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Eastern New Mexico University
Director of Media Relations

Position Summary
The Director of Media Relations (DMR), in conjunction with the Director of Athletic Communications, shall be responsible for the organization and administration of sports information as related to print and electronic media and to the Office of University Relations, as well as providing necessary public relations services to the Department of Athletics. The DMR will provide necessary public relations services for the department.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • The DMR will share sport assignments with the Director of Athletic Communications.  Primary contact and secondary contacts will be assigned at a later date
  • Primary contact for Video board operation at all ENMU home football games
  • The DMR will share sport assignments with the Director of Athletic Communications.  Primary contact and secondary contacts will be assigned
  • Video Scoreboard Operation home football
  • For the assigned sports:
    • Coordinate preseason activities, including previews and quick facts
    • Develop, write, and arrange for printing of news releases, programs, web-based media guides, schedules, pictures, and other pertinent public relations material for the Department and its sport programs, all in a timely manner
    • Prepare media guides and/or recruiting guides, press releases, advance game information, social media updates
    • Working with the Compliance Coordinator maintain accurate and up-to-date team rosters
    • Coordinate press box administration
    • Compile and distribute statistics and records
    • Coordinate news conferences, radio and television production (when applicable)
    • Set all pre-game activities, including, but not limited to set up and checking all equipment, including video (web) streaming set up, and instant replay.
    • Prepare supplemental athletic publications
    • Coordinate photography for all athletic events
    • Coordinate with the Director of Athletics Marketing and Events for event promotions and game sponsorships and conduct these duties in the absence of this director.
    • Assist in the planning, operations, coordination, promotion and execution of special events such as the annual hall of honors weekend.
    • Cooperate, collaborate and coordinate with the Director of Athletic Communications and the ENMU Director of Communication Services regarding publications, licensing/branding, promotions and other duties.
    • Operate as a team member in the athletic department and as an employee of the institution
    • Compile historical data
    • Nominate and promote individual student-athletes, coaches, programs and staff members for recognition and awards
    • Operate and have oversight for social media for the athletic department
    • Compile, distribute, and report all statistical information for coaches, the LSC, the NCAA and other SID’s with colleges and universities which compete with ENMU
    • In conjunction with respective head coaches, coordinate Greyhound Arena lobby displays
  • For Department of Athletic Communications:
    • Coordinate the athletic website,
    • Assist whenever possible with the DAC game operations
    • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics
  • Working to maintain and meet NCAA compliance as it relates to job functions.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in athletics administration, communications or applicable field.
  • Ability to write and report the news of the athletic department with competency
  • Ability to communicate, collaborate and work well with a variety of people in a fast-paced and highly demanding environment
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Strong desire to grow professionally
  • Ability to successfully hire and supervise student workers
  • Demonstrated skill sets and desire to demonstrate mature professionalism with colleagues, supervisors, subordinates, students, athletes, coaches, boosters and constituents in a professional environment

Preferred Job Requirements:
  • Masters degree in athletic administration, communications or applicable field
  • Demonstrated successful experience working in the intercollegiate athletics sports information field

Physical Demand and Working Conditions:
  • Work is performed during normal business hours but will include substantial evening and weekend hours and requires occasional travel.
  • Work is sedentary in nature that at times requires exerting up to 25 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.

Essential Functions: [As defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, these include the following responsibilities, minimum job knowledge, skills, and abilities. This is not necessarily an all-inclusive listing.]

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