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Communications Assistant





UWM College of Health Sciences


External Relations and Communications Office


Communications Assistant





The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee College of Health Sciences (CHS) offers the largest number of health-related degree programs in Wisconsin, training its graduates for high-demand careers. Many of the College's undergraduate and graduate degree programs are nationally recognized and have achieved the highest accreditation awards possible. The College's faculty conducts state-of-the-art research attracting a record number of federal research grants. During its history, the College’s research and health sciences education has contributed significantly to improving quality of life


The Communications Assistant in the UWM CHS External Relations and Communications Office supports these goals by writing and editing articles and marketing pieces for print and electronic publications, both internally and externally; assisting with media relations; promotional and marketing activities, special events and conducting online research. The Communications Assistant is part of a high-performance, dynamic team.



Communications Assistant



  • Assist with production of The Chronicle, CHS’s bi-monthly electronic newsletter, including, but not limited to writing and editing stories, attending editorial. meetings, photography, design review and assistance with production processes
  • Assist with researching, photographing, writing and editing stories for the College’s Annual Report and Research Directory.
  • Research, write and edit stories, take photographs and design layout for various news releases and marketing collateral, such as flyers and brochures, fact sheets and faculty profiles.
  • Assist with the coordination of special events like Awards and Recognition Ceremony, Health Care Forum and others, as determined by the Communications Manager.
  • Assist with posting and updating news and events, staff/faculty directory and other material on CHS Web site.
  • Assist with coordination of advertising for print, Web, television and radio.
  • Assist with archiving and upkeep of digital and print photo libraries.
  • Assist with upkeep of display cases.
  • Other duties as assigned, including help with mass mailings, research, entry of database contact information, etc.



  • College graduate with a major in journalism, English or related field of study
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Strong verbal skills
  • Team-oriented and ability to comfortably work with others
  • Strong work ethic
  • Willingness to learn and take initiative
  • Prompt and reliable
  • Positive attitude
  • Ability to meet multiple, overlapping deadlines
  • Ability to work independently
  • High-end user of technology with familiarity with MS Office (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access) and the Internet



  • Ongoing
  • Hours are flexible between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. with some evening and weekend work required
  • Part-time (14-20 hours per week)
  • Competitive compensation



Interested candidates should submit to Sabine Schwark at 1) Cover letter that includes reasons why this position is a good fit for you; 2) Resume; 3) Three writing samples (published material desirable); and 4) Names and contact information of three references.  Equal opportunity employer.