*Sports Broadcasting Assistant (July 2018)

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*Sports Broadcasting Assistant (July 2018)

Lexington, VA
Open Date:
Jul 6, 2018


This position shall assist the General Manager of WLUR and Sports Broadcasting to ensure quality on-air and online coverage of Washington and Lee’s athletic teams through commentary, production, and oversight of live broadcasts of W&L athletic events.

STATUS: Part-time, without benefits
WORK HOURS: Vary. In this position you are limited to working 29 or fewer hours per week, and no more than 999 in your anniversary year.
FLSA: Non-Exempt


Play-By-Play Commentary

  • Work with the General Manager to develop a schedule of announcers for all Washington and Lee athletics broadcasts.
  • Serve as a play-by-play announcer and/or color commentator for Washington and Lee athletics coverage, including both online video/audio and WLUR radio broadcasts.
  • Prepare in advance for athletics broadcasts by compiling information for on-air commentary.
  • Assist the General Manager in training students and other volunteers to provide play-by-play commentary and analysis.

Production of Athletics Broadcasts

  • Set up audio equipment, and work in conjunction with the sports information office to set up video equipment and streaming computer for live broadcasts.
  • Oversee audio and video production for live broadcasts.
  • Work with the General Manager, the sports information office, and the university’s external webcasting production company to develop and improve technology for high-quality online coverage.

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Background in communications/broadcasting preferred
  • Position will accrue 10-20 hours weekly, depending on broadcast schedules
  • Flexibility of schedule required; position will require evening and weekend work
  • Availability for occasional travel to cover games at away venues/neutral sites


  • Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm as in handling.
  • Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
  • Repetitive motions: Making substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
  • Pushing: Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward.
  • Pulling: Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
  • Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires the substantial use of the upper extremities and back muscles.




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Posted: 1/2/2019
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