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WRITER EDITOR 3 (Assistant Director of Communications)

Company: University of California
Location: Davis
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Department Purpose

The Writer will serve as primary media relations contact for approximately 7-9 teams. Specific assignments will be determined.

Job Summary

Under direction of the Associate Athletics Director, External Relations, this position is involved with the day-to-day communications and media relations operations for UC Davis' 25 varsity sports, including publicizing, filling media requests and generating media interest for the intercollegiate athletics program. Keep and maintain statistics and historical records for varsity sports, update the official athletics website, write feature stories for department and campus publications, serve as host media relations director at home events and tournaments, handle confidential public relations issues and fulfills other related duties as assigned.


Salary Range

$59,300/annually - $112,500/annually - Department budgeted salary is: $60,000 - commensurate with experience

No. of Positions


Appointment Type


Percentage of Time

Full-Time, 100%

Shift Hours

Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm


Davis, CA.

Union Representation


Benefits Eligible


Apply by Date

November 18th 2022


* The Smoke and Tobacco Free Environment policy is intended to provide a healthier, safer, and more productive work and learning environment for the entire UC community. The University of California prohibits smoking and tobacco use at all University owned or leased properties, or facilities operated by UC staff or faculty. Smoking and tobacco use are strictly prohibited in indoor and outdoor spaces, parking lots, residential space, and University vehicles.


* Work occasional evenings and/or nights and occasional weekends on short notice.


Minimum Education/Experience:

* Public speaking experience

* Experience working with local, regional and national media.

* Experience with StatCrew statistics software for a variety of sports, including in-game use, and experience with statistics for a variety of sports.

* Design experience using Adobe Photoshop

* Experience working in an NCAA Division I college athletics media relations or sports information office.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA) :

* Writing and editing skills with news releases and feature stories about collegiate athletics.

* Knowledge of NCAA rules as they relate to media relations and statistics.

* Skills to work on Macintosh computers as well as in Adobe InDesign, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word.


Preferred Education/Experience:

* Experience with the internet both as research and communication tools.

* Experience updating websites with news and photos on deadline using Netitor.

* Experience dealing with sensitive and confidential public relations matters. Experience with handling confidential public relations matters.


The University of California has implemented a SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program SARS-CoV-2 Vaccination Policy (ucop.edu) covering all employees. To be compliant with the policy, employees must submit proof of vaccination or a University-approved exception or deferral.

Background Check

This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity checks.

EEO/AA Statement

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

At UC Davis, we're solving life's most urgent challenges to bring a fuller, healthier, and more resilient world within reach. We grow from every challenge we take on and we don't just maintain - we improve.

We recognize that creating an inclusive and intellectually vibrant organization means understanding and valuing both our individual differences and our common ground. The most comprehensive solutions come from the most diverse minds and you belong here.

As you consider joining UC Davis, please explore our Principles of Community, our Clinical Strategic Plan and strategic vision for research and education, and our latest efforts to outgrow the expected.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

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