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Minimum $60,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on 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.
4 Year Degree
Telecommuting is allowed.
Internal Number: 269183-AS
Our mission: UW-Madison's Division of Information Technology (DoIT) enables innovation, supports scholarship, and equips our world-class research Big Ten university with high-quality, sustainable technologies and services.
Your skills: Experience (and enthusiasm!) for creating communication plans that bring complex projects and initiatives to life. Proven ability to implement the strategies and tactics it takes to meet your organization's goals — while offering clarity to your audiences. You're a good translator and an advocate for your clients and audiences, always asking: "What does this really mean? And why does it matter?" Writing is both your passion and one of your biggest strengths. And giving presentations? You've got this — you love to share your ideas and engage with people.
Your style, our vibe: Collaborative. Curious. Innovative. Inclusive. Eager to learn new concepts and share big ideas.
Are we a match? Apply to join the DoIT Communications team as a communications specialist! We're a group of 11 communications professionals working closely with the university's chief information officer, other DoIT leaders and our IT partners across campus to share information about IT services, initiatives and tools. You don't have to know a lot about technology to apply. We'll teach you — and we'll have a lot of fun in the process!
Develops and drafts communication content and assists in the execution of the communications strategy in support of unit communication goals.
10% 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
30% Writes, edits, and publishes content for various communication projects and marketing platforms to align with strategic initiatives and established communication campaigns
20% Provides project management and execution of communications programs, initiatives, and tactical plans
10% Researches, conducts interviews with experts, and authors a range of materials for internal and external audiences.
10% Plans, develops and creates communications that foster clarity for complex subject matter and enhances user understanding.
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.
This position is eligible for any of the following: 100% remote work; partial remote work; or fully on-site. Remote work requires an approved remote work agreement (RWA) agreement. An RWA requires successful candidates to possess their own high-speed internet and phone to perform the work on a university provided computer.
APPOINTMENT TYPE, DURATION:
Please note that successful applicants must be authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship, on or before the effective date of appointment. University sponsorship is not available for this position.
-Experience in communications, journalism, marketing, advertising, public relations or related field.
-Demonstrated experience in creating and implementing effective communications or marketing plans.
-Demonstrated exceptional writing, editing and storytelling skills for a variety of media channels such as web, e-news, social media, video scripts and/or print publications.
-Ability to work collaboratively within a team environment, as well as independently and with project/service leads and senior executives.
-Ability to understand complex concepts and subject matter and translate it in plain language to a wide audience.
-Experience in news reporting, corporate business writing or science/technical writing.
-Comfortable user of social media and other information technology tools, such as e-marketing tools, web editing (WordPress), project scheduling systems, social media and/or analytics reporting.
-Knowledge of, and experience with, content strategy, user interface/user experience best practices and methods, and web accessibility best practices.
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