Athletics Communications Assistant / Public Relations and Marketing Specialist II (T0010) part-time
Location: Farmville, Virginia
Longwood University invites qualified applicants to apply for the position of Athletics Communications Assistant / Public Relations and Marketing Specialist II (T0010). This person will be part of the Longwood University Marketing & Communications team and assist the staff in promoting Longwood University and engaging a range of constituents.
Essential Responsibilities and Duties:
Contribute to the University Marketing & Communication's staff's mission of promoting Longwood University and engaging constituents, including as a media contact for Longwood athletics programs
Generate feature stories, video and other unique coverage and content in both traditional mediums and social media
Produce press releases and other media content for Longwood University media channels, including LongwoodLancers.com, Longwood.edu, Longwood Magazine and social media
Expand Longwood's reach to local and national media markets by coordinating media requests and pitching story ideas to relevant publications and outlets
Staff home and selected away events
Maintain historical records
Assist the university marketing and athletics communications staffs with additional duties
Bachelor's degree in Communications, Journalism, English or related combination of training and work experience
Knowledge of intercollegiate athletics
Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite software, Microsoft Office, The Automated Scorebook and NCAA Genius
Excellent interpersonal, communication, and problem solving skills
Ability to work nights, weekends, and holidays, as well as meet time sensitive deadlines
Demonstrated ability to safely lift 25 lbs., unassisted
This is a part-time, non-exempt, temporary wage position limited to an average of 15 to 20 hours per week and 1500 hours maximum per work year, a combination of working remotely and in the CVW offices on the Longwood University campus. Pay band 3. Commonwealth of Virginia benefits do not accompany this position. A successful criminal background investigation is required. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Longwood University will provide, if requested, reasonable accommodations to applicants in need of accommodations in order to provide access to the application and/or interview process. You are not required to note the presence of a disability on your application. If, however, you require accommodations in the application and/or interview process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 434-395-2074 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A diversified workforce is an important part of our strategic plan. EOE/AA
Review of applications will begin immediately. Position will be posted a minimum of five business days, position posted 8/30/2023. To apply for this position, qualified applicants must complete the online application and attach a resume, cover letter, and any other documents you wish to include with your application materials.
A comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts foundation, Longwood has a distinctive mission to develop citizen leaders who are prepared to make positive contributions to the common good of society. Founded in 1839, Longwood is the third-oldest public university in Virginia.
Longwood is part of the proud tradition of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Roughly one hour’s drive from Charlottesville, Lynchburg, and Richmond, Longwood is located in the historic two-college community of Farmville. Longwood currently has approximately 4,300 undergraduate and graduate students and 39,000 alumni. It maintains affiliations with the neighboring Robert Russa Moton Museum of civil rights history and the Longwood Center for Visual Arts, a nationally accredited university art museum. A member of the Big South Conference, Longwood competes at the NCAA Division I level.
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