University Relations Specialist-Writer/Editor

UW-Milwaukee, CEAS

UW-Milwaukee’s College of Engineering & Applied Science consists of seven departments—Biomedical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. The College has approximately 1,750 undergraduate students and 450 graduate students, both Master’s and Doctoral.

Position Details

University Relations Specialist-Writer/Editor
Southeast Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

The College of Engineering & Applied Science’s writer/editor develops and creates content, sharing communication about the college’s initiatives, faculty, students and staff with many different audiences. The writer/editor must excel at writing engaging, accurate copy in a variety of styles for a variety of audiences and media outlets, on tight deadlines.

Responsibilities include development/implementation of communication plans for multiple news vehicles; creation of a constant stream of stories to populate established and developing venues; expansion and management of public relations opportunities; and support to other CEAS marketing activities as assigned. This position is part-time, working an average of 30 hours per week.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications or related discipline; 
  • Five or more years’ experience in journalism or communications, with progressive responsibilities; 
  • Evidence of excellent written communication skills as measured by analysis of cover letter, resume and samples submitted; 
  • Evidence of proficiency in computer utilization, including Microsoft Office programs.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Evidence of excellent copyediting and fact checking skills; 
  • Evidence of being self-directed and responsive to managers as well as constituents; 
  • Evidence of ability to manage multiple projects concurrently while consistently meeting deadlines; 
  • Previous experience working in a higher education environment; 
  • Expertise in photojournalism.

Benefits for 75% effort non-teaching academic staff can be reviewed at;

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