Job description

JOB NO.: 96946-AS

Work Type: Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Agricultural, Animal, Biological and Life Sciences, Marketing, Public Relations, Natural Resources, Environmental Sciences

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 96946-AS

Working Title: Editor

Official Title: EDITOR(R92DN)

FTE: 80% - 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: JANUARY 11, 2019

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

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

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's degree in communications, journalism, English or writing-intensive natural resources, agriculture or science-based discipline required. Master's degree preferred. Candidates with a history of natural resources and agricultural coursework or who have worked with related topics will be given preference.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Candidate should be able to demonstrate a professional-level mastery of editorial concepts and content/copy development through work samples and real-world and academic experience.

Desired Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
-Familiarity with natural resources issues, topics and disciplines
-Impeccable writing and grammar as demonstrated by work samples
-Experience writing, editing and contributing to long-form research or outreach publications/journals
-Knowledge of and ability to apply common proofreading marks
-Knowledge and understanding of technical/science publication best practices
-Accurate, complete and timely project/work tracking
-Excellent organizational skills - responsible and detail-oriented
-Desire to work in a context of individual and cultural difference
-Self-motivated and able to work independently

License or certificate:

Position Summary:

This academic staff position will support the Marketing & Communications Unit of the Environmental Resources Center (ERC)/UW-Extension Natural Resources Institute with the editorial planning and review of long and short-form printed publications, promotional and educational materials, online courses and websites. The position may also assist with other communications products including online story maps and other mixed-media storytelling projects.

The UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences is committed to maintaining and growing a culture that embraces diversity, inclusion, and equity, believing that these values are foundational elements of our excellence and fundamental components of a positive and enriching learning and working environment for all students, faculty, and staff.

Additional Information:

A criminal background check will be required.


Justin Cave
[email protected]
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:

To begin the application process please click on the `Apply Now' button. You will be asked to upload a current resume/CV, a cover letter briefly describing your interest in the position and relevant 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: Dec 13 2018 Central Standard Time

Application Close: Jan 6 2019 11:55 PM Central Standard Time





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Posted: 12/22/2018
Application Due: 2/20/2019
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