NATIONAL MEDIA RELATIONS SPECIALIST

Location
Madison, WI
Posted
Jul 13, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


JOB NO.: 91396-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time

Department: UNIVERSITY COMMUNICATIONS


Location: Madison

Categories: Communications, Editing, Extension, Outreach, Public Engagement, Marketing, Public Relations, Other

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 91396-AS

Working Title: National Media Relations Specialist

Official Title: SR UNIV REL SPEC(T54BN) or UNIV RELATIONS SPEC(T54DN)

Hiring Department: A022470-GENERAL SERVICES/VC FOR UNIV RELATIONS/UNIVERSITY COMMUNICATIONS

FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: SEPTEMBER 11, 2017

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $42,167 ANNUAL (12 months) Maximum $79,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications



Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's degree in journalism, marketing, strategic communications, public relations or other communications-related field; master's degree preferred.



Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

-- At least five years of professional experience in public relations, journalism or a related field
-- Demonstrated success developing stories and building relationships with national media members
-- Experience using media analytics platforms (such as Meltwater) to refine media relations efforts
-- The ability to produce accurate, persuasive written and oral communications on tight deadlines
-- The ability to work independently to identify opportunities and solve problems
-- A good sense of humor



Position Summary:

As one of the world's top research universities, the University of Wisconsin-Madison has a lot of compelling stories to tell. University Communications, the campus news and media relations hub, seeks a national media relations specialist to identify and place stories, faculty experts and op-eds in national print, broadcast and digital media.



Additional Information:

To see the full position description, click on "Full Position Details" below under Additional Link.



Contact:

Karen Aune
karen.aune@wisc.edu
608-262-9949
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )



Instructions to applicants:

Please click on the "Apply Now" button (jobs.wisc.edu, PVL 91396) to start the application process. Applicants will be asked to upload a resume and cover letter outlining relevant qualifications and experience. PDF preferred, but not required. Pay will be based on experience and qualifications.



Additional Link: Full Position Details

NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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Advertised: 12 Jul 2017 Central Daylight Time


Application Close: 10 Aug 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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