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The University of Miami Athletic Communications office is seeking student assistants to work as part of the communications staff during the 2021-22 school year.

To apply for a position as a student assistant, please send a resume and a writing sample to Megan Barnes, Associate Director of Communications, at meganbarnes@miami.edu.


Athletic Communications Student Assistants will receive hands-on, real-world experience in the field of athletic communications. They will assist full-time sport contacts with various weekly and gameday tasks. This position is unpaid but may be used for class credit on a case-by-case basis.

What you will DO:

  • Write previews, feature stories, recaps and produce Q&As for Miami teams
  • Update coach and student-athlete biographies
  • Maintain digital archive for various sports through photo uploading and tagging
  • Conduct historical research for big games, prominent players, etc.
  • Learn statistical programs for a variety of sports
  • Serve as gameday support for any of the 16 sports at Miami
    • NOTE: student assistants will be required to work MOST football home games
  • Update and/or edit statistical material provided to national broadcasters for games
  • Assist with in-game social media duties including Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, etc.
  • Create content (graphics, videos, photos) for multiple programs and platforms
  • Other duties as assigned

What you will BRING:

  • MUST be a current UM student
  • Previous communications, public relations or journalism experience
  • Be willing to work nights/weekends (i.e. home football/basketball/baseball games)
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with design software (Photoshop, InDesign, etc.) (preferred, not required)
  • Knowledge of athletics (sport-specific rules, protocol, etc.) (preferred, not required)
  • Interest in learning new things and improving your skillset!

What you will GET:

  • Opportunity to gain valuable athletic communication experience
  • Interact with a wide-range of athletic department employees, coaches and student-athletes
  • Develop communications skills necessary to obtain a post-graduate position in the industry
  • Networking opportunities