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Creative Media Designer


Minimum $46,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Job Summary:

Under the supervision of the Director of Creative Media and in conjunction with Football Brand Management, this position will deliver dynamic recruiting and social media content from concept to creation, while adhering to NCAA, Big Ten Conference, University and departmental rules and regulations.

Responsibilities: Designs and develops multimedia solutions and materials in collaboration with other content creators, adhering to project timelines and developing and posting content for a specified unit in support of visually and contextually communicating messages aligned with unit strategy.
  • 45% Conceptualizes, plans, designs, and executes multimedia solutions for a specific work unit that may be used through various platforms in collaboration with stakeholders and other content creation staff
  • 25% Contributes to the development of communication, event, and marketing materials to fit into the overall strategy of the work unit
  • 10% Tracks and manages timelines and deliverables related to communication projects
  • 5% Directs operational activities for multiple communication platforms and posts content within a work unit that may include websites, social media, written/illustrative communications, and online tools
  • 10% Develops communication, event, and marketing strategies and materials to align with the overall work unit strategic initiative
  • 5% Develops and facilitates trainings for staff and customers regarding technology options and best practices
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


Bachelor's Degree


- Bachelor's Degree
- 2 years of design experience in collegiate athletics or related field

Knowledge and Skills:
-Understanding of University, Big Ten and NCAA rules and regulations.
-Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite.
-Ability to capture and edit high quality photographs.
-Effective decision-making skills.
-Ability to formulate concepts to plan.
-Ability to develop and implement innovative approaches and solutions.
-Strong organizational skills and the ability to multitask and handle details efficiently.
-Ability to work effectively under pressure and tight timeframes.
-Excellent written and oral communication skills.
-Ability to work with students, coaches, and administrators in a broad range of situations.
-Ability to work long hours, including evenings and weekends, and travel as needed.

Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 50% - 100%

It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:


Additional Information:

We are recruiting to fill 2 positions - the first is a 100% FTE that is expected to work onsite in Madison, WI. The second position is a part time (~50% FTE) who may have the opportunity to work remote, with travel to Madison, WI expected as business requires. Salary will be assigned within the appropriate range, commensurate with the candidate's qualifications and experience. An excellent benefits package is also included. Successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.

Unless confidentiality is requested in your online application, information regarding the names of applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.

UW-Madison conducts criminal background checks for final candidate(s).

How to Apply:

To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be received by no later than 11:55 p.m. CST, on the assured consideration date. Please complete the online application and attach a cover letter addressing your qualifications and experiences specifically relating to the responsibilities of this position, a comprehensive resume, and contact information for at least three professional references. The hiring unit will notify finalists prior to any communication with these references.

Applicants selected to participate further in the selection process will be notified directly. All applicants will be notified once a final selection has been made and the search has been completed.

Wisconsin Athletics is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.


Kayla Weisensel
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1. See RELAY_SERVICE for further information.

Official Title:

Multimedia Designer(CM018)



Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, including but not limited to, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, pregnancy, disability, or status as a protected veteran and other bases as defined by federal regulations and UW System policies. 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:

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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