Graduate Assistant - Athletic Communications

The University of Pikeville (UPIKE), is seeking candidates for the position of Graduate Assistant for Athletic Communications. Duties include assisting with all aspects of the Athletic program, including assisting with the maintenance of content for UPIKE athletics, and athletic publications, managing statistics, and promoting athletic programs.


  1. Maintains athletics website with accurate and up-to-date content.
  2. Covers determined number of primary sports in all aspects. 
  3. Social media content creation, primarily for Instagram.
  4. Maintains student-athlete and staff bio information. 
  5. Communicates with internal staff and external constituents daily. 
  6. Creates and publishes video and/or graphic content for social media platforms.

Service Orientation: 

  • Assists in game day preparation and execution.
  • Shows willingness to begin with small tasks, leading to more significant responsibilities. 

Communication, Collaboration and Teamwork: 

  • Represents the university to external constituents. 
  • Fosters a supportive and collaborative environment. 

Planning, Organizing and Accountability: 

  • Organizes photo galleries and utilizes Photoshop when necessary.
  • Updates sports records. 

Initiative, Problem Solving and Decision Making: 

  • Creates and publishes video and/or graphic content for social media platforms.
  • Exhibits flexibility and willingness to use innovative approaches.


Position requires daily contact with sports information director, coaches, supervisor, athletes, parents, alumni, various campus departments, and the general public in order to communicate information about the athletics department. These relationships are maintained through e-mail, telephone, and person-to-person contact. 

Education/Skill Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • Background and understanding in Adobe Creative Cloud including graphic design, video editing, and document layout. 
  • Experience in college athletics environment communicating with student-athletes and coaches. 
  • Working knowledge of sports photography techniques and best practices (will build on knowledge foundation). 

** Graduate Assistants receive tuition waivers of up to 6 hours of classes per semester, housing & a meal plan. However, if the GA does not reside on campus, then he/she will receive a monthly stipend in lieu of room & board. The meal plan covers the actual number of weeks that classes are in session during the fall, spring, and summer semesters. 

Important Notes: Resume and other application materials will be reviewed to determine if you meet the required qualifications for the position. If it is determined that you meet the required qualifications, your application materials will be used to identify a top group of the most highly qualified candidates. Please, specifically address the qualifications, competencies and desired qualifications in your resume and application materials. 

The University of Pikeville is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To achieve this goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history. 

The University of Pikeville is an equal opportunity employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. The University of Pikeville does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age or disabilities in its programs, activities, hiring, or the admission of students. 

For more information about the University of Pikeville, please visit Interested applicants should complete the online application by visiting In addition to the application, interested applicants are requested to attach to their application a letter of interest, current resume, and the contact information for three to five professional references.

Date Posted: 04/28/2023
Department: Athletics
Employment Type: Part-Time (20 hours)
Position Type: Student Worker
We are no longer taking applications for this position.