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Sports Information Director

College Sports

Location: Newport News, VA
Job Status: Full Time
Posted/Updated: 05-07-2010

Job Description:

Our University invites applications for the position of Sports Information Director. Reporting to the Assistant to the Director of Athletics for Athletic Communications, the successful candidate will provide necessary resources for communication of our University’s 22 intercollegiate athletic programs to community and the public. Duties of the position include, but are not limited to: managing the daily operations of the University sports website to include primary responsibly for writing, editing, and updating its contents; game day coverage at the site of competition which includes providing all resources necessary for game coverage which may include both on campus and off campus events; professional connectivity and conference statistical compliance which includes maintaining all statistical information and timely submission of necessary information to the NCAA, regional committees, conference sports information, and any other necessary bodies; consulting with the Assistant to the Director to help develop publications such as programs, game program inserts, sport media guides, etc.; hires, trains, and supervises staff as appropriate completing all necessary paperwork such as recruiting, performance evaluations, etc.; and provide leadership, mentoring, scheduling, supervising, and training for interns, student workers, and part-time employees that is consistent with the student’s first mission by developing policies and procedures that maintain the highest level of professionalism and decorum. This position is a 12 month, full-time position with an excellent benefits package.

Our University, a young, selective state-supported liberal arts and sciences university of 4,800 students, is located on the Virginia Peninsula between Williamsburg and Virginia Beach. The young NCAA Division III program at our University has become one of the most respected in the nation. Our programs have produced athletes in major professional sports, 12 national team championships, and nearly 500 All-Americans just since the 1980’s. Since its beginnings in 1964 when a track and field program was started, the school’s athletic program has grown to 21 varsity sports for men and women.

To apply, send a cover letter, current resume; and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references.

Review of applications will begin May 19, 2010. Applications received after May 19, 2010, will be accepted but considered only if needed. Finalist must undergo a University sponsored background check.

Our University, an EO Employer, is fully committed to Access and Opportunity.

Additional Salary Information:

Competitive with an excellent benefits package.


A Master’s degree; or a Bachelor’s degree plus experience at a level that equates to an advanced degree are required. The successful candidate will have experience in intercollegiate athletics, sports information, or public relations; experience using desktop publishing and statistical software (Statcrew/TAS software); excellent written and verbal communication skills to include advanced knowledge of grammar and spelling; ability to work a flexible schedule to include nights and weekends; ability to travel to road athletic events; ability to multi-task, work independently, and in a team environment; ability to train and supervise part-time, interns, student worker and game day staff; ability to conceptualize and write creatively; knowledge of Statcrew, Adobe InDesign, web design and maintenance; and knowledge of the standards and practices of media relations. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in live-stats, broadcasting of games of various sports, live streaming video, Daktronic/Nevco scoreboard controls and troubleshooting, and in general sound and audio controls; knowledge of collegiate athletics; and knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations regarding publicity.

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