Under the supervision of the Director, Creative Content & Social Media will create and implement the strategic plan related to the Athletic department's multimedia initiatives, focusing on recruiting student-athletes, from graphic creation and design to photoshoots. Incumbent must possess the ability to adhere to and comply with department's identity and branding guidelines and enhance its identity as well as follow all university, NCAA, and Pac-12 rules and regulations including Pac-12 media rights. Position will work with department staff and programs to utilize content created (graphics, photo, video, etc) in various forms of social media. New content is to be used as recruiting materials, brochures, mail-outs, and other general correspondence. Incumbent will follow established department and campus style guide parameters and oversee strategy and the creation of content for various sports accounts across Twitter, Instagram and other potential emerging social channels. Position may also work various events and sporting events as needed and skill set will be expanded upon to help grow for future opportunities. Position will have the ability to work within a team and accept feedback to better product for shared mission and goals.

Experience / Skills

All applicants should demonstrate the following abilities:
Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, graphic design or related field or equivalent work experience required
Minimum two years of experience in social media management as well as sports marketing, promotion and/or web development - or – four years of experience in social media management as well as sports marketing, promotion and/or web development
Mastery of Adobe Photoshop and a portfolio of visually impressive graphics
An ability to create dozens of unique graphics per week and hit aggressive deadlines
Knowledge of digital multimedia editing systems such as Adobe Creative Cloud
Experience working with video editing programs
Demonstrated firsthand experience creating content via graphic design and/or photography skills; Ability to manage multiple deadlines and priorities
Very strong verbal and written communication skills, including copywriting and editing knowledge
Strong technical background with advanced computer skills
Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
Ability to work extended hours including weekends and holidays, with the potential to travel regularly
Ability to follow NCAA, Pac-12, University, and Departmental rules and regulations
Understanding of social media strategy and best practices on platforms including, but not limited to, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
Knowledge of developing and executing a compelling and effective social media strategy across multiple platforms
Experience establishing and/or growing a social media brand voice and presence, especially in sports is preferred
Knowledge of online monitoring and measurement platforms including, but not limited to, Facebook Insights, Twitter Insights, Google Analytics, HootSuite, TweetDeck and Social Mention is preferred
Self-starter with a tenacious work ethic and professionally curious personality is preferred
A reliable and flexible team player with a friendly and professional attitude is preferred.

*Employment is contingent upon completion of a satisfactory background check performed by Universal Background Screening and UCLA Athletics. UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and Intercollegiate Athletics has a strong commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its coaches and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy