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Bowie State University
Graduate Assistantship

Graduate Assistantship Dates: 10-month appointment (renewable)
Dates for 2017-2018 academic year: September 1, 2017 – May 31, 2018

Responsibilities:
The graduate assistant will assist the Sports Information Director with coverage of 13 Division II sports. This individual will be responsible for comprehensive web site management, to include feature stories, event previews, game stories, scores, statistics, rosters, schedules and archival program information including photo archives. Game management responsibilities will include scorers’ table and press box management, operating in-game scoring statistical programs, postgame score reporting, event recaps, press releases, media relations and day to day office operations. The graduate assistant will be required to work many of the hours associated with the sports information profession (averages 25-30 hours per week), including nights and weekends. Additionally, GA will have oversight of specific sports as assigned by the Sports Information Director and must be willing to travel.

Qualifications:
A bachelor's degree is required and successful candidate must be accepted into one of Bowie State University's graduate programs. Candidates should have a working knowledge of sports information in a wide range of collegiate sports. Knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop, Stat Crew and other PC software is required. At least one year of experience in an athletic media relations office is preferred.

Compensation/Benefits:
A stipend of $8,000 and $4,500 in tuition assistance for the 2017-2018 academic year. Student is responsible for any fees and additional expenses. Successful candidate must be registered as a full-time matriculating graduate student. In addition, successful candidate will gain plenty of valuable experience working in a fast paced environment with many diverse personalities.

Application:
Individuals wishing to apply for the position should send a resume, writing and publication samples ASAP (email submissions welcome for resume and writing samples) to Greg Goings at ggoings@bowiestate.edu. Applicant must submit paperwork for admission to the institution as quickly as possible after expressing interest in the position.