Graduate Assistant - Athletic Communications

Location
22207
Posted
Feb 03, 2017
Closes
Jun 03, 2017
Function
Communications
Industry
Other
Hours
Full Time

Responsibilities

This position will begin in August 2017 and run through June 2019. Night, weekend, and holiday work is required.

Applicants are asked to submit their resume, cover letter, references AND three work samples. Samples can be any combination of written, photo, or video.

  • You must submit the required samples for your application to be eligible.

Full-time GA: Works 300 hours total each semester of the assistantship (which averages 20 hours per week in a typical 15 wk semester). Full-time GAs receive a waiver of 9 credits of their graduate tuition each semester of the assistantship.

Marymount University is seeking candidates for a graduate assistant position within the Athletic Communications office.

The successful applicant will serve a two-year assistantship, assisting in the day-to-day operations of the office which serves the Division III Athletic department of 17 varsity sports.

The successful candidate will serve as the primary contact for at least one sport each season throughout the year.

Duties will include, but not be limited to all preparations for sports. Individual is responsible for:

  • creation of press releases,
  • preparation of game day programs,
  • statistical input,
  • video highlights and other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

*You must be accepted into Marymount as a graduate student OR upon being offered the assistantship show proof of having been accepted into Marymount as a graduate student.

*You must be registered for at least 6 graduate credits during any semester in which you are awarded a GA position.

*For current students, graduate GPA must be at least 3.0. For entering graduate students, undergraduate GPA must be at least 3.0.

*Experience in athletic communications/sports information or media relations.

*Ability to work non-traditional hours including nights, weekends and holidays.

Preferred Qualifications

*Accepted students enrolled full-time are given preference over part-time students

*Undergraduate degree in related field such as communications, journalism, or sports management.

*Experience with StatCrew statistical software(baseball, basketball, lacrosse, soccer, volleyball,) and Adobe Creative Suites including InDesign, Photoshop and Premier preferred.

Special Notes to Applicants

Position will begin in August 2017 and run through June 2019. Night, weekend, and holiday work is required.

Applicants are asked to submit their resume, cover letter, references AND three work samples. Samples can be any combination of written, photo, or video.

  • You must submit the required samples for your application to be eligible.

Application materials must be received by

Open Until Filled Yes

University Profile

Marymount is a comprehensive Catholic university that emphasizes the liberal arts, career preparation, and personal and professional development. A diverse and welcoming learning community, Marymount serves nearly 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The university’s location in suburban Arlington, Virginia, offers easy access to the rich resources of the nation’s capital. Marymount University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.