Communications: Media Relations RSA

Department and Code: Communications - 956         

Immediate Supervisor: Dionne Chalmers      

Office Location: Southwestern Hall 136      

Number of Student Associates in Position: 1

General Description of Position:


The Media Relations RSA assists the media relations manager in writing news items published on the Rhodes College web site and distributed to the media.

•Schedules and conducts interviews with knowledgeable sources
•Verifies accuracy of questionable information and obtains additional information if needed
•Makes rewrites if needed after proofreaders’ feedback
•Assists with communications projects that may be assigned to all student associates in the office

Minimum Qualifications


ability to condense content and write in a news format; good research skills; ability to work with minimal supervision and meet deadlines

Preferred Qualifications

Experience writing news stories

Physical Demands: any heavy lifting, moving heavy objects, or long periods of sitting or standing. Make sure your job description is as ADA friendly as possible. Does your job require maneuvering of stairs or other unique physical requirements?


The RSA will have to visit various locations on campus to conduct interviews.