Position Summary:

Salem College, a liberal arts college for Women in Winston - Salem, NC, announces an opening for the Director of Sports Communications and Marketing.  Reporting to the Director of Athletics, the position is responsible for the management and supervision of the Sports Information Office. This includes, but is not limited to, coordinating all public relations and publicity for all sports, preparing, producing and distributing publications for all sports, overseeing all communication for and between coaches, students and College offices, and compiling appropriate statistics for individual athletes and team performances.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Directs and produces all sports information materials to the media

  • Adheres to Salem College and Athletic Department policies for the Sports Information Department

  • Oversees press row/press box management for home athletic events, including student workers and part-time employees, and serving as host for visiting media

  • Assists with marketing and promotions of athletic events through school-sponsored social media and other appropriate mediums

  • Manages the budget and assists with advertising for publications

  • Coordinates and manages all aspects of athletic portion of the Salem College website

  • Provides oversight of online streaming of contests and the score table

  • Coordinates the working relationship between the coaching staff, student-athletes, and the Media

  • Produces and edits brochures, posters, and programs as needed

  • Coordinates communications and serves as a liaison between the Sports Information

Office and the Public Relations Office of Salem College

  • Manages and maintains compliance with NCAA Division III and USA South rules and regulations as it pertains to the area of Sports Information

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree - (Journalism, Communication, or Master’s Degree preferred)

  • Three - five years in the field of Sports Information, with extensive experience in writing sports material

  • Knowledge of and compliance with NCAA Division III and USA South Rules and Regulations

  • Knowledge of media practices and procedures to include web, radio, and social media

  • Knowledge of computerized statistical packages and desktop publishing equipment to include Statcrew, Adobe Design Suite, and website content management systems such as SideArm/Presto

  • Strong interpersonal skills and excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to work evenings and, weekends

  • Demonstrable time management skills and the ability to meet deadlines

Physical Requirements:

  • The ability to work inside and outside and to perform duties in various weather conditions.

  • The ability to stand for varying lengths of time and traveling moderate distances to perform work at the athletic event locations.

  • The ability to bend, reach, lift, push, and pull up to 25 pounds.

  • The ability to move athletic event-related equipment and materials to and from athletic event sites.

Application Process:

The position is available immediately and will remain open until filled. The anticipated start date for the position is August 1, 2019. To apply, please send a letter of interest addressing your qualifications for the position, a resume, and the contact information for two professional references to Patricia Hughes, Director of Athletics, at patricia.hughes@salem.edu. The review of applications begins immediately.

 

Salem College is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, pregnancy, or any other characteristic protected by law.