Student Sport Contact

Penn State University

University Park Campus
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Intercollegiate Athletics
Strategic Communications


The Penn State Strategic Communications Office is seeking highly motivated currently enrolled students who are interested in serving as a primary media relations contact for select Penn State Intercollegiate sports, under the supervision of a full-time strategic communications staff member. Responsibilities include producing online team record books as well as drafting, releasing and posting weekly game notes, news releases, feature stories and any other related content or video for Other office responsibilities include facilitating media requests, staffing home and selected away events and facilitating social media accounts in line with department goals. Knowledge of Microsoft Word and desktop publishing (InDesign and Photoshop) programs is required. Sound knowledge of AP style, social media platforms and basic HTML coding is also required. Strategic Communications at Penn State Athletics has a proven track record of success in placing our student assistants in internships and full-time positions in athletic media relations. Among the schools or organizations that currently employ a former Penn State Strategic Communications student assistant are: Penn State, Baltimore Ravens, Indianapolis Colts, New York Jets, University of Akron, Duke University, University of Florida, University of Illinois, University of Minnesota, Saint Francis (Pa.), Wake Forest University, Anaheim Ducks, Nike, Reebok, Adidas, American Junior Golf Association, AND1 Basketball, Newsday, NASCAR, and Entertainment Weekly.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088