Athletic Communications Assistant

Lewisburg, PA
Sep 01, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Bucknell University is seeking applications for an Athletic Communications Assistant within the Department of Athletics and Recreation. Bucknell is a highly selective, privately endowed comprehensive university of 3,400 students that is a member of the NCAA Division I (FCS in Football) and the Patriot League for 23 of 27 varsity sports. The University is located in Lewisburg on a 450-acre campus in central Pennsylvania's Susquehanna River Valley. New York City, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Philadelphia are each within a 3 ½ hour drive from Lewisburg.

The Athletic Communications Assistant assists the Associate Athletic Director of Athletic Communications in promoting the department and its student-athletes through live and on-demand video features, media relations, press releases, social networking, web site, and other print and electronic media.

Responsibilities include:

1. Serve as primary media/communications contact for one or more sports.
2. Produce and edit video features and visual designs for website, special events, digital displays, and social media.
3. Assist in the production of live webcasts for Bison Vision/Patriot League Network.
4. Assist in the production of departmental publications, including media guides, gameday programs, posters, and schedule cards.
5. Write press releases and feature stories promoting the department and its student-athletes.
6. Help foster positive relationships with local and national media, as well as pitch story ideas on Bucknell teams and student-athletes.
7. Assist in the daily maintenance and development of the official Bucknell Athletics web site.
8. Help manage press facilities at home events.
9. Maintain accurate statistics, records, and files for teams and student-athletes.
10. Assist in coordination of Senior Awards Banquet.
11. Other duties as assigned.

All Athletics staff members are expected to contribute to Bucknell's commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Minimum Qualifications:
1. Bachelor's degree

Preferred Qualifications:
1. Experience with video editing and production, as well as website design
2. Strong communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills combined with the ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues and student-athletes having a range of backgrounds, interests, and perspectives

Physical Demands:
1. Work involves considerable exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.
2. Moderate physical activity. Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 25 pounds or standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day.

Bucknell University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities.

Bucknell University is a private, highly selective, unique national University where liberal arts and strong professional programs in engineering, business, education and music complement each other. We seek candidates who are committed to Bucknell's efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we welcome applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education. Bucknell is a NCAA Division I (FCS) and Patriot League member institution that sponsors 27 varsity athletics programs. Located in Central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River, Bucknell is nestled in the Borough of Lewisburg, an architectural gem that has been ranked as one of America's best small towns. The Lewisburg area offers a unique combination of outdoor recreation opportunities, and appealing amenities such as art galleries, an art deco theater, historic museums, and charming independent boutiques and restaurants. In addition to the many cultural and athletic events offered by the University and the Borough, the surrounding region offers outstanding schools, medical facilities, and an affordable cost of living. For those who crave the city, Bucknell is within an easy three-hour drive to Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.


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