Communications Assistantship

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Working Title: Communications Assistantship

Duke University requests applications for the position of Communications Assistantship. The individual filling this position will be a member of the Athletics Department's communications staff and report to the Executive Director of Communications.

Requirements include an undergraduate degree; experience in a collegiate or professional media relations environment; outstanding oral and written communications skills; demonstrated organizational skills; and working knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop, Microsoft Word, The Automated Scorebook and NCAA Live Stats.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: serving as the primary and/or secondary media contact for multiple programs; producing media guides, game notes, news releases and feature stories; generating feature content, video and other unique coverage for, the official website of Duke Athletics; responding to media requests; staffing home and selected away events; supervising statistical crews and other event support personnel; participation in the assigned sports’ creative working group; compiling statistics, researching historical records for Duke department of athletics publications and assisting the communications staff with additional duties.

Anticipated Start Date is February 1, 2021.

Salary for this position is $23,400 including Duke University benefits package.

Minimum Qualifications


Work requires analytical, communication and organizational skills generally acquired through completion of a Bachelor's degree program.


No experience required beyond bachelor's degree.

How to Apply:

Interested Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and list of three references online at for Requisition Number 90030.

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Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.




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Posted: 1/15/2021
Application Due: 3/2/2021
Work Type: Full Time