Stanford University seeks a highly-motivated, energetic and team-oriented individual with exemplary communication skills. This position will be responsible for leading and executing publicity aspects for Stanford’s intercollegiate athletic program. Serving as a designated media liaison with independent decision-making authority, the successful candidate will be directly responsible for leading and executing all communications initiatives as the primary contact for football and likely one other sport.
Your responsibilities include:
- Possible personnel management, overseeing 1-2 team members.
- Develop the vision, strategy, and brand for assigned sport programs by managing social media accounts, creating content calendars and collaborating with other units to create and design artwork, graphics, and content for a variety of platforms.
- Incorporate key messaging points into daily content through a proactive approach and digital-forward growth mindset, consistent with the objectives outlined in DAPER’s Strategic Plan.
- Serve as the lead multimedia liaison between assigned sport programs and the External Relations department.
- Solicit feedback from sport programs and External Relations colleagues on objectives, goals, and strategies, in addition to creation and distribution of content.
- Facilitate multimedia student-athlete features in coordination with other departments.
- Responsible for the public relations functions for assigned sports.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Creative problem solver with strong critical thinking skills.
- Builds collaborative relationships with internal colleagues.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team to meet expected deadlines and schedules.
- Effective time management skills.
- Familiarity with managing social accounts and serving as the primary administrator.
- Advanced graphic design and non-linear editing skills.
- Demonstrated aptitude in social media and proactive, strategic communication are essential. Confidence and familiarity working with web technologies, including basic HTML and CMS tools (such as SIDEARM). Advanced and demonstrated knowledge of statistical programs (such as NCAA Live Stats and StatCrew).