The Assistant Director of Athletic Communications works with the Director of Athletic Communications in the planning, management and execution of all aspects of publicizing the 23 varsity teams, general programs, booster and honorary organizations and events of the two athletic departments of Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Duties include generating and overseeing the distribution of news articles and contributing to the maintenance of HWSAthletics.com, creating video, tracking statistics and social media interactions. The individual is also responsible for developing external media relationships and managing media requests for assigned sports.
The Assistant Director of Athletic Communications is responsible for aggregating information and generating stories based on team competitive success, student-athletes, coaches and other related topics to inform and engage fans, particularly with time-sensitive information. Stories may take the form of articles, video, social media and other innovative media and may be distributed over multiple digital platforms.
The individual is responsible for updating statistics, maintaining historical records, writing releases for broad distribution over multiple digital platforms, filing required reports with the conference and NCAA, and nominating student-athletes and coaches for weekly and end-of-season awards. Game day responsibilities include managing media requests, setting up equipment for webcasts, conducting postgame interviews with coaches and/or student-athletes, engaging fans on social media and writing stories.
Bachelor's degree required, preferably in a related field (journalism, communications, sports management, etc.). Candidates need strong written and oral communication skills. Ideal but not required: proficiency in desktop publishing (InDesign), website management, social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube) and basic computer applications along with experience with in-game statistical software (StatCrew). Experience shooting broadcast-caliber interviews and game footage, and with live streaming technology, will be a significant plus.
This is a full-time, 10-month, benefits-eligible administrative salaried position. Normal campus hours of work are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Frequent evening and weekend work required. Due to the nature of the position, longer hours during seasons and travel are expected. This position description is not all-inclusive, as other tasks or responsibilities may be assigned.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume and the names with contact information for three references to:
Office of Human Resources
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
337 Pulteney Street
Geneva, NY 14456
Or by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hobart and William Smith Colleges are committed to attracting and supporting faculty and staff that fully represent the racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the nation and actively seek applications from under-represented groups. The Colleges do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or any other protected status.
Founded as Hobart College for men and William Smith College for women, Hobart and William Smith Colleges today are a highly selective residential liberal arts institution with a single administration, faculty and curriculum but separate dean’s offices, student governments, athletic programs and traditions. The Colleges are located in a small diverse city in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. With an enrollment of approximately 2,000, the Colleges offer 62 different majors and minors from which students choose two areas of concentration, one of which must be an interdisciplinary program. Creative and extensive programs of international study and public service are also at the core of the Colleges’ mission.