Emory Athletic Communications Job Opportunities

The Emory Athletic Communications office offers students the opportunity to work in Athletics through Federal Work Study and Institutional Employment. These positions allow students to pursue an area of personal interest, including many that are specific to their career goals. Specific knowledge of athletics is not required by all positions.

Most positions are run through the Federal Work Study program, however if an interested student does not possess a FWS award they can still be employed through institutional employment; work opportunities are the same for both. A student's award is paid in the form of a bi-monthly payroll check for time/hours worked. The awarded amount is only a budget, as each student is not guaranteed to receive the total amount of the budget, only payment for the time worked. 

Listed below are the student assistant positions the Emory University Athletic Communications office looks to fill through Federal Work Study/Institutional Employment each year. If you are interested in working for the Eagles in any of these capacities, please contact a member of the Athletic Communications staff: Phil Engel - Director of Communications & Sports Information (pengel2@emory.edu) or Taylor Seay - Assistant Director for Athletic Communications (taylor.seay@emory.edu). Applications for these positions can also be accepted through Handshake.

Sports Information Assistant:

Within this role, interested student assistants will assist the Athletic Communications staff in keeping stats at home athletic events for all 19 varsity athletic programs. Experience and/or a vast knowledge and interest in sports is a plus. Spots are limited and will be carefully selected so inquire quickly at the start of each academic year. This position is ideal if you are a sports fanatic and/or have kept stats as a team manager in high school. This role also assists in the video streaming efforts of all home Emory Athletic events. Duties include camera and replay operator, setup and breakdown of equipment, and scoreboard management.

Social Media Assistant:

Social Media student assistants should have, but not required, working knowledge of all relevant social media platforms as well as previous experience handling professional or business social media accounts. This role will help the Athletic Communications office with the content creation for posts on the Emory Athletics social media accounts on Instagram, X, Tik Tok and Facebook. This content creation includes but is not limited to capturing in-game moments and highlights, graphic design elements, fan engagement, etc.


Student Assistants on the photography team must have prior experience in sports photography. While owning a personal camera capable of capturing professional action shots is not necessarily required, it is highly recommended in order to have the ability to be scheduled to work more often. Student assistants will be working together with the athletic communications office to capture action photos of Emory athletes, coaches, staff, etc. at all home contests. Other opportunities for work-study hours include covering away games, various athletics-related events on or around campus, and office work sorting, editing, tagging, and archiving photos throughout the school year.


Emory Athletics is looking for student assistants with interest and experience in Adobe Premiere (or other related video editing software) to assist in the production of recorded videos for social media, including but not limited to; highlight videos after games, player and coach interview videos, and other miscellaneous videos that help promote the varsity sports teams at Emory University. Hired student assistants must have some availability during evenings. Owning personal cameras or video equipment is not required, but highly recommended.

Play-by-Play Announcers:

Emory Athletics is looking for dedicated student assistants interested in providing live or recorded content coverage for all 19 varsity teams. Previous experience speaking and/or being recorded live is highly recommended.