This full-time position is responsible for assisting the Assistant Athletic Director of External Relations and the general athletic administration with the day-to-day operations of the Athletic Department's Media Relations Department. The successful candidate will assist the Director of Digital Content and Communications with developing and implementing a robust digital and social medial plan for the Department of Athletics as well as media relation services for assigned teams to promote the University's Athletics Department, its student-athletes, and coaches.
Responsible for working individually and as a part of a team to ensure the high-quality management and direction of the @UAlbanySports social media channels, as well as general oversight and collaboration with each of our individual team/departments social media channels.
Spearhead overall strategy, execution, and analytics for all UAlbany Athletics social media channels, including day-to-day direction and management of the department's partnership with INFLCR and the department's photo and creative video database.
Collaborate with the Marketing & Fan Experience, Creative Content, and Communication teams to build and maintain a robust social media calendar for short-term initiatives and long-term campaigns, while also collaborating to create engaging content and storytelling in support of UAlbany Athletics coaches, staff and student-athletes.
Responsible for all communications-related activities for assigned sports, including but not limited to; general stories, game stories, statistics, box scores, game notes, press conferences, and creation and maintenance of the associated sports media guides.
Ensure daily accurate and up-to-date information for assigned programs on UAlbanySports.com, departmental and team social media accounts, the UAlbany Athletics mobile app, and various other communications outlets.
Work independently and as part of the Communications Team to facilitate and increase media attention to the athletic department locally, regionally, and nationally.
Pitch and execute unique story ideas promoting our coaches, student-athletes, and staff.
Provide media training, including interview strategies and other educational opportunities for coaches, student-athletes, and staff.
Provide direct supervision to graduate and student interns.
Attend the mandatory sexual violence prevention program as required by federal, state, SUNY, and University policies and procedures prior to or at the beginning of the academic year.
Other duties as assigned by the Assistant Athletic Director of External Relations.
Bachelor's degree in sports administration, journalism, communications, marketing, or other related disciplines from a college or university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting organization
Two (2) years of experience managing social media accounts in collegiate athletics or professional sports fields.
Demonstrated experience in the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, After Effects), statistical software (StatCrew, Genius Sports & NCAA Live Stats), website content management systems (preferably SIDEARM), and extensive knowledge of various social media platforms (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook)
General knowledge of NCAA, CAA, America East & MAAC rules and regulations.
Possess a good understanding of collegiate athletics, and be able to work in a fast-paced, stressful environment
Capacity to work with people in a multi-ethnic environment and develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds
Ability to work an extensive night and weekend work schedule
Applicants must address in their application their ability to work with a culturally diverse population.
About University at Albany
Established in 1844 and designated a University Center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany's broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and public service engages a diverse student body of more than 17,900 students in nine schools and colleges across three campuses.
Located in Albany, New York, New York State's capital, the University is convenient to Boston, New York City and the Adirondacks.