The University of West Florida has is seeking a full-time graduate assistant with the athletic communications office.
Responsibilities: - Serve as a communications contact for multiple sports, with tasks including, but not limited to: writing press releases, game notes and feature stories; updating and maintaining the official athletics website; compiling statistics at athletic events; coordinating interviews and other requests with coaches and student-athletes; pitching story ideas to local and national media outlets; traveling with teams as appropriate - Video production and editing, including: recording video segments and game day highlights, featuring interviews with student-athletes and coaches - Managing the press box and/or scorer’s table at home events, including overseeing the game day staff - Performing assorted game day duties, such as public address announcing and scoreboard operation, as needed - Reporting scores and results to the Gulf South Conference, NCAA, coaches associations and other organizations - Nominating coaches and student-athletes for various awards - Other duties as assigned
To Apply: Individuals wishing to apply should submit a cover letter, resume and references to Director of Athletic Communications Brian Henry at email@example.com.
- Undergraduate degree in communications, journalism, sports management or related field
- At least one year of working experience in the college or professional sports communications fields
- Strong organization skills
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Strong computer skills, including experience with Adobe InDesign and Photoshop
- Familiarity with Statcrew statistical software
- Video editing experience
Additional Salary Information: $8,000.00 approximate compensation and tuition. Includes matriculation waiver and out-of-state tuition where applicable. Graduate assistants must maintain a 3.0 GPA throughout the assistantship to maintain financial package. Refer to www.uwf.edu for more information on graduate study.
About University of West Florida- Athletics
The University of West Florida's main campus is located 10 miles north of historic Pensacola and the white sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. The area is considered a vacation destination and offers a vibrant cultural life. UWF is dedicated to becoming the Best Regional Comprehensive University in the Nation serving over 13,000 students and offering 15 sports for its student-athletes. UWF is an NCAA Division II institution, and the Argonauts are winners of nine national championships and 96 conference championships.