Job no: 232281-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Communications, Editing, Broadcasting, Media, Marketing, Public Relations, Web Design/Development

Position Summary:

As a member of the dynamic, creative Strategic Communications and Advancement team within the College of Letters & Science (L&S), the digital specialist will collaborate with team members and colleagues to plan and execute digital marketing and outreach campaigns. This work will support strategic goals for engagement with students, alumni and other audiences. The digital specialist will enliven our external and internal communications by creating engaging content for our digital platforms, including social media, web and e-newsletters. Duties also include creating slide shows and short videos for L&S events, monitoring and managing the L&S Instagram and other L&S social accounts, and analyzing and reporting on the effectiveness of campaigns and posts. Photography, video editing, digital marketing and web user experience are highly desirable.

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 in Communication Arts, Journalism, Digital Marketing or a related area.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Minimum 3 years' professional experience in digital content creation and social media strategy required.
Demonstrated writing skills.
Demonstrated experience and success working at intersection of digital marketing and web analytics.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $50,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

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

For questions on the position, contact: Cheryl Adams Kadera at .

To apply for this position, you are required to submit/upload ONE document in pdf (preferred) or word format that contains the following information:

1. Cover Letter - Your cover letter should address your qualifications as they pertain to the minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience listed above.
2. Resume
3. Contact information for at least three professional references, including your current supervisor. References will not be contacted without advance notice.
4. Links to at least three samples of your strongest online work in strategic digital content creation.

Finalists for the position will be required to take a writing test.


Cheryl Adams Kadera
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.

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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: Apr 7 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: May 5 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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