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Boston College
Assistant Director, Media Relations

Boston College Introduction

Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,150 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 31 among national universities, Boston College has 758 full-time and 1,096 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $956 million, and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion.

Job Description

Administer all media relations for baseball and serve as secondary contact with football and other sports; responsibilities include (but are not limited to) the following:
  1. Arrange and supervise team media and photo day activities; organize and archive digital photography files on Athletics server.
  2. Research, write, edit and maintain electronic and print biographical files on all coaches and student-athletes.
  3. Create, update and maintain statistical records and files utilizing computerized statistical programs.
  4. Travel with team to all road games to facilitate PR & game operations procedures.
  5. Interface with ACC, NCAA for reporting of statistics, game results, player-of-the-week nominations.
  6. Respond to questionnaires and inquiries from news media and opponents.
  7. Write, edit, and supervise production of team media guide, weekly game notes, home game programs, ACC Tournament supplements and NCAA Tournament supplements.
  8. Interface with media on a daily basis to arrange and supervise all interviews with coaches and student-athletes.
  9. Recruit and supervise media relations game operations personnel for home events; personnel might include statisticians, public address announcers or other game operations personnel.
  10. Develop public relations strategies and write press releases on breaking news stories as warranted.
  11. Supervise media attendance/coverage at team practices and postgame press events.
  12. Coordinate nominations for academic awards and postseason honors.
  13. Set up and supervise statistical and media areas (press row, press rooms) at home events.
  14. Supervise three work-study students in sports coverage, maintaining clip and information files and general office work.

Supervise one or more interns in performance of similar activities for assigned Olympic sports.

Serve as the office manager, interfacing with university personnel and external vendors/resources to place catering orders, order office equipment and supplies, coordinate copying/printing and delivery/receiving of game notes, media guides and other printed materials, answer and respond to telephone and email inquiries, create student-athlete/coaching/staff files, and other general office duties as assigned.

Write, edit and maintain sport information on Athletics Web site,

Assist in organization and implementation of annual All-Sports Banquet.

Assist in the production of the Athletics Department's annual report as assigned.

Participate in all staff meetings, strategy sessions, and assist with overall day-to-day supervision and operation of the Media Relations office.

Position Details:
Department: 011002 - Media Relations
Position: 00012864 - Assistant Director, Media Relations
Grade: 3RD
Salary Range: 47,450 - 61,700


Bachelor's Degree required.

Minimum two years full-time experience, or a combination of full-time and part-time experience in Media Relations or a related field.

Proficiency in writing, editing and publications production. Strong command of the English language, grammar and punctuation skills.


Familiarity with software programs such as QuarkXpress, Photoshop, Word and statistical programs recommended. Excellent working knowledge of the rules and regulations of various sports is extremely helpful.

This employee will be asked frequently to work events on evenings and weekends and on an occasional holiday.

This position is required to perform all duties and responsibilities in compliance with all NCAA, ACC and institutional rules and regulations.

Closing Statement

Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.

Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at