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Assistant Director of Athletic Communications

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Work type: Regular
Location: Malibu Campus
Categories: Communication/PR/Marketing, Athletics

The Assistant Director of Athletic Communications assists in the promoting of Pepperdine's Department of Athletics through the media, website, social media and other forms of communications; works with game management to successfully host home athletics
events; has a particular emphasis on statistics and media relations; and maintains the historical archives of Pepperdine Athletics.


  • Content creation for Pepperdine website and/or social media outlets.
  • Working at athletic events.
  • Pitching stories to media and performing media relations duties.
  • Maintaining historical archives.
  • Uphold University mission through work performed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Skills and Qualifications

Required: Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, English or equivalent subject; or equivalent combination of education and previous SID/Communications experience. Minimum of one year full-time work in an Athletic Communications/Sports Information office. Experience using common office computer applications including Microsoft Office and web browser applications; advanced knowledge of statistical (Statcrew/The Automated Scorebook) and design (Adobe InDesign and Photoshop) software; experience working with website editing programs such as Netitor (CBS College Sports); experience using social media and video in promoting athletics; previous experience working with baseball basketball and/or soccer teams in an athletic communications capacity; demonstrated interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills; demonstrated reliability; ability to perform under pressure of deadlines; ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously; ability to work effectively with external constituents; ability to communicate and work effectively with internal constituents, particularly senior staff, coaching staff and other appropriate University personnel; ability to work both independently and as a team member; results-oriented; self-starter; appreciation of and commitment to further the mission, values and goals of Pepperdine University. Adobe Creative Suite; Statcrew/The Automated Scorebook.

Qualified individuals should be able to articulate a strong commitment to diversity, and have the ability to work effectively with individuals from different backgrounds.

Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal, education, and employment screening.

This is a regular, exempt, 40 hour per week position.

Salary Range: $45,000-$50,000

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