Assistant Director of Digital Content and Communications
University at Albany
Location: Albany, New York
Operations - Video Services
Internal Number: 159536
The Athletics department at the University at Albany seeks an Assistant Director of Digital Content and Communications. This is a full-time position responsible for assisting the Assistant Athletic Director of External Relations and the general athletic administration with the day-to-day operations of the Athletic Department's Communications Department. The Assistant Director will be responsible for providing creative video services, developing and implementing a robust digital and social media, plan and providing traditional communications-based services for assigned teams to promote the University's Athletics Department, its student-athletes, and coaches.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsible for all communications-related activities for assigned sports, including but not limited to; general stories, game stories, statistics, box scores, game notes, press conferences, and creation and maintenance of the associated sports media guides. Work independently and as a part of a team to produce highlight/interview packages, behind-the-scenes features, student-athlete profiles, social media hype videos, human interest stories, intro videos, commercials, and in-game marketing elements.
Responsible for working individually and as a part of a team to ensure the high-quality management and direction of the @UAlbanySports social media channels, as well as general oversight and collaboration with each of our individual team/department social media channels and the INFLCR media database.
Collaborate with the Marketing & Fan Experience, Creative Content, and Communication teams to build and maintain a robust social media calendar for short-term initiatives and long-term campaigns, while also collaborating to create engaging content and storytelling in support of UAlbany Athletics coaches, staff, and student-athletes.
Ensure daily accurate and up-to-date information for assigned programs on UAlbanySports.com, departmental and team social media accounts, the UAlbany Athletics mobile app, and various other communications outlets. Work independently and as a part of the Communications Team to facilitate and increase media attention to the athletic department locally, regionally, and nationally. Pitch and execute unique story ideas promoting our coaches, student-athletes, and staff.
Provide media training, including interview strategies and other educational opportunities for coaches, student-athletes, and staff.
Provide direct supervision to graduate and student interns.
Attend the mandatory sexual violence prevention program as required by federal, state, SUNY, and University policies and procedures prior to or at the beginning of the academic year.
Other duties as assigned by the Assistant Athletic Director of External Relations.
Bachelor's Degree from a college or university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting organization
One to two years of experience working in or with sports video production, communications, and social media management within college athletics or professional sports fields.
Demonstrated experience in the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, After Effects, Premier Pro), statistical software (StatCrew, Genius Sports & NCAA Live Stats), website content management systems (preferably SIDEARM), video editing software, such as Final Cut Pro, and extensive knowledge of various social media platforms (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Tik Tok.)
Experience in creative video, including technical skills with DSLR/cinema cameras and editing on non-linear editing software with the ability to demonstrate creativity in both shooting and editing, and produce innovative content without direct supervision.
General knowledge of NCAA, CAA, America East & MAAC rules and regulations.
Must possess a good understanding of collegiate athletics and be able to work in a fast-paced, stressful environment.
Capacity to work with people in a multi-ethnic environment and develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
Ability to work an extensive night and weekend work schedule
Established in 1844 and designated a University Center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany's broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and public service engages a diverse student body of more than 17,900 students in nine schools and colleges across three campuses.
Located in Albany, New York, New York State's capital, the University is convenient to Boston, New York City and the Adirondacks.