Coordinator of Media Relations & Event Management, Athletics

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July 8, 2022

This is a full-time, entry level, 12-month position reporting to the Assistant Athletics Director for Communications and will assist with all phases of the athletics sports information/event management program. 


  • Manage all aspects of media relations for assigned sports
  • Organize game day coverage, student-worker schedules, and event management for athletic events
  • Write press releases, produce media information, and contribute/manage social media accounts
  • Update the athletics website,      
  • Assist with video production of home athletic events
  • Provide content and materials for Truman State University Alumni Magazine
  • Potential to travel with teams to away contests, conference meetings, and NCAA tournaments
  • Coordinate and assign student game management staff for home athletic events
  • Other duties as assigned


Required qualifications include: a bachelor’s degree; demonstrated record of effectiveness in written and oral communication skills; computer proficiencies, especially with Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign and Photoshop); previous work with an athletics communication office; ability to work nights and weekends.

Preferred qualifications include: experience with Sidearm Sports content management system, knowledge of and experience working with NCAA in-game scoring rules and software, graphic design creativity and knowledge, and proficiency in sports video productions.

To apply:

Submit a letter of application, resume, contact information for at least three references, and academic transcripts to or mail to:

Truman State University
Attn: Human Resources MC 101
100 E. Normal
Kirksville, MO  63501

Review of applications will begin July 18, 2022, and continue until the position is filled.  Final candidates will be expected to undergo and successfully pass a background check.

Truman State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff.  Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.  In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, Truman State does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its program or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs.  Inquiries may be directed to the Institutional Compliance Officer, 660-785-4354 and

Truman State is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.  To request this document in an alternate form or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources, McClain Hall 101,  100 E. Normal, Kirksville, MO  63501, 660-785-4031 or


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