Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations

University of Texas

Dallas, TX

ID: 7103720
Posted: June 22, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Summary
The Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations position supports and complies with the mission of the athletics department in the development and successful administration of a competitive intercollegiate program.
Minimum Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree; two plus years experience in college or professional sports information. Knowledge of various statistics programs, design and publication of print information.

Preferred Education and Experience
• Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Communications or related field preferred
• Minimum 3 years experience as a Sports Information Director or similar in a professional setting.
• Experience in working in a smaller sports information office preferred.
• Familiarity with NCAA Division III encouraged
• Experience with NCAA standard statistics programs (StatCrew, NCAA Live Stats) essential.
• Strong writing skills in a high-volume environment.
• Strong organizational and time-management skills essential.
• Additional experience/skills working with social media platforms, video production, photography and graphic design recommended.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• Recording & compiling statistics from all home athletic events, using the standardized, NCAA-approved statistics programs (Stat Crew, NCAA Live Stats, etc.). Responsible for distributing post-event statistical reports & files to visiting teams, conference offices and the NCAA as required.
• Writing post-game wrap-up articles in a timely manner for all events – home and away – involving all UTD varsity athletic teams for posting on the UTD Athletics website. Additionally responsible for writing all other departmental and program news (awards, rankings, new hires, etc; as well as maintaining all historical content on the UTD Athletics website.
• Organizing and maintaining an ongoing archive of action photographs, head shots, team photos, and video clips for all sports for use in publications, website and social media graphics.
• Responsible for all pre, post and game day operations during home events, including but not limited to student and professional staffing, gathering pre-game information (rosters, stats, etc.) and facility set-up.
• Assist in maintaining the content on the Athletic Department video touchscreen (
• Responsible for preparing nominations – both weekly and seasonally – for both conference and national awards, as well as coordinating department-wide and Athletic Hall of Honor voting.
• As requested, assist in the creation and development of video, graphic and social media content for the department. Assist in the creation of video, graphic and social media content for the department.
• Other duties as assigned.
Physical Activities
Working Conditions
Additional Information
Remote Work Notice:
The division of student affairs promotes and encourages student engagement and belonging. We accomplish this through in-person interactions with students, therefore remote work for this position is not available.

Mandatory Testing and Daily Health Check:
In order to combat the spread of COVID-19 all UTD Faculty, Staff, and Students are required to:
Enroll in and complete a Daily Health Check each day, regardless of vaccination status.
Participate in the University’s mandatory COVID-19 testing program.
Newly hired employees will be automatically enrolled in University’s testing program. Thereafter, the University will test a sample of the UT Dallas community as part of its proactive testing program.
Special Instructions Summary
Please apply online and attach cover letter, resume and 3 references.
Important Message
1) All employees serve as a representative of the University and are expected to display respect, civility, professional courtesy, consideration of others and discretion in all interactions with members of the UT Dallas community and the general public.

2) UT Dallas does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its programs and activities, including in admission and enrollment. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the Director of Institutional Equity at [email protected] or the Title IX Coordinator at [email protected], or call 972-883-5331.