Job descriptionPosting Details Job Title Sports Information Director Assistant
Requisition Number RE33940
Working Title Assistant Media Relations Director
Department Name 12E00:UKAA - External Operations
Work Location Lexington, Ky
Grade Level 44
Salary Range $42,931-68,702/year
Type of Position Staff
Position Time Status Full-Time
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Required Related Experience
No experience required.
Required License/Registration/Certification None.
Physical Requirements To be able to lift up to 20 lbs.
Shift Days but flexibility to travel and willingness to work weekends and evenings.
Job Summary The University of Kentucky Athletics Communications & Public Relations (ACPR) department is seeking an Assistant Director. This position is the primary contact for women’s basketball and will serve as a secondary contact for football. The incumbent is responsible for managing all communication and media relations efforts for women’s basketball and assisting in football. Duties include writing, editing, designing and distributing various publications (press releases, game notes), and assisting in the management of content on the official athletics website. The incumbent is also responsible for developing and fostering relationships and generating story ideas for local, national, and hometown media. They will also coordinate interviews between student-athletes, coaches and staff and local, regional and national media, manage press operations at home events and report team results and feature story ideas to local, regional and national media.
A Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of two years working with an intercollegiate athletic department is strongly preferred.
Must comply with NCAA, SEC and University rules, regulations and policies.
The University of Kentucky considers the health, safety and well-being of our entire community to be a top priority. In alignment with this priority, all new hires must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or obtain an approved medical or religious exemption as a condition of employment. For areas that fall under the federal CMS mandate, start of employment cannot occur until two weeks after receiving the full COVID-19 vaccination series or upon obtaining an approved exemption. Only vaccines approved by the World Health Organization can be accepted.
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? Yes
Preferred Education/Experience A Bachelor’s Degree. A minimum of two years working with an intercollegiate athletic department is strongly preferred.
Deadline to Apply 05/17/2022
University Community of Inclusion The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.
Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.
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