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Sunday, February 13, 2011

University of Minnesota - Athletic Communications Internship

Required/Preferred Qualifications:
-Bachelor's degree
-Experience in sports information or athletic public relations
-Strong writing, editing and communication skills
-Attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines
- Experience with social networking platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Cover-It-Live)

Preferred Qualifications:
-Experience with statistical and layout/design software (StatCrew, QuarkXPress, InDesign)
-Experience with video and video editing software (i.e. FlipShare) 


Job Description:
-Direct involvement with all 25 Gopher sports, while serving as the primary media contact for three assigned sports
-Write press releases, competition previews, game/meet notes and feature stories
-Manage media operations at home events for assigned sports
-Assist with the production of online media guides and game programs
-Record in-game statistics and compile season statistics
-Submit required weekly reports to the Big Ten Conference
-Maintain and provide content for gophersports.com
- Develop and maintain a social networking PR plan for assigned sports
- Obtain, edit and upload video (i.e. Flip Cam) footage for gophersports.com, social networking platforms and YouTube page
-Other tasks as assigned

Interns will be invited to participate in an on-going ICA intern development program. 


The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, will have an internship program for 2011-2012 in the areas of M Club, Ticket Office, Marketing, Golden Gopher Fund, Athletic Communications, Gopher Points, Event Management, Championships, Audio/Visual, Facilities, and Creative Services. Gopher Athletics offers 25 NCAA sponsored Division I sports and participates in the Big Ten and WCHA conferences. The Department's mission reads: To serve as a window to the University in an environment of integrity and equity that enables student-athletes to achieve excellence in their academic and athletic pursuits. Gopher Athletics' vision is to be the model Division I program in the country and has adopted core values that guide decisions and behaviors in ongoing efforts to fulfill the mission and vision: (1) demonstrate a daily commitment to a culture of compliance, diversity, equity, and fiscal responsibility and (2) respect, value and recognize our people.

The Intercollegiate Athletic Department is committed to hiring a diverse staff and actively encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.


Apply online now.