The San Diego State University Athletic Media Relations Office has the primary responsibility for publicity of the Athletic Department's varsity sports programs. It serves as a liaison between the Athletic Department and the media. In line with those duties, the office publishes weekly press releases, coordinates press conferences for major announcements, maintains historical records and data, maintains up-to-date photo files, maintains current team statistics, oversees department's on-line Website, publishes the department's printed materials, handles staging as it relates to media needs for home athletic events, arranges interviews for athletes and department personnel with local and national media representatives, seeks to procure publicity for athletic teams, coaches, staff, and student-athletes, and prepares information contained in game-day programs.
This position will provide clerical and administrative support for the Athletics Media Relations office to include, but not limited to, acting as office receptionist, filing, drafting and typing memos and other correspondence, monitoring budgets, arranging travel, and preparing reports. Incumbent will also be responsible for tracking publicity, coordinating photo shoots, administering parking permits for media, coordinating media credentials for football and men's basketball, and coordinating the administration of NCAA and conference championships. In addition, will independently coordinate student interns and game day employees (e.g. statcrew and table crew) for home events.
The individual will also lead or assist in the day-to-day media relations responsibilities for assigned sports to include, but not limited to, producing material in the form of articles, videos and social media, writing releases and preparing game notes.
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This is a full time (1.0 time-base), benefits eligible, temporary position anticipated to end on or before June 30, 2022, with the possibility of reappointment. This position is designated non-exempt under FLSA and is eligible for overtime compensation. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.
The individual hired into this role will work on campus at SDSU in San Diego. Education and Experience
Entry to this classification requires a fully functional knowledge of and skill in standard office procedures and practices, as well as an ability to understand and operate in a variety of organizational structures. Additionally, incumbents are expected to have a thorough knowledge of English grammar, spelling, and punctuation and be able to clearly communicate orally and in writing. Some positions may require a knowledge of business mathematics beyond basic arithmetic. The ability to use and quickly learn new office support technology systems and software packages is also a prerequisite.
These qualifications would normally be obtained through a high school program, technical/vocational program, or their equivalents combined with several years of related office work experience. Licenses and/or Certifications Required
Valid CA driver's license. Preferred Qualifications
- Experience working in a collegiate athletics media relations office, professional sports media relations office and/or working with media outlets
- Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel
- Proficiency with Photoshop, QuarkXpress and InDesign
- Budget and record keeping experience
Compliance with all NCAA, conference, and San Diego State University rules, policies and procedures is of paramount importance to the university. All position responsibilities should be carried out in full compliance with all such rules and regulations. Compensation and Benefits
Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources. Starting salary upon appointment is not expected to exceed $3,064 per month.
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CSU Classification Salary Range: $3,064 - $5, 148 per month. SDSU COVID-19 Vaccine Policy
In accordance with the California State University systemwide policy, students, faculty, and staff must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or provide a valid medical or religious exemption in order to access campus. An individual is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose of a two-shot vaccine or two weeks after the first dose of a single-shot vaccine.
The individual hired into this role will be required to submit their completed vaccination documentation to the university's secure online health portal prior to beginning work. Individuals with an approved medical or religious exemption on file with the university will be required to participate in SDSU's COVID-19 testing program. Supplemental Information
Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on November 29, 2021. To receive full consideration, apply by November 28, 2021. The position will remain open until filled.
University employees that have direct job responsibilities involving intercollegiate athletics are expected to have knowledge and understanding of NCAA, conference and University rules, policies and procedures governing intercollegiate athletics. Additionally, he or she is required to notify the appropriate personnel of any knowledge of, or should have known of, any violation or suspected violation of NCAA, conference, or University regulations.
The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
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SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.
Applicants with disabilities and applicants who require assistance completing an application may contact Jasleen Aguilar at email@example.com or 619-594-9392.
Closing Date/Time: Open until filled