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Job Overview

Serves as the district’s storyteller by developing, managing and producing engaging and compelling content for newsletters, website, emails, and other materials designed to engage stakeholders. Seeks out and reports on district and school successes and achievements, and events; and also acts as a liaison across the district and its stakeholders ensuring completeness, accuracy, and consistency in communications.

How To Apply

Administrative applications for the following position are being accepted by the Office of Human Resources by 11:59 PM CST on Sunday, December 4, 2022. A current resume and three (3) letters of recommendation signed by the author and dated less than one (1) year old must be attached to the completed application (if you are unable to electronically attach these documents, you must notify human resources that you are sending hard copies which must be received on or before the deadline date listed above).  Caution: When attaching documents to the application, be sure the documents are legible. If the documents cannot be read, your application may be disqualified from consideration. The appointment is subject to a criminal background check, a drug/alcohol test and credential verification. Non-MPS employees must submit official transcripts confirming their Degrees. No applications will be accepted after the deadline date and time.

Other Information

As of November 1, 2021, all MPS employees are required to be fully vaccinated. The health and safety of our staff and students are our number one priority. That’s why all offers of employment are contingent on the candidate showing proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (currently one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine or two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine) to pass the pre-employment requirements. Individuals with medical issues or sincerely held religious beliefs that prevent them from getting the vaccine may request an accommodation from the vaccine requirement.

Qualifications

  • The position requires a bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, public relations or a related field.
  • A combination of education & experience may be considered.
  • Five or more years experience in communications, journalism, public relations or related field.
  • Demonstrated experience in writing and content creation.

Responsibilities

  • Serves as the district’s storyteller by developing, writing, and producing engaging and compelling content for newsletters, website, blog and other materials designed to engage stakeholders.
  • Utilizes an active, engaging, and storytelling writing style that motivates the reader to action.
  • Actively seeks out district and school highlights likely to generate publicity or general awareness, and creates written and/or multimedia content to most effectively convey these messages to the target audience.
  • Supports the creation of marketing and advertising campaigns by writing, revising and editing copy.
  • Assists with the creation, storyboarding, and execution of digital multimedia communication materials.
  • Maintains an up-to-date editorial calendar which details upcoming deadlines and topics.
  • Serves as the department liaison between departments, offices, and schools. 
  • Maintains positive working relationships with all MPS stakeholders.
  • Balances multiple projects and tasks within a fast-paced environment.
  • Supports district offices and departments by setting up, scheduling, sending emails, and recording the results.
  • Manages, edits, and writes district emails for an external audience.
  • Writes and/or proofreads emails for clarity, grammar, and spelling.
  • Ensures messages are sent in proper form and template.
  • Maintains email list, and purges non-deliverable email addresses and opt-outs.
  • Collaborates with the Communication & Marketing team on brainstorming creative strategies for weekly messaging and storytelling ideas
  • Assists in the development and implementation of MPS overall internal and external communication strategy.
  • Participates in all staff, team, and other internal meetings as requested.
  • Attends District meetings to stay up-to-date on District policy and happenings.
  • Serves as an outstanding team player who can troubleshoot issues, offer ideas and support, and help others succeed.
  • Actively supports the MPS Strategic Plan.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The Milwaukee Public Schools does not discriminate in its programs, activities, facilities, employment, or educational opportunities on the basis of a person's sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, or disability. Reasonable accommodations requested by qualified individuals with disabilities will be made in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, as amended by the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008.

In accordance with Wisconsin Statutes, every applicant for a position with Milwaukee Public Schools will be subject to the open records law. Any applicant not wishing to have his/her identity released must submit a written statement to that effect to the Office of Human Resources. The identities of all "final candidates" may be released. Milwaukee Public Schools reserves the right to interview the best-qualified candidates.

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