Position Summary New Jersey City University — a NCAA Division III institution located in Jersey City, N.J. — is a founding member of the highly-competitive New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC). NJCU, one of the fastest growing athletic departments in the nation, is looking to hire one Athletic Communications Graduate Assistant for the 2021-22 academic year, beginning in August 2021, renewable for a second term the following academic year. The successful candidate will possess a strong work ethic, enthusiasm and the goal of working in athletic communications or a related field in the long term.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities Assist the director with all aspects the day-to-day operations of the athletic communications department. This includes, but is not limited to:
Production of multimedia/video content and written content for the website and social media.
Day-to-day operation of all NJCU Gothic Knights main social channels.
Production and design of all graphics, marketing materials, schedule posters, senior tributes, official game programs, other promotional materials and much more.
Photography and videography.
Production of all GothicVision broadcasts for NJCU home athletic events.
Statistical coverage for NJCU’s home athletic events.
Webmaster operations for www.NJCUGothicKnights.com.
Developing and maintaining relationships with media members for public/media relations coverage.
Supervision of athletic communications student staffers, interns, volunteers and more.
Other duties as assigned.
Acceptance into a NJCU graduate program and maintenance of a 3.0 GPA.
A working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Premiere, InDesign, Illustrator, etc.)
Experience with statistical programs (NCAA Live Stats, PrestoStats, StatCrew)
Experience with collegiate athletic website services (SIDEARM Sports, Presto, etc.)
Expertise in Microsoft Office
Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
A working knowledge of AP Style sports writing.
Education A Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, new media or other related fields is required.
Schedule n addition to daytime office hours, the successful candidate must be willing to work a non-traditional schedule (nights, weekends and holidays).
Compensation The position includes a generous annual stipend plus full tuition remission, as well as a membership with the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Professional development opportunities also exist.
How to Apply Please include a cover letter, resume, list of three references and three work samples(written, graphic, video, etc.) for review by Alex Falk, Director of Athletic Communications, Digital and Creative Services (email@example.com).
About New Jersey City University
The University is committed to the improvement of the educational, intellectual, cultural, socioeconomic, and physical environment of the surrounding urban region and beyond. Established in 1927 as a training school for teachers, today NJCU is among the most comprehensive universities in the state. Located in Jersey City, NJ, one of the most diverse cities in the nation, and just minutes from New York City, NJCU's College of Arts and Sciences, Education, Professional Studies, and School of Business offer 47 undergraduate degree programs and 30 graduate programs, including emerging and interdisciplinary fields.
NJCU students engage in rigorous applied-learning experiences that include opportunities to study abroad, and cooperative education internships. NJCU operates two additional campus sites—NJCU School of Business at Harborside Plaza 2 in Jersey City’s financial district and NJCU at Brookdale in Wall Township in Monmouth County. In addition, NJCU will soon open a campus location in Fort Monmouth, NJ.