Supports Tulane athletics programs and external departments to promote and enhance, through media, public relations, web and social media, the image of the Tulane University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics.
Serves as the point person for comprehensive integrated communications and marketing strategies which utilize communications tools, with special attention to media relations, public relations, social media and web communications. The successful candidate should be highly organized, detail-oriented, a good communicator and possess the ability to handle numerous assignments in a timely manner with the flexibility to adjust to unscheduled developments involving immediate attention. Must be proficient in writing, media protocol, public relations and social media.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 1. Aggressively markets, publicizes and promotes Tulane athletics and its events through news releases, feature stories, emails, web communications and phone calls with the goal of increasing positive exposure for Tulane. Serves as the primary contact for football and handles media relations duties (requests, interview schedules, etc.) for the athletics administration, football and other sports as assigned. Serves as the leader of the department’s overall messaging and spokesperson for the athletics department when appropriate. (25%) 2. Manages all aspects of the athletics communications department, including overall departmental messaging, setting up systems, standards and protocols while supervising and training the staff, student workers and game workers. (20%) 3. Oversees and updates content on TulaneGreenWave.com, working to develop and improve overall content of the site regularly. This includes, but is not limited to, keeping the overall site updated by working with various groups, creating graphics and generating fresh content, gathering photos for website use and serving as a point person with the website provider. Serve as backup for other staff members’ web needs. (15%) 4. Supervises production (writing, editing, design with InDesign and Photoshop) of all publications and websites (including game programs, media guides and the main athletics website) and is directly involved in the production of all football publications. (15%) 5. Supervises, coordinates and oversees media relation operations for all home contests and events, press conferences, photos days and media days. Serves as point media relations contact for Tulane-hosted conference championship events. (15%) 6. NCAA Related: Ensures that all Department of Athletics and University related activities operate in full compliance with university, conference and NCAA rules and regulations. Attends and participates in scheduled compliance seminars and complies with all the Athletic Department’s efforts to monitor compliance with NCAA regulations. Seeks interpretations from the compliance staff before acting when necessary. Reports potential rules violations immediately. Completes required compliance paperwork in a timely and efficient manner. Monitors all of their areas and/or programs activities closely to maintain compliance with applicable rules and regulations. (5%) 7. Performs other duties as assigned by the Associate Athletic Director, External Relations. (5%)
REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES TYPICALLY NEEDED TO PERFORM THIS JOB SUCCESSFULLY:
Bachelor’s Degree and 5 years of media relations, media coverage and writing communications experience OR High School diploma/equivalent and 11 years of media relations, media coverage and writing communications experience
Experience with media relations, web communications as well as social and digital media
Strong interpersonal skills
Strong writing skills
Ability to interact effectively with coaches, administrators, student athletes and vendors
Founded in 1834, Tulane is one of the most highly regarded and selective independent research universities in the United States. A member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, we take pride in being a part of this select group of 62 universities with “pre-eminent programs of graduate and professional education and scholarly research.” Our schools and colleges offer undergraduate..., graduate and professional degrees in the liberal arts, science and engineering, architecture, business, law, social work, medicine and public health and tropical medicine. With a seventeen-sport program that competes in the American Athletic Conference, Tulane Athletics is on the rise, boasting one of the oldest and most storied athletics programs in the Southeast, and indeed the nation.