The purpose of the Assistant Director of Digital Media and Athletics Communications is to publicize and promote Seton Hall’s student-athletes. This is done by establishing good relations with the local media, writing press releases, maintaining accurate and current information on the athletics website, keeping historical information, coordinating statistical information and creating original content through writing and video that can be disseminated on the website and through social media. The position is also responsible for game-day management of statistics, public announcers, and media at athletics events and is responsible for managing the department’s video assets, including the inventory of live broadcasts streamed through the Pirate Sports Network.
Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Media contact for the several varsity sports as assigned. Responsible for arranging interviews for the coaching staff and student-athletes. Promote student-athletes for conference, regional and national recognition. Responsible for home game event management (pre-/post-game media needs, game programs, announcements, statistics and game notes production) and travels with the team to conference and/or NCAA Championships. Also responsible for writing press releases, feature articles, targeted email and phone story pitches, and award nominations.
2. Responsible for assisting the Assistant Athletics Director for Digital Media & Communications in managing the department’s video assets. This includes planning and executing live broadcasts for the Pirate Sports Network, packaging video content such as interviews and highlights for use in promoting student-athletes in features and specialized social media content and creating an end-of-year highlight video for department.
3. Responsible for all maintenance of Seton Hall’s athletic website, www.shupirates.com. This entails regular updates of stories, statistics and historical archives including the graphical art and aesthetic upkeep of the website.
4. Assist the Associate Athletics Director for Digital Media & Communications in the day-to-day operation of the office.
Bachelor’s Degree; strong written and verbal skills; knowledge of media trends at local, regional and national levels; willingness to work long hours and weekends and to travel. 1-3 years of related experience
Licenses and Certificates:
AD130 – Administrative
Extensive standing, walking
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Seton Hall University is committed to programs of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and the principles of affirmative action.
Seton Hall University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. It honors
diversity and respects the religious commitments of all its employees. In turn, its employees respect Catholic beliefs and values, and they support its mission as a Catholic institution of higher education.
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