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Hank Hager

Assistant Director, Athletic Communications

Oregon State University

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Oregon State University

3029 Cordley Hall

Corvallis, Oregon 97331

United States

Company Description

Oregon State is a leading research university located in one of the safest, smartest, greenest small cities in the nation: http://oregonstate.edu/main/about. Situated 90 miles south of Portland, 40 miles north of Eugene and an hour from the Cascade Mounta ... more

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Employment History

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Affiliations

Member
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Member
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Education

bachelor of science

journalism

University of Oregon

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A work environment where tickets flow freely, closets are stocked with the latest sports gear and relationships with star coaches and athletes are part of a day's work sounds like a dream, but for University of Alabama assistant sports information director Corey Hoodjer and Hank Hager, assistant director of athletic communications at Oregon State University, it's a reality.

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Hager works with the OSU women's basketball team, baseball team and swim team.Both men agree that describing a typical day in the media relations office is difficult because every day is different.The ability to multi-task is vital because there are always several sports in-season and numerous events requiring the ability to work on a variety of projects simultaneously.
Hank Hager"There is no typical day, which is why this is such a great job," Hager says.
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Hager stresses the importance of certain skills he acquired while in school, such as being organized, budgeting time and prioritizing tasks.He explains that while there are always things to be done, big and small, it is imperative to know what needs to be done now and what can be done later."Deadlines are important in school and they are absolutely essential in media relations."
In the fast-paced world of collegiate public relations, practitioners have to be able to write while under tight deadlines.The ability to determine what is important and what is not is vital.In addition, the ability to develop personal relationships with coaches, players and media is key."Better relationships help get your team recognized more easily," Hager says.
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"I always like to stay abreast of team news, whether that's reading the newspaper when I get in in the morning, or talking to my coaches and players," says Hager.
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Hager believes that the most difficult aspect of the job is the constant battle of balancing so many tasks at once."You always have something going on, and trying to decide what needs to be done and what needs to be done later can be hard sometimes," Hager says."But the longer you work in the business, the easier it is to make that determination."
Working within collegiate sports media relations is not a "9-to-5" job with games falling on weekends and holidays; therefore, the time commitment can be very daunting.Balancing family needs with work is challenging when work includes late nights throughout the year."Sometimes, it seems like you spend more time in the office than at home," admits Hager.
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"As with any profession, knowing this is something you want to do is important," Hager says."If you want to do it, you will enjoy it."Collegiate sports public relations is a highly impacted profession where there always seems to be more people than there are jobs.Those interested in a career in media relations must find a way to stand out."Developing a healthy work ethic and a good sense of deadlines is important," Hager advises.
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http://www.platformmagazine.com/index.cfm/2008/1/1/A-Glimpse-into-the-Fastpaced-World-of-Collegiate-Sports-Public-Relations by Betsy Beam A work environment where tickets flow freely, closets are stocked with the latest sports gear and relationships with star coaches and athletes are part of a day’s work sounds like a dream, but for University of Alabama assistant sports information director Corey Hoodjer and Hank Hager, assistant director of athletic communications at Oregon State University, it’s a reality.

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Hager works with the OSU women’s basketball team, baseball team and swim team.Both men agree that describing a typical day in the media relations office is difficult because every day is different.The ability to multi-task is vital because there are always several sports in-season and numerous events requiring the ability to work on a variety of projects simultaneously. 

Hank Hager" src="http://www.platformmagazine.com/img/extra_images_fall_2007/Hank-Hager-1.jpg" /> “There is no typical day, which is why this is such a great job,” Hager says. “You’re always doing different things, whether that’s working on press releases, media guides or game notes.Game days always bring a new element, from spending time on the field to actually running the game.”

Effective Media Relations

Characteristics of efficient media relations practitioners include the ability to work under deadlines and high-pressure environments. “Reporters, players and coaches all operate under tight deadlines, requiring you to be able to work accurately but quickly,” Hoodjer explains. “Games can be stressful, and players and coaches are often in emotional situations that require us to be even-tempered and be able to work efficiently under pressure.That is one of the biggest aspects of our job.”

Hager stresses the importance of certain skills he acquired while in school, such as being organized, budgeting time and prioritizing tasks.He explains that while there are always things to be done, big and small, it is imperative to know what needs to be done now and what can be done later. “Deadlines are important in school and they are absolutely essential in media relations.”

In the fast-paced world of collegiate public relations, practitioners have to be able to write while under tight deadlines.The ability to determine what is important and what is not is vital.In addition, the ability to develop personal relationships with coaches, players and media is key. “Better relationships help get your team recognized more easily,” Hager says.

Weekly tasks include holding press conferences with the main sports, maintaining the university web site, updating statistics for all athletic teams, and promoting each sport, its coach, and its players. “We send stat reports to the SEC and nominate our athletes for awards and honors quite regularly,” Hoodjer says.

Writing releases to recap games and highlight awards won by athletes requires daily attention. “I always like to stay abreast of team news, whether that’s reading the newspaper when I get in in the morning, or talking to my coaches and players,” says Hager. “Part of this job is trying to get to know your coaches and players better than they know themselves.” Additionally, handling all of the media requests from local, reginal and national media outlets takes precedence in the daily schedule.

The Challenges

Some media relations tasks prove to be more difficult than others.  Working to accommodate the media while also keeping in mind the best interest for both coaches and athletes sometimes presents conflicts. “Trying to serve the media professionally when they want information on sensitive topics is difficult,” Hoodjer admits. “Drawing the line on what information to give out, what interviews to grant and trying always to project a positive image when controversial things happen is also very difficult.”

Hager believes that the most difficult aspect of the job is the constant battle of balancing so many tasks at once. “You always have something going on, and trying to decide what needs to be done and what needs to be done later can be hard sometimes,” Hager says. “But the longer you work in the business,
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Those interested in a career in media relations must find a way to stand out. “Developing a healthy work ethic and a good sense of deadlines is important,” Hager advises. “If you don’t, PR can get over your head.”

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Hank Hager is in his 10th year as an assistant director of Athletic Communications at Oregon State, working with the baseball and volleyball teams. While at OSU, he has also worked with the women's basketball and wrestling teams and in 2009, his baseball media guide was named third-best in the nation by CoSIDA.
He has experience with USA Baseball, first with the 14U National Team in 2010 and the Collegiate National Team in 2011 during a tour of New England, North Carolina and Omaha, Neb.
Prior to coming to Corvallis, he spent three years at Auburn, where he worked with the football and softball teams. During his tenure at Auburn, Hager worked with five NFL First-Round Draft selections and his 2006 football program "Auburn Illustrated" was rated best in the nation by CoSIDA. Hager served as the media relations director for the Eugene Emeralds in 2003 and was a communications intern with the Portland Beavers in 2002. Hager began his tenure in media relations as an intern with the San Jose Sharks of the NHL in 2001.
Hager, 34, graduated from the University of Oregon in 2004 with a bachelor of science in journalism. A native of San Jose, Calif., he is a member of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA).


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