Job Summary Reporting to the Director of Athletic Communications, the Athletics Communications Intern supports Susquehanna University's long and proud Division III heritage by helping to generate regional and national visibility for its 23 intercollegiate sports and its student-athletes through creative video/digital content, media relations, press releases, media guides, SURiverHawks.com, and any other available print & electronic media. This position requires the willingness to work extended hours, including some evenings, weekends, and holidays as well as some travel to away sporting events. This is a one-year appointment, with the possibility of subsequent reappointments up to a total of three years.
Specific Responsibilities The Athletics Communications Intern, supported by several student assistants, is responsible for assisting the director in:
Maintaining and managing the athletics website, SURiverHawks.com, as well as the department's social media platforms to help recruit student-athletes and inform alumni, parents and the University community.
Developing video/digital content for the athletics website, social media, athletic development, and individual team and marketing materials.
Serving as the primary contact person for several sports.
Hiring, training, and managing the student staff in the office and during contests.
Handling sports media relations, supporting the sports hometown news release program, and writing information for media on the University's varsity sports programs.
Staffing press areas and official scoring areas at home sporting events, while maintaining statistical records on student-athletes.
Producing game programs and other sports publications that maintain the university's graphic identity.
Education Bachelor's degree required.
Additional Requirements This position requires a valid driver's license, the ability to drive and qualify under the university's insurance carrier when driving a university and/or leased vehicle. CPR, AED and First Aid certification is preferred.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Interest in and knowledge of various sports. Knowledge of basic office equipment. Knowledge of Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Cloud, and photo and video editing software. Knowledge of in-game statistical software (Stat Crew, PrestoStats, and NCAA LiveStats). Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, strong attention to details, and the ability to manage multiple projects in an effective and timely manner. Skilled in communication both verbal and written. Ability to relate and work with other university departments. Ability to exercise good judgement and confidentiality and work independently.
Physical Demand Requires the ability to walk and carry items to press box atop stadium and to other athletic fields, occasional travel to off-site conferences or sporting events. Position requires the ability to stand or sit for extended periods of time. Position requires the ability to move about the campus. Position requires the ability to talk and to hear instruction, the ability to frequently convey detailed or important instructions and ideas accurately, loudly, or quickly. Position requires lifting, pulling, pushing: Exert up to 50 pounds for force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Work is indoors and outdoors.
Experience Experience in a sports information office preferred.
Number of Months: 10 months
Quick link for posting: 2299
Internal Number: 2299
About Susquehanna University
Susquehanna University is a selective, residential liberal arts college in Pennsylvania that provides a solid foundation in the liberal arts and sciences.