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TitleMedia Relations LEAD
Hours10- 15
Step Level4
SemestersFall, Spring
DutiesThe Media Relations LEAD specializes in the promotion of the NCAA Division III Athletics program at Franciscan University while working closely under the supervision of the Coordinator for Media Relations. Primary duties include handling many media relations administrative duties, helping to train the sports writers, drafting feature articles for national and regional media, assisting in managing content of all Athletics website and social media initiatives, updating online student-athlete profiles for continuous exposure of athletics success, editing and sending out postgame press releases , and assisting with all duties assigned. As is the case with all LEADs, the Media Relations LEAD is responsible for attending all staff meetings, as well as participating the LEADs program in the Fall semester.
QualificationsThe applicant must be self-motivated, desciplined, and creative in order to effectively work in a fast-paced, entrepreneur-style environment. Must have excellent time management skills as well as the abilitly to meet strict deadlines. Effective communication skills with students and University staff is essential. Must have thorough knowledge of the AP style writing and have a portfolio of previously published writing/public relations experience. Thorough knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and InDesign as well as Microsoft Office programs is essential. Skilled with website content editing and social media is highly desired. Experience in collegiate athletics is preferred but not ecessary. Experience in leadership Training and the public relations/journalism field is a plus. Must be available to work evening and weekends, and be able to attend on and off campus events.
Contact NameJosh Wetmore
SupervisorCoordinator for Media Relations
Contact Phone740-283-6523
Contact Emailjwetmore@franciscan.edu
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