Reporting to the Associate AD for Communications and Broadcasting, the Director for Communications and Broadcasting will support the day-to-day operations of the media relations and broadcasting departments for all 22 intercollegiate sports. This position provides coordination and oversight of men’s basketball media relations, all special projects determined by the Associate AD for Communications and Broadcasting, as well as additional sports coverage as assigned. This position will provide strategy into increased video production efforts needed to fulfill the mission of the marketing department and the Mountain West Conference. This position requires initiative, foresight and an ability to handle multiple deadlines while working hours that include nights and weekends.
- Effectively interact with local, regional, and national media members representing print, broadcast, virtual and social media outlets.
- Oversight of SJSUspartans.com, including all updates to website, bios, stats, and organize all historical documents for the department, including serving as the historian.
- Coordinate, organize and prioritize media interviews for student-athletes, coaches and administrators.
- When needed, serve as a department spokesperson for the media.
- Oversee game-day press box and press row operations. Delegate duties to staff members when appropriate.
- Assist with video creation for interviews, post-game press conferences and disseminate to local and national media.
- Create a strategic communications plan to provide coverage for all 22 intercollegiate sports, including story ideas for local and national media.
- Work closely with the Marketing office to help promote all 22 intercollegiate sports on social media platforms.
- This role will handle responsibilities for all sports-related requests for information and materials from the public, university members, the Mountain West Conference and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).
- Represent the athletics department at home and road contests for sports assigned, and booster functions as assigned.
- Promote all programs using social media forms and other available technologies.
- Provide work-lead direction to media relations staff.
- Respond to requests for information and materials from the public, university members, the Mountain West Conference, WAC, Mountain Pacific Sports Federation and the NCAA and personally handle or delegate requests to appropriate staff members.
- Create television quality videos and send them to all local and national TV networks.
- Develop feature ideas for print and TV media and pitch ideas when appropriate.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Comprehensive and in-depth knowledge of communication, public affairs, media and/or marketing theories and concepts in order to develop and execute communication strategies and plans to promote and position the university
- Comprehensive knowledge of marketing and research techniques and methods
- Ability to use market research to enhance the impact of communication strategies and campaigns
- Strong working knowledge and experience in digital broadcasting and production of athletics events
- Strong ability to provide effective direction in managing the flow of work
- Ability to lead a team of professional employees as well as student-employees and or volunteers
- Strong ability to produce and direct live and recorded events
- Demonstrated ability to market story concepts to university officials and media outlets
- Strong working knowledge of sports software statistical programs created by NCAA Genius, StatCrew, Spikemark Golf, HyTek and comparable companies
- Ability to effectively manage media relations and apply effective media strategies and techniques
- Strong ability to work with video software, adobe premiere, to create videos for the athletics department highlighting student-athletes, coaches and staff; Mastered skillset in conducting on camera interviews
- Working knowledge of desktop publishing and complimentary software programs to produce printed materials
- Ability to coordinate high-profile home athletics events
- Thorough knowledge of applicable copyright and other laws pertaining to publications and the news media
- Expertise in use of apple and pc-based hardware and software
- Ability to communicate with constituents in a professional and respectful manner
- Ability to work late nights and weekends
- Bachelor’s degree, which includes relevant coursework in the field
- Five years of related professional or technical experience
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Once hired the employee must successfully complete the Defensive Driver Training Program provided by the State of California for California State University campuses.
- Master’s degree in related field
- Experience in media relations at the professional or collegiate level; Demonstrated understanding of how to build a strategic communications plan and maximize media coverage for high-visible sports; 2-3 years in a Video Production/Broadcast role
Classification: Public Affairs Communication Specialist III
Anticipated Hiring Range: $6,000/month - $6,242/month
CSU Salary Range: $4,391/month - $7,945/month
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All applicants must apply within the specified application period: August 29, 2023 through September 12, 2023. This position is open until filled; however, applications received after screening has begun will be considered at the discretion of the university.
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