Opening for Public Relations Graduate Assistant

Passionate about writing? Interested in public relations? Come work in FDU’S PR office!

The PR office creates content for and manages FDU’s website and main social media accounts, and acts as a communication liaison between the media and the University community.

We are looking for a talented and motivated Graduate Assistant for the 2016-2017 academic school year. The position is renewable on a semester-to-semester basis.

The Graduate Assistant is an integral member of the PR team and will be involved in the nuts and bolts of everything in the PR office, including writing press releases, articles for FDU’s website, managing FDU’s social media presence (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), and fielding media queries. We will count on you to bring in ideas of your own for future social media campaigns and suggestions for PR projects you think will play well for our audiences.

The position requires 20 hours of work per week for 15 weeks (300 hours for the semester) and is based on FDU’s Florham Campus, in Madison, N.J.


Candidates must be accepted into a fulltime graduate program at Fairleigh Dickinson University and taking classes in both semeseters of 2016-2017 academic year.


Candidates are expected to have excellent writing skills, familiarity with major social media platforms, and grate atention to detail.

Experience in other areas of communication (such as social media management, graphic design, or photography) is preferred, but not required.


Per semester: Free tuition for nine (9) graduate credits (fees not included) and a $2,000 stipend.

This position is an excellent way to build a portfolio and gain writing experience that will help you find jobs in the Public Relations field in the future.

Send cover letter, resumes and writing samples to Kaidi Ilves at