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COMMUNICATIONS AND CONTENT SPECIALIST

Apply now(opens in a new window) Job no: 263684-AS
Work type: Partial Remote, Staff-Full Time
Department:SOHE/DEAN'S OFFICE
Location: Madison
Categories: Communications

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Director of Communications, the Communications and Content Specialist is a key member of the Communications Team. This position is a primary producer of content and communications to support student recruitment, retention, and alumni engagement strategies. The Communications Specialist crafts high-impact, compelling stories for web, print, e-newsletters, and social media channels. The Communications and Content Specialist will work with the designer on graphic needs for print, social media, and web versions. This role will also collaborate closely with the teams from the Academic and Career Center (ACC) to develop student and alumni success stories and disseminate to target audiences.

Responsibilities: Develops and drafts communication content and assists in the execution of the communications strategy in support of unit communication goals.
  • 5% Monitors reach and effectiveness of communication campaigns, projects, and initiatives
  • 10% Plans editorial content according to established goals and objects
  • 10% Communicates with stakeholders to verify requests and identify editorial resources
  • 60% Writes, edits, and publishes content for various communication projects and marketing platforms to align with strategic initiatives and established communication campaigns
  • 5% Provides project management and execution of communications programs, initiatives, and tactical plans
  • 10% Copywriting for Web and special projects, as needed.
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

Education:

Required
Bachelor's Degree
Candidates with degrees in Journalism, English, Strategic Communications, Marketing or similar areas of study are especially encouraged to apply.

Qualifications:

- Demonstrated experience and skills planning and creating content for various formats and platforms
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively with diverse groups
- Knowledge of social media platforms and management tools and analytics
- Experience evaluating opportunities in emerging areas/formats, such as podcasts and video
- Experience with and understanding of the principles of strategic communications
- Experience producing e-newsletters
- Experience coordinating multiple projects in various communication channels in a deadline driven environment.
- Experience with WordPress (or other web content management systems)

COVID-19 Considerations:

UW-Madison continues to follow necessary health and safety protocols to protect our campus from COVID-19. All employees remain subject to the COVID-19 Workplace Safety Policy: https://policy.wisc.edu/library/UW-5086. Please visit https://covidresponse.wisc.edu for the most up-to-date information.

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

This position may require 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:

Ongoing/Renewable

Salary:

Minimum $45,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
The starting salary for this position is listed as $45,000 but may be negotiable based on experience and qualifications. Employees in this position can expect to receive benefits such as generous vacation, holidays, and paid time off; competitive insurances and savings accounts; retirement benefits.

Additional Information:

SCHOOL OF HUMAN ECOLOGY: The mission of the School of Human Ecology is to understand the complex relationships and interdependence among individuals, groups and families, and to focus on quality-of-life issues through research, creative innovation, education, and outreach. The School has four academic departments (Civil Society and Community Studies, Consumer Science, Design Studies, and Human Development & Family Studies) with a collective undergraduate enrollment of 2,000+ students, and 100+ graduate students. See https://humanecology.wisc.edu/  

UW-MADISON: The University of Wisconsin-Madison has a strong reputation as a research university and for producing research that improves people's lives. The University consistently ranks among the top 6 institutions in national research expenditures. In 2015, the University received a community engagement award from the Carnegie Foundation for its commitment to deeply engaging with local, regional, national, and global communities. It is a land-grant institution with an enrollment of about 43,000 students. Madison (pop. 243,000) is the state capital and combines the culture of a large urban area with the comfort of a small city. See http://wisc.edu 

How to Apply:

Please click on the "Apply Now" button to start the application process.

To apply for this position you will need to upload a cover letter and resume that relates to this position. You will also be asked to provide contact information for at least three professional references, including your current supervisor. References will not be contacted without advance notice.

Contact:

Nancy Andrews
nancy.andrews@wisc.edu
608-262-4227
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:

Communications Specialist(CM004)

Department(s):

A271300-SCHOOL OF HUMAN ECOLOGY/DEAN'S OFFICE

Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:

263684-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/

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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