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Arkansas Tech University
Graduate Assistantship/Internship

Arkansas Tech University seeks a qualified candidate for a graduate assistantship/internship with the Athletic Communications office. The graduate assistant aids the overall operation of the Athletic Communications department, assisting the Associate Athletic Director in the promotion of all 10 NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletic programs at Arkansas Tech.

Arkansas Tech is an NCAA Division II institution in Russellville, Ark., is a charter member of the Great American Conference and has an enrollment of 11,191 students.

Russellville, which has a population of almost 30,000 people, is located along Interstate 40 about 70 miles west of Little Rock and 75 miles east of Fort Smith.

The candidate will serve as the primary media contact for selected sports, maintain historical records, assist in the design and publication of gameday and seasonal publications, compile statistics, assist with the maintenance and upkeep of the Athletics Department website, upkeep the department’s social media platforms and supervise a staff of student workers. Some travel might be required, as well as working events on nights and weekends.

Position is for 10-months, beginning as soon as possible and running through May 30, 2018 with possible renewal for a second year, has a competitive monthly stipend and tuition for six hours of graduate study (both fall and spring semesters). Graduate assistants are expected to remain in good academic standing within their program to maintain the graduate assistantship. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Qualifications:
A bachelor's degree in journalism, business, sports administration or a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired, is required.

Experience with in-game statistical software strongly preferred. Candidates should possess strong written and oral communication skills; proficiency in desktop publishing (Adobe InDesign and Photoshop), live streaming technology, new media applications (Facebook, Twitter, etc.), digital photography, and basic computer applications.

Additionally, the candidate should be able to stick to, meet deadlines and work independently. The applicant must be able to adhere to the requirements of the NCAA, Great American Conference and the mission of Arkansas Tech.

To Apply:
Please submit a resume, three current references, and work samples to Paul Smith, Associate Athletic Director, Arkansas Tech University, 1604 Coliseum Drive, Tucker Coliseum, Russellville, AR 72801. Applications will also be accepted at psmith6@atu.edu.

Arkansas Tech is an Equal Access, Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.