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Athletic Communications Graduate Assistant

Company: CoSIDA
Location: Erie
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: Included but not limited to duties assigned by the Director of Athletic Communications: Contributing to the Athletics department website and all social media platforms, with content type ranging from written, graphic design and multimedia/video. Being directly responsible for all publicity efforts in select sports including writing, editing, and distributing all press releases; social media management for multiple accounts across a variety of platforms; editing videos (season previews, game highlights, etc.); and designing of game day programs, flyers, and similar materials. Management of student employees and game-day event staff for all home games for assigned sports in a professional setting. Communicating with and soliciting media for event coverage and feature stories on student-athletes, teams, and other department milestones and accomplishments. Planning and implementing historical archiving, as well as maintenance of photography database. Completing conference, regional and national award applications to recognize coaches and student-athletes from assigned teams and programs. Compiling, disseminating, and maintaining sports statistics for assigned teams, including serving as official scorekeeper for all home games. Directly managing setup, live production and breakdown of webcast equipment;. Travel with teams as necessary, primarily for postseason contests.Required : The candidate must have bachelor's degree in a related field and accepted into a Mercyhurst graduate degree program (https://www.mercyhurst.edu/admissions-aid/grad). Additionally, candidates should have a great work ethic, be open to learning, confident in current skills, and possess professional communication skills. Qualified applicants must have the availability to work evenings and weekends. The ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, with an emphasis on multi-tasking and working within a team environment while filling a variety of roles, especially on game day. Preferred: Bachelor's degree in communications, sports management, journalism, audio-visual communications, or related field. Experience working in an athletic communications office at an NCAA college or university is preferred. Background with Adobe Creative Suite software preferred and experience with statistical software is beneficial.

Keywords: CoSIDA, Erie , Athletic Communications Graduate Assistant, Other , Erie, Pennsylvania

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