Position Available: Atlantic-10 Conference Advance Media & Communications Assistant

The Atlantic-10 is currently looking for an Advance Media & Communications Assistant. This integral part of the conference staff will strategically develop, implement creative concepts and maintain the conference website, new media channels and technology in an effort to maximize the A-10’s national presence, brand and services.  The Advance Media & Communications Assistant will report to the Assistant Commissioner/Media & Public Relations.

I. Manage Day-To-Day A-10 Activities

Duties will include, but are not limited to, producing in-house video content (interviews, “web-mercials,” highlight packages) for the conference website; assist the communications staff with Olympic sport coverage for weekly reporting; post photo galleries and shoot footage at select conference championships; work with CBS College Sports, ESPN and other television partners to keep an inventory of men’s and women’s basketball melts to enhance in-house archives; and post nightly recaps of men’s and women’s basketball contests.

II. Innovate Through Technology

Daily updating of social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube); design and update “championship central” pages and splash ads for the website; and work on additional graphic design projects as needed.

III. Partner With The 14 Member Institutions

Work closely with the website and video services contacts at each of the 14 A-10 institutions to gain video footage, files for podcasts, etc.

Requirements

Candidates should have a passion for digital marketing and technology; the ability to film, record, edit and produce video/digital content for use on the A-10 website; knowledge of the latest available technology and the equipment/hardware necessary to support the responsibilities of a conference office; ability to travel, work weekends and non-traditional hours, and communicate effectively with all constituents.   Candidates for the Advance Media & Communications Assistant must have a college degree – preferably in communications, graphic design or computer science/IT – and a minimum of 1-2 years experience at a college/university media office, professional sports organization, conference media relations/video services department, television outlet or related experience.  A demonstrated proficiency with desktop publishing programs such as QuarkXpress, Photoshop and /or In Design is imperative.

Interested and qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, three graphic design/video production samples and a minimum of three references to Stephen Haug (shaug@atlantic10.org), Atlantic 10 Conference, 11827 Canon Blvd., Suite 200, Newport News, VA 23606.  Women and ethnic minorities are encouraged to apply.  No materials will be accepted after May 7.  The expected starting date is June 15 but is negotiable.  Salary is commensurate with experience.

The Atlantic 10 Conference is an equal opportunity employer. No phone calls please.

Employer Information

The Atlantic 10 Conference was formed in 1976, is currently comprised of 14 member institutions and sponsors 21 championship sports. The mission and goal of the Atlantic 10 is to preserve, protect, and enhance the academic and athletic excellence of our members. The conference is committed to upholding the highest ethical standards and providing equitable championship experiences for more than 6,000 student-athletes, coaches, and support staff. Approaching the 35th anniversary of the league, as a Division I Conference, is a tribute to the outstanding members and leaders that have helped build the foundation of the Atlantic 10. The member institutions of the Atlantic 10 are the University of Dayton, Duquesne University, Fordham University, The George Washington University, La Salle University, University of Massachusetts, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, University of Rhode Island, University of Richmond, St. Bonaventure University, Saint Joseph’s University, Saint Louis University, Temple University, and Xavier University.

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