Distance Learning Center
Writer and Editor

Job Details:
Hiring a full-time, 12-month academic staff member to work with staff members in the Distance Learning Center to produce print and electronic student communications. The job will also entail working with faculty and staff to create print course manuals and online courses in that present information in a clear, concise, and consistent manner. The position is an annual appointment with the period of employment beginning September 1, 2013. The annual salary is $36,426.

  1. Bachelor's degree; preferably in English, communications, technical writing, or related area.
  2. At least two years of full-time professional work experience, including at least one year of experience editing and proofreading documents according to a style guide.
  3. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  4. Proficiency with Microsoft Word.
  5. Demonstrated ability to work on several projects simultaneously and meet deadlines.
  6. Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  7. Demonstrated ability to organize work, set priorities, and meet deadlines.
  8. Demonstrated success in completing projects requiring attention to details.

  1. Technical writing/editing or course content writing/editing experience.
  2. Experience writing profiles and news stories for print and online publications.
  3. Experience formatting documents according to a template and style guide.
  4. Experience using online course management programs, spreadsheet, and database software.


To Apply:
Submit a letter of application that addresses each published qualification for employment; a concise separate statement describing the applicant's history of working with or demonstrated commitment to addressing issues of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and/or other issues of historic marginalization; a resume; and the names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of three references. Materials must be submitted via the online application system.

Please direct questions to:
Pam Mootz
Distance Learning Center
Email: mootzp@uwplatt.edu

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To Ensure Consideration:
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by August 16, 2013.

University of Wisconsin-Platteville:
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.

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, seeks to build a diverse faculty and staff and encourages applications from women and persons of color. The names of nominees and applicants who have not requested in writing that their identities be kept confidential, and of all finalists, will be released upon request. 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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