The University of Arkansas is accepting applications for an Assistant Director of Communications. This position will serve as the primary contact for the annual national championship contending men’s and women’s cross country and men’s and women’s indoor/outdoor track and field programs. The primary responsibility of this position is to support assigned programs in strategic communications to positively impact and elevate the Arkansas Razorback brand. This position will also develop and execute a long-term vision for the communications function within assigned programs.
Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher learning
At least one year of professional work experience related to website maintenance, including experience in writing game stories, advances and features, coordinating interview requests, producing publications, the production of game notes and game programs and game-day operations
Experience in writing, editing, and designing of media guides and game programs
Experience in Associated Press-style writing skills and proficiency in layout and design software (Photoshop and InDesign)
Applicable Equivalencies of Education and Experience will be accepted
Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, public relations or a closely related field from an accredited institution of higher learning
At least two years of experience working with a collegiate track and field program or in the track and field industry
Familiarity with statistical software (Automated Scorebook)
Demonstrated knowledgeable in Adobe suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere, etc.)
Experience working with network television to produce meets and features
Experience using video cameras and editing
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
About University of Arkansas
ounded in 1871, the University of Arkansas is a land grant institution, classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the nation’s top 2 percent of universities with the highest level of research activity. The University of Arkansas works to advance Arkansas and build a better world through education, research and outreach by providing transformational opportunities and skills, promoting an inclusive and diverse culture and climate, and nurturing creativity, discovery and the spread of new ideas and innovations. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 27,600 students with 200+ academic programs. U of A students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent all 50 states and 120 countries.
The University of Arkansas campus is located in Fayetteville, a welcoming community ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S. The growing region surrounding Fayetteville is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies and one of the nation’s strongest economies. Northwest Arkansas is also quickly gaining a national reputation for its focus on the arts and overall quality of life. Arkansas is a natural wonder of forests, mountains and lakes framed by picturesque rive...rs and streams. Some of the best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are a short drive from campus.
As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.