The Chattanooga Mocs Athletics Department is hiring one full-time position for Assistant Director of Strategic Communications. This position serves as liaison between the Athletics Department and the media, NCAA, Southern Conference and general public.
This includes work in all aspects of Strategic Communications including desktop publishing and publication design, release writing, website maintenance, historical record keeping, game day statistical help, handling of requests from media representatives and fans for information on all aspects of the athletics program, including communication with respective student-athletes, coaches and administrators.
Serves as the primary media contact for assigned sports, and secondary contact for others as required
Establishes and maintains relationships with appropriate local, state and national media representatives to publicize all upcoming athletic department events that are relevant to assigned sports and reports on the events in a timely manner
Maintains up-to-date team and individual statistics for each assigned athletic program
Issues media credentials for assigned sports
Works to seek out, nominate and promote honors and awards for outstanding student-athletes, coaches and administrators
Works all home events that pertain to assigned sports; travels as required
Works home football, men's basketball and women's basketball, regardless if it is an assigned sport
Promotes UTC's brand across all avenues of social media
Maintains athletics website and historical data for assigned sports and special projects as assigned
Designs, writes and produces publications and press releases for assigned sports and special projects
Administers athletics events
Guides social media posts and social content planning for assigned sports and special projects within the athletics department
Handles publicity for assigned sports
The ideal candidate will possess the following:
Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of applicable NCAA, Southern Conference, University and departmental rules and regulations and abides by such
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Strong knowledge of social media best practices
Excellent computer skills, especially desktop publishing, Photoshop, InDesign, Statcrew and NCAA Genius Stats
Writing in journalistic style
Review of applications will begin February 3, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. Applications received bythis datewill receive priority consideration.
Minimum Qualifications: Typically requires a bachelor’s degree in a Journalism, Sport Management, Business, Public Relations, Communications; and minimum one-year full-time experience in college athletics communication office, public relations firm or other related field. A valid driver’s license is required.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience in intercollegiate communications; and work as post-graduate assistant/intern, as well as undergraduate work in athletics communication are preferred.
The University of Tennessee Chattanooga is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.
The Chattanooga Mocs Strategic Communication Office handles messaging through all channels for a 16-sport, NCAA Division I program. Mocs programs routinely win championships, compete on the national stage and have student-athletes who excel in competition, in the classroom and in the community. The SCO is committed to celebrating the student-athlete experience while servicing coaches and administration within an established championship brand.