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WVU Sports Communications Office hiring student assistants

The West Virginia University Sports Communications Office is now accepting applications to fill student assistant positions for the 2011-2012 school year.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: public relations coverage of assigned WVU varsity sports, feature writing, press release writing, acting as a liaison between WVU athletics and media, working closely with the Big East conference office, working closely with assigned sport’s head coach, sport game day operations, pre and post even operations, Internet writing and assisting with Mountaineer football and men’s basketball game-day operations.

Applicants must possess excellent writing ability, demonstrate the knack for meeting deadlines, be well-organized, maintain a high level of time management skills, be willing to work weekends and some late evenings and must be comfortable working in a team-oriented environment. A background in sports is preferred but not required.

Attire is semi-professional during working hours, professional at your assigned sporting events. Bi-weekly stipend included in assistantship can count towards internship credit.

Applications must include cover letter, resume, references, and writing samples. Application deadline is Friday, April 8. Applications must be submitted to Room 104, WVU Coliseum. NO EMAIL APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

For more information, contact Assistant Sports Information Director, Shannon McNamara at 304-293-2821 or