St. Cloud State University Athletics Athletic Communications is seeking a graduate assistant for the 2023-24 and 2024-25 school years. The selected candidate will be the primary communications contact for 3-4 selected sports, which will be determined based on the office’s needs and the candidate’s experience. This position will receive a tuition wavier upon acceptance into graduate school, and a monthly stipend.
This position will report directly to the Assistant Athletic Director for Strategic Communications in an effort to publicize all student-athletes, coaches and staff members at St. Cloud State University. He/she will serve as the primary communications contact for select sports, as well as secondary contact for other sports. Responsibilities include but are not limited to all communications needs, including press releases, social media, website management, statistical coverage, record keeping, gameday publications and publicity of assigned sports. Individual will perform other duties as assigned.
For more information on the available graduate programs, visit stcloudstate.edu and the Graduate Admission page. Send cover letter, resume and three references to Andrew Melroe, St. Cloud State Assistant Athletics Director for Strategic Communications at email@example.com.
Bachelor’s Degree in communications, journalism, sport management or related field
Experience in an athletic communications office
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, knowledge of AP style
Strong organizational skills
Proficiency in Adobe Creative Studio, specifically Photoshop and InDesign
Basic understand of NCAA Live Stats / Genius and statcrew softwares
Experience in website maintenance, social media content creation, photography and videography
Experience dealing with print, radio and television media
Ability to work weekdays and nights, weekends and holidays when necessary
St. Cloud State sponsors 17 NCAA Division II and Division I sports competing in some of the toughest conferences in collegiate sports. The St. Cloud State Division II programs compete in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) and the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC), while the men's and women's hockey Division I programs compete in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) and Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA), respectively.