The Southern Arkansas University Athletic Department is seeking a qualified and energetic applicant to serve as a journalism/marketing/multimedia graduate assistant for the 2019-20 academic year. The selected candidate will help market and promote the Muleriders’ 14 NCAA Division II athletic programs as well as other duties assigned. SAU competes in the Great American Conference. The candidate must successfully be admitted to and enrolled in a graduate program at SAU prior to beginning employment. The position is renewable for a second year and includes a monthly stipend. The appointment will be nine months beginning in late August and running into May.
Duties: Assist the Sports Information Office with video and social media coverage as well as marketing and game day promotion of SAU games and special events; opportunity to produce video content, including but not limited to: highlight/hype videos, animations, interviews, feature stories, and management/creation of compelling content for social media distribution; maintain library/archive of video content; assist with management and archiving of photos, graphics, and video content; adhere to established internal social media guidelines; may also include writing pre and post-game releases and contributing to the athletic department website (www.muleriderathletics.com); execute proper public communication when representing Southern Arkansas University online; night and weekend work required; special projects and other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree, preferably in marketing, public relations, sports administration, communications, journalism, graphic design or a related field required; excellent communication skills; experience shooting and editing video (Adobe Creative software – Premiere and After Effects); ability to produce short-form, eye-catching “hype videos” for social media distribution, utilizing special effects and creative editing; experience conducting interviews or working on live productions a plus; knowledge of and experience with current social media platforms, techniques, and trends; a working knowledge of desktop publishing tools (Adobe Creative software – InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator) preferred; ability to communicate effectively through writing; ability to work nights and weekends. Preference will be given to candidates who have worked in a collegiate sports information office as a student or in any other capacity. All SAU faculty and staff demonstrate a commitment to inclusion and diversity of the University community and excellence in interpersonal behaviors and effective collaboration with colleagues. Joining the SAU family requires a commitment to our culture of Continuous Quality Improvement.
To apply, send a resume, cover letter, list of references and work samples via email to: Jacob Pumphrey, Director of Athletic Communications (firstname.lastname@example.org) or (email@example.com). Applications will be reviewed immediately and will be accepted until the position is filled. For more information about Southern Arkansas athletics, please visit www.muleriderathletics.com. For more information about Southern Arkansas graduate school, please visit http://web.saumag.edu/graduate/. AA/EOE. Non-listed references may be contacted.