The Assistant Director of Athletic Communications reports to the Director of Athletic Communications and assists with the coverage of W&L’s 24-sport athletic program in the NCAA Division III.
To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we continually strive to foster an inclusive campus community, which recognizes the value of all persons regardless of identity. Our department is committed to contributing to an educational environment that is rich with cultural, social, and intellectual diversity.
Serves as the primary media relations representative for several athletic teams, providing all sports information functions for those teams including maintaining records and statistics, producing printed materials and programs, writing press releases and game stories, nominating for various awards, scheduling photography and handling general media and public information requests.
Collaborates in strategic planning for internal and external messaging in support of the university and athletic department mission.
Assists in providing gameday operations and staffing for all W&L intercollegiate athletic events on campus, including statistics, scoreboards, scorekeepers, music and public address.
Functions as a public relations/news liaison between the media, conference affiliates, the NCAA and Washington and Lee’s department of athletics.
Assists in the maintenance of the athletics website and a variety of other software-based platforms.
Assists with collection and editing of athletics-related video content.
Produces and coordinates posed photography to include head shots, team shots and selected promotional shots.
Assists in the hiring, training and supervision of student workers and part-time gameday assistants.
Travel with W&L teams to select conference, regional and national events.
Additional related duties as assigned.
Work Schedule: M-F 9am-5pm with frequent nights and weekends.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of 1-2 years of experience in intercollegiate sports information, media relations, communications, public relations or related field. Must have excellent organizational, communications and public relations skills and the ability to work within deadlines. Excellent writing and editing skills are essential, as is experience with Apple computer systems, design programs (InDesign & Photoshop) and statistical programs.
Application Requirements: To be considered for this position, applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and three writing samples, or links to writing samples, with their application. Attach documents in the Resume/CV document upload section of the application. Applicants will be asked to provide names and contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
External Applicants: Application instructions for external applicants are located on the jobs.wlu.edu or here.
Current W&L Employees: Apply from your existing Workday account. Instructions are located at jobs.wlu.edu or here.
Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm as in handling.
Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
Repetitive motions: Making substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
Pushing: Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward.
Pulling: Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires the substantial use of the upper extremities and back muscles.
Working Conditions: The worker is subject to both environmental conditions: Activities occur inside and outside. 2: The worker is subject to vibration: Exposure to oscillating movements of the extremities or whole body.
Types of Work: Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for Light Work.
Position Type: Exempt, Full Time, Benefit Eligible
$32,775.00 – Pay Commensurate with Experience
The university requires employees to become fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and new employees must provide proof of at least their first shot prior to the first day of employment. Boosters are required. Individuals may seek a medical or a religious exemption to the vaccination requirement.