The Sun Belt Conference is hiring a Director of Communications. This position will report to the Senior Associate Commissioner/Chief Communications and Branding Officer for the conference, headquartered in New Orleans, LA.
The Director of Communications is the primary contact for Volleyball, Men’s and Women’s Tennis, Indoor Track & Field, and Outdoor Track & Field. A successful candidate will be an excellent writer and an energetic, hard worker. This position requires proficiency in producing social media posts on tight deadlines. Areas of focus include, but are not limited to, helping create game programs, media guides, original written and video content, releases, strategic social media planning, and website content.
Serve as the primary conference contact for Volleyball, Men’s and Women’s Tennis, Indoor Track & Field, and Outdoor Track & Field.
Help compile and draft copy for conference publications, news releases, awards and promotional material.
Maintain and regularly update conference game statistics and records.
Help create a visual and textual identity for championships and other conference events.
Oversee the conference editorial content calendar.
Assist with Football 365 and other key Football multimedia posts.
Assist with metrics for social media, Google Analytics, traffic and engagement data.
Identify ways to maximize and optimize website usage and social media growth.
Assist with web site, including, but not limited to, writing and securing content, updating schedules and scores.
Assist with social media communication strategy by creating and implementing strategies on social media platforms, including but not limited to, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tik Tok in order to increase fan engagement, educate the public and build confidence in the conference brand.
Travel to Sun Belt Conference Championship events for Volleyball, Men’s and Women’s Tennis, Indoor Track & Field, and Outdoor Track & Field to serve as primary communications contact
Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree required.
One to two years of related experience.
Strong written and oral communication skills.
Significant experience with Microsoft Office, InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Premiere, Stat Crew, and other software applications.
Ability and willingness to work cooperatively with others and be a good listener.
Exude professionalism in all communications and activities.
Maintain positive attitude and high level of enthusiasm.
Exhibit strong problem-solving skills.
Uphold a high degree of discretion dealing with confidential information.
Ability to travel.
Applicants should submit a resume, list of references, two writing samples, a graphic design sample, and a cover letter which must be under 280 characters - looking for creative submissions.
All applications should be emailed to:
Senior Associate Commissioner/Chief Communications and Branding Officer
The Sun Belt Conference is made up of 12 members: App State, Arkansas-Little Rock (Little Rock), Arkansas State, Coastal Carolina, Georgia Southern, Georgia State, Louisiana, Louisiana-Monroe (ULM), South Alabama, Texas-Arlington (UTA), Texas State and Troy.