This is a 12-month renewable position that reports directly to the Sports Information Director. The successful candidate must be enrolled as a full-time graduate student at Converse College. Compensation will include tuition remission for up to six credit hours per semester. No stipend or housing is included at this time.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The graduate assistant for athletic communications will serve as the primary contact for a variety of sports assigned.
Duties include writing and editing press releases; working with Stat Crew statistical software to keep in-game stats; promoting athletic teams and student athletes via social media; organizing interviews for coaches, staff and student-athletes with local, regional, and national media; daily maintenance of the athletics website; preparing weekly conference reports and student-athlete award nominations; assisting in home event management and staffing; other duties as assigned. Minimal travel is required.
- Undergraduate degree in communication, journalism, sport management or related area of study
- Prior experience in athletic communications in a collegiate setting
- Strong communication, organization, writing, editing and design skills
- Experience using Mac and PC computers
- Working knowledge of social media platforms
- Willing to work events on nights and weekends with travel a possibility
- Knowledge of Adobe Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator)
- Background with StatCrew, Presto, or Genius software and website maintenance
- Photography skills are strongly encouraged
Individuals wishing to apply should submit a cover letter and résumé along with writing samples to Matthew Farris, Sports Information Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any candidate that is considered for the position must be accepted into a graduate program at Converse College before the offer of the position can be officially extended.
ABOUT CONVERSE COLLEGE
Converse College is a liberal arts masters university in Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States. Converse consists of an undergraduate women's college as well as co-ed graduate, online and summer programs. It was established by a group of Spartanburg residents and named after textile pioneer Dexter Edgar Converse. It has an undergraduate enrollment of about 800 women who come from throughout the United States, along with some international students. The graduate enrollment of about 550 students is made up of both men and women.
We believe that a diverse faculty and staff are essential to achieving academic excellence; thus, we strongly encourage applications from candidates from all racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.