Media Relations Assistant

April 6, 2006

Department: Media Relations

Position Title: Assistant

Starting Date: July, 2006

Appointment: 12 month

Salary: $1200.00 per month stipend

Duties: Intern will be involved in all aspects of publicizing the University of Kansas’ 18-sport intercollegiate program. Specific sports will include – -cross country, indoor/outdoor track & field and the Kansas Relays. Duties include writing press releases, press guides, game programs and feature articles; coordinating all media activities for assigned sports; working with local, regional and national media; compiling statistics and reporting results to media; assisting in all phases of publicity for football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball.

Required Qualifications: College degree in journalism or related field, previous work experience in media relations office and/or related field. Must have proven written and oral communications skills. Ability to write, edit and produce press releases and press guides. Knowledge and experience with Automated Scorebook, QuarkXpress and Photoshop software helpful.

Contact Person: Send letter of application, resume, writing samples and names, addresses and phone numbers of at least three professional references by May 2 to:

Chris Theisen, Assistant AD for Media Relations Kansas Athletics 1651 Naismith Drive Lawrence, Kansas 66045

The online application must also be completed at https://jobs.ku.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=76331 to be considered an official candidate for the position.

Application Deadline: Initial review begins immediately and continues until position filled.

THE UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER. THE UNIVERSITY ENCOURAGES APPLICATIONS FROM UNDERREPRESENTED GROUP MEMBERS. FEDERAL AND STATE LEGISLATION PROHIBITS DESCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF RACE, RELIGION, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, ANCESTRY, SEX, AGE, DISABILITY AND VETERAN STATUS. IN ADDITION, THE UNIVERSITY POLICIES PROHIBIT DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF SEXUAL ORIENTATION, MARITAL STATUS, AND PARENTAL STATUS.