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University of Wisconsin–Madison



Apply now Job no: 200584-AS
Work type: Staff Full or Part Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Communications, Editing, Broadcasting, Media, Marketing, Public Relations

Position Summary:

WIDA, an organization within the University of Wisconsin-Madison Wisconsin Center for Education Research, provides trusted tools and resources for educators of multilingual learners pre-K through Grade 12 ( WIDA offers a fully integrated, research-based academic language development system, including language standards, assessments, professional learning, research and technical assistance. For a brief overview of WIDA, you can view our introduction video at This position will be housed within WIDA's Marketing and Client Services department and report the the Chief Marketing Officer. The Bilingual Editor will review and edit internal and external communications and materials in both Spanish and English.

Given the scope of work for this role, it is required that the selected candidate live in or relocate to the Madison area (working remotely is not an option). Visit for more information on what Madison has to offer.

WIDA has a deep and profound commitment to linguistic and cultural diversity both as an end in itself and as a valuable means for success in the field of education. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's degree in communications, public relations or related field. Bilingual or a major/minor in Spanish.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

* Minimum of 2 years of experience writing and editing (English and Spanish) and translation (English to Spanish).
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills; proven ability to communicate in a timely, effective manner with external and internal clients, in English and in Spanish.
* Excellent editing and proofreading skills, including strong knowledge of grammar and punctuation, in both English and Spanish.
* Ability to work individually and in a collaborative team environment, managing multiple projects with attention to detail and commitment to accuracy.
* Action oriented, self-starter & takes ownership of tasks and completes them in a timely manner.
* Expertise with Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint and Adobe Acrobat.
* Knowledge of accessibility and accommodations best practices and processes.

* Experience developing and editing publications for families and/or schools, prior experience with and/or knowledge of preK-12 education.
* Experience with PDF document accessibility (WCAG 2.0 and PDF/UA).



Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 50% - 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $45,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply for this position, please upload a cover letter addressed to Heather Buettner, current resume and a reference list with the contact information of at least three professional references, including your current or most recent supervisor.


Franchesca Beswick
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Spring 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit:

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

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