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Position: Graduate Assistant

Department: School of Communication, Sports Communication

Term of appointment: One academic year assignment, with opportunity for renewal for fall 2025 semester. Appointment begins with the fall 2024 semester (late August) and lasts through end of April.

Salary: $10.00 per hour, up to $3,200 per semester (for a total of $6,400 for the academic year), plus fully paid tuition and fees.

Requirements: Undergraduate degree in journalism, mass communication, sports communication or marketing, broadcast production, media studies, or similar degree. Professional and/or student media experience in journalism or broadcast production is preferred. Working knowledge of shooting and editing (preferably in Adobe Premiere) is a plus. Applicants for this assistantship must already have been admitted into the School of Communication M.A. program and must commit to enroll in a minimum of nine (9) credits per semester. The application processes for the graduate program and graduate assistantships are separate.

Primary duties:

Graduate assistant will support the School of Communication’s faculty and university athletics. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Providing technical support for sports audio and video productions
  • Acting as liaison between Sports Communication Students and University Athletics
  • Assisting in scheduling and overseeing crews for sports audio and video productions
  • Providing support for sports-related projects in the School of Communication

Qualified applicants should submit, by June 1, 2024, by mail or email a letter of application, resume, and names and contact information for at least three references to:

Dr. Jenna Lo Castro, Graduate Program Director
School of Communication

Applicants will be notified of decision by early May.

Please submit documents in Rich Text (.txt) Word document (.doc) or Adobe Portable Document Format (.pdf).

All emails submitted will receive an automatic confirmation email.  Due to some junk mail filters, the confirmation email may not reach you.  To ensure receipt of the confirmation email, utilize the return receipt option built into your email program when sending your information. 

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.  Due to the high volume of resumes received, Point Park University will not be able to respond to inquiries regarding the status of your resume. If we determine that your skills and experience match the position requirements, we will contact you to discuss the opportunity further. If you do not hear from us, we encourage you to revisit our website at for the status of the position and future opportunities. 

Point Park University is an equal opportunity employer.