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Assistant Director Athletics Communications

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The University of Oklahoma

Norman, OK

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Job Description:

Assistant Director for Athletics Communications will serve as the primary communications contact for OU softball program and a secondary contact for the football program or other assigned sport programs as deemed appropriate by Assistant Athletics Director for Strategic Communications. Individual will also serve in a supervisory role with interns and student assistants. Duties are to create unique written content, features and releases, design media guides, compile statistics, oversee website and social media content, arrange media interviews, conduct interviews, travel to select away events, etc. Individual will assist in all aspects of office activity and in coverage of other sports and events as required.

Required Education:

Bachelor Degree OR equivalent combination of education/job related experience, AND:

0-24 months experience in collegiate/professional athletics communications or other sports media


Ability to speak, read and write clear, concise English

Proficient in Microsoft Office

Detail oriented for accuracy of data and information

Highly organized and able to handle multiple projects and deadlines

Strong initiative to solve problems

Able to work well with interdepartmental teams and initiatives

Ability and willingness to build rapport with diverse group of student-athletes, coaches, administrators, media, and other key constituents

Working knowledge in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Stat crew statistical software

Demonstrated ability to think creatively and engage a variety of stakeholders, particularly students and other on-campus groups

Proficient in copy writing, editing, proofreading and composition

Ability to work in a fast-paced environment that includes night and weekend hours

Ability to gain and maintain working knowledge of University, Big 12, and NCAA rules and regulations

Ability to gain and maintain working knowledge of NCAA rules and compliance issues as they pertain to publicity and promotional efforts


Drivers License for travel to Media Interviews

Advertised Physical Requirements:

Must be able to engage in repetitive motions, grasp, feel, touch, communicate, hear, including receiving detailed information orally.

Departmental Preferences:

Master's Degree in journalism, communications or related field

Digital photography experience

Experience working with coaching staff and administrators on a daily basis

Working knowledge of university, Big 12, and NCAA rules and regulations


Student Group

Special Instructions:

If you are selected as a final candidate for this position, you will be subject to The University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Tuberculosis Testing policy.  To view the policy, visit

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