| The University of Akron is now accepting applications in the Department of Athletics for the position of Graduate Assistant for Communications. The University of Akron, a Division I institution located in Akron, Ohio, is a member of the Mid-American Conference, is part of the Football Bowl Subdivision and maintains 18 men's and women's intercollegiate sports. This position will interact within the department's external relations operation, which includes marketing and promotions, new media, ticketing, and development. |
The successful candidate will report to the Assistant Athletics Director for Communications and be responsible for establishing and maintaining relationships with local, regional, and national media to maximize coverage and exposure for Athletics through both traditional and new media sources. Duties include, but are not limited to, extensive copywriting (press releases, media guides, and website), layout and design (media guides, website, and other publications), editing and record keeping, as well as all gameday obligations of assigned sports, which include being the primary contact for at least two Olympic sports and assisting on gameday and with other duties related to football and basketball. The successful candidate will also have responsibilities in maintaining GoZips.com, the department's official website, and the University's various athletics related social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, etc.).