Sports Information Graduate Assistant


Posting Date: March 2, 2020

Closing Date: Open until filled

William Paterson University seeks an enthusiastic and highly-motivated individual to fill the position of Sports Information Graduate Assistant for the 2020-21 and 2021-22 academic years. This 10-month position includes a full-time tuition waiver and $6,000 annual salary. The proposed start date is Aug. 10, 2020.

The Assistant will report to both the Director of Athletics Communications and Compliance and the Director of Sports Information.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Serve as primary contact for assigned sports
  • Event coverage (statistical compilation and public address announcing)
  • Writing and editing of releases, student-athlete biographies and feature stories
  • Website content creation and maintenance
  • Recording and editing video of home events and interviews
  • Contributing to the Pioneers’ social media platforms, graphic design and archiving of information
  • Assist in the management of student assistants
  • Expected to adhere to all NCAA, New Jersey Athletic Conference and William Paterson rules and regulations

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree, with studies in communications, journalism, public relations or a related field highly preferred
  • Admission to one of William Paterson’s graduate programs (https://www.wpunj.edu/admissions/graduate/)
  • Strong writing, editing and communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate with all members of the University community
  • Writing experience, particularly in a public relations setting
  • Proven success in a deadline-oriented environment
  • Weekend and evening hours  

Preferred:

  • Experience with statistical software programs (Statcrew, NCAA Live Stats), InDesign, Photoshop and Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Experience in a college sports information setting

 

William Paterson University is the third most diverse public university in New Jersey. As a longstanding member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), we have been designated by the US Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. William Paterson University is also proud to be designated as a NASA MSI (Minority Serving Institution). The University offers more than 250 undergraduate and graduate academic programs that range from liberal arts and sciences to pre-professional and professional programs; it enrolls nearly 10,000 students from across the country and from over 40 nations. The University is situated on a beautiful, 370-acre suburban campus in Wayne, New Jersey, just twenty miles west of New York City. 

The Pioneers are members of Division III of the NCAA and the New Jersey Athletic Conference.

In order to be eligible for a graduate assistantship, a student must complete the graduate admissions application and submit all supplemental materials required by the program (https://www.wpunj.edu/admissions/graduate/how-to-apply/). In addition, the applicant must indicate on the application that he/she is applying for a graduate assistantship. Applicants must also have an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 and meet all additional minimum requirements for the program of choice.

Applicants are also required to submit via email a cover letter, resume, three writing samples and list of three references to: Heather Brocious, Director of Athletics Communications and Compliance, at brocioush@wpunj.edu. For information about the department and university, visit wpupioneers.com and wpunj.edu.

The Clery Act (The Jean Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistic Act) requires all institutions of higher learning to make available to prospective employees our agency's Annual Security Report. A copy of this information is available on the University Police Department website at the Clery Act page. A paper copy of this report can be obtained at the University Police Department upon request.

Newly hired individuals will be required to establish and maintain principal residency in the state of New Jersey within one year from the date of employment.

William Paterson University is an equal opportunity employer that actively values and supports diversity among faculty, staff and students. Women, minorities, and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.