DEADLINES:
Spring: October 15
Summer: February 15
Fall: March 15
 

Office Description: A part of Athletics Communications, Multimedia Communications includes the areas of Web (JMUSports.com), radio network and special communications management in addition of executive direction within Bridgeforth Stadium during home football games.  The office serves as a hub of information distribution and involves a wide variety of special projects.  All operations are designed to enhance the JMU student-athlete and fan experience.

Administrative Assistant to Director of Multimedia Communication: Internship
Available: Fall Semester, Spring Semester

Key components: Will work in harmony with the Director of Multimedia Communications and assist in every capacity of the office's functions, including but not limited to management of JMUSports.com - the official Web site of JMU athletics - management of the JMU/nTelos Sports Radio Network, audio and video production elements and seasonal projects.  Average 40 hours per week through course of internship.  Hours will be accrued during weekends and nights during the fall and spring semester experiences, in addition to regular office hours. 

Desired Skills:  Highest priorities are on commitment, written communication skills, attention to detail and the ability to work independently at odd hours.  Some working knowledge of Web site management is a plus, but will be trained. 

Notes: One internship position available per fall and spring semester.  Intern will have high-level of operational responsibility and gain a full understanding of position demands.

 

JMU Athletics Multimedia Communications: Practicum
Available: Fall Semester, Spring Semester
Key component: To provide the student with learning opportunity and practical application through assignments related to the operation of the Athletics Multimedia Communications Office.  Student will have regular responsibilities that contribute to one or more areas of operation, such as JMUSports.com and its related entities, and the JMU/nTelos Sports Radio Network.

Desired Skills:  Highest priorities are on commitment, written communication skills, attention to detail, the ability to work independently and completing task on deadline. 

 

JMU Sports Network Reporter/Production Assistant: Practicum
Available: Fall Semester, Spring Semester

Key component: To provide the student with learning opportunity and practical application through the writing and producing of broadcast quality reports with the subject being James Madison University Athletics and related subject matter. 

*Requires reasonably good writing and strong verbal skills, evening and weekend hours, and transportation.

*Student will be assigned and prepare reports throughout the course of the practicum experience. Reports will vary upon the schedule of events with the priority of event coverage, features and previews.  Student will also have opportunity to assist with the production of live broadcasts of JMU football and basketball games at local radio station.

*Final reports will be utilized on commercial stations and on JMUSports.com - all part of the JMU/nTelos Sports Network.

Contact: Curt Dudley, Director of Multimedia Communications, (dudleycm@jmu.edu)