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WRITER

Apply now Job no: 221341-AS
Work type: Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time
Department:EDUC/WCER
Location: Madison
Categories: Communications, Editing, Broadcasting, Media, Computer Science, Grant, Research, Contract Management, Information Systems/Technology

Position Summary:

The Field Day lab, based at Wisconsin Center for Educational Research at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, is a truly interdisciplinary team of educational researchers, software engineers, artists, and storytellers, exploring the intersection of current learning science and media design, specializing in mobile media, video games, and simulation. The Writer position primarily serves as a supporting role on the team of researchers, designers, software developers, and students who work to create meaningful products for use in a variety of educational environments.

This position is expected to be appointed at 30% FTE (12 hours/week) initially.

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 Journalism, English, or similar

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

* Knowledge of game design and iterative programming cycles is preferred
* Understanding of and experience with Educational Game Design
* Ability to work and produce deliverables with minimal supervision and oversight
* Familiarity with project management tools (i.e. Trello) and software management tools
* Strong interpersonal and written and oral communication skills
* Strong organizational skills and ability
* Experience working with teachers
* Strong interviewing skills

Additional Information:

This position may be extended or made renewable pending additional funding.

Department(s):

A177500-SCHOOL OF EDUCATION/WCER

Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 20% - 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:

Terminal, 12 month appointment.
This position has the possibility to be extended or converted to an ongoing appointment based on need and/or funding

Salary:

Minimum $40,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Please click on the "Apply Now" button to start the application process. As part of the application process, you will be required to upload a cover letter addressed to David Gagnon, current resume, a writing sample and complete a reference list with the contact information of at least three professional references.

Contact:

Franchesca Beswick
franchesca.beswick@wisc.edu
608-263-4221
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:

EDITOR(R92DN) or ASSOC EDITOR(R92FN)

Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Terminal

Job Number:

221341-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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