Position Is Open Until Filled

Code: 20057 Posted: 08/25/2023

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is a dynamic learning community grounded in academic excellence and focused on student success, diversity, inclusion and community engagement. One of 13 four-year institutions within the University of Wisconsin System, Parkside provides an educational value to our students that’s unparalleled. An affordable, high-quality education is an investment in one’s future, and we believe the cost of an education should not prevent any student from achieving his or her educational and professional goals. The university is the proud recipient of the 2022 AASCU Excellence & Innovation Award for Student Success and College Completion from The American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), a testament to years of strategic efforts.

UW-Parkside is a great place to start or enhance your career. The campus is nestled in 700 acres of woodland and prairie and two miles west of Lake Michigan in Kenosha, WI. At Parkside we offer competitive pay and benefits, as well as an engaging and supportive work environment. Parkside is a community that’s easy to call home. Find out why.

Position Title: Writer (Copywriter)

Employment Type: Full time, Academic Staff, Salaried

Reports To: The writer will report to the Associate Director of University Relations.

Full Time Pay Range: $45,000 - $50,000 depending on experience

University Relations is looking for a creative writer to become the voice of Parkside, to engage and inform future students and their families. Using interview skills to gather information from students, staff, and faculty, and working closely with the University Relations team, you’ll write powerful copy for email, print, and web campaigns. Our team is looking for someone skilled and imaginative, with an eye for detail who can work on a variety of projects with tight deadlines. The ability to understand our target markets and write persuasive text with varying voices and styles to suit each audience is critical to your success in this role.

Essential Job Functions
  • Author a range of materials, adapting voice and style suited to external target audiences
  • Consult with internal and/or external stakeholders to ensure accuracy
  • Obtain source approval of content and meet publication deadlines
  • Research topics and interview subject-matter experts to write original content, edit current content, and optimize content for a variety of channels (print, web, social media, etc.)
  • Create and implement communication campaigns that align with recruitment and University Relations strategies
  • Collaborate with designers, communications, and admissions on projects
  • Bachelor’s Degree in marketing, English, communications, or related field
  • 3-4 years proven experience as a copywriter with a solid portfolio
  • Excellent editorial, proofreading, and writing skills
  • Ability to work independently and with a team to meet deadlines
  • Strong organizational skills and multitasking ability

In addition to the qualifications, our ideal candidate will have experience with working with a content management system, and a customer relationship management tool. Speaking and writing in Spanish is a plus.

The copywriter works in University Relations, a small marketing, design, communications, printing, and creative department reporting to the Vice Chair for University Advancement.

Salary and Benefits

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan. 

Benefit Details: 

Health & Retirement Contributions Estimator:  

Application Process

Applications must be submitted electronically through our employment portal. If you need additional assistance you may contact Human Resources at (262) 595-2204. Hours 8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday.

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: Submit application materials

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. All materials must be added at one time, once submitted you may not edit/add to profile. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for 3 professional references
  • Examples of work

Review of Applications

Applications received by 9/15/2023 are ensured full consideration. Position is open until filled.

You must select "SUBMIT". Selecting "Save" will not forward your application materials to the search committee. 

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials.

In instances where the Review Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidates application materials whether she/he meets all of the required qualifications, or if all of the application materials are not submitted, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications and may be excluded from further consideration.


Amber Marzette
Available Until: 01/29/2024

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