Classification Standard Duties:
Maintains, develops and enhances media relationships, writes news releases; researches and prepares background and briefing materials for interactions that university representatives have with the media. Works with the Director to identify news that support key university sports initiatives and messages and enhances and builds the image of the university sports through strategic media placements. May assist the director in management of specific functions of the unit. Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Education, Experience, Certification/License, Equivalency
Required Education:Bachelor’s degree in a related field.; Required Experience:One (1) year of experience related to the standard duties as outlined.; Equivalency:None; Required Certification/License:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
KNOWLEDGE:Strong writing and oral communication skills required. Working knowledge of publication design and computerized sports statistical compilation.; SKILLS:Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities. Strong communication, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills needed. Skill in the use of computers, PC and/or Macintosh computers.; ABILITIES:Ability to effectively communicate. Ability to complete assignments accurately, with attention to detail. Ability to make effective decisions under pressure and meet specific deadlines.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
Assist the Director of Media Relations in the day-to-day operations of the NMSU Athletics Media Relations office; supervise, direct, delegate, and evaluate work of assigned staff; produce game notes, media guides, programs and releases; game day managemen
Mens basketball experience
Graphic design and video editing experience are strongly recommended.
Work experience in an NCAA Division I media relations/sports information office
Experience creating and posting social media content
Knowledge of photography, camera equipment and editing software to provide real time coverage of live events
Creating and updating website content
Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple projects and ongoing deadlines
Experience with statistical software packages for a variety of sports
Experience in writing, editing, and designing press releases and media guides
Managing press operations at home athletic events and Experience arranging interviews between media, coaches and student-athletes