Assistant Director of Strategic Communications
Penn State University
Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics, a Division I and Big Ten Conference member, is seeking a highly qualified candidate to fill the position of Assistant Director of Strategic Communications. Responsibilities include serving as the primary contact for the 19-time Big Ten Champion Women’s Soccer program and the 12-time Big Ten Champion Track & Field/Cross program and as a secondary Basketball contact; generating feature content, video and other unique coverage for GoPSUsports.com, the official Website of Penn State Athletics; producing online team record books, game notes, news releases and feature stories; responding to media requests; staffing home and selected away events; supervising student workers as well as statistical crews and other event support personnel; facilitating social media in line with department goals; other duties as assigned. This job will be filled as a level 2, or level 3, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 2. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. Proficiency in recording and editing video, HTML coding, InDesign, Photoshop, and Statcrew software is preferred. Bachelor's degree in journalism, public relations or related field preferred. Work-related experience in communications or public relations preferred. Excellent communication and organizational skills required. Position requires considerable initiative, creativity and independence. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding.
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