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Opening for Journalist - USF Athletics/Communications

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by aggiewillie, May 20, 2011.

  1. aggiewillie

    aggiewillie New Member

    USF has an opening on its Athletics Communications Staff. Will consider sports journalists interesting in transitioning into intercollegiate athletics industry. Similar, but not identical, to model at University of Florida. Seeking strong and prolific writer with flexible responsibilities likely to include editorial oversight of gousfbulls.com, content development including use of multimedia and social media, feature and game-story writing, blogging, some traditional SID duties, other department-wide communications (e.g. fundraising, recruiting, executive), etc. Email resume, work product and expressions of interest to Assistant AD for Communications Jeremy Sharpe at jwsharpe@usf.edu. Also cc to: bmcgillis@usf.edu
  2. newspaperman

    newspaperman Member

    Wonder what's the pay for something like this?
  3. bydesign77

    bydesign77 Active Member

    I'm not qualified, in terms of experience, for this job, but it sounds like a great gig.
  4. 1HPGrad

    1HPGrad Member

    Fear "prolific writer" is code for unpaid overtime. I interviewed with an MLB team many years ago about a salaried media relations position and they mentioned "work ethic" about 50 times in six hours.
  5. NoleBrian

    NoleBrian New Member

    Thankfully, my experience evolved from working in an athletic department to becoming a sports writer. Bet I'm one of 10,000 applicants though.
  6. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    One assistant SID makes $36,565. If it's a public school, it takes 5 minutes to look up this stuff.
  7. Keystone

    Keystone Member

    It's refreshing to see a D-I athletic department looking for a "journalist" rather than someone with either a) a marketing degree (masters preferred) or b) someone with at least 10 years of experience with corporate communications.

    SID jobs used to be a natural jump for sports writers looking for something different. Not so much now.
  8. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member


    Salary range "negotiable". Seems like schools usually post a range. But with all they are asking you to do, and if they are looking for someone with 3-5 years experience, the pay should be decent.
  9. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Those I know who have made similar moves are all in the $45K-$55K range. All of those schools have more prominent athletic programs than USF, not that USF is bad by any means...
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