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Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by partain, Jun 13, 2008.

  1. partain

    partain Member

    Assistant Director of Public and Media Relations
    Location: National Office - Indianapolis
    Job Code: 267
    # of openings: 1
    Close Date: 7/14/08

    Reports to: Director of Public and Media Relations

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    1. Assist in the development and implementation of the national office’s strategic communication strategy. The strategy uses various audience-specific platforms to provide clear, consistent and customized advocacy messages about the Association’s functions and issues.
    2. Provide daily media relations support to the Public and Media Relations unit. This will include working with the managing director, directors and associate directors in compiling information to respond to reactive public relations activities from the news media and the public. It will also include preparing information and providing support related to proactive PR opportunities on which the unit is working and gathering intelligence on the activities and interests of media covering the NCAA and its events.
    3. Assist with daily media calls. This will include calling back reporters and determining what information they are seeking from the Association and then working with the appropriate manager in Public and Media Relations to prepare information to be distributed back to the media that always seeks to extend NCAA messaging.
    4. Provide public relations writing support, such as press releases, talking points, backgrounders, stories for championships programs and other NCAA collateral material.
    5. Perform independent research for senior leaders in PMR as assigned.
    6. Provide general public relations support at key NCAA events, such as the Men’s and Women’s Final Fours, the NCAA Convention and other events as assigned.
    7. Work on proactive external messaging projects and also seek out new platforms for activating and extending key Association priorities and messages. These could include working on championships programs and event-related PR (i.e. Woman of the Year, NCAA Convention, membership-related conferences).
    8. Use Vocus and other technology to research and develop new media relations opportunities for the national office, including but not limited to Web logs, e-magazines, and alternative print publications and broadcast outlets.
    9. Cultivate relationships with colleagues in the NCAA membership to develop third-party advocates in support of NCAA messaging and overall priorities

    Minimum Requirements:

    1. Bachelor’s degree.
    2. Three to five years of related work experience in public relations, journalism, or communications, particularly in high-interest/low-trust settings at a national level.
    3. Strong organizational skills .
    4.Proven ability to add an advocacy focus to organizational priorities.
    5.Proven ability to manage multiple tasks and tight deadlines.
    6.Strong communication skills both written and verbal.
    7. Excellent writing skills and proven ability to produce materials targeted toward specific audiences.
    8. Demonstrated ability to collaborate and manage stakeholders and related expectations.
    9. Strong computer skills.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    1. Advanced degree.
    2. Knowledge of higher education and intercollegiate athletics.
    3. Understanding of the overall branding and messaging goals of the NCAA.

    This part cracks me up "2. Three to five years of related work experience in public relations, journalism, or communications, particularly in high-interest/low-trust settings at a national level.
  2. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    That's an awesome line. Thinking of some other high-interest/low-trust settings at a national level...Roger Goodell's office. Capitol Hill.
  3. D-Backs Hack

    D-Backs Hack Guest

    So what would a gig like this pay?
  4. pressmurphy

    pressmurphy Member

    I, too, have a high interest in knowing. Alas, my level of trust in anyone purporting to know is low.
  5. ReyHeath

    ReyHeath Member

    Where was this posted?
  6. partain

    partain Member

    It was posted at ncaa.org. Click on the employment link in the left hand column. You have to work your way through a few pages, but there's links to jobs with individual colleges as well as the NCAA national office.

    Great resource if you're looking to make the leap to that side of sports.
  7. ScribePharisee

    ScribePharisee New Member

    An intern will get this.
  8. Norman Stansfield

    Norman Stansfield Active Member

    There is nothing more fulfilling than having to call the NCAA for comment on a story about an investigation into the team you cover, jump through six hoops to get to the correct person, and then be told (and fully expecting to, as well) 'No comment.'
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