Director of Athletic Communications

University of Virginia's College at Wise   Wise, VA   Full-time     Other
Posted on January 30, 2024
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Director of Athletic Communications

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise is seeking a Director of Athletic Communications. The Director of Athletic Communications oversees all aspects of athletic media relations, including production of UVA Wise Athletics publications, statistics, community public relations, broadcasting, graphic/website design, content creation, event management, preparing news releases, marketing engagement, assisting with the management of interns and other student employees; and performing other related duties as assigned. This position reports to the Director of Athletics and serves as a member of the Athletic Department’s Leadership Team.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plan and manage gameday operations for home contests (statistics, broadcasting, media relations, opponent relations)
  • Write content for the UVA Wise official athletics website,
  • Compile and archive statistics
  • Arrange all interviews with student-athletes and coaches
  • Manage all broadcasts through the Cavalier Sports Network
  • Write press releases and feature stories
  • Maintain historical records
  • Strategically direct the athletics department’s media relations, communications, and promotions.
  • Develop, create and distribute creative content
  • Oversee all social media communication strategies through creation and implementation across all platforms
  • Initiate and coordinate television, radio, digital, and print media for important events and announcements
  • Work directly and collaboratively with the UVA Wise Office of Marketing and Communications
  • Manage and recruit full-time and part-time communications staff, including student employees
  • Serves as a liaison to the South Atlantic Conference Office where appropriate


The above represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. Other duties may be assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • 1 year of experience working in Athletic Communications/Sports Information

Preferred Qualification

  • Master’s degree
  • 3 years of experience working in Athletic Communications/Sports Information


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of in-game statistical programs (StatCrew, NCAA Live Stats, Genius). Desktop media and other software programs (Adobe Creative Software). Knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Strong customer service skills and teamwork aptitude. Ability to prioritize multiple tasks. Experience working with outside media outlets. Strong verbal and written communication skills.

UVA Wise is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence, affordable access, and unwavering support of a collaborative and diverse community.  Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Employee fulfills duties as a “responsible employee” under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.  A Responsible employee includes any employee:  who has the authority to take action to redress sexual violence; who has been given the duty of reporting incidents of sexual violence or any other misconduct by students to the Title IX Coordinator or other appropriate school designee; or whom a student could reasonably believe has this authority or duty.


UVA Wise is committed to helping the campus community provide for their own safety and security.  The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report containing information on campus security and personal safety, including alerts, fire safety, crime prevention tips, and crime statistics is available at  A copy is available upon request by calling 276-328-0190 or 276-376-3451.