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Serve as the media relations contact for 3-4 assigned Olympic sports
(possible sport assignments include volleyball, field hockey, softball, baseball, women’s lacrosse, swimming & diving, tennis, golf, rowing, water polo, Hall of Fame)
Internship will begin August 1, 2022 and conclude May 31, 2023
The following responsibilities are expected for assigned sports:
Write recaps, releases and other promotional stories
Distribution of news and other announcements to local, regional and national media via digital platforms
Create social media content (graphics, gameday and relevant in-game content) that aligns with established University and Athletics social media strategies and style guidelines
Produce game programs and record books
Maintain statistical archives and related program records
Travel with teams as necessary (emphasis on travel for postseason competitions)
Serve as communications liaison with BIG EAST Conference and NCAA staff
Work closely with coaching staffs, marketing and video departments in promotion of teams and student-athletes; regularly attend operations meetings as necessary for the planning of such promotional activities
Assist with game management responsibilities at home men’s basketball, women’s basketball and football games; will also assist at some game day events for non-assigned Olympic sports
Contribute content and help with performing routine maintenance of official Athletic Department website, Villanova.com
Represent Villanova University, Villanova Athletics and the Media Relations Office in a professional manner in all interactions with school administrators, coaching staffs, student-athletes and external stakeholders
Working knowledge of and a willingness to comply with NCAA and conference regulations
Other office duties and non-specific sport responsibilities as assigned by department supervisor
Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University’s mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University’s mission and values.
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