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Athletics Media Relations Assistant

Title:  Athletics Media Relations Assistant
Date:   March 21, 2014
Department:   Athletics

Bridgewater College is seeking applicants for a 10-month internship position in Sports Information beginning August 1, 2014, and continuing through May 31, 2015, with the possibility of renewal. This is a part-time position with a $15,000 salary plus the possibility of on-campus housing.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Athletic Media Relations Assistant will assist in all daily operations of the Athletic Media Relations office and will be the main contact for multiple sports and is responsible for all publicity efforts of applicable sports. Duties include, but are not limited to: writing and editing press releases, game stories, game programs, and media guides; designing posters and/or schedule cards; managing home events for respective sports; keeping and updating stats; conducting interviews with coaches and players; assisting in the maintenance of the athletics website; providing game recaps and other human interest stories; and other duties as assigned. The Athletic Media Relations Assistant must also maintain compliance with all Athletic Department, College and NCAA policies.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in sports management, journalism, communications or a related field. Applicants should have at least 1-2 years experience as a student worker or intern in athletic media relations/sports information at the college level, or suitable experience in a related field. Strong written and verbal communications skills as well as computer abilities are essential. Position requires working nights and weekends and travel with assigned teams. Familiarity with Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign/Photoshop/Premiere), StatCrew, web publishing and web streaming is preferred.

GENERAL INFORMATION:

Bridgewater offers bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degrees in more than 60 majors and minors, along with multiple areas of emphasis and concentrations, pre-professional programs such as medicine and law, dual degree programs and teacher certification. The College is a member of NCAA Division III and the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, with 22 intercollegiate athletic teams. The vibrant 300-acre residential campus includes an equestrian center and is located in the town of Bridgewater, Virginia, near the city of Harrisonburg in the center of the Shenandoah Valley. An excellent school system, healthy business environment, numerous arts and cultural events, the state's lowest crime rate, and a variety of outdoor opportunities and historic attractions draw many to the region.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT: Tim Leister, Director of Athletic Media Relations, by email at tleister@bridgewater.edu.

APPLICATION: Please complete our online application and attach a cover letter, resume, list of references with current phone numbers, one publication sample, and three different writing samples,

DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position is open until filled.

Bridgewater College is committed to employing a diverse faculty and staff, and actively seeks applications from women, minorities, and other persons from traditionally under-represented groups.

Bridgewater College is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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