Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan is seeking applicants for the position of Graduate Assistant-Communications. The individual will be a member of the FDU Athletics communications team and provide support to the department’s 21 varsity teams.
This position is a two-year position with the candidate pursuing a graduate degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan. The position will be responsible for assisting and executing all publicity aspects for FDU’s athletic program and have the opportunity to serve as the primary contact for several teams.
Compensation includes tuition, housing, and a stipend.
Application: Please send resume and cover letter to-
Jason Young, Senior Associate Athletics Director for External Affairs firstname.lastname@example.org
This position will begin on August 1st or earlier.
Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Serve as primary communications contact for assigned sport programs.
Collaborate with colleagues to generate content ideas.
Solicit feedback from sports programs on objectives, goals and strategies, in addition to the creation and distribution of content.
Manage social media channels for assigned sports programs.
Facilitate multimedia student-athlete features in coordination with other departments.
Design, write and edit various communications materials, such as student-athlete bios, press releases and feature stories for the department’s website conveying the voice of the coach, student-athletes and the program.
Manage current and historical team information (rosters, statistics, record, photos, videos) of assigned sports.
Other duties as assigned.
Requirements and preferred qualifications:
Earned Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education in Journalism, Communications, Sports Media, Sports Management or a related field.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team to meet expected deadlines and schedules.
Good interpersonal skills and ability to work as a member of a production team covering a live event.
Effective time management skills.
Ability to work evenings/weekends and maintain a flexible work schedule.
Background working in and filming athletics.
Demonstrated aptitude in social media. Familiarity with managing accounts and serving as the primary administrator.
Experience with Adobe Premier, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign preferred.
Graphic design experience.
Experience working with web technologies, including basic HTML and CMS tools (such as SideArm Sports, Genius Sports) preferred.
Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan located in Teaneck, NJ is home to 21 NCAA Division I teams. A member of the Northeast Conference, the Knights have had tremendous success in the classroom, in athletic competition, and giving back to the Bergen County community.
Oner the last two years, FDU has won NEC championships in men's soccer, women's indoor track & field, women's bowling, and women's golf. FDU student-athletes were also recognized for their efforts in the community by winning the NEC Building Communities Award with over 3,000 community service hours. Other recent milestones include men's basketball winning the 2019 NEC championship and going on to win the first NCAA Tournament game in school history. In addition to recent championships, FDU also holds two NCAA National Championships in the sport of bowling (2006, 2010).