The Athletic Communications Assistant assists the Associate Athletic Director of Athletic Communications in promoting the department and its student-athletes through live and on-demand video features, media relations, press releases, social networking, web site, and other print and electronic media.
Job Duties: 1. Serve as primary media/communications contact for one or more sports. 2. Produce and edit video features and visual designs for BucknellBison.com website, special events, digital displays, and social media. 3. Assist in the production of live webcasts for Bison Vision/Patriot League Network. 4. Assist in the production of departmental publications, including media guides, gameday programs, posters, and schedule cards. 5. Write press releases and feature stories promoting the department and its student-athletes. 6. Help foster positive relationships with local and national media, as well as pitch story ideas on Bucknell teams and student-athletes. 7. Assist in the daily maintenance and development of the official Bucknell Athletics web site. 8. Help manage press facilities at home events. 9. Maintain accurate statistics, records, and files for teams and student-athletes. 10. Assist in coordination of Senior Awards Banquet. 11. Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: 1. Bachelor's degree
Preferred Qualifications: 1. Experience with video editing and production, as well as website design 2. Strong communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills combined with the ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues and student-athletes having a range of backgrounds, interests, and perspectives
Physical Demands: 1. Work involves considerable exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises. 2. Moderate physical activity. Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 25 pounds or standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day.
Bucknell University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities.
Founded in 1846 and located along the banks of the Susquehanna River in historic Lewisburg, Pa., Bucknell University is a undergraduate-focused institution that stands uniquely at the intersection of top-ranked liberal arts, engineering and management programs. Our students choose from more than 50 majors and 60 minors in the arts, engineering, humanities, management, and natural and social sciences, as well as extensive global study, service-learning and research opportunities. Bucknell's 3,600 undergraduate and 100 graduate students enjoy a low 9:1 student-faculty ratio and exceptional opportunities to collaborate with faculty mentors on scholarly and artistic projects.
Bucknell's beautiful 450-acre campus includes first-rate facilities and is home to more than 90 percent of students. Student life is vibrant with about 150 student-run organizations, 27 NCAA Division I athletic teams, a robust arts culture, and a commitment among many of the students to community and global service work.
Lewisburg is located in central Pennsylvania, and features restaurants, beautiful Victorian homes, the restored art deco Campus Theatre (owned by the University), shops and boutiques, and the Barnes & Noble at Bucknell University Bookstore. About 33,000 residents live in the region.
The city of Williamsport is about a 30-minute drive from campus, and Penn State University's main campus is about an hour away, as is Harrisburg, Pennsylvania's state capital. Bucknell is about three hours from New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.
The cost of living is low compared to that of major U.S. cities and suburbs. Bucknell's surroundings yield fresh produce, cultural activities and events, and opportunities for outdoor activity on the Susquehanna River and in the nearby state parks and forests. The Lewisburg Area School District (LASD) receives excellent reviews for its schools at all grade levels. Lewisburg Area High School is consistently ranked among the top 50 high schools in Pennsylvania for SAT scores and statewide exams.