The Social Media Specialist is responsible for content creation and the day-to-day management of all Kansas Athletics social media accounts to attract, communicate, and engage with all audience members. Reporting directly to the Associate Athletic Director of Creative and Branding, this position works directly with administrators, coaches and student-athletes to promote all 18 sports here at Kansas. Duties and Responsibilities of the Position
Considered applicants must provide a portfolio or sample(s) of work.
Required Qualifications • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Digital Marketing, Journalism, or a related major from an accredited college or university; • 2+ years’ experience in social media; • Deep knowledge and proven results of crafting and implementing innovative social media growth strategies; • Working experience with the Adobe Creative Suite; • Strong planning and organizational skills; • Excellent verbal, written, computer, and personal relations skills; • Ability to deliver quality work in a fast-paced, high volume environment; • Ability to work an irregular schedule including, evenings, weekends, and holidays; • Ability and willingness to travel for various athletic games and events as needed.
Preferred Qualifications • Photography or graphic design experience a plus; • Demonstrated measurable success in social media engagement growth ; • Demonstrated knowledge of social media analytics.
Kansas Athletics, Inc. is a not for profit corporation which was organized in 1925 to foster development of intercollegiate athletics in conjunction with the educational activities of the University of Kansas. Kansas Athletics operates the varsity intercollegiate athletic programs (18 men's and women's intercollegiate teams) of the University of Kansas in facilities owned by the State of Kansas. A major comprehensive research and teaching university with an enrollment of approximately 27,000, the University provides outstanding excellence in education and research.
Kansas Athletics is an Equal Opportunity Employer.