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Wisconsin School of Business (WSB) is looking for a creative strategist to join the Marketing and Strategic Communications team as a Content Specialist. You will play a key role on the team to support enrollment for business programs, specifically through planning, writing, editing, and publishing content for various communication projects and marketing channels (including web, advertising, video, and email). Join a stimulating environment and a team that encourages and celebrates one another's successes. You will work collaboratively with other strategists and creatives to help tell a new story about business. We are looking for someone who loves to tell stories, is passionate about finding the right words to compel an audience, and enjoys bringing new ideas to a team.


Develops and drafts communication content and assists in the execution of the communications strategy in support of unit communication goals.

  • 10% Monitors reach and effectiveness of communication campaigns, projects, and initiatives
  • 10% Plans editorial content according to established goals and objects
  • 10% Communicates with stakeholders to verify requests and identify editorial resources
  • 60% Writes, edits, and publishes content for various communication projects and marketing platforms to align with strategic initiatives and established communication campaigns
  • 10% Provides project management and execution of communications programs, initiatives, and tactical plans


Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit:Ā Diversity and Inclusion



  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Bachelor's degree in Communications, Journalism, Marketing, English, Creative Writing or a related field preferred


  • Minimum 1 year of professional experience required.
  • Experience in communications, journalism, marketing, advertising, public relations or related field preferred.

This position may require some work to be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location. Some work may be performed remotely, at an offsite, non-campus work location.

Depending on Qualifications

The employee in this position can expect to receive benefits such as generous vacation, holidays, and paid time off; competitive insurances and savings accounts; retirement benefits.


Please note that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, or a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without the need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.

Diversity and inclusion are primary values for the Wisconsin School of Business and are integral to achieving our strategic goals. We seek candidates with an awareness of and commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion across all spectrums. Our school is committed to continuously increasing the cultural competence of its staff and faculty members through school-wide forums and professional development opportunities.


Please complete the online application, and attach a cover letter addressing your qualifications and experiences specifically relating to the responsibilities of this position as described, along with a resume. Please also include one writing sample no longer than two pages in length that showcases your writing ability. Be sure to identify the purpose of the writing sample (e.g., website blog, email, magazine article, etc.).

Our search committee will review all application materials after the posted deadline. We will notify selected applicants to participate further in the selection process directly. We will notify all applicants once the search is completed and we have selected a top candidate. As applicants move on to the next steps in the process, they will be asked to provide names and contact information (e-mail address, phone number, and mailing address) of at least three references.


OFFICIAL TITLE: Communications Specialist(CM004)


EMPLOYMENT CLASS: Academic Staff-Renewable


The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:Ā

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

TheĀ Annual Security and Fire Safety ReportĀ contain current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact theĀ University of Wisconsin Police Department.

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