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Sports Information Director

STATUS:  Closed / Reviewing / Interviewing

POSITION OPENING:  Sports Information Director (SID)   DEPARTMENT:  Athletics

DATE:  August 12, 2014                                                   POSITION:   Full-time

FLSA STATUS:  Exempt (Administrative)                           CLOSING DATE:   August 26, 2014

POSITION SUMMARY:  The Sports Information Director will work for the Office of Athletics and in conjunction with Public Relations to promote and integrate Cardinal Athletics into both the University and the community-at-large. 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in sports information, journalism, sports management or communications.
  • One (1) to three (3) years direct experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in Microsoft Office, Sidearm, HTML, Adobe software products, and LIVE Stat software. 
  • Demonstrated ability in preparing and disseminating news releases, developing media guides and compiling and releasing accurate statistics. 
  • Ability to travel and work night, weekend and holidays.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to be self-motivated and autonomous, team-oriented, customer-service driven, and punctual.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Develop annual strategies and calendar to achieve institutional objectives, connecting Cardinal Athletics with the institutional mission and vision.
  • Record and archive statistical information for all sports teams; delivery of statistical information to the NCAA, conference, head coach, Hall of Fame committee or interested party as required.
  • Provide live game statistics for each athletic contest as required by the NCAA and conference and post statistics and results in compliance with NCAA and conference requirements. Train and oversee a staff of interns or student workers to assist with game statistics.
  • Maintain the athletic website including changes, edits, and deletions; post news and events in a timely manner to the website and media outlets.
  • Develop clear, consistent and timely messages, which will increase the visibility and perceived value of Cardinal Athletics to both the University and community at-large; write and disseminate games stories, news and promotional releases involving WJU athletic teams and athletic events on campus.
  • Provide announcers, scoreboard operators, and statisticians in support of game management for each scheduled athletic contest.
  • Undertake an aggressive media visitation schedule in the local / tri-state region to build better contacts with media sports departments to increase their familiarity with WJU and athletics.
  • Develop and articulate a social media plan for each Cardinal Athletic team.
  • Develop materials including media guides, schedule cards, posters, and event programs; schedule and execute media days for all sports and respond to all sports media and photographic inquiries and other public relations tasks as determined or assigned.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:  Application material must include:

  • Letter of application describing your relevant experience & salary requirement
  • Current resume
  • Contact information for three to five professional references

Submit to:

Wheeling Jesuit University
Director of Human Resources       or         jobs@wju.edu
316 Washington Avenue
Wheeling WV 26003

AS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER, WE ENCOURAGE APPLICATIONS FROM QUALIFIED VIETNAM ERA VETERANS, DISABLED INDIVIDUALS, MINORITIES, AND WOMEN


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