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Sports Information Director: Colgate University

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Mark2010, Jun 8, 2009.

  1. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    Colgate University
    Director of Athletic Communications

    Oversee the development and operation of media and public relations for 25 NCAA Division I intercollegiate programs. Bachelor's degree and experience working in a college athletic communications office or comparable experience.

    Complete details including information about Colgate, job description, qualifications and application instructions found at: https://careers.colgate.edu For assistance call 315-228-7411

    Excellent family-friendly benefits are provided, including health and life insurance, generous vacation, and educational benefits for both employees and family members including domestic partners.
  2. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    This job has Ang-

  3. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Any of our SID members here have a ballpark idea on pay?
  4. Hoop Time

    Hoop Time Member

    You would be replacing a great guy, Bob Cornell, who just retired. But frankly, I am not sure why Cornell even needs an SID since nobody covers them. I guess to supply the info to hometown papers and writers at away games.

    I-AA Football and D-I ice hockey rule. Hoops has not been very good since the days of Adonal Foyle, so unless some profs go back to the Carribean and decide to be guardians for another tall athletic phenom, crowds in the high school style gym they play in should remain in the 300-400 fans range.

    Great golf course there. The bunny slope has been closed for years. Any free school benefit would be great for family types, it's a very good school. Better like snow, though.
  5. Gator

    Gator Well-Known Member

    Colgate, not Cornell.
  6. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Bob Cornell has been there a while and I'm sure he's caught a ton of grief over the years for being named Cornell and working at Colgate. Haven't seen or interacted with him in years but he was always terrific when I did oh so many moons ago.

    My guess is the pay range is mid 40s.
  7. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Beers on me at the Old Stone Jug in downtown Hamilton.
  8. budcrew08

    budcrew08 Active Member

    Nobody covers them? That's ridiculous. The Utica O-D does, I know the Syracuse Post-Standard does for their Madison County editions. Apparently you don't know what the hell you're talking about.
  9. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    I would, of course, defer to Mr. Harris on this, but it seems the nature of being an SID, certainly for a non-BCS type university, has changed dramatically.

    Back when I was in that end of the business, your primary role was assisting the working media in coverage. That included writing and producing media guides, game notes, stats, etc.

    It seems now the primary role deals with the internet, almost bypassing the traditional media, to deliver news, scores, stats, photos, whatever, directly to those who are interested. Sure, it's a lot of the same type of work, but the delivery point seems to have changed. More people are getting their information on Colgate basketball directly from the school's website than they are from the New York Times or ESPN.
  10. ColbertNation

    ColbertNation Member

    I might've jumped on something like this at one time, but now, it almost seems like it would be a lateral move at best. Lousy hours, lousy pay -- basically what I deal with now; just in a different office.
  11. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Yeah, but university bennies are usually very good, as is job security.
  12. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Typically, yes, but NY is an "employment at will" state, which means if your president has a bug up his ass and wants to slash $50K for the fuck of it, he can do it and axe you and you have no recourse. That's a popular move at my alma mater.
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