Assistant Director of Communications - Athletics

Loyola University Chicago

Founded in 1870, Loyola University Chicago is one of the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic universities, with nearly 16,000 students.

Nearly 10,000 undergraduates hailing from all 50 states and 82 countries call Loyola home. The University has four campuses: three in the greater Chicago area and one in Rome, Italy, as well as course locations in Beijing, China; Saigon-Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Vernon Hills, Illinois (Cuneo Mansion and Gardens); and a Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock, Illinois. The University features 10 schools and colleges, including the Quinlan School of Business, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Stritch School of Medicine, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Communication, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, School of Education, School of Law, School of Social Work, and Graduate School.

Consistently ranked a top national university by U.S. News & World Report, Loyola is also among a select group of universities recognized for community service and engagement by prestigious national organizations like the Carnegie Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service.

Position Details

Assistant Director of Communications - Athletics
Chicago Illinois
Chicago, IL

Reporting to the Associate AD, Communications this position will provide content and editing for strategic communications for the Loyola Athletic department, both internal and external. These communications would include regular outreach to alumni from individual sport programs, connection with constituents to drive attendance at upcoming game and events; monthly Letter from the AD; key stories and player profiles for the official website or social media and internal communications to Athletics Department staff. This position will be responsible for serving as the sports communication person for assigned athletic programs responsible for but not limited to: game notes, working competitions, weekly reports/player of the week nominations, releases/stories, and working directly with assigned sport coaches.

Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, sport management or a related field. Minimum minimum of 2 years of relevant experience in an athletics communications office. Demonstrated experience in athletics communications, experience with producing and managing the design, layout, content and flow of multiple publications for multiple platforms (web, e-mail, podcasts, digital audio & video, digital photography, graphics, social media and print). Work collaboratively with other external relations and digital/creative media staff (e.g. marketing, video, social media) on campaigns and projects.

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