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Assistant Director of Communications

Location: Fort Worth, TX
Job # 11157497
Date Posted: 07-13-2018
Job Summary:
The Assistant Director for Communications is responsible for supporting the TCU Athletics Communications office by assisting with media strategies for assigned sports in regards to managing publications, maintaining media and statistical information and coordinating media requests.
 
Duties and Essential Job Functions:
Run social media for accounts for assigned sports and develops strategies for year-round content.
 
Creates, edits, and updates content for various online and printed pieces.
 
Prepares information for social media and other platforms by creating copy; reviewing copy for correct use of grammar, punctuation, and spelling; improving clarity; checking for readability, style, and agreement with TCU policy; arranging for photography and video for social media, publication and archival purposes.
 
Manages projects by establishing deadlines, arranging for technical assistance, determining formats; coordinating actions.
 
Manages game day communications operations for assigned sports by coordinating media activities.
 
Provides website maintenance for assigned sports.
 
Promotes TCU athletics by facilitating interview, photo, and statistical request from local, regional, and national media outlets.
 
Maintains and reports statistics to coaches, the Big 12 conference office and NCAA; compiling and organizing archival material.
 
Accomplishes office staff job results by assisting in training new employees and student workers; scheduling and assigning duties for student workers; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results for student workers.
 
Performs other related duties as assigned. 
 
Position Requirements:
Required Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree.
  • 3 years of experience in a collegiate athletics communications environment.
 
Preferred Education and Experience:
  • Knowledge of NCAA rules.
 
Required Licensure/Certification/Specialized Training:
  • Valid Texas Driver's License.
  • Must be insurable under the university motor vehicle requirements.
 
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Knowledge of athletics communications techniques.
  • Knowledge of organizational and problem solving skills.
  • Knowledge of customer service techniques.
  • Knowledge of interpersonal communications and presentation techniques.
  • Skill in In Design, Adobe Photoshop, Stat Crew and SIDEARM website maintenance.
  • Skill in strong oral and written communication techniques.
  • Skill in graphic design and video.
  • Ability to train and lead staff.
  • Ability to research and analyze statistical data.
  • Ability to evaluate and make recommendations to improve operations.
  • Ability to prioritize.
  • Ability to work independently and on a team.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines.
 
Physical Requirements (With or Without Accommodations):
  • Visual acuity to read information from computer screens, forms and other printed materials and information.
  • Able to speak (enunciate) clearly in conversation and general communication.
  • Hearing ability for verbal communication/conversation/responses via telephone, telephone systems, and face-to-face interactions.
  • Manual dexterity for typing, writing, standing and reaching, flexibility, body movement for bending, crouching, walking, kneeling and prolonged sitting.
  • Lifting and moving objects and equipment up to 10 lbs.
 
Work Environment:
  • Work is indoors and sedentary and is subject to schedule changes and/or variable work hours.
  • There are no harmful environmental conditions present for this job.
  • The noise level in this work environment is usually moderate.
 
NOTIFICATION OF COMPLIANCE WITH NCAA REGULATIONS:
 
This job description includes the expectation of compliance with NCAA regulations. An institutional staff member who is found in violation of NCAA regulations shall be subject to disciplinary or corrective action as set forth in the provisions of the NCAA enforcement procedures, including suspension without pay or termination of employment for significant or repetitive violations 
As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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