James Madison University, a Division I Member of the NCAA and Sun Belt Conference, is seeking an Athletics Communication Assistant. The position will run from approximately July 24, 2023 through June 10, 2024. Renewable for an additional 12 months by mutual decision.
This is a part-time wage position working up to 1,500 hours over the measurement period of May 1st – April 30th, at $14.50 an hour. This position is not eligible for benefits. Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background investigation.
Duties include but are not limited to:
Assisting the Athletics Communication staff with coverage of 18 Division I sports with an emphasis on digital and social media; responsibilities will include a coverage of a fall sport (likely volleyball or secondary football) and a spring sport (lacrosse or softball) alongside significant contributions to men's and women's basketball coverage; collaborating with communications and other external relations staff on digital content development related to assigned sports; responsibility for game notes, game programs, website updates and social media content for assigned sports; and ensuring compliance with all relevant institutional, Sun Belt and NCAA rules. Emphasis is placed on constantly-evolving strategies and methods for content and promotion of an athletics program in the current digital age.
• Some experience (academic year considered) in an intercollegiate or professional sports team's communications office, student assistant or internship experience is acceptable • Must possess good writing and editing ability and knowledge of AP writing style • Desktop publishing experience, preferably InDesign; as well as, Photoshop; • Knowledge of various web software programs, game operations and various Stat Crew statistical programs. • Must be highly motivated, energetic and be able to manage a work schedule that includes some weekend work.
• A bachelor's degree
To apply go to https://joblink.jmu.edu/postings/14666 or visit JobLink.jmu.edu and reference posting number S3205. Pay Rate: $14.50 per hour James Madison University is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status.