Always cleared through Kevin O'Neill and Harvey Greene first.

    To apply, email a cover letter and resume to: ollisonf@dolphins.nfl.com



    The University of North Florida, an NCAA Division I member of the Atlantic Sun Conference, is seeking applications for the position of athletics media relations assistant. UNF is located in Jacksonville, Fla., which has a population of more than 1 million. The UNF campus is located just seven miles from the beach and 12 miles from downtown Jacksonville.

    Position Description
    The media relations assistant will serve as the primary media contact for either women's or men's soccer as well as cross country and track and will assist with women's and men's basketball, softball and baseball. Responsibilities include assisting in the publicity efforts for UNF's 17-sport intercollegiate athletics program, producing the men's or women's soccer and cross country media guides (editorial and design), writing press releases, creating and posting content for the department's official website, game day media operations and supervising a statistics crew and staffing home events. Some travel may be required. Evening/weekend/holiday work and travel is required.

    Bachelor's degree in journalism or a related field. Experience in a college sports information office is required. Knowledge of Quark XPress, Photoshop and StatCrew statistical software. Basic knowledge of web site maintenance required.

    The position is a 10-month (August-May), non-benefit position and pays $1,500 per month.

    To Apply
    To apply, please send cover letter, resume, publication/writing samples and the names and telephone numbers of three professional references to:
    Shawn LaFata
    Athletics Media Relations
    University of North Florida
    1 UNF Drive
    Jacksonville, FL 32224



    Tennessee Tech University is seeking one highly enthusiastic and talented individual for internship position in the Sports Information Office for 2008-2009. The position is a 10-month appointment, and includes housing.
    Job Description:
    Primary responsibilities include all media relations activities for four to five sports plus support in several other sports. Additional duties include assisting with event coverage for football, and men's and women's basketball. There will also be duties related to maintaining the department website (TTUsports.com). Provides support and assistance relative to media relations, publications, events, internal communications, public information, publicity and promotional activities on behalf of the Sports Information Department in athletics; Must be willing to work evenings and weekends, including coverage of home events and selected away events. Applicants must have at least two years experience in a college sports information office and a valid driver's license.
    Applicants should possess excellent writing and editing skills, ability to meet deadlines, proficiency in computer programs, and the ability to successfully manage multiple tasks with a schedule that includes long hours and weekends. Bachelor's degree required, with a major in communications, public relations, sports management or a related field preferred; Computer skills using both Macintosh and PC, as well as various software packages required; News-style/feature writing and experience preferred; Experience with Stat Crew System, In-Design, Photoshop, Word preferred;. Working knowledge and ability to score an event preferred in volleyball, basketball and baseball/softball. Excellent communication skills required. Public address experience helpful. The successful candidate will have the ability to juggle numerous assignments and work under deadline pressure.

    General Information:
    Position will begin in July. The job description includes production of media guides, programs and news releases, and maintenance of files and statistics related to the respective sports.

    Each position pays approximately $1,000 per month up to a maximum of $10,000. In addition, housing is also provided (a value up to $4,000).
    To Apply:
    Please send a letter of application, resume, writing and publications samples, and at least three references to: Rob Schabert, Assistant Athletic Director for Media Services, TTU Box 5057, Cookeville, TN 38505. Email information to sportsinfo@tntech.edu

    Tennessee Tech is an AA/EEO/Title IX/Section 540/ADA employer.



    Salary: $1,250 per month plus medical benefits

    Dates: July 1, 2008-June 30, 2009

    The media relations and championships intern will be involved in all aspects of publicizing the Western Athletic Conference. Specific duties include writing and producing press releases, media guides, record books and championship programs for several assigned sports including women's soccer, cross country, track and field, tennis, and women's swimming and diving; working with regional and national media; compiling statistics and reporting results to media. Additionally, the intern will be responsible for doing advance preparation for and attending of selected championships to assist with media relations, marketing, promotions and the overall administration of the event. The intern will also be involved with other special events and projects as assigned.

    A minimum of a bachelor's degree and previous work experience in a media relations office and/or related field is required. Must have proven written and oral communications skills. Ability to write, edit and produce press releases and media guides is essential. Knowledge and experience with PCs. Indesign, Microsoft Word/Excel and the Internet. Flexible schedule with ability to work overtime and weekends.

    The Western Athletic Conference is a nine-member conference which sponsors 19 intercollegiate Division I men's and women's sports. The conference office is located in suburban Denver. The Western Athletic Conference is an equal opportunity employer.

    Interested individuals should electronically submit a cover letter, resume and the names of three professional references to:

    David Chaffin
    Assistant Commissioner
    <mailto:dchaffin@wac.org> dchaffin@wac.org

    Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
  2. German Ethel Merman

    German Ethel Merman New Member

    I'm interested in moving over to the world of media relations/sports information, and have been applying for entry-level jobs, but a major deficiency on my resume is lack of StatCrew experience. And they all seem to require it. Any suggestions on how I could learn this program?
  3. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    You have a local baseball team? Local college? Call and ask if they use it and if you can visit and learn.
    It isn't too hard.
  4. German Ethel Merman

    German Ethel Merman New Member

    Yeah, I've thought of that, but I work when the games are going on, and when I'm not working I have other responsibilities. Is there anywhere online to check out/learn StatCrew?
  5. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    That I do not know. Google and see what pops up.
  6. German Ethel Merman

    German Ethel Merman New Member

    Well, I guess I could order it for $400 -- and that's StatCrew for one sport. Anyone know of a demo online?
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