Lafayette College, an NCAA Division I institution (FCS football) with 23 sports and a charter member of the Patriot League, seeks ambitious candidates for an Athletic Communications Assistant position for 2024-25. This position is an entry-level internship with significant responsibility and opportunity for travel.

Responsibilities include serving as the primary public relations contact for several sports to be determined by strengths of applicant pool and department needs. Assistant will produce game programs, press releases and game notes and arrange media interviews for assigned sports while also helping to maintain GoLeopards.com and social media accounts. Individual will also work closely with football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball and will have opportunities for travel.

Perform all other duties and special projects as assigned by the Director of Athletic Communications.

Qualifications:

● Bachelor’s degree required
● Candidate should have a background in public relations, journalism or related field and possess STRONG writing skills
● Experience working in a collegiate sports information office or equivalent is preferred
● Computer skills: Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign and Photoshop) and in-game statistical software (Statcrew, NCAA LiveStats) are required
● Ability to handle several tasks at once while meeting deadlines is a must.

Salary: This position is an annual appointment from July 1, 2024, through May 31, 2025 (start and end dates are negotiable) and includes full health benefits. The position is renewable annually upon mutual agreement.

Application: Submit cover letter, resume, work samples (including writing samples and any publications), and references through Interfolio. PDF attachments are preferable to HTML links for writing/publication samples. Incomplete applications will not be considered. http://apply.interfolio.com/147603

Lafayette College is committed to creating a diverse community: one that is inclusive and responsive, and is supportive of each and all of its faculty, students, and staff. The College seeks to promote diversity in its many manifestations. These include but are not limited to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, disability, and place of origin. All members of the College community share a responsibility for creating, maintaining, and developing a learning environment in which difference is valued, equity is sought, and inclusiveness is practiced.