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Ouachita Baptist University
Director of Sports Information

Available Immediately

This full-time position assists with the planning, directing, and implementing of all media, sports information and public relations for the Athletic Department at Ouachita Baptist University (OBU), 14-sport, NCAA Division II program in the Great American Conference (GAC). The SID serves as the point person for OBU Athletics social media efforts and the media relations contact for Men’s and Women’s Soccer, Women’s Cross Country, Volleyball, Football, Men’s and Women’s Swimming, Wrestling, Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Softball, Baseball, Men’s and Women’s Tennis.

Primary Job Duties
  1. Oversee all game management including recording and reporting statistics of home athletic events including content for all media platforms (scoreboards, website, social media, etc.).
  2. Oversee design and updating of the Athletic Department’s website as it pertains to assigned sports as well as other assigned areas by the Athletic Director.
  3. Write, edit, and distribute news/press releases through online and print media, including local, regional, and national media outlets (print and electronic).
  4. Contribute to OBU Athletics social media, including maintaining and improving the master social media plan for Athletics and working with sport teams and monitoring individual sport social media channels.

Required Qualifications
  • Demonstrated knowledge in the areas of: Microsoft Office software and experience with NCAA statistical software on PC based computer systems: StatCrew. Experience with volleyball and football StatCrew.
  • Bachelor’s Degree with an emphasis in sports marketing, journalism, public relations or communications, or comparable work experience.
  • One to three years’ experience working athletics in a university setting within a marketing/media relations/sports information office, experience in developing social media/digital media marketing.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Demonstrated knowledge in the areas of: creative software, specifically Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator)

Working conditions
Evening and weekend work

Ouachita Baptist University is located in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, a charming, family-centered community of 11,000 residents situated one hour south of Little Rock, Arkansas on interstate 30.  Nestled in the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains, the community is home to two universities, a strong public school system, a thriving medical community, two recreational rivers, the iconic Lake DeGray, and is approximately 30 miles from historic Hot Springs National Park, one of the great American treasures. Please visit www.obu.edu, www.arkadelphiaalliance.com or www.arkadelphiaschools.org for more information about Ouachita Baptist University and our community.

Salary commensurate with experience.

Full benefits

Contact David Sharp, Director of Athletics, sharpd@obu.edu