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Western Illinois University
Assistant Athletic Director for Athletic Communications

Assistant Director of Athletics for Athletic Communications serves as the liaison between department and the news media; directs, supervises and controls the dissemination of sports publicity and other athletic department printing for intercollegiate athletics and related organizations, i.e. athletic sport camps. Coordinates all efforts within social media between media relations and marketing. Oversees both full time staff, graduate assistants, and student workers. Responsible for the regular and continuous development of high quality public relations between the department and the region.

Required Qualifications:
  • Progressive experience in sports information at the NCAA D-I or D-II levels.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Progressive experience using statcrew software
  • Progressive experience using social media
  • Progressive experience using sidearm or comparable websites
  • Progressive experience supervising staff
  • Bachelors Degree in communications or related field

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Progressive experience in streaming of sporting events through ESPN3 or other streaming services
  • Progressive experience using adobe creative suite
  • Experience working with NCAA FCS Institutions
  • Experience coordinating marketing initiatives for sports program
  • Masters degree in communications or related field

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