Job Details

Pennsylvania State University
  • Position Number: 2100649
  • Location: University Park, PA
  • Position Type: Public Relations, Marketing and Communications

Assistant Director of Strategic Communications

Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics, a Division I and Big Ten Conference member, is seeking a highly qualified candidate to fill the position of Assistant Director of Strategic Communications.

Responsibilities include serving as the sport contact for track & field and women's gymnastics program, as well as serving as the lead for football game notes. Duties as a sport contact include:
  • Generating feature content, video and other unique coverage for, the official website of Penn State Athletics
  • Producing online team record books, game notes, news releases and feature stories
  • Responding to media requests
  • Staffing home and selected away events
  • Supervising student workers as well as statistical crews and other event support personnel
  • Facilitating social media in line with department goals
  • Other duties as assigned

This job will be filled as a level 2, or level 3, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 2. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. Bachelor's degree in journalism, public relations or related field plus work-related experience in communications or public relations is preferred.

Proficiency in recording and editing video, website content management, HTML coding, Adobe Creative Cloud Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere, Spark, etc.), Statcrew and Genius Sports software is preferred. Excellent communication and organizational skills are required. Position requires considerable initiative, creativity and independence.

This position will require successful completion of standard background checks.

The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusive excellence that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusive excellence as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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