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Western Kentucky University: Athletic Media Relations Coordinator

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Central-KY-Kid, Jul 22, 2012.

  1. I know what the date below says, but the site the document can be found on (https://acsapps.wku.edu/pls/prod/wku_hr_employment_app_pkg.app_track_pos_spec_pnf) says it is open until filled.




    Western Kentucky University, a member of the Sun Belt Conference and Football Bowl Subdivision
    (I-A) NCAA member institution, seeks applicants for the position of Coordinator, Athletic Media Relations. This positions reports directly to the Associate Atheltics Director / Communications.

    Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
    The following duties are customary for this position, but are not to be construed as all-inclusive. Duties may be added, deleted and assigned based on management discretion and institutional needs.
    Serves as the day-to-day media liaison for baseball and volleyball
    Promotes the University athletic teams, student-athletes, coaches and facilities
    Produces departmental press releases, media guides, and publications
    Responds to national, regional, and local media inquiries
    Helps maintain the Department of Athletics web site
    Assists with supervision of game day press operations
    Helps maintain archival information, records, photos, statistics, etc.
    Assists with intra-office payroll, billing, filing, and orders supplies and materials
    Other duties as assigned by the Associate Athletics Director / Communications

    Required Qualifications:
    Bachelor’s Degree
    Minimum two years experience in the field of media relations and public relations
    Must be self-motivated with attention to detail and accuracy
    Excellent organization, interpersonal and communication skills
    Computer proficiency and knowledge of Adobe’s PageMaker, InDesign, and Photoshop
    Travel along with evening and weekend hours
    Experience with StatCrew software and Jump TV website administration

    Applications for employment will be accepted electronically only. Interested candidates must submit a letter of application, a current resume, and the names, addresses and daytime telephone numbers of three professional references using the on-line application process. Please refer to the following website to apply: http://asaweb.wku.edu/wkujobs Reference requisition number S3272. For further assistance call (270) 745-5934. To ensure full consideration please submit application materials by May 23rd, 2012. Position will remain open until filled.

    Notice: For this type of employment, State law requires a state and national criminal history background check as a condition of employment.

    Western Kentucky University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, or marital status in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices in accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

    Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should notify The Office of Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services at (270) 745- 5121, a minimum of five working days in advance.
  2. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Nice town, nice campus.
  3. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    So what would a job like this pay, you think?
  4. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    You think you're good enough to send press releases to the Plain Dealer?
  5. LitteringAnd

    LitteringAnd Member

    30k, give or take, I'd guess.
  6. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I was wondering for a friend, dammit!
  7. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Lynn Hoppes, your alma mater is summoning you home!!! :D
  8. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Media outlets will wonder why they're getting duplicates of Murray State releases.
  9. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    I would agree Knew a guy who used to work there several years ago. Nice town. Like all SIDs, job can be a little overwhleming at times and you have to LOVE what you do because the hours are insane. (Walk out of the arena at midnight after a basketball game and "see ya at eight in the morning for staff meeting")
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