Coordinator, Olympic Sports Communications and Conference Marketing
The Big East Conference
Location: New York, New York
Type: Full Time
The BIG EAST Conference
The BIG EAST Conference seeks qualified applicants for the position of Coordinator, Olympic Sports Communications and Conference Marketing. Based in New York City, this position will work in collaboration with the Conference’s external relations team to promote the BIG EAST Conference and its member institutions. The coordinator will serve as the primary communications and media relations contact for select Olympic sports. Additional responsibilities include providing marketing support for a variety of Conference programs, initiatives, and events, including the men’s and women’s basketball tournaments. This position reports primarily to the Senior Associate Commissioner, Sports Media Relations.
POSTION SUMMARY • Handle the day-to-day communications efforts for designated Olympic sports. • Write, edit, and distribute press releases and related collateral. • Compile statistical information, update records, and manage awards process for assigned sports. • Work closely with broadcast partners to provide pertinent information in support of event broadcasts. • Serve as on-site media coordinator for designated Conference championships. • Create engaging content for website and social media platforms. • Assist with the implementation of various marketing campaigns, including creation of marketing tool kits and tracking of social and traditional media placements. • Assist in the development and execution of impactful marketing and promotional efforts, particularly those surrounding high profile Conference events – media day, Olympic sport championships, men’s and women’s basketball tournaments, student-athlete programs, and other special events. • Support marketing and fulfillment of Conference’s corporate sponsorship program. • Assist with the planning and production of BIG EAST Digital Network shows. • Other projects and duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS • Minimum of 2 years of related experience, preferably in Division I intercollegiate athletics or related setting. • Excellent communication skills – written, oral, and presentation. • Strong understanding of the social and digital media landscape, with experience creating content. • Demonstrated graphic design skills through Adobe Creative Suite (candidates will be asked to provide portfolio/examples). • Working knowledge of marketing strategy and experience assisting in the implementation of successful campaigns. • Availability to work nights and weekends, as well as to travel. • Proven ability to be a positive and productive member of a team as well as to effectively interface with various constituents across many campuses. • Outstanding organizational skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects at a given time.
APPLICATIONS Interested candidates should submit cover letter, resume, and supporting creative materials (if relevant) in digital form to: HRSearch@bigeast.com. Deadline for applications is August 12, 2022.
The BIG EAST Conference does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, physical or mental disability or sexual orientation.