The Assistant Director - Media Services will work under the direction of the Director – Media Services to assist in execution of media operations, promotion and support for all of the Conference’s sponsored sports and championship events. As part of the media services team, the Assistant Director will assure timely production of game results, record keeping, statistics compilation, and news releases. Will support media operations for all Big 12 championships, media days, and other special events; and work closely with digital media team in promotion of the Conference and its member institutions across all Big 12 online, mobile, social and traditional communications platforms.
The successful candidate will report to the Director – Media Services. Duties include:
Assisting media services director in the execution of the Big 12 media services operation.
Collaborating with the media services and digital services teams to ensure timely, comprehensive and engaging promotion and reporting of Big 12 Conference results, statistics, news and information; and its dissemination across all Conference online, mobile, social and traditional communications platforms.
Coordinating the production of online record books, media notes, news releases, statistics compilations ant team-generated feature content.
Establishing and maintaining positive relations with media through strong interpersonal communication skills.
Contributing regular written content to Big 12 communications platforms to supplement multimedia assets.
Assisting in the media operations planning and staffing for all Big 12 championships, media days, and special events.
Working in conjunction with Conference staff, member schools and media, as needed in the promotion of the Conference, its member institutions’ sports programs, coaches and student-athletes.
Contributing to communications activities and team, as
Assisting in maintaining the Big 12 archive library and its website.
Additional duties, as
Bachelor's Degree required. Applicants should have 2 – 4 years of relevant experience; and a strong personal working knowledge of athletics communications. Proven strategic planning experience is necessary, as are:
Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office and StatCrew statistical software.
Knowledge of various online and social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Vine, as well as HTML coding).
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Willingness to stay up-to-date on current and emerging communication technologies and social media.
An aptitude and passion for college sports is preferred as a successful candidate must be able to provide media support and reporting services across all Big 12 sponsored sports. At least three years of professional experience in sports information, journalism and reporting and/or prior experience in collegiate athletics is desired.
Applicants must be able to multi-task and meet deadlines. Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment is required. Candidates will have excellent problem-solving and time management skills, in addition to creative thinking abilities; and will be expected to take direction and initiative, acting in accordance with the core values of the Big 12 Conference.
Travel and weekend work is required.
For full consideration submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references by June 2, 2017 to:
Brad Clements, Assistant Commissioner/Human Resources Director
Big 12 ConferenceThe Big 12 is in its 21st year in 2016-17 as it continues to promote the strength and success of one of the nation’s premier athletic conferences under the direction of fifth-year commissioner Bob Bowlsby.The Big 12 and its member institutions are committed to a competitive environment where sportsmanship and fair play take center stage. Whether on the field, in the classroom, or... within the community, the student-athletes, administrators, coaches and game officials of the Big 12 support the highest ideals in sportsmanship.The Big 12 sponsors 23 sports. Men’s squads include baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, indoor track & field, outdoor track & field, swimming & diving, tennis and wrestling. Women’s teams are fielded in basketball, cross country, equestrian, golf, gymnastics, indoor track & field, outdoor track & field, rowing, soccer, softball, swimming & diving, tennis and volleyball.The Conference conducts postseason championships for 20 of its 23 sports. Each championship helps to determine teams and/or individuals that will represent the Conference in national postseason competition.