The University of Akron, an NCAA Division I (FBS) institution and member of the Mid-American Conference is accepting applications for an athletics communications intern. This position will establish and maintain relationships with local, regional and national media to maximize coverage and exposure of Akron Athletics through both traditional and new media sources.
Produce extensive copywriting (media releases, media guides and website), layout and design (media guides, website and other publications), editing and record keeping.
Perform all game day obligations of assigned sports, which includes being the primary contact for volleyball and at least two Olympic sports and assist on game day with other duties related to football and basketball.
Maintain GoZips.com, the department's official website and the University's various athletics related social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, etc.).
Interact within the department's external relations operation, which includes marketing and promotions, Zips Digital Network, ticketing and development.
Minimum of one-year experience in athletics media relations
Strong verbal and written communication skills along with excellent computer skills that include knowledge of Photoshop and In-Design
Familiarity with Stat Crew, MacIntosh applications and website content management systems preferred
The University of Akron is an equal education and employment institution. It is the policy of this institution that there shall be no unlawful discrimination against any individual in employment or in its programs or activities at The University of Akron because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information, military status or status as a veteran. The University is also committed to the principles of affirmative action and acts in accordance with state and federal laws.
About The University of Akron
The University of Akron is the region’s most influential public research university, contributing to the resurgence of the local economy, providing a workforce highly trained in diverse disciplines, and known for an innovative approach to higher education.
With nearly 26,000 students and more than 300 associate, bachelor’s, master’s, doctorate and law degree programs, UA offers career-focused and experiential learning that defines the polytechnic approach to education.
UA brings together diverse disciplines in ways that provide students with life-long skills, internships and co-ops, opportunities for academic research, study abroad, on-campus student employment and service projects designed for diverse groups of learners, including full-time, part-time and online students, veterans, and adults returning to the classroom.