$1,100 stipend, paid monthly. Scholarship will cover full tuition expenses for three classes per semester. Does not cover course related fees or textbooks.
4 Year Degree
Western Kentucky University, Department of Athletics, is seeking applications for Athletic Communications Graduate Assistant beginning August 15, 2023. This is a 12-month, part-time position that reports to the Senior Associate Athletic Director, Communications/Marketing. Applicants must have a commitment to and responsibility for adhering to all rules and regulations of WKU, Conference USA and the NCAA.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
The following duties are customary for this position but are not to be construed as all-inclusive. Duties may be added, deleted and assigned based on management discretion and institutional needs.
Serve as primary media relations contact for assigned sports and secondary contact for one or two other sports
Responsible for assigned program’s social media accounts, including content calendar, creative vision and content creation in collaboration with creative team
Responsible for all written material, inclusive of media guide, game notes, press releases and more
Assist local, regional and national media with coverage of university’s athletic programs as a whole
Assist the Senior Associate Athletics Director for Communications/Marketing in growing regional network of coverage for the university's athletic programs while working with student-athletes and coaches to increase publicity of the university's athletic programs and academic achievements
Actively implement the athletic department’s social media policies on a day-to-day basis
Perform other related duties as assigned by the Senior Associate Athletic Director for Communications/Marketing
Knowledge and Skills Considered Essential for Success:
Excellent written and verbal skills
Exemplary interpersonal, customer service and organizational skills
Ability to handle confidential and sensitive situations with tact and diplomacy
Keen attention to detail
Experience in Adobe Creative Cloud is highly desirable
Must have valid driver’s license
Must be able to use Microsoft office
Ability to lift and move athletics equipment up to 50 pounds.
$1,100 stipend, paid monthly. Scholarship will cover full tuition expenses for three classes per semester. Does not cover course related fees or textbooks. The candidate must have earned a baccalaureate degree and be admitted as a full-time student in any graduate program at Western Kentucky University, effective fall 2023. This position is a two-year commitment, renewed after one year based on satisfactory academic and work-related performance.
Applications for employment will be accepted electronically only. Interested candidates must submit a cover letter, a current resume, and a list of references via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. To ensure full consideration submit application materials by August 4, 2023. Anticipated start date August 15, 2023 or as soon as possible after.
Western Kentucky University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, or marital status in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices in accordance with the Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Sport Management or related field
Experience working in college or professional sports
Acceptance into a graduate program at Western Kentucky University
Western Kentucky University (WKU): Founded in 1906, WKU is located in Bowling Green, Kentucky, an ethnically and racially diverse city of 61,500 people, about 110 miles south of Louisville and 65 miles north of Nashville. More than 50 different languages are spoken in and around Bowling Green and people from 35 nationalities call the area home. We seek to attract research- and teaching-active faculty, as well as staff members, from academically and culturally diverse backgrounds. The university's population of approximately 20,000 students includes 35% first generation university/college, 15% underrepresented minority and 6% international students. A regional comprehensive university, WKU is student-centered and focuses on applied research that expands knowledge; improves learning; and serves the region, state and nation.