Clemson University is offering an opportunity for one-three (1-3) graduate students considering a career in athletic communications, with a focus on being a sport contact, to serve as graduate assistants within its Athletic Department. The students will be mentored by the Associate Athletic Director for Communications and Associate Athletic Director for Creative Solutions.
Interested students should have a bachelor's degree in public relations, communications, athletic administration, business administration, journalism or a related field; excellent communication (both verbal and written) and organizational skills; willingness to work evening, weekend and holiday hours; demonstrated experience in the field of communications; strong computer skills.
Additional consideration will be given to students with experience using Adobe Creative Cloud (i.e. Photoshop, Premiere, InDesign); experience shooting and editing video; social media management skills; working knowledge of StatCrew statistical software; working knowledge of web-based content management systems; basic HTML coding skills.
Throughout this experience, the student will be provided opportunities to apply concepts and theories from the classroom to an intercollegiate athletic environment. Opportunities include:
Serve as the primary contact for assigned sports. Developing full communications plans, identifying news stories, arranging interviews and promoting the program through all available outlets.
Creating and publishing digital content for assigned sports, including written, photo and video content
Assisting with daily posting on social media platforms for assigned sports.
Keeping statistical records; providing real-time data entry during live events and archiving statistics for historical reference
Updating content, such as bios, rosters, schedules, statistics, press releases, articles, blogs, etc. on ClemsonTigers.com.
Starting Date: July 8, 2019
Application Process: Please submit a cover letter, résumé, work samples and names of three references by April 12, 2019 to Libby Kehn, Associate Director of Athletic Communications via e-mail at email@example.com.
Closing Statement: Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.
Additional Salary Information: Financial Aid: $26,000 ($9,000 fall semester, $9,000 spring semester, $8,000 summer school) in financial aid will be provided for tuition, fees and cost of attendance. Note: Applicant must be accepted to and attend graduate school.
About Clemson University Athletic Department
Location - Clemson, SC 29633
Founded - 1889
Enrollment - 16,403
Nickname - Tigers
Colors - Orange and Purple
President - James P. Clements
Athletic Director - Daniel Radakovich
NCAA/ACC Rep. - Dr. Janie Hodge
Athletic Department Address:
P.O. Box 31
Clemson, SC 29633
Overnight Mailing Address:
100 Perimeter Road
Jervey Athletic Center
Clemson, SC 29633
Athletic Department Phone - 864-656-1935