Athletics Communications and Public Relations Assistant

University of Kentucky   Lexington, KY   Full-time     Education
Posted on December 2, 2022
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Posting Details

Posting Details

Job Title

Athletics Communications and Public Relations Assistant

Requisition Number

DU09711

Department Name

12E00:UKAA - External Operations

Work Location

Lexington, KY

Salary Range

$12 hour, with overtime pay available after 40 hours

Type of Position

Temporary

Position Time Status

Part-Time

Required Education

Bachelor's Degree

Required Related Experience

None

Required License/Registration/Certification

None

Physical Requirements

To be able to lift, push, pull objects up to 10 lbs.

Shift

Days with the flexibility to travel and willingness to work weekends and evenings.

Job Summary

The University of Kentucky Athletics Communications and Public Relations Office is seeking a CPR Assistant Intern. This position will be a 12-month appointment working with a variation of the following sports: track and field, cross country and women's basketball with the option for renewal for the 2023-2024 year at the discretion of the Athletics Communications and Public Relations Office. Specific duties include but are not limited to: writing, editing and designing press releases for UK athletic contests, special events, teams coaches and student athletes; responsible for production of media guides and media materials; assist in the overall communication and maintenance of athletics website (www.ukathletics.com); assist and significantly contribute to the department's social media communication efforts; assist in game day operations working with event management in producing successful events; creatively come up with story feature ideas to promote UK student-athletes and coaches in media; manage press operations at home athletic events and arrange interviews between media, coaches and student-athletes; attendance of all open practices for assigned sports; familiarity with online publishing and online publishing software; assist in mentoring and supervising student media workers with assigned projects and other duties as assigned.

This position will require the ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines. Applications must have a Bachelor's degree, and 1-2 years of experience in media relations or in a sports information setting is preferred. Applicants should have a strong knowledge of sports. Excellent journalistic writing ability, with knowledge of Associated Press style guidelines, is necessary. Candidates must possess strong oral and communication skills. Experience in Statcrew/Genius programs, InDesign, Sidearm and/or PhotoShop software, plus web management is preferred. Flexibility to travel and willingness to work weekends and evenings. Must comply with NCAA, SEC and University rules, regulations and policies. The position reports to the Associate Director of Communications and Public Relations.

Must comply with NCAA, SEC and University rules, regulations and policies. The position reports to the Associate Director of Communications and Public Relations. We are looking to fill this position immediately.

The University of Kentucky considers the health, safety and well-being of our entire community to be a top priority. In alignment with this priority, all new hires must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or obtain an approved medical or religious exemption as a condition of employment. For areas that fall under the federal CMS mandate, start of employment cannot occur until two weeks after receiving the full COVID-19 vaccination series or upon obtaining an approved exemption. Only vaccines approved by the World Health Organization can be accepted.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Managing multiple projects and deadlines; organization, attention to detail, working under tight deadlines, journalistic writing ability with knowledge of Associated Press style guidelines

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

No

Preferred Education/Experience

1-2 years experience in media relations, communications or in a sports information setting is preferred

Deadline to Apply

12/04/2022

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * As part of the Southeastern Conference, candidates considered for staff or coaching positions within UK Athletics are required to disclose any unethical conduct. Please answer the below questions regarding your personal NCAA record. Have you ever been charged with a violation of NCAA 10.1 Unethical Conduct by the NCAA or any NCAA member institution?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Have you ever been charged with a NCAA Level I, II or III, secondary or major violation?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Are you currently involved in any pending NCAA investigation, charges and/or violations of NCAA legislation?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Has the NCAA Committee on Infractions ever issued you show-cause penalty?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * If you answered yes, to either of the previous two questions, please list all violations in which you've been charged or were involved. If you answered no to both of the previous questions please type: N/A

    (Open Ended Question)
  6. * I agree to and understand that failure to disclose any NCAA violation or false information regarding my NCAA compliance history will result in removal of my application for consideration.
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * The University of Kentucky considers the health, safety and well-being of our entire community to be a top priority. In alignment with this priority, all new hires must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or obtain an approved medical or religious exemption as a condition of employment. For areas that fall under the federal CMS mandate, start of employment cannot occur until two weeks after receiving the full COVID-19 vaccination series or upon obtaining an approved exemption. Only vaccines approved by the World Health Organization can be accepted. I understand that I will be obligated to comply with the COVID-19 vaccination or exemption requirement prior to starting employment at the University of Kentucky.
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents