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Graduate Assistant-Athletics Communications

  1. Basic Function

Under the direct supervision of the Associate Athletics Director of Media & Communications, the Athletics Communications Graduate Assistant will support the communications efforts for the athletics department and its 28 varsity sports in the areas of media relations, website management, social media, graphic design, video production and statistics.

  1. Responsibilities
    • Serve as the primary communications contact for 1-2 sports in each athletic season
    • Research, write and edit releases featuring student-athletes, coaches and teams
    • Assist in producing content for MBUSpartans.com, Spartan Digital Network and official athletics social media accounts
    • Maintain statistics for assigned sports (in-game, reporting, recordkeeping)
    • Help produce athletic publications such as game programs, game notes, recruit guides, etc.
    • Promote and nominate student-athletes for weekly and annual awards
    • Work with print, radio, and television media to promote Missouri Baptist Athletics
    • Arrange and/or perform gameday responsibilities such as public address, clock management, scoreboard operation, music, etc.
    • Mentor student assistants, interns, and Sport Management practicum students
    • relationship with Christ, reputation beyond reproach, and active member in a local church
  1. Qualifications & Skills
    • Bachelor’s degree required within the preferred area of study of Digital Media, Film and Broadcasting, Communications, Journalism, Public Relations or Sports Management
    • Previous experience in intercollegiate athletics preferred
    • Proficient or basic knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite programs (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, After Effects)
    • Proficient or basic knowledge of statistical software (Presto Sports, StatCrew, NCAA Live Stats,DakStats)
    • Proficient or basic knowledge of website content management systems (SIDEARM, Presto Sports)
  1. Performance Measurement Criteria

An annual performance review is to be conducted by the Associate Athletics Director of Media & Communications. This review will include an assessment of the degree to which primary responsibilities have been accomplished. In addition, an analysis of strengths and weaknesses, along with personal and professional development, will be included.

Apply

To apply, interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, statement of Christian faith, and a highlightof work samples (i.e., recaps, feature stories, feature videos, graphics, play-by-play) to Adam Samson,Associate AD of Media & Communications at adam.samson@mobap.edu.