Job no: 232324-AS
Work type: Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Communications, Editing, Broadcasting, Media, Extension, Outreach, Public Engagement, Health Care, Medical, Social Services, Marketing, Public Relations, Web Design/Development

Position Summary:

The Department of Surgery at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, School of Medicine and Public Health is seeking a well-organized, responsive and creative individual to help advance the clinical, research, education and philanthropy missions of the Department through professional-level communication and marketing activities. The Communications Specialist will provide support to marketing and communication efforts that include social media, newsletters, department communication, and support for strategic initiatives.

The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself but, also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.

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 required. Bachelor's degree in communication, journalism, English or a related field strongly desired.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

The successful candidate must have excellent writing and editing skills, particularly in journalistic/media-writing style, and must understand how to tailor messages for different audiences, purposes and channels while staying on-brand. Proficiency with word processing software and social media platforms is required, as is experienced with PC-based content management systems and email marketing systems. Must be able to work efficiently and accurately, both independently and in collaboration with diverse others, and manage multiple projects simultaneously. Skill at fostering effective interpersonal relationships and communication with colleagues in a remote-work setting is required, as is the ability to comprehend and clearly interpret a wide array of medical and academic subject matter.

One to three years of professional experience in a marketing/communications role is desired.

Experience with audio and video production/editing/recording is highly desirable.



Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 80% - 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $45,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Please select "" to submit your resume and cover letter. In your application materials, please address how you meet the Minimum Years and Relevant Work Experience.


Cory Reithmeyer
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Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

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The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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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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Applications Open: Mar 29 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Apr 14 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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