Athletic Communications Assistant
Apr 24, 2019
Lafayette College, an NCAA Division I institution (FCS football) with 23 sports and a charter member of the Patriot League (American, Army, Boston U., Bucknell, Colgate, Holy Cross, Lehigh, Loyola and Navy), seeks ambitious candidates for an Athletic Communications Assistant position for 2019-20. This position is an entry-level internship with significant responsibility and opportunity for travel.
Responsibilities include serving as the primary contact for several sports to be determined by strengths of applicant pool and department needs. Assistant will produce game programs, press releases and game notes and arrange media interviews for assigned sports while also helping to maintain GoLeopards.com and social media accounts. Individual will also work closely with football and men’s basketball and will have travel opportunities with women’s basketball.
Perform all other duties and special projects as assigned by the Senior Director of Communications for Campus Life & Athletics, Director of Athletic Communications and Director of Creative Media.
- Bachelor’s degree required
- Candidate should have a background in public relations, journalism or related field and possess strong writing skills
- Experience working in a collegiate sports information office or equivalent is preferred
- Computer skills (desktop publishing, Photoshop and in-game statistical software) are required
- Ability to handle several tasks at once while meeting deadlines is a must.
Salary: This position is an annual appointment from Aug. 5, 2019, through May 29, 2020 (start and end dates are negotiable) and includes full health benefits. The position is renewable annually upon mutual agreement.
Application: please submit cover letter, resume, work samples (including writing samples and any publications), and references. PDF attachments are preferable to HTML links for writing/publication samples. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
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