University Communications, the central public information office for UW-Madison, is looking for several talented writers with keen organizational skills. Four distinct roles are available:
Hometown News: Produce and post news and feature stories about award-winning fellow students for distribution to news media, legislators and social media.
Social media: In addition to some writing duties, assist UW-Madison’s nationally recognized social-media program with account management, content and campaign planning and research of best practices in higher education social media.
Student life communications: Tell the stories of students who have been involved in Wisconsin Experience initiatives or programs serving unique segments of the student population. Promote the services of the Division of Student Life.
General assignment: Be prepared to quickly produce stories about any facet of the university that requires coverage.
Eligible applicants are limited to those enrolled at UW-Madison. The ideal candidates will have undergraduate-degree work in journalism, English, public relations, strategic communications or a related field. Though not required, ideal candidate will continue in the position through the 2012-2013 academic year based on mutual satisfaction. Summer hours are also possible.
The positions requires the ability to work with limited supervision, proven writing and editing experience, and familiarity with AP style, the Macintosh platform, and Microsoft Word, Internet Explorer and OS X.
The social media-focused position requires additional familiarity with platforms including, but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, YouTube and Flickr.
Apply by Friday, Jan. 27, and please specify the position above that best fits your interest, a cover letter explaining your interest in the area, a resume and two writing samples to:
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