Summary: Texas A&M University-Kingsville is seeking a graduate assistant to assist in the day-to-day operations of the Athletic Communications Department. The successful applicant will work closely with the Assistant Athletic Director of Athletic Communications in covering all 15 TAMUK sports. In this role, the successful applicant will be serving as the liaison between the media, student-athletes and coaches.
Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: website maintenance; writing and dissemination of press releases and feature stories; layout and design of assigned game notes and game day programs using Adobe Creative Suite; assist with day-to-day operations of the sports information office for home events; travel to select events if required; collect and maintain statistical information; update and maintain sports social media accounts; and other duties as assigned.
The successful candidate will ensure compliance with NCAA, LSC, TAMUK and TAMUS policies, guidelines, and procedures.
Graduate Assistant Scholarship: Position includes a scholarship to cover tuition and fees (i.e. 18 semester credit hours per calendar year), 10 meals per week, and a $300 per month housing stipend.
Requirements: All requirements for full admission to a Texas A&M University--Kingsville Graduate Program must be met. Must be available to work 20-25 hours per week.
Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, public relations, sport management or related field; possess a working knowledge of StatCrew and NCAA Genius statistical software; have strong oral and writing skills in addition to a thorough knowledge of college athletics.
Experience in layout and graphic design using Adobe Creative Suite or a similar program and two years of experience as a sports information/media relations student assistant is preferred.
Applications must be submitted by email only to: Isaac Ray, Assistant Athletic Director for Athletic Communications at firstname.lastname@example.org and should include the following: (a) letter of application; (b) resume; (c) contact information for three (3) professional references, (d) portfolio of previous work.
Located on the Texas Tropical Trail in Kingsville, Texas, home of the King Ranch and Naval Air Station-Kingsville, Texas A&M-Kingsville is a comprehensive, doctoral granting, residential university of 9,300 students. A member of the Lone Star Conference, the NCAA II Javelina Athletics Department includes 15 sport programs, 7 team National Championships, 55 individual National Champions, and is consistently recognized as a national leader in community engagement, game day environment, and home football attendance.Texas A&M University-Kingsville grew out of the teacher college or "normal school" movement that swept Texas and the nation in the early 1900s. Chartered in 1917 but not opened until 1925 because of America's entry into World War I, the University is the oldest continuously operating public institution of higher learning in South Texas. Shortly after beginning life as South Texas State Teachers College, its role was expanded to embrace a wider array of programs. As its mission has expanded, its name has changed to reflect its wider scope. Its first name change, to Texas College of Arts and Industries, came in 1929. In 1967 the name changed to Texas A&I University. The Univ...ersity became a member of the Texas A&M University System in 1989 and in 1993 changed its name to Texas A&M University-Kingsville to reflect that membership.Texas A&M-Kingsville is South Texas' greatest university, offering more academic programs and degrees, providing better learning and living facilities, doing more research, awarding more scholarships and producing more successful graduates than any other college or university in the region.Texas A&M-Kingsville seeks to provide quality undergraduate and graduate programs for students of all ages through a judicious blend of liberal and career education programs. The emphasis is on providing an intellectually challenging education reflecting high standards of academic performance while retaining a selective open admission policy. Texas A&M-Kingsville is dedicated to serving an ethnically an culturally diverse population. The University is committed to its mission of teaching, research, and service in South Texas for the advancement of knowledge and of regional development.Location: The University is located in historic Kingsville, a friendly, safe city of 25,000 that is the home of the legendary King Ranch. Corpus Christi and its beaches are just 40 miles to the northeast, and the border with Mexico is 120 miles to the south at Brownsville or 119 miles to the west at Laredo.