Coker University is now accepting applications in the Department of Athletics for the position of Graduate Assistant for Sports Information, there are two positions. Coker University, an NCAA Division II institution located in Hartsville, S.C., is a member of the South Atlantic Conference and maintains 24 men’s and women’s intercollegiate sports. This is a 10-month position that will interact within the athletic department.
Responsibilities: The successful candidate(s) will report to the Director of Athletics Media Relations and will be responsible for assisting in all aspects of promoting Coker’s 24 NCAA Division II Athletic teams. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Serve as the primary contact for selected sports
Write post-game press releases
Create game programs and publications
Assist in updating athletic website
Assist in submitting nominations for athletic awards
Assist in graphics development
Help manage Coker Athletics Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts
Assist in video production
Keep regular office hours
All other tasks as assigned
Application Process: Must be admissible to Coker University’s Masters of Science in College Athletic Administration Program. Compensation includes a stipend and tuition waiver. Student is responsible for any fees. Position is renewable (pending Athletics approval) for a second year. Position(s) begins August 1, 2019.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted until position is filled. Please email resume, cover letter, and writing samples to Jake Miller, Director of Athletics Media Relations, email@example.com.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree is required with major in journalism, communications, public relations or a related field preferred. Strong verbal and written communication skills, as well as excellent computer skills required. At least one year of experience in an athletics media relations office is also preferred. Knowledge of Photoshop, InDesign, and Stat Crew programs is essential. Familiarity with broadcasting, website content management systems, and video editing is preferred.
About Coker College - Hartsville, SC
Coker University readies undergraduates for personal and professional success through a distinctive four-year program that emphasizes a practical application of the liberal arts as well as hands-on and discussion-based learning within and beyond the classroom. Coker is ranked among the “Best Colleges” in the South by U.S. News & World Report as well as The Princeton Review. Located in Hartsville, Coker is within two hours of the cultural, financial and recreational resources of Charlotte, Columbia, Charleston and Myrtle Beach.
Coker University, in compliance with all applicable state and federal laws, including Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, marital status, veterans or military status, or against individuals with disabilities, or other legally protected classifications in the areas of employment, admission, financial aid or access to educational or extracurricular programs, activities or facilities.