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Associate Director, Public Relations

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Work type: Academic Staff - 12 Month
Location: Platteville
Categories: Communication, Arts, Media

 

Position Summary:

The Associate Director for Public Relations will oversee professional and student writers to articulate the university main messages and themes. This individual works collaboratively with designers, photographers, web developers and marketers to set editorial standards for the university.

The Assistant Director will serve as Deputy Public Information Officer, communicating to both internal and external audiences in times of campus emergencies.

Responsibilities:

- Supervise professional and student staff writers and the social media manager

- Edit and write text for university publications, the UW-Platteville website and news releases                        

- Establish standards and processes to ensure UW-Platteville message is consistent throughout university’s colleges and department’s website and print publications

- Establish and write guidelines for use by departments and colleges with regard to format and conventions of Standard English; disseminate and update information regularly

-Work collaboratively with designers, photographers and marketing specialists to generate effective documents and electronic materials for the campus; monitor communications effectiveness

- Assist upper administration in presentations

- Manage homepage and other high-touch, high-impact pages

- Assists in drafting and distributing sensitive and urgent messages and statements on behalf of the university. 

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

- Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, public relations or related field
- Experience in supervising writers
- Experience writing and editing press releases or news articles
- Experience working with AP Style
- Experience in translating main messages into compelling stories
- Experience working collaboratively with various constituents
- Experience with website content management systems
- Experience in crisis management

Why It’s Great to be a Pioneer:

Department Information: The Communications Department promotes the students, faculty, staff and alumni of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville through various media, including press releases, web stories, publications, etc.

 

Campus Information: The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, enrolls about 8,000 students in 42 baccalaureate and 6 master's programs. It possesses institutional strengths in middle level education, engineering, industrial technology, agriculture, criminal justice and business. The campus is located in Southwest Wisconsin's largest and most historic community. The region offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and vibrant businesses and industries. UW-Platteville is a cultural and educational center for the Tri-State region of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.

 

Application Deadline:

Applications must be received by May 22, 2019.

How to Apply:

The following documents are required for applicant consideration:

  • Letter of application addressing all required qualifications
  • A current resume
  • Contact information (name, telephone number, and email address) for 3 professional references.
  • Three writing samples

 

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Our mission is to foster a diverse environment that contributes to an inclusive culture and climate by promoting critical discourse and meaningful interactions between all members of our campus community.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

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

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The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

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Diversity Statement

Our mission is to foster a diverse environment that contributes to an inclusive culture and climate by promoting critical discourse and meaningful interactions between all members of our campus community.



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