Will Hancock Communications Assistant
Digital Media Assistant

WILL HANCOCK COMMUNICATIONS ASSISTANT (2 positions)

Available: July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015

Responsibilities: The successful candidates will report to the Director of Communications.  Duties include:

  1. Assisting in all aspects of communications for 23 Big 12 sports
  2. Serving as the primary media contact as well as a liaison to member schools communications staffs for several Olympic sports, including but not limited to, cross country/track & field, equestrian, golf, rowing, soccer, softball, gymnastics, swimming & diving, tennis and wrestling
  3. Contribute to production and coordination of social media outlets for the Conference, including communications efforts and fan engagement promotions
  4. Maintain and develop various aspects of the Big 12 website at Big12sports.com
  5. Assisting with production/design of media guides and championship materials
  6. Distribution of announcements to local, regional and national media via digital platforms
  7. Travel to selected championships and media day sites
  8. Maintenance of historical and statistical files
  9. Interacting with member school administrators and coaches groups
  10. Assist the communications staff with weekend duties for football, men’s and women’s basketball and baseball as necessary
  11. Projects as assigned by members of the communications and digital media staff

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree required. Applicants should have a strong knowledge of sports. Excellent journalistic writing and communication abilities with a knowledge of Associated Press style guidelines is expected. Experience/knowledge with website content management systems, social media, desktop publishing (Adobe Creative Suite 5.5) and graphic design is essential. Experience in a campus athletic department, particularly a communications or marketing office, is desired.

Salary: $24,000 for 12 months.

Applications: Send resume, cover letter, references and work samples (if available) via U.S. Mail
to the address below.

Rob Carolla
Director of Communications
Big 12 Conference
400 East John Carpenter Freeway
Irving, TX 75062

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Interviews will be conducted after the conclusion of the NCAA Basketball Championships.
Big 12 Conference is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

**NO PHONE CALLS OR EMAILS**


DIGITAL MEDIA ASSISTANT

Available: July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will report to the Digital Media Coordinator and Director of Communications.

Duties include:

  1. Edit video elements using Adobe Premiere and Adobe Creative Cloud software.
  2. Establish working relationships with member schools' athletic video staffs, as well as with television partners.
  3. Film and produce highlight packages for various sports that can be distributed on multiple platforms.
  4. Continued development of The Big 12 Minute, the conference daily video magazine show.
  5. Maintain and develop various aspects of the Big 12 Digital Network platforms.
  6. Interview Big 12 coaches and student-athletes at media days and championships.
  7. Travel to championships and media day events throughout the season.
  8. Operate camera, including interviews, practices and stand-ups for introductions.
  9. Assist the communications staff with weekend duties as needed in football, men's and women's basketball and baseball.
  10. Projects as assigned by other members of the communications staff.

Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree required. Applicants should have a strong knowledge of sports with an emphasis in graphics, video production and understanding broadband delivery systems. Familiarity with Panasonic AG-AC160AP cameras and lighting set-up is preferred. Experience and knowledge of MAC OS, especially editing software (Adobe Creative Cloud) is needed. The winning candidate will need to be proficient in graphic editing programs (Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects). Must be able to meet tight deadlines with quality professional work. Excellent writing and editing abilities, including a familiarity with Associated Press style guidelines, is helpful. The Conference is seeking an ambitious, forward-thinking personality who can assist in the continued growth of the Big 12 Digital Network.

Salary: $24,000 for 12 months.

Applications: Send resume, cover letter, references and demo reel via U.S. Mail to the address below.

Kiron Andersen, Digital Media Coordinator
Big 12 Conference
400 East John Carpenter Freeway
Irving, TX 75062

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Big 12 Conference is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

**NO PHONE CALLS OR EMAILS**