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Syracuse University
Assistant Director of Athletic Communications

Job Description
The Assistant Director of Athletic Communications is responsible for handling public relations functions for Syracuse University’s 20-sport intercollegiate athletics program, utilizing written, video, online and social-media channels.

Specific duties include, but are not limited to; providing media training for coaches and student-athletes, serving as a liaison with local and national media, writing press releases and feature stories, maintaining the department’s website ( and social media channels, producing digital media guides, record books and game programs, assisting with supervision of interns and student staff, travelling with assigned teams, maintaining statistics and archives, and providing information to the NCAA, Atlantic Coast Conference and ECAC service bureaus. Video editing is preferred. This position is responsible for the public relations/communications for women’s basketball and other sports as assigned.

A working knowledge of InDesign, PhotoShop, StatCrew statistical software, and the SIDEARM content management system are necessary. Experience in Adobe Creative Cloud preferred. This position also is responsible for supervision of sports assigned to interns/students. Must be able to work nights and weekends. Must have working knowledge of NCAA and Atlantic Coast Conference rules.
  • Bachelor’s Degree and three-to-five years of experience in a related field.
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