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Gardner-Webb University
Graduate Assistantship

Gardner-Webb University, a private Christian university located in Boiling Springs, N.C., seeks to fill its Graduate Assistant for Athletics Media Relations position.

Gardner-Webb sponsors 22 NCAA Division I sports and competes as a full member of the Big South Conference and as an associate member of the Southern Conference (wrestling) and the Coastal Collegiate Sports Association (men¹s and women¹s swimming).

Job Description
The selected candidate will serve as the primary contact for selected sports as well as assisting with other sports as assigned. Duties will include, but are not limited to, timely production of website content, social media content, press releases and publications for assigned sports. Successful compilation and distribution of statistics for assigned sports is also necessary and some travel will be required.

Qualifications
Bachelor degree and acceptance into a graduate program at Gardner-Webb are required. A degree in sports management, communications, journalism or related field and experience as an undergraduate in an athletics communications office is preferred. Familiarity with statistics software (StatCrew), social media platforms, desktop publishing software (Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Creative Suite) and photography is also preferred.

Dates
The two-year position begins in January, 2017

Compensation
Full-time graduate school tuition, books, meal plan and a monthly stipend. More information is available here: http://www.gardner-webb.edu/Assets/gardnerwebb/financial-planning/grad-school/graduate-assistantship-application-and-cover-letter.pdf

Other Details
Evening and weekend hours are common and holiday hours are also expected. The position reports to the Assistant Athletics Director for Media Relations.

To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, three references and writing samples to Marc Rabb (mrabb@gardner-webb.edu). Review of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Gardner-Webb University is a coeducational, private institution with a strong emphasis in the liberal arts, located in Boiling Springs, NC (50 miles southwest of Charlotte) offering a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs in the arts and sciences and in professional and pre professional fields. Gardner-Webb University maintains a policy of non-discrimination. No aspect of employment will be influenced by race, color, sex, national origin, veteran status, handicap, age, or any other basis prohibited by statute. Founded by North Carolina Baptists in 1905, Gardner-Webb employs individuals who participate in and wholeheartedly support Christian values.