This 10-month internship reports to the Director of Athletic Communications and serves as the primary media contact for field hockey, sprint football, women’s ice hockey, gymnastics and men’s and women’s cross country and track and field. The position will be responsible for creative new media and social media outreach (Facebook, Twitter, etc.); creating and editing video content; writing releases after athletic contests for local, regional and hometown consumption as well as for the web site; media relations; updating cornellbigred.com; other assignments include supervising student personnel; performing game day press box management for home athletic events; and maintaining player and sport records.
We will work with the selected candidate on learning publication writing, designing, editing and production for departmental publications; providing support for TV, radio and web broadcasts; statistic compilation using various software applications, and supervision of student personnel. Over more than 20 years, we have a 100% job placement rate into full-time positions in the field.
The internship stipend is $17,500 for 10 months and covers the time period from September1, 2022 to June 30, 2023.
Please send a resume, cover letter and any work samples you’d like to share to Jeremy Hartigan, Associate Director of Athletics for Communication (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Background check may be required.
Bachelors degree in journalism or related field preferred.
Previous work experience in a college sports information office or equivalent either as an undergraduate, graduate, or intern preferred.
Strong writing and editing skills.
Demonstrated knowledge of video editing and streaming.
Understanding of social media platforms.
Experience with content management systems a plus.
Must have an excellent knowledge of athletics and athletic terminology.
Must be able to work long hours including nights and weekends.
Ability to work with diverse personalities under pressure.
Visa sponsorship for this position is not available.
Relocation assistance for this position is not available.
Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.
Cornell communicators share a mission to enhance and preserve the university’s brand and reputation as a top research institution and a leader in higher education, and to support and promote critical programs that serve the university’s teaching, research and public engagement mission.
Communication services are carried out through a matrixed organizational system in which University Relations houses the departments of News (Cornell Chronicle), Media Relations (pitching and servicing media requests), Brand (Cornell.edu, multimedia production), Strategic Communications (communications plans, key messaging, campus statements, social media management), and Cornellians (digital alumni publication). Communicators in colleges, schools, and units regularly collaborate with, and consult, University Relations departments. University Relations serves as a partner and resource for all unit communicators
Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive communi...ty of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.