Assistant Director of Athletic Media Relations

Job Title: Assistant Director of Athletic Media Relations
Position Number: FT-PROF-ATHL-10132016
Departments: Athletic Communications
Reports To: Director of Athletic Media Relations
Job Status: Exempt

Position Summary

Responsible for assisting in all areas of sports writing, publication design, statistics, game management and maintaining the official website and social media platforms for HBU Athletics, a distinctly Christian institution of higher education.


Job Responsibilities

Use independent judgment to accurately write game stories and press releases concerning HBU athletic teams

 Assist Director of Athletic Media Relations with maintaining positive relationships with media outlets and HBU Athletics vendors

 Assist in maintaining historical (records, statistics, etc.) information for all HBU athletic teams

 Creatively design publications and other HBU Athletics printed/promotional materials

 Provide statistics to the NCAA, conference office, as well as media outlets

 Assist in maintaining the official website and social media platforms for HBU Athletics

 Supervise student workers and game personnel

 Work with the Athletic Director, Director of Athletic Media Relations and other personnel to coordinate regular and postseason tournaments when HBU acts as host

 Follow all NCAA and conference rules and regulations



Bachelor’s degree in journalism, public relations, communications or other related field required.

Minimum five years of experience in a college athletic or professional media relations office or closely related field.

 Excellent writing and communication skills, as well as advanced graphic design and layout skills.

 Proficient in Stat Crew software for all sports, Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator), and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint).


Additional Information

Job-Relevant Competencies:

 Ability to provide clear direction, delegate responsibility, motivate others, develop others’ skills and talents.

 Shows consideration for others, listens effectively, cooperates well with others, establishes and maintains relationships, is adaptive, remains calm under stress.

 Demonstrates independent judgment, seeks all necessary information for problem-solving, and sets clear objectives and priorities.

 Is self-reliant, self-starter, decisive, proactive, enthusiastic, and makes a positive impression on others.

 Is customer-service oriented, committed to quality, driven and has strong communication skills.


Work Environment:

While performing the essential duties of the job, the employee may occasionally work in outside weather conditions and be physically active. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 Must be available to often work nights, weekends, holidays and travel when necessary.


Physical Requirements:

 In exercising these functions, the employee must be able to lift up to 25 lbs. occasionally and up to 10 lbs. regularly.

 The employee must be able to see objects up close and from distances up to 150 yards.


Licenses, Certificates, Registrations:




Houston Baptist University is committed to maintaining a teaching faculty and staff who share an active Christian faith. The Preamble to the By-Laws of the University sets forth a statement of belief which each University employee is expected to support and personify. Your submittal of an application for employment indicates your acceptance and affirmation of these statements.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and requirements of personnel.


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