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UW-Milwaukee
2033 E. Hartford Avenue
Milwaukee, Wisconsin (United States)

Web: https://uwm.edu/

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Media Relations Specialist and Writer


Job ID: 56142
Job Views: 487
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Postal Code:
Job Category: Newspapers,Wire Services,Television,Online | New Media,Media Business Positions,Corporate Publications | Newsletters
Employment Type: Full time
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Posted: 01.10.2019

Job Description

UW-Milwaukee’s University Relations Division is hiring a media relations specialist and writer to report and write stories for the university’s news site, connect external journalists with faculty experts and provide other media relations services. Job requirements are a bachelor’s degree in journalism, English, communications or related field; three years of experience working as a reporter with a daily news organization; and three years of experience working in multi-format (text, photo and video) team environments. Preferred candidates will demonstrate their ability to meet deadlines; ability to take initiative, exercise sound judgment and handle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment; strong news judgment and ability to develop story ideas; ability to successfully pitch ideas for news stories to other reporters or editors; excellence in writing and editing; knowledge of AP style; ability to gather data for news stories; two or more years of experience with a major regional or national news organization; experience working as a fact-checker; experience working with WordPress or a similar content management system to update a news website; experience working with HTML email systems (such as Emma, Constant Contact, etc.).


Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in journalism, English, communications or related field
• Three years as a reporter with a news organization that has daily deadlines, such as a wire service, newspaper, television station or online news site
• Three years of experience working in multi-format (text, photo, video) team environments

Preferred Qualifications:

• Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines
• Demonstrated ability to take initiative, exercise sound judgment and handle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment
• Evidence of strong news judgment and ability to develop story ideas
• Demonstrated ability to successfully pitch ideas for news stories to other reporters or editors
• Demonstrated excellence in writing and editing
• Demonstrated knowledge of AP style
• Demonstrated ability to gather data for news stories
• Two or more years experience with a major regional or national news organization
• Experience working as a fact-checker
• Experience working with Wordpress or a similar content management system to update a news website
• Experience working with HTML email systems (such as Emma, Constant Contact, etc.)



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