University of Wisconsin–Madison

Communications Assistant

Employer Madison Education Partnership
Location Madison, WI
Type Part time
Contact information dust@wisc.edu or (608) 265-9483
Apply by Oct. 30, 2017
More details http://mep.wceruw.org/index.html
Posted on October 12, 2017

Description

Are you looking for an opportunity to make a positive impact in Madison while honing your skill set?

The Madison Education Partnership (MEP) is seeking a student intern to assist with developing and executing a communications strategy for the partnership. MEP is a new research-practice partnership between the Wisconsin Center for Education Research and the Madison Metropolitan School District working to shape practice and policy in public education. As an intern for MEP, you will work directly with the Project Manager to shape a long-term outreach strategy that includes working with social media, digital media, local and national press, and planning conferences and special events. You will gain experience in communicating research to a wide variety of audiences including district practitioners and parents, press outlets, community groups, and government officials. As part of our team, you will also gain experience managing communications on a local and national level, working with University and District communications staff as well as collaborating with other research-practice partnerships around the country.

Responsibilities:
• Assist with the development of a cohesive year-long outreach plan
• Assist with the planning and coordination of outreach events
• Managing social media and creating video shorts
• Creating infographics and other visuals
• Writing blog posts as assigned
• Writing press releases as assigned
• Editing press releases, research briefs, and blog posts as needed
• Assist with website management and writing scripts as needed

Candidate Qualities:
• Out-of-the-box thinker ready to share your ideas
• Tech and social media savvy
• Hard worker and able to multi-task
• Strong written and verbal skills
• Strong organizational skills
• Able to meet deadlines
• Work well independently and with a team

Position Details:
• Part-time opportunity for Fall and Spring semesters
• Work primarily remotely
• Attend weekly/bi-weekly in-person planning meetings
• At least 5 hours per week and occasionally up to 10 hours as needed

To apply send your resume and cover letter to Dominique Bradley at dust@wisc.edu.