Athletic Communications Associate

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Work type: Staff
Location: Big Rapids, MI 49307
Categories: Administrative

Position Title: Athletic Communications Associate  
Location: Big Rapids (Main Campus)  

51600 - Gen Athletics

Advertised Salary: $31,000 - $34,000 plus comprehensive benefits package (healthcare, vacation, etc.)  
FLSA: Non-Exempt  
Temporary/Continuing:  Continuing  
Part-Time/Full-Time: Full-Time  
Union Group: N/A  
Term of Position: 12 Month  
At Will/Just Cause: Just Cause  
Summary of Position: Coordinate video and multimedia content for website and social media, assist in managing social media outlets, assist in coordination and production of broadcasts and press conferences, assist in media coverage and publicity for 17 varsity programs, assist in department marketing efforts, and serve in various announcing and interviewing roles.  
Position Type: Staff  
Required Education: Two years of completed college coursework.

Required Work Experience: Previous experience in multimedia and creative content, social media, communications and video operations.

Required Licenses and Certifications:    
Physical Demands:
  • Office Environment
  • Bending
  • Carrying
  • Inclement Weather
  • Moving
  • Sitting
  • Twisting
  • Pulling/Pushing
  • Repetitive Movement
Additional Education/Experiences to be Considered: Past experience in broadcasting, hosting and managing press conferences, and developing social media outreach.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities: Primary duties & responsibilities for various sports coverage
Video & multimedia content for website and social media
Serve in announcing and interviewing roles
Coordination of in-game broadcast and video operations
Website maintenance, design and updates
Manage Social media – Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.
Production of releases and game notes for assigned sports
Help coordinate press conferences and postgame interviews
Demonstrates an understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially in working relationships with students, faculty, staff and community members.
Any other duties assigned within the position classification area.
Marginal Duties/Responsibilities: Nominations of student-athletes for awards, etc.
Weekly reporting to conference and national offices (GLIAC, CCHA, NCAA)
Maintain historical and archived files of releases, statistics, etc.
Design work for website, flyers, posters, schedule cards, etc.
Email and text messaging service coordination
Produce advertising radio/tv spots, Bulldog Sports Update, Coaches Corner, etc.
Production of game flipcards/programs for assigned sports
Help direct and coordinate student employees/interns
Coordination of video board and marquee signage
Skills and Abilities: Demonstrated commitment, experience and understanding for diversity, equity, and inclusion.  
Required Documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Unofficial Transcript 1
Optional Documents:    
Special Instructions to Applicants: Transcript 1 (REQUIRED): Applicants must attach a copy of unofficial transcript of college coursework.

Transcript must include: Institution name, applicant name, date degree attained, degree awarded. Finalist will be required to submit an official transcript.
Initial Application Review Date:
May 30th, 2023  
Open Until Position is Filled?: True  
Posting Close Date:
EEO Statement: Ferris State University, an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, is committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity within its community. Ferris offers employment opportunities to qualified candidates seeking careers in a student-focused environment that values opportunity, collaboration, diversity and educational excellence.  Learn more about the Ferris Mission and community at The University actively seeks applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups. For more information on the University’s Policy on Non-Discrimination, visit: Ferris Non-Discrimination Statement.  

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