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Missouri Southern State University
Assistant Athletic Media Relations Director

The Missouri Southern Athletics Department invites applicants for the position of Assistant Athletic Media Relations Director. Missouri Southern is located in Joplin, Missouri, with a population of around 50,000 and is a retail hub serving approximately 400,000 people - the fourth largest metro area in Missouri. Approximately 5,600 undergraduates are enrolled in our state-supported, comprehensive university offering more than 100 degree options and a strong commitment to international education, liberal arts, and professional and pre-professional programs. MSSU is a member of NCAA Division II and the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA).

General Statement of Job
The Athletic Media Relations Assistant Director within the Athletic Department at Missouri Southern will report to the Athletic Media Relations Director and will be responsible for media relations efforts for at least four sports as the direct contact for the sports. This is a full-time classified, hourly position with full University benefits, including retirement.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities
This person will be directly responsible for at least four sports to include at the minimum the sports of Women’s Soccer, Women’s Basketball, Softball and Men’s Golf, but is subject to change. The incumbent will be responsible for all game day related activities including statistical compilation, arranging scoreboard operators and will be called on to be a public address announcer during their events (not to include women’s basketball). They will be responsible for upkeep of their particular sections of the official athletics website (, providing content in the forms of recaps, previews, stats and features.

The incumbent will also be responsible for the design and editing of media guides for their sports, as well as designing and keeping up-to-date game notes for women’s basketball.

Education, Experience, and Licenses
  • College Degree Required
  • One year prior professional experience in the Sports Information Field
  • An equivalent amount of experience an be substituted for education
  • Experience in Statcrew for the sports responsible
  • Experience with desktop publishing software (InDesign, Photoshop, etc.)

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret NCAA and MIAA regulations. 
  • Requires the ability to use small office equipment, including copy machines or multi-line telephone systems.
  • Requires the ability to use computers for data entry.
  • Requires the ability to use computers for word processing and/or accounting purposes.

NOTICE: The above job profile does not include all essential and nonessential duties of this job. All employees with disabilities are encouraged to contact Human Resources to review and discuss the essential and nonessential functions of the job. An employee with a disability can evaluate the job in greater detail to determine if she/he can safely perform the essential function of this job with or without reasonable accommodation.

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