CoSIDA Career Center

Saint Louis University
Media Relations Associate

Job Description

Job Summary: Under general direction, assists with statistics, publications, press releases, website, media and public relations, and game management for specified sports; maintains compliance with NCAA, Atlantic 10, and University rules and regulations; and performs other duties as assigned.

Characteristic Job Tasks and Responsibilities
May include any and/or all of the following:
  1. Provides direct sports information to support baseball, field hockey, men’s and women’s swimming and volleyball; provides secondary support to men’s and women’s basketball; writes and edits press releases, features, blogs, etc.
  2. Updates records and statistics for assigned sports, as required by conference and NCAA deadlines; meets internal and external deadlines for publications, as well as student-athlete and coach special recognition opportunities.   
  3. Creates and manages web content including but not limited to online publications, video content, and social media; maintains professional relationships with the media, both at events and through regular correspondence.
  4. Provides game-day event management support for assigned sports.
  5. Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skils, Abilities and Personal Characteristics
  • Proven ability to work independently, prioritize, and complete tasks in a timely manner
  • Demonstrated appreciation for diversity
  • Excellent communication skills required for working with diverse groups
  • Ability to write and edit publications
  • Strong written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills with accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion handling sensitive matters involving student-athletes
  • Working knowledge of photography and videography essentials is preferred
  • Ability to work non-traditional hours including nights and weekends
  • Knowledge of statistical programs including The Automated Scorebook and StatCrew
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (specifically InDesign and Photoshop)

Minimum Qualifications
Education and experience equivalent to: Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, or related field; supplemented with one (1) year of related experience preferably with a collegiate or professional organization.

Applications being accepted at https://jobs.slu.edu, requisition S20171726.