Position description: The digital media graduate fellow will be expected to create and manage community engagement initiatives and coordinate programming with other department staff. He/she will work with individuals within the Athletic Department, student-athletes, coaches, staff, faculty and others in the Merrimack College community to develop and improve programming that supports and increases community engagement through digital media platforms. The fellowship program comes with a scholarship of $10,000 for a 32-credit, one-year Master’s degree in either Exercise and Sport Science, or Health and Wellness Management. For more information, please visit http://www.merrimack.edu/academics/graduate/health-sciences/fellowships/ Position responsibilities: •Developing creative content that enhances fan engagement and experience, brand awareness, advertising and public relations strategies – including collaborating with the ticketing and marketing departments to help push sales initiatives and the department’s social media channels •Create, design, manage and strategically distribute content for the athletic department’s social media platforms, website and digital marketing outreach •Assist in all aspects of the department’s web-streaming services, while also creating unique video content that drives fan engagement/interaction in a timely and consistent manner •Assist in the training of student worker staff for webcast production and oversee the setup and breakdown of webcast equipment for home athletics events •Operate Photoshop and/or InDesign to create game day graphics for social media platforms
Highly motivated with positive and proactive work approach
Detail-oriented and organized with excellent communication and organizational skills
Familiarity with social media platforms, trends, etc.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, etc.), video editing (preferably Premier/After Effects), social analytics and Google web analytics
Ability to work independently while also collaborating with various department units to strategize content calendars for key social and email messaging
Additional Salary Information: The fellowship program comes with a scholarship of $10,000 for a 32-credit, one-year Master’s degree in either Exercise and Sport Science, or Health and Wellness Management. For more information, please visit http://www.merrimack.edu/academics/graduate/health-sciences/fellowships/
Internal Number: CA
About Merrimack College
The only Catholic Augustinian college in New England, Merrimack College is an independent, coeducational institution with more than 4,000 undergraduate, continuing education and graduate students from 34 states and 36 countries, comprising schools of liberal arts, science and engineering, health sciences, education and social policy, and business. The college's 220-acre campus is situated approximately 25 miles north of Boston in North Andover and Andover, Massachusetts. Merrimack is a Master's Colleges & Universities/Medium Programs institution in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.