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SID, University of Montevalo

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

  1. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member


    Position Title: Sports Information Director
    University Division: President's Office
    University Department: Athletics
    FLSA: Exempt
    Reports To: Director of Athletics

    The Sports Information Director is responsible to promote the University through its student-athletes, coaches and intercollegiate teams and enhance the image of the Athletic Department through dissemination of information to the media.

    Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
    1. Directs and produces all sports information materials to the media.
    2. Develops and implements office policies for the Sports Information Department.
    3. Oversees press row/press box management for home athletics events, including student assistants and part-time employees, and serving as host for visiting media.
    4. Assists with marketing and promotions projects.
    5. Manages the budget; organizes publications production flow; assists with advertising for publications.
    6. Coordinates and manages all aspects of athletic portion of University website.
    7. Coordinates the working relationship between the coaching staff, student-athletes, and the media.
    8. Produces and edits brochures and programs.
    9. Coordinates sports information office with the Public Relations Office.

    Secondary Duties and Responsibilities:

    1. Complies with all University, NCAA, and conference guidelines.
    2. Performs other duties as assigned.

    Knowledge and Abilities:
    1. Knowledge of and compliance with NCAA and conference rules and regulations.
    2. Knowledge of media practices and procedures.
    3. Knowledge of statistics, rules and regulations for the sports to be covered.
    4. Knowledge of computerized statistical packages and desktop publishing equipment.
    5. Ability to communicate effectively.
    6. Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines; work some night and weekends as required.

    Minimum Qualifications:
    Bachelor's degree required; journalism or communications degree preferred; three to five years experience in sports information; extensive experience writing sports material; extensive knowledge of web, radio, and electronic media.

    Apply for this position (#0401) at www.montevalo.edu.
  2. Good Name

    Good Name New Member

    If this is the one located in Alabama, it is Montevallo with two L's. That might be why the website isn't showing up.
  3. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    That's a cut and paste so I don't know - but maybe that's why they need help!
  4. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    It is Montevallo, but I don't know what happened with the SID who is leaving.
  5. Bill Horton

    Bill Horton Active Member

    Yes, it's two Ls.
    I promise.

    It's Division II athletics, brand new athletic facilities, a public university with a liberal-arts focus, incredibly nice people all the way to the president's office. No football, but this school makes it work. Charming campus. Quaint town (about 20 minutes from Hoover) and small-school atmosphere with some big-school professors, especially in the theatre, english and education departments.

    UM is moving from the football-oriented Gulf South to the non-football Peach Belt.
    Many of the new opponents will be from the Eastern time zone which MIGHT help the SID get more space in the Birmingham News just because the road games will be completed an hour sooner than those on central time. The News doesn't cover UM much but does get regular coverage from the local weekly (or bi-weekly), the Shelby County Reporter.
    The basketball coach is a nice guy and he's been to the national tournament four of the past five years but needs to learn how to return phone calls. Same with the new AD. The women's basketball coach is a former Alabama player and a burst of fresh energy who will turn things around quickly and be a lot of fun to work with.
    For the most part the athletic department knows its role within the university community and isn't Jock Central.
    This should be a good job for a young SID with a lot of enthusiasm and a willingness to work with people and establish relationships. The last guy was a good numbers/stats guy who is now working with game management and facilities but did not excel in the media relations end of the job.
  6. Bill Horton

    Bill Horton Active Member

    A little research goes a long way.
    He's staying in the athletic department, working with game management and facilities.
  7. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    I wasn't that interested... tho Alfred is a good guy and glad to hear he's sticking around.
  8. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

  9. Grey

    Grey Member

    Jim Herlihy is the new AD there. great youngish (low to mid-40s) guy who worked at FGCU in several roles prior, including as sports information director.
  10. Bill Horton

    Bill Horton Active Member

    College Night is an absolute hoot.
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