The Western Athletic Conference is accepting applications for a 10-month Communications Assistant.
Thecommunicationsassistantwill assist with publicizing the WAC through all platformsincluding social media and the conference website.Specific duties include writing and producing press releases, compiling statistics, reporting results to media, maintaining record books, serving as a media relations contact for several assigned sports and compiling host and team manuals for select championships. This position will also assist staff members in the administration of selected conference activities and on-site championship management.Job includes travel to select championships, plus some nights and weekends.Other responsibilities may include tasks assigned by the Associate Commissioner of Communications, Assistant Commissioner of Communications andAssistant Director of Communications.
Bachelor’s degree required with a major in communications, journalism, or a related field
Strong working knowledge of, and demonstrated interest in, intercollegiate athletics
A minimum of one year of practical experience in media relations
Must be able to work independently and in a team setting to efficiently meet established goals and deadlines
Proficient with InDesign and Photoshop
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong organizational skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects in a detailed manner
The WAC is an NCAA Division I conference with its headquarters located near the Entertainment District in Arlington, Texas. The WAC member institutions are Abilene Christian University; California Baptist University; Grand Canyon University; New Mexico State University; Sam Houston State University; Seattle University; Southern Utah University, Stephen F. Austin State University; Tarleton State University; The University of Texas at Arlington; The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley; Utah Tech University and Utah Valley University. The WAC crowns team and individual champions in 20 sports – 10 men’s and 10 women’s.