In addition to a full tuition waiver and stipend, graduate students earn an additional 10 hours per week of pay at an hourly rate.
3 openings available.
The Athletic Communications Graduate Assistantship at Millersville University is designed for two years of study, subject to satisfactory academic progress and maintaining a 3.0 GPA, at which point the student should have a completed master’s degree. The start date for this position is the fall semester of 2023.
The selected candidate candidates will receive a first-year stipend of $5,000 ($5,400 in the second year) and up to 24 credits of tuition waiver. Graduate assistants also receive unparalleled experience in an outstanding Division II institution and gain valuable skills needed to apply for entry-level full-time positions upon completion of the two-year position.
The graduate assistant is responsible for assisting the director of athletic communications with the publicity and promotion of Millersville’s 19 intercollegiate sports. Duties include serving as the primary media contact for several sports, writing and editing news releases for placement in local and regional media, assisting in the maintenance of the athletics website, weekly conference reporting, and nominations, coverage of home athletic events, use of statistical software, assisting with live video broadcast production, video editing and graphic design of social media graphics. The candidate also must be able to assist in maintaining the department’s social media efforts.
Effective writing and interpersonal skills are a must. Knowledge of Production Truck, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, NCAA LiveStats/PrestoStats statistical software, and video editing and photography skills are strongly encouraged.
The successful candidate must be a college graduate with a preferred degree in journalism, communications, public relations or a related field and prior experience in athletic communications. Applicants hired into this position are required to apply and be accepted into a master’s degree program at Millersville University and must be enrolled in a minimum of six graduate credits in the fall and spring semesters.
Applicants should send a letter of interest, resume, and three references to Millersville University Director of Athletic Communications, Ethan Hulsey at firstname.lastname@example.org. For full consideration, please apply by March 1, 2023.
About Millersville University Athletic Communications
Millersville University athletic communications office provides accurate information to media and stakeholders for the promotion of Millersville University athletics and its student-athletes. Millersville University sponsors 19 intercollegiate sports competing at the NCAA Division II level and in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference.
Millersville Athletic Communications:
•Supports student-athletes and provides them with a memorable experience.
•Assists coaches in building and maintaining successful programs.
•Enhances opportunities for fundraising and event attendance.
•Creates interest and support for the program’s positive aspects.
•Encourages media interest by providing fair, accurate coverage and promoting with complete, honest information.
ABOUT MILLERSVILLE UNIVERSITY
Millersville University of Pennsylvania is a top-ranked, public university located in the northeast region of the U.S. Dedicated to providing nationally recognized programs that embrace the liberal arts, Millersville offers academic opportunities that are supported by outstanding faculty who are accomplished scholars and practitioners. Founded in 1855 as the first Normal School in Pennsylv...ania, Millersville University is one of 14 universities within the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.
Millersville offers a world-class education at one-third the cost of the average private education. One reason we are rated one of the top 25 public universities in the North is our placement rate. Within six months of graduation, 95% of Millersville graduates are employed.
WE HAVE THE PERFECT LOCATION
Our 250-acre campus is ideally located in a small town tucked away in scenic Lancaster County. The City of Lancaster is only 10 minutes away and seven square miles, but packed with art, museums, historical attractions, restaurants and cafes, theatres, shops and boutiques. Central Market, in downtown Lancaster, attracts thousands of visitors from across the northeast. Surrounding Lancaster City, Lancaster County features farmlands, family-style feasts and the Amish. The big-city bustle of Philadelphia, New York and Washington, D.C. are only a train ride away.