The University of Southern Mississippi, a member of Conference USA and NCAA Division I (FBS), invites applicants for the position of Creative Services Graduate Assistant. This is a 9-month, graduate student position that runs from August 19, 2019 to May 15, 2020 with the potential to be renewed. Position includes graduate school tuition and a monthly stipend. The University of Southern Mississippi offers 17 intercollegiate sports.
POSITION SUMMARY The Graduate Assistant for Creative Services will assist the creative team in managing the Southern Miss Athletics brand and serve as a videographer and content creator for various sports. Reports directly to the Director of Creative Services.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS -Bachelor’s Degree -Working knowledge of creative software including: Adobe Premiere & Adobe After Effects -Knowledge of general video shooting, producing, and editing principles -An understanding of social and digital media trends and specifications -High level of creativity and attention to detail -Strong interpersonal skills, self-starter, and multi-tasker -Ability to prioritize assignments and meet deadlines
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS -A minimum of one-year of experience in intercollegiate athletics as a student worker -Proficient in shooting, producing, and editing videos -Basic video shooting and editing skills
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (50%) Under the direction of the Director of Creative Services, assist with the creation of video content to promote the 17 intercollegiate sports on various media platforms
(25%) Attend athletic events (games, practices, etc.) to capture footage and photos to be used to further promote various sports in-game and throughout the season
(15%) Assist in planning and conducting photo and video shoots for various sports
(10%) Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Creative Services
SALARY Full graduate school tuition and a monthly stipend
APPLICATIONS Send cover letter, resume, and a link to video pieces to: Whitley.Ruffin@usm.edu
About The University of Southern Mississippi
Founded in 1910, The University of Southern Mississippi is a comprehensive doctoral and research-driven university with a proud history and an eye on the future. A dual-campus university, Southern Miss serves students on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, in addition to five teaching and research sites in Mississippi and through Online at Southern Miss. Since 2006, Southern Miss students have collected seven Goldwater Scholarships, three Truman Scholarships and 14 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. Our Center for Undergraduate Research affords our students meaningful research opportunities, and as a proven leader in innovation, we conduct transformative research that translates into real-world solutions. As one of only 36 institutions in the nation accredited in art, dance, music and theatre, we are a haven for creativity and artistic expression. In the classroom or lab, on the playing field, or in the performance hall, we strive to have a positive impact not only on our students, but also the world around us. Further information is found at www.usm.edu.
As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act i...nstitution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.