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Two Graduate Positions Posted

Two Graduate Positions Posted

Clemson University is offering an opportunity for TWO (2) graduate students considering a career in athletic communications, with a focus on being a sport contact, to serve as graduate assistants within the Athletic Department.


The students will be mentored by the Assistant Athletic Director for Communications and Director of New and Creative Media. Additional consideration will be given to students with experience in desktop publishing/design skills (i.e. Photoshop, InDesign); working knowledge of StatCrew statistical software; working knowledge of web-based content management systems; social media management skills; basic HTML coding skills.

Throughout this experience, the student will be provided opportunities to apply concepts and theories from the classroom to an intercollegiate athletic environment. Opportunities include:

  • Serve as the primary contact for assigned sports. Developing full communications plans, identifying news stories, arranging interviews and promoting the program through all available outlets.
  • Creating and publishing digital content for assigned sports, including written, photo and video content
  • Keeping statistical records; providing real-time data entry during live events and archiving statistics for historical reference
  • Updating content, such as bios, rosters, schedules, statistics, press releases, articles, blogs, etc. on
  • Assisting with daily posting on social media platforms for sports.

Interested students should have a bachelor’s degree in public relations, communications, athletic administration, business administration, journalism or a related field; excellent communication (both verbal and written) and organizational skills; willingness to work evening, weekend and holiday hours; demonstrated experience in the field of communications; strong computer skills.

Application Process: Please submit a cover letter, résumé, work samples and names of three references by May 15, 2017 to Libby Kehn, Associate Director of Athletic Communications, PO Box 31, Clemson, S.C. 29633 or e-mail to