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California Lutheran University
Sports Information Assistant

Basic Function:
Under the general supervision of the Sports Information Assistant, the position is responsible for covering California Lutheran University’s student athletes’ participating in 21 intercollegiate sports. The Sports Information Assistant will coordinate media relations, maintain web communications, archival statistics, and provide publicity for the athletic teams and their athletes.

Representative Duties:
  • Assists the Sports Information Director with in game management and sports coverage. E
  • Travels to select off-campus events to cover games, report scores, and write articles.  E
  • Keeps accurate statistics of games and keeps accurate archival records of statistics. E
  • Serves as the primary contact for several assigned NCAA Division III sports. E
  • Writes and distributes press releases; pitches stories to the media, including hometown newspapers and broadcast media. E
  • Coordinates broadcasts and flip-cam video interviews for athletic teams/events. E
  • Works with members of the press for coverage of games and student athletes. E
  • Writes and edits publications such as game programs, posters, brochures. E
  • Updates the Athletics website ( E
  • Updates all online sports databases and assists in publishing an e-newsletter. E
  • Serves as a liaison with coaches, the Athletic Director, University Relations and other campus offices. E
  • Generates story ideas for media, website, CLU Magazine, etc. E
  • Supervises and trains work-study students and interns on duties as assigned. E
  • Provides photos and video of athletes/athletic events for the website, social media and publications as assigned. E
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

E = Essential Duties

Knowledge and Abilities:

Knowledge of:
  • Basic computer skills and proficiency with Microsoft Windows, Office, Word and Excel in a professional environment
  • Microsoft Outlook email/calendar and web browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox)
  • Desktop publishing programs (InDesign, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Contribute)
  • In-game statistical programs (StatCrew, Automated Scorebook)
  • Online and Electronic filing systems
  • All 21 intercollegiate sports with keen interest in athletics and a broad knowledge of rules and statistics
  • Public relations and customer service techniques
  • Professional interpersonal skills of the modern-day workplace using tact, patience, courtesy; and with appropriate sensitivities to people of various orientations
  • Fundamental sports terminology and its application
  • NCAA rules and rules related to publications
  • University printing policy, processes and terminology
  • Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary
  • Operation of computer terminal and date entry techniques utilizing assigned software
  • Oral and written communication skills

Ability to:
  • Learn and adapt quickly to given policies, procedures, and tasks
  • Demonstrate sound judgment in determining when it is best to work independently, request assistance, or advocate for teamwork
  • Professionally write, video and photograph with attention to detail
  • Work with both Mac and PC platforms
  • Work on deadline and to multitask
  • Work with a variety of personalities
  • Provide information and services to the campus community, general public and media regarding the athletic teams of the University
  • Provide news releases, statistics, updated records, feature story ideas and publications for University sports
  • Coordinate student workers (statistical crews)
  • Develop interesting, innovative and creative materials related to University sports
  • Meet schedules and timelines
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others
  • Use commonplace office equipment such as copier, fax, scanner, printer, multi-line phone
  • Speak and write in English proficiently and clearly to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Maintain focus, accuracy, speed, and high attention to detail in performing repetitive duties
  • Maintain comprehensive and well-organized electronic and paper files
  • Work well with periodic heavy workloads and deadlines
  • Work independently with limited supervision, as well as collaboratively with co-workers and/or increased supervision at any time
  • Prioritize and handle multiple simultaneous assignments with differing deadlines
  • Adapt well to changing priorities
  • Work effectively with or without interruptions
  • Establish and maintain friendly, cooperative and effective working relationships with others
  • Complete assigned tasks on time

Minimum Qualifications:
Any combination equivalent to: A Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, English, Business or related field and experience with In-game statistical programs (StatCrew, Automated Scorebook).

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience in NCAA Division III sports information
Writing and distributing press releases in the associated press format

Licenses/Other Requirements
Valid California driver’s license

Working Environment:
Working environment includes both indoors and outdoors; exposure to various weather conditions, including temperature extremes; subject to vehicle operation to conduct work; travel is required; frequent weekend and evening hours is required.

Physical Abilities:
Manual dexterity of hands and fingers to enter data into computer and to operate office equipment; Ability to communicate (verbally and in writing) and hear to exchange information and make presentations; sitting or standing for extended periods of time; pushing, pulling or lifting light objects; bending and reaching to store and/or retrieve files; walking across a campus, including walking up and down hills.

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