About the Position: The Athletics department at Cal State Fullerton strives to provide an intercollegiate athletics program that is an integral part of the total educational experience at CSUF and fits within the overall mission of the University. We are seeking an exceptional individual to join our team as a Sports Media Specialist (Public Affairs/Communication Specialist III). The ideal candidate in this role should have a positive attitude and an active, energetic mind that is characterized by highly ethical practices and a commitment to diversity, openness, flexibility, integrity, and kindness.
Job Summary Under the general supervision of the Sr. Associate Director of Athletics, the Sports Media Specialist administers the dissemination of information regarding the intercollegiate athletics program. Provides direction for staff, plan coverage, provides media relations materials, and serves as media liaison for all fifteen intercollegiate athletic teams. Represents Sports Media in developing a communications plan that will increase the visibility and brand for the Athletic Department as well as the University. Works with University Strategic Communications to plan and coordinate all major press conferences and media requests for the Athletic Department. Responsible for continued development of desktop publishing’s technical capabilities and Internet publicity, including website and social media for Intercollegiate Athletics. Designs and maintains editorial and graphic content on intercollegiate athletics website using html, Dreamweaver, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Other duties as assigned.
Essential Qualifications Bachelor’s degree from an accredited University in journalism, public relations or communications, or equivalent, and two to three years of related professional or technical experience. Comprehensive and in-depth knowledge of communication, public affairs, and media relations theories and concepts in order to develop and execute strategies and plans to promote and position the Athletic Department and the University. Expert networking and interpersonal skills, with the ability to maintain cooperative and cordial relations with individuals and/or groups while obtaining, interpreting, and disseminating information about activities, programs, and objectives of an organization. Expert writing and editorial skills. Must possess the ability to oversee people, solve problems, and coordinate activities where direct supervision is shared. Thorough and in-depth sports knowledge. Proficiency in the use of general office equipment and Windows-based personal computers. Proficiency in using administrative computing systems, MS Office applications, and other relevant software applications. A demonstrated understanding of and an adherence to Conference and NCAA rules and regulations is required.
Preferred Qualifications Media Relations/Public Relations experience in a collegiate media relations office. Knowledge of sport statistics programs, preferably STAT-CREW and Automated Scorebook. Experience with Mac Desktop Publishing, preferably In Design, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Dream Weaver.
Special Working Conditions Requires weekend, evening and early morning hours. Employee must maintain working knowledge of compliance with relevant NCAA and conference rules, and report any concerns or violations noted.
Internal Number: 10900BR
About CSU, Fullerton
About CSU, Fullerton
Standing on 241 acres at the heart of Southern California, the university was founded in 1957 and has grown into a population of over 40,000 students. As Titans, we believe that diverse perspectives deepen our understanding. We are committed to giving students the support they need to graduate, while responding to California’s revolving work force needs. At California State University, Fullerton we strive for continual improvement of students, staff, faculty and administrators through orientations, training programs and professional development opportunities. As part of the Titan Community, you have access to many campus facilities and services including but not limited to the Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana, CSUF Garden Grove Center, Fullerton Arboretum, cultural events and performances in the Clayes Performing Arts Center, Cal State Fullerton Athletics sports
events, Titan Recreation Center, and the Employee Wellness Program.