1. The Director of Sports Information must be committed to the Lordship of Christ. The SID must continually seek opportunities to grow and possess strong character traits through the regular practicing of the spiritual disciplines (e.g. prayer, meditation, Bible reading) and develop ministry values that express what God can do in impacting student athletes with whom they interact.
2. The SID’s ministry strategy is to serve student athletes and the entire campus by creating a spiritually rich environment supporting community development, quality programs and exciting innovative initiatives.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
•Will serve as the primary sports contact for 13-18 Wildcat Athletic Teams •Oversee and develop one graduate assistant •Recruit, oversee, and develop 10-20 student workers, and 2-3 student assistants who help with social media, the scorer’s table, stats, announcing, broadcasting, photography, graphic design, athletic department history maintenance and videography •Manage and direct all game operations related to media requests, press box and scorer’s table. •Coordinate all media responsibilities for the IWU Athletics, athletic-related and special events – press releases, press conferences, social media, statistics, game notes, and game programs. •Pitch and solicit stories to, respond to requests from, and maintain a positive relationship with local, regional, and national print, radio, TV and internet media representatives. •Coordinate arrangements for media visitation and interviews with student-athletes, coaches, and staff. Issues press and photo credentials. •Conduct interviews as needed, including the creation of videos for distribution on social media. Provide media training for coaches and student-athletes. •Manage post-game interviews and press conferences. •Maintain and develop IWU Athletics history and archives •Develop and manage the athletics website and establish an approach to maintaining accurate, up-to-date, and timely content and news dissemination (including all aspects of the website such as rosters, schedules, biographies, results, etc.). •Create and post splash pages as appropriate. •Handle record book management and continually work to catalog all aspects of Athletics Communications, utilizing digital archiving procedures that include website and cloud technology. •Manage storage/library of annual files, photographs, miscellaneous awards, and videography. •Manage nominations for conference, regional, and national awards such as Player of the Week, all-conference teams, etc. Actively search for and write nominations and releases on honorees, significant milestones, and awards for current and former student-athletes. •Oversee the coordination and implementation of the department’s social media outreach plan. Manage and post the athletic event components such as pregame, in-game, and post-game. •Create monthly student/coaches features to highlight the mission of IWU Athletics •Assist Associate Athletic Director of External Relations with Special Events or other Department needs •Attend and cover teams who qualify for NAIA National Championships Final Site competition. •Manage the Live Stream set-up of most home events while using a student team to broadcast the events •Recruit video interns or student workers to create weekly video content •Recruit, and develop a student social media workers/interns to provide in-game social for fans, daily game day social for promotion of home events, and other social media marketing efforts that effectively promote IWU Athletics •Work collaboratively with the University’s Public Affairs Office on all athletic-related news stories and events. •Other duties as assigned
COMPENSATION: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications. Serving in Full-time, 11 month position.
Applicants must apply and send information at www.indwes.edu/hr/
Must demonstrate a mature and expressive Christian faith commitment.
Needs to passionately support and articulate the University mission and vision for athletics within the context of that mission.
4-6 years of previous intercollegiate athletic experience in the field of media relations/sports information (minimum 2 years).
Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, specifically InDesign, Photoshop, and Premier.
Ability to shoot sports photography and videography. Experience with online streaming and video systems.
Experience with website maintenance and back-end updating (SIDEARM).
Ability to create content designed to build a brand and drive online engagement.