This position reports to the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics. The Sports and Marketing Information Director (SMID) is responsible for all athletic media communications and game day operations. The SMID is responsible for compiling and publicizing all sports information for DSU's intercollegiate athletic programs including: compiling statistics; managing the DSU Blue Hawk athletics website; production of game day programs and recruiting guides; writing press releases about athletic events writing feature stories for the web, for media; and producing recruitment material.
The SMID plays an integral part in Dickinson State community as the liaison between DSU and our on and off campus community. The position works with university staff, members of the media, community members, Blue Hawk boosters, and the DSU foundation to promote athletic events at Dickinson State University.
The SMID extends Blue Hawk hospitality to staff, athletes and visitors to create a positive DSU experience.
The SMID also collaborates closely with division staff, coaches, athletes, and visitors to further the goal of creating systems, processes and communications that are systematic, relational, strategic, relevant, integrated and in compliance with all federal, state, league and university policies.
Bachelor's Degree in journalism, communication, sports communication, or related field
Experience with game day operations
Valid driver's license
Ability to gather research
Strong written and oral communication skills needed to interact with a variety of internal and external patrons and vendors
Proficiencies in Microsoft Office Suite
Ability to multitask PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Knowledge of Public Relations, Journalism and Graphic Design
Proficiencies in Adobe Creative Suite and DakStats
At least 1 year experience
AP format writing experience COMPENSATION: $35,000 - $45,000 based on qualifications and experience.
APPLICATION INFORMATION: To ensure full consideration, completed applications must be received by August 19, 2013. To apply, send cover letter, resume, contact information for three professional references, copies of transcripts, three writing samples and a DSU Staff employment application to (see link) to the contact information listed below.
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