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Apply now Job no: 242410-AS
Work type: Partial Remote, Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Communications, Editing, Broadcasting, Media, Library, Museum, Arts, Marketing, Public Relations

Position Summary:

We are seeking a talented digital media and public relations specialist who is passionate about the arts and skilled at creating social media and digital content. In this position, you will build digital communication campaigns and craft a voice, tone, and content founded in research and a deep understanding of what your audience wants to see and hear. The ideal candidate is an innovator who seeks to go beyond the surface of social posts, and bring new ways to build participation, access, and engagement with communities online. The Division of the Arts is committed to advancing equity, diversity, inclusion, and access through its work, in ways such as providing student funding and resources, building partnerships with historically marginalized and underrepresented communities, and creating inclusive, accessible communications that seek to reach and engage with diverse audiences. If this resonates with you, the Division of the Arts wants to talk to you.

As the Digital Media and Public Relations Specialist, you will be part of the Division of the Arts Integrated Marketing and Communications team. You'll spend your days ideating and creating fresh digital content, managing editorial calendars, collaborating with arts and media partners, and overseeing our digital communications channels with a significant impact to a diverse, broad audience across campus and beyond.

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:

Associate's degree in Marketing, Communications, Advertising or related field.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

2+ years of experience managing social media channels and public relations.

Knowledge & Skills
- Strong web and social analytics skills and ability to cultivate metrics, identify meaningful trends, and to produce reports, using narrative and visual elements.
- Experience using 3rd-party tools for content management, scheduling, distribution, analytics, and reporting.
- Experience tailoring voice, tone, and visuals by creating appropriate, authentic, and engaging content to connect with a wide range of target audiences, including audiences of marginalized identities.
- Ability to capture, edit, and customize photos, and some video, into different formats for use on social media, e-mail, and web platforms.
- Customer service and interpersonal communication skills, and the ability to solve problems while maintaining a positive attitude.
- Excellent writing, proofreading and oral communication skills, with strong attention to detail and accuracy.
- Highly organized and self-motivated to manage workflow and deadlines independently with little supervision and a solution oriented mindset.

- Experience creating social media plans and content calendars.
- Experience using email marketing automation software.
- Ability to build strong relationships with internal and external partners to drive desired results and provide positive experiences.
- Preferred software tool skills include:
Eloqua, Canva, Google Ads, Google Analytics, Sprout Social, Google Docs Editors suite, Microsoft Office Suite, AirTable, WordPress, and Adobe Creative Suite.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

This position requires some work to be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location. Some work may be performed remotely, at an offsite, non-campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:



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

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply for this position, click on the "Apply Now" button. You will be asked to upload your resume and attachments within the application process. Please provide the following:

1. A resume including all relevant knowledge, skills, and experience.
2. Instead of a cover letter, please write, design, and submit a mock-up of an Instagram post featuring copy and accompanying art, image, or video visuals announcing yourself as the new person in this position. The post should be tailored for the Division of the Arts Instagram feed ( and fuel engagement from the channel's audience.
3. Your portfolio showing samples of your work, provided as a link within an attachment or in an attachment.


Rachel Niles
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:

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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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