Assistant Director of Athletic Communications

Job Description

Posting Number


Internal Recruitment


Working Title

Assistant Director of Athletic Communications

Anticipated Hiring Range

$42,000 - $47,000

Work Schedule

Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm; with nights, weekends and holidays as needed

Job Location

Raleigh, NC



About the Department

The mission of the NC State Department of Athletics is to prepare student-athletes to compete at the highest level and to inspire them to be leaders now and for the future by providing the best environment to achieve their athletic, academic and personal aspirations as well as providing support for the professional development of our coaches and staff, all within the role of the greater institutional relationships to the University.

This position will serve in the Athletic Communications Dept. for North Carolina State University Athletic Department which competes as a NCAA Division I team in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Athletics Communications Department designs, writes and produces all media guides, news releases and other printed materials. They report statistics and information to ACC and NCAA offices. Coordinate and respond to all media inquiries.

Essential Job Duties

The Assistant Director of Communications is responsible for creating media awareness, working to extend the brand and message of NC State University Athletics and producing digital publications and publicity. The position will serve as the secondary athletics communications contact for football and the primary contact for other athletic programs.

Primary responsibilities include:
  • Serve as the primary media relations and communications for multiple programs.
  • Work with the Associate AD for Communications as the secondary contact for football.
  • Served as content creator for assigned sports by editing graphic templates, and recording and posting social media videos.
  • Work to develop and extend the brand of NC State, NC State Athletics and assigned sports creatively while working with the Athletics creative team.
  • Serve as primary NC State Athletics liaison between assigned sports programs and national, regional, and local media, as well as the public.
  • Develop communications strategies to reach national and regional media and supporters to generate revenue consistent with the mission of NC State Athletics.
  • Develop and provide media training/instruction to student-athletes, coaches, and administration.
  • Foster and maintain positive relations with media representatives from the electronic and print media.
  • Research, write, and release digital sports publications and other materials as directed to the appropriate media, conference and national offices, websites, etc.
  • Create solutions and ideas to promote, brand, and market programs via all available social media channels and traditional media channels.
  • Produce creative, timely, and relevant content to support editorial goals of
  • Oversee management of press-box at various on-campus sporting events including hiring, supervision, and instruction for all applicable game staffing, logistics, and technical requirements.
  • Serve as host to members of the media at games and events.
  • Develop design concept, write, and produce online media guides, news releases, and other printed material when necessary.
  • Coordinate media operations at all home events for assigned sports.
  • Travel with selected teams to away contests.
  • Compile statistics and maintain records.
  • Report statistics and information to ACC and NCAA offices.
  • Nominate and promote student-athletes for conference, regional, and All-American honors.
  • Assist with content/maintenance for the athletics website, as well as photography archives.
  • Maintain knowledge of the rules and policies of the NCAA, ACC and University as it relates to this position to insure compliance.

Other Responsibilities

  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Adhere to all institution, conference and NCAA rules and regulations.
  • Report all known NCAA violations in accordance with institutional, conference and NCAA policies and guidelines.

Minimum Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism or related field, and two years of experience.

Other Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of two years experience in sports information/communications required.
  • Must be familiar with applicable desktop publishing programs.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in social media is helpful, as is experience in branding/marketing.

Required License(s) or Certification(s)


Valid NC Driver's License required


Commercial Driver's License required


Job Open Date


Anticipated Close Date

Open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please be prepared to attach resume, cover letter and document containing contact information for 3 professional references.

Position Number


Position Type

EHRA Non-Faculty

Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week)



12 Month Recurring

Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather

Mandatory - Adverse Weather

Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events

Non Mandatory - Emergency Event

Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?


Department ID

105002 - Athletics-Internal/External Operations


NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

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