Public Relations Specialist

University of Wisconsin-River Falls

The University of Wisconsin-River Falls, a member of the University of Wisconsin System, is located in scenic west central Wisconsin, 30 miles from the multi-cultural, multi-ethnic cities of Minneapolis and St Paul. Year-round arts, cultural and recreational events are easily accessible from River Falls. UWRF's 6,100 undergraduate and graduate students pursue degrees in four colleges: Arts and Sciences; Education and Professional Studies; Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Science; and Business and Economics.

Position Details

Public Relations Specialist
Northwest Wisconsin
River Falls, WI

Plans, prepares and disseminates institution-related publicity and good-will information to the public and other external entities in support of the institution’s strategic communication goals. As it relates to public-facing communication for the UWRF Chancellor, including development of time-sensitive messaging and community relations, this position will report to the Chancellor.

  • Excellent communication skills including writing, storytelling and research skills; able to draft and edit content quickly and accurately; able to clearly present messages across various media platforms (news releases, bylined articles, social media content and marketing collateral). 
  • Proficiency to edit/proofread own work and work of department employees. 
  • Thorough knowledge of Associate Press (AP) writing style. 
  • Highly organized, proactive, detail and deadline oriented with the ability to manage multiple priorities while maintaining a high level of customer service; ability to prioritize and see projects through to completion. 
  • Experience managing both urgent, short-term projects and complex, longer-term projects.
  • Experience and knowledge in social media and the best ways to utilize each platform. 
  • Knowledge of MS Office software applications (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint). 

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