Public Relations LTE

Wisconsin Department of Tourism

Located in downtown Madison, the Department of Tourism’s mission is to inspire travelers to experience Wisconsin. The Department promotes the state as the Midwest’s premier travel destination for fun and recreation by establishing strategic partnerships and executing industry-leading marketing programs.

Position Details

Public Relations LTE
Southwest Wisconsin
Madison, WI

The Wisconsin Department of Tourism is seeking a Public Relations limited-term Employee! This position offers professional experience that will build on your public and media relations skills in a broad work environment that includes the travel and hospitality industry, state government, and private marketing agencies.

This position’s responsibilities include:

  1. Assisting with the Department's public relations program which involves coordinating and monitoring the activities of public relations agencies, working directly with media and Wisconsin’s tourism industry to provide information regarding Wisconsin travel opportunities and Department programs.
  2. Assist in the coordination of the Department’s media relations outreach; serve as a contact for the media and answer media inquiries and requests; prepare the preparation of message points for the Secretary’s Office and Communications Director; coordinate press conferences; attend media familiarization tours in different parts of the state.
  3. Managing media outreach and coordinating news releases for the Department’s Joint Effort Marketing grant program.
  4. Writing and editing news releases, talking points, speeches, industry newsletters, advertorial and consumer copy, Secretary’s Office correspondence, customer service responses, radio scripts, and official commendations.

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  • Experience in communications, marketing, journalism or related field.
  • Knowledge and experience with media.
  • Excellent writing, research and editing skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products.
  • Knowledge of Wisconsin’s tourism product is preferred but not required.

Starting hourly rate for the Communications Specialist position will be up to $15.00 per hour. This classification is assigned to pay schedule/range 07-05.

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