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WRITER AND COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST

Apply now Job no: 218168-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Department:ARTS/ADMINISTRATION
Location: Madison
Categories: Communications, Editing, Broadcasting, Media, Library, Museum, Arts

Position Summary:

Do you know what students and the wider community want to see and hear about the arts on the UW-Madison campus? Do you have a passion for the arts? If so, the Division of the Arts is the place for you!

We need a talented content specialist who is passionate about the arts at UW-Madison and has the research, writing, editing, and brand content expertise to help us engage diverse audiences through print and digital mediums. Your work will be both meaningful and visible to campus and beyond.

Reporting to the Creative Director, this position will work within the Integrated Marketing and Communication team to support Division of the Arts programs, initiatives and events to achieve specific marketing objectives and organizational goals.

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:

A Bachelor's degree is required (most relevant academic fields include Journalism, English, Communication Arts, or related field).

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

--Minimum of 4 years of professional experience in journalism, public relations, strategic communications, marketing communications, or a related field
--Experience writing and editing material in a variety of styles (e.g., marketing copy, grants, editorials, feature stories)
--Adept at writing in different voices to communicate with a diverse array of audiences
--Working knowledge of the Associated Press Stylebook and Chicago Manual of Style, and the proven ability to work quickly, accurately, and independently under tight deadlines
--Demonstrated experience handling multiple priorities in a detail-oriented environment both independently and in close collaboration with the entire team
--Proven ability to work with diverse internal and external audiences with energy, collegiality, patience, passion, curiosity, and humor

Candidate may also have one or more of the following desired but not required qualifications:
--Experience with project management software
--Digital marketing experience, including social media, mass-market emails, content marketing, blogging, or any level of expertise with WordPress
--Experience in an agency setting, responding quickly to the unique needs of diverse clients
--Professional experience in a public university setting or working knowledge of the higher education

Department(s):

A180100-ARTS/ADMINISTRATION

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:

Ongoing/Renewable

Salary:

Minimum $43,871 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply for this position, click the "Apply Now" button (jobs.wisc.edu - search for 218168-AS). Applicants will be asked to submit a cover letter, resume and writing samples. The one document containing writing samples should include a promotional/marketing writing sample, and a feature story sample.

Contact:

Rachel Niles
reniles@wisc.edu
608-890-2718
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:

SR UNIV REL SPEC(T54BN) or UNIV RELATIONS SPEC(T54DN)

Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:

218168-AS

  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: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

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: https://hr.wisc.edu/title-and-total-compensation-study/.

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).

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