Position Classification Title: Dir,Sports Info
Position Classification Code: J2003
Job Family: External Affairs
Pay Level: 09
Exempt Status: Exempt
This description is intended to describe the general nature of the work being performed. It is not intended to be a complete list of specific duties of any particular position. Duties, responsibilities and bargaining unit eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.
Purpose of Classification:
Serves as institutional representative to the media for all athletic activities. Plans, organizes, and coordinates media relations activities. Writes,edits and distributes press releases, programs, newsletters, promotional materials, brochures, and reports to television and radio stations, newspapers, and magazines. Responds to various requests for team histories, photos, statistics, and related information. Gathers and compiles statistical information.
Standard Duties:
Designs, writes, and oversees the production of printed promotional materials including catalogs, brochures, and program and media guides. Responds to requests for information from media personnel and the public; distributes promotional materials; disseminates information via the appropriate media. Plans, coordinates, and manages special events including press conferences, press luncheons, and athletic banquets. Oversees the supervision of personnel to include:work allocation, training, promotion and enforcement of internal procedures and controls and problem resolution; evaluates performance and makes recommendations for personnel actions; motivates employees to achieve peak productivity and performances. Travels with university athletic teams; provides team information to representatives of the opponent's sports information office. Coordinates and produces financial, budget, and other reports, proposals, and analyses for management, to include monthly financial statements and/or funds distribution reports. Serves on committees which recommend, coordinate, and implement changes and/or improvements in fiscal controls, policies, procedures, and/or financial and human resource management systems. Develops and maintains close contact with local media and those who cover Western Athletic Conference sports; organizes press conferences, sets up individual interviews, responds to questions, issues press credentials, and provides results and statistics of the university's non-revenue sports events. Manages the press box at all home football games, including overseeing the statistics crew, addressing problems of media and press box employees, and screening all public service announcements. Organizes and supervises photo sessions for all sports to provide head and shoulder photos of athletes and posed action shots; mails film clips of each week's football and basketball games to media covering succeeding games. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of printing procedures and requirements. Knowledge of sporting press box procedures, techniques, facilities and equipment.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community. Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications. Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities. Employee development and performance management skills. Media relations skills.
Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to make administrative and procedural decisions. Ability to use independent judgment and to gather, manage and impart information to the media and various other internal and external audiences. Ability to create, compose, and edit written materials. Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments. Ability to coordinate and organize meetings and/or special events. Ability to foster a cooperative work environment. Ability to work effectively with diverse populations.
Minimum Qualifications:
   Education- Bachelor's degree in a related field.
   Experience- Eight (8) years of increasingly progressive management experience in one or more areas that report to this position.
   Equivalency- None
   Departmental Requirements-
   Special Requirements-