POSITION SUMMARY: Provides administrative support and assists with the day-to-day operation of the athletics department media relations office.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 1. As initial contact and under the direction of the Assistant Athletic Director, Athletics Communications, assists in aggressively publicizing and promotion Tulane athletics for the sports of men's basketball, men’s tennis and oversight of the graduate assistant that handles volleyball. This individual also will serve as the head of the Strategic Communications in the absence of the Assistant Athletic Director, Athletics Communications. In addition, this individual will manage the student intern program. This individual also will promote the program via news releases, e-mails communications, and phone calls; and performs all media relations duties (requests for information, interview schedules, etc.) for assigned sports with the goal of increasing positive exposure for Tulane. (25%) 2. Assists with public/media relations efforts by incorporating traditional public relation methodology with that of the new media, particularly web applications, utilizing such applications as YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Assists in developing and testing new media additions to the Green Wave website or other sites as instructed to include, but not limited to: investigating trends on other web sites, testing web pages in commonly used web browsers, acquiring photographs for website use, proofreading web site content and uploading video. (20%) 3. Assists with the coordination of home event operations for men's basketball, football and volleyball as well as other assigned sports and assists with game operations for other events. (15%) 4. Assists with production (writing, editing, and design) of publications (including media guides and game programs) for assigned sports to include women's volleyball and men’s basketball. (15%) 5. Assists in maintaining departmental media archives, including statistics, photographs, clips, and releases. Serves as the academics point of contact and student staff supervisor. Arranges for photography of current student-athletes and events. Assists with the distribution of photos, statistics, and media releases, as directed. Promotes student-athletes, coaches, and programs for individual, team, and institutional awards, honors, and post-season play. (15%) 6. NCAA Related: Ensures that all Department of Athletics and University related activities operate in full compliance with university, conference and NCAA rules and regulations. Attends and participates in scheduled compliance seminars and complies with all the Athletic Department’s efforts to monitor compliance with NCAA regulations. Seeks interpretations from the compliance staff before acting when necessary. Reports potential rules violations immediately. Completes required compliance paperwork in a timely and efficient manner. Monitors all of their areas and/or programs activities closely to maintain compliance with applicable rules and regulations. (5%) 7. Performs other duties as assigned by the Assistant Athletic Director, Athletics Communications. (5%)
Required Education and Experience:
3 years of media relations/communication experience
Experience with social and digital media
High School Diploma or Equivalent
9 years of media relations/communication experience
Experience with social and digital media
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities/Competencies:
Strong interpersonal skills
Strong writing skills
Ability to interact effectively with coaches, administrators, student athletes and vendors
Founded in 1834, Tulane is one of the most highly regarded and selective independent research universities in the United States. A member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, we take pride in being a part of this select group of 62 universities with “pre-eminent programs of graduate and professional education and scholarly research.” Our schools and colleges offer undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees in the liberal arts, science and engineering, architecture, business, law, social work, medicine and public health and tropical medicine. With a seventeen-sport program that competes in the American Athletic Conference, Tulane Athletics is on the rise, boasting one of the oldest and most storied athletics programs in the Southeast, and indeed the nation.
Tulane University is an EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.