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Athletic Communications Student Assistant

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Position Information

Posting Number
Job Title Athletic Communications Student Assistant
Department Sports Information
Rate of Pay $7.25 hourly
FLSA Non-Exempt
Estimated Number of Hours Per Week 10-12
Employment Status Part Time Temp
Student Appointment Type Work-Study
General Description

Assist the Sports Information Department with publicizing UM athletic events through print, video, and social media.

Essential Job Duties

1. Contribute original text, photo, and video content for website and social media platforms (e.g., departmental Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Website).

2. Work in an official capacity at home athletic events (e.g., operating scoreboards, compiling statistics, public address).

3. Film and edit highlight clips and interviews with coaches and student-athletes to provide video content for website and social media.

4. Write press releases featuring game recaps, individual awards and recognition, and student-athlete profiles.

5. Create infographics highlighting story lines and statistics from athletic events.

6. Interview recent athletic alumni and contribute text, photo, and video content for website and social media.

7. Suggest social media postings from home athletic events.

8. Review social media postings concerning athletics and suggest the possibility of sharing content.

9. Monitor and update the Sports Information Department’s social media accounts.

10. Develop new ideas and research best practices for public relations and social media initiatives useful to Sports Information.

11. Assist with the planning of special events in the Athletic Department.

12. Update the athletic alumni database.

Education and Experience

High School Diploma or GED equivalent

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

1. Must have excellent communication and grammar skills. (Written and verbal.)

2. Possess proficiency with social media platforms. (Snapchat, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn etc.)

3. Must be available to attend sports events in order to cover for media.

4. Be self-directed and motivated.

5. Maintain behavior consistent with being a role model to the UM community.

6. Detail-oriented and organized.

Preferred Major Mass Communication and Marketing
Licenses, Certification or Registrations


Number of Vacancies 3
Desired Start Date
Open Date 01/17/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
EEO Statement

UM is an AA/EO Employer.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you currently a student (having been admitted or enrolled in classes) at the University of Montevallo?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Have you been awarded Federal Work-Study by the Financial Aid Office?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
Optional Documents