Communications Consultant

Medical College of Wisconsin

The mission of the Medical College of Wisconsin is to be a national leader in the education and development of the next generation of physicians and scientists; to discover and translate new knowledge in the biomedical sciences; to provide cutting-edge, interdisciplinary and compassionate clinical care of the highest quality; to improve the health of the communities we serve. Founded in 1893 as the Wisconsin College of Physicians and Surgeons. Formerly associated with Marquette University.

Position Details

Communications Consultant
Southeast Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

We’re looking for those individuals—the creative thinkers and innovation seekers—who are content with nothing short of changing the world. Discover the endless opportunities within the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and be inspired by the work we can do together to improve health, and make a positive, daily impact in our communities.

The Communications Consultant, under the direction of the MCW Cancer Center Director of Communications, leads the creation and execution of integrated content and channel strategies (for MCW Cancer Center e-newsletters, website, social media) in support of center goals and priorities. The Cancer Center Communications Consultant manages an editorial calendar and writes, edits, and produces a variety of internal and external communications in collaboration with the MCW central Office of Communications.

The role requires excellence in internal communications, digital copywriting, social media management, event promotion and web publishing. This person will partner closely with members of the Cancer Center Communications team to amplify Cancer Center news and information with a focus on storytelling the advancement of cancer research and innovation at MCW, elevating the center’s robust clinical trials treatment portfolio and amplifying noteworthy scientific achievements by Cancer Center leaders, physicians, and scientists.

The Communications Consultant will also be a key partner to teams leading cancer related community outreach and engagement efforts to promote health equity and education within Wisconsin and beyond.

  • Identify and develop stories for digital and print communications that promote the mission, vision, culture, and priorities of the MCW Cancer Center, in collaboration with Cancer Center partners and team members.
  • Write, edit, and produce content that supports the Cancer Center’s overarching communication strategy including email newsletters, articles for intranet and magazine publications, talking points, event briefings, video outlines, website, and social media content.
  • Manage integrated editorial calendar with consideration for a diversity of audiences, maintain distribution lists, report out on engagement rates, and lead publishing process for Cancer Center newsletters, leader emails, website updates and other digital communications.
  • Partner closely with the Director of Communications in the development of a robust content and channel strategy for distributing Cancer Center news and information, in collaboration with the Office of Communications.
  • Develop integrated communication plans that include audience-tailored message strategies for Cancer Center related priorities (as assigned). Partner with communications team members to determine channel and messaging mix.
  • Enhance the communications capabilities of Cancer Center leaders and teams through communication counsel, resources, and support.
  • Work independently to identify and gather information; write and edit for engagement; ensure that messaging supports the institution's core values and advances strategic objectives; report results.
  • Ensure that assigned projects and deliverables are high-quality, completed on time and reflect the input of identified reviewers.
  • Effectively collaborate with members of the Cancer Center Communications Team, MCW Office of Communications, Froedtert Marketing & Communications, and other affiliates; regularly attend meetings with key partners as assigned to provide strategic input, creative ideation, communications guidance, and support.
  • Bachelor's degree in communications, journalism, public relations, marketing, or related field.
  • At least 6 years of progressive experience in corporate, integrated communications, public relations, agency, marketing, or related communication field. 
  • Healthcare experience preferred but not required. 
  • Demonstrated success as a writer and experience with developing comprehensive marketing communications plans.

Preferred Schedule:

  • Weekdays: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and other hours as needed to attend meetings and/or events

Why MCW?

  • Outstanding Healthcare Coverage, including but not limited to Health, Vison, and Dental. Along with Flexible Spending options 
  • 403B Retirement Package 
  • Competitive Vacation and Paid Holidays offered 
  • Tuition Reimbursement 
  • On campus Fitness Facility, offering onsite classes. 
  • Additional discounted rates on things as: Select cell phone plans, local fitness facilities, Milwaukee recreation and entertainment etc. 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, as well as ensuring equal educational opportunity, employment, and access to services, programs, and activities, without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristic, or military status. Employees, students, applicants, or other members of the MCW community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law or treated adversely or retaliated against based upon a protected characteristic.

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