The Francis Marion University Sports Information Office is seeking an intern for the Department of Athletics beginning on July 16, 2014. This 10-month position (July 16th - May 15th) is renewable after a year. Weekend and night work will be required. This position will be based on a specific hour and wage structure.
Major Responsibilities Include:
Assist the Associate Athletic Director for Media Relations and Marketing with the promotion and publicity of all 14 NCAA sports;
Write and edit press releases and game stories;
Produce athletic publications such as game programs and (online) media guides;
Assist with the updating of the athletics website, fmupatriots.com;
Manage video content for the website;
Compile and distribute statistics;
Maintain Francis Marion athletics social media sites; and
Operate computer programs, including Adobe InDesign and Pagemaker, and Stat Crew System software.
Francis Marion, a state-supported comprehensive university with an enrollment of approximately 4,000 students, sponsors 14 intercollegiate sports, 12 of which compete in the NCAA Division II Peach Belt Conference and two of which compete as NCAA Division I independents. Florence, SC, is located in northeastern South Carolina at the intersection of Interstate Highways 95 and 20. It is 80 miles from the state capitol, Columbia, and 60 miles from Myrtle Beach. Historic Charleston is 120 miles away.
FM Requirements: Strong communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills are required. A working knowledge of public relations and college sports is also expected.
Preference will be given to applicants with experience in a collegiate sports information office and website management (PrestoSports). A working knowledge of various Stat Crew Systems software and familiarity with digital photography, video editing software, Adobe InDesign, and Adobe Pagemaker is also desired.
Materials Needed: 1) Letter of Interest (Referencing Position Number 14-36); 2) FM Application; 3) resume; 4) the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references; 5) publication/writing samples; 6) copies of transcripts for any collegiate coursework (official transcripts will be required of the successful candidate).
Send Application Packet to: Dr. Charlene Wages, Vice President for Administration, PO Box 100547, Florence, SC 29502-0547 or FAX to (843) 661-1202.
Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Minorities and Women are strongly encouraged to apply.
Click here for the FM Application.
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