Multimedia Communications Specialist

State of Wisconsin Investment Board


Making a Difference

SWIB is a trusted and skilled global investment organization managing the assets of the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) and other separately managed funds. With about $129 billion in total assets under management, SWIB has been recognized by the investment industry for its teamwork and innovation that helps make it a premier asset manager. Sophisticated investment management strategies, forward-looking technologies, and strong internal asset management make SWIB a leading investment organization.

For public employees in Wisconsin, SWIB is a unique and valuable partner. Investing for the financial security of more than 635,000 individuals – and for the 1,500 Wisconsin employers who contribute on behalf of their employees – SWIB’s strong management of the WRS has helped fuel one of only a few fully funded public pension funds in the country. SWIB’s long-term investment returns meet the challenges of a constantly evolving investment landscape while helping grow and protect the assets of the WRS, the 8th largest public pension fund in the U.S. and 25th largest public or private pension fund in the world.

We are a mission driven organization and the participants we serve are our mission. By bringing a disciplined, prudent and innovative approach to market opportunities, SWIB has been successful in generating respectable returns and maintaining the trust of the beneficiaries and stakeholders of the funds we oversee.


Home to Top Talent

SWIB has long been recognized as an investment leader because of its success in maintaining the WRS and for the highly-qualified staff overseeing the retirement trust funds. SWIB’s internal team invests a majority of its assets under management. This means SWIB is committed to investing in professionals that will keep the organization at the forefront of the investment industry. As an innovative organization, SWIB offers professional development opportunities that enable staff to grow and develop. Approximately 61 percent of SWIB’s investment professionals are Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholders.

The Team:

SWIB’s Communications Division influences SWIB’s success by providing meaningful, relevant, and accurate information for all audiences. The team seeks to build trust, respect, and understanding about SWIB; protect SWIB’s brand and credibility; provide managers with the tools needed to ensure success; and collaborate across the organization to support SWIB’s goals.

Position Details

Multimedia Communications Specialist
Southwest Wisconsin
Madison, WI

The Position:

The multimedia communications specialist drives SWIB’s digital activities, primarily social media, podcasts and video. Creative, innovative, and technically skilled, the multimedia communication specialist must be knowledgeable about the fast-changing media landscape and comfortable using a variety of communication channels to get our message to staff and external audiences. This position is a critical member of the communications team, collaborating on the creation and production of creative content including internal newsletters, intranet, videos, podcasts, and social media activities.

Essential activities:

  • Leading the creation of original videos, podcasts, and other multimedia work 
  • Recommending ways to improve communications strategy and develop content 
  • Providing recommendations at both the strategic and tactical levels 
  • Analyzing outcomes to improve SWIB’s communication strategy 
  • Researching and creating written and visual content on topics that impact, as well as inform 
  • Taking initiative, developing a creative opinion, and defending that opinion in line with SWIB’s objectives and expected outcomes 
  • Building strong relationships with staff and leadership to generate compelling stories

The ideal candidate:

  • Degree in journalism, marketing, strategic communications, public relations, or another communications-related field; Bachelor’s degree preferred. 
  • Two to five years’ experience in a communications-related field with demonstrated success in writing, video, and podcasts preferred. 
  • Be able to conceive, research, and create content across multimedia platforms in a way that enhances storytelling and engages audiences. 
  • Be knowledgeable of and proficient in a variety of media – written, video, podcasts - and eager to adopt emerging communication channels. 
  • Be passionate about continued learning on emerging creative platforms and technologies and ways to implement those at SWIB. 
  • Possess a proven ability to write quickly and accurately. 
  • Have strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills, and the ability to interact effectively with all levels of management. 
  • Have strong organizational and time management skills, be able to work independently, and manage multiple projects and competing priorities with demanding deadlines. 
  • Display sound judgment, initiative, and critical thinking.

Desired skills, knowledge, and abilities:

  • Experience in video production and editing 
  • Knowledge of basic social media platforms, tools, and tactics 
  • Experience in writing or developing detail oriented content 
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite

SWIB Offers:

  • Competitive McLagan-base salary 
  • Meaningful performance-based incentive compensation 
  • A comprehensive benefit package 
  • Educational and training opportunities 
  • Tuition reimbursement 
  • Challenging work in a professional environment

The position requires U.S. work authorization and residency in, or willingness to relocate to the Madison, Wisconsin area. SWIB is prepared to offer relocation assistance as needed.

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