Sports Information Officer (Eight-Month Contract)

Published: Monday, Jul 29, 2013

St. Thomas University invites applications for the position of Sports Information Officer.

The Sports Information Officer is a results-oriented individual who is responsible for creating print, web and video content and completes assignments related to sports information. Responsibilities include:
·  Researching, writing and recording news and feature stories on varsity athletics
·  Developing and producing content (copy, editing, video, photo) 
·  Managing website content and various social media interfaces 
·  Assist in the organization of special events and performing other duties as required
The position will be required to work a flexible work week and will liaise with the Director, Athletics and varsity team coaches, as well as other staff.

Minimum requirements for the position include a bachelor’s degree preferably in Journalism or Communications, exceptional writing skills, proficiency in web and video software, experience and/or understanding of university varsity athletics, creativity and understanding of content management and the ability to research, capture and present information interestingly and convincingly. The position reports to the Director, Communications.

A letter of application, including samples of published work, and the names of three references should be sent to: Jason Scarbro, Director of Human Resources, St. Thomas University, Fredericton, NB E3B 5G3.  The position begins August 19, 2013. The closing date for receipt of applications is August 9, 2013 or until the position is filled.