Job: Comm Specialist, Village of Whitefish Bay

Communications Specialist 

Village of Whitefish Bay


The Village of Whitefish Bay is seeking a part-time, Communications and Social Media Specialist (10 hours per week) to drive the Village’s social media engagement and public information initiatives.  This position will be responsible for print and online communication/social media initiatives for the organization.  The ability to be a self-motivated, team player, with strong social media and communications skills are vital for this position.   

Requirements:  Strong written and communication skills.  Ability to successfully manage several projects at once, as well as the ability to work independently.  Excellent organizational skills; good with deadlines, details, and follow through.  Strong experience with digital communication (social, web, mobile, etc.)  Must be able to work with Microsoft Office and Constant Contact.  Ability to attend a weekly Department Head meeting is desired.


College Degree in communications or related field required. Related experience required.


Responsibilities Include:

  • Conceptualize, write and edit electronic and print communication materials, including website, monthly print newsletter content, weekly electronic newsletter; periodic email blasts and press releases.
  • Update Facebook and actively tweet on a frequent basis.
  • Monitor usage and adjust content, frequency, accordingly.
  • Work closely with the Village Manager and other staff members to prioritize and successfully communicate the Village Board’s initiatives to the public.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Please mail or email resume and cover letter by March 10, 2015:


  Paul Boening

            Manager’s Assistant
            Village of Whitefish Bay

            5300 N. Marlborough Drive

            Whitefish Bay, WI 53217


            [email protected]

Scripps Howard Foundation Semesters

March 15 is the deadline for students to apply for fall internships with the Scripps Howard Foundation Semester in Washington program. These are paid internships ($3,346) with free housing in furnished apartments.


The interns report, write, take photos and make videos. They also tour Washington journalism and government institutions and take part in weekly seminars to discuss issues in journalism and  meet with guest speakers.


April 1 is the deadline for graduating seniors or those earning MAs to apply for our yearlong post-graduate, multimedia fellowship. This is a paid fellowship ($23,136) with free housing in furnished apartments.


The application forms are on our website:

I’m happy to answer questions from faculty or students.

Thank you.

Jody Beck

[email protected]

Scripps Howard Foundation Wire

Director, Semester in Washington Program

Scripps Howard Foundation



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Op/Ed essays wanted!

Conservative (but not partisan) essays wanted!


WPRI website is looking for brief (500-700 words), smart, well-reported opinion and commentary essays from students and other writers with fresh and clear voices.


Start here to learn about WPRI:


And hit these links to see previous essays that hit the mark.




The Wisconsin Policy Research Institute Inc., established in 1987, is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit Institute working to engage and energize Wisconsinites and others in discussions and timely action on key public policy issues critical to the State’s future, its growth and prosperity. The Institute’s research and public education activities are directed to identify and promote public policies in Wisconsin which are fair, accountable and cost effective.


Through original research and analysis and through public opinion polling, the Institute’s work will focus on such issue arenas as state and local government tax policy and spending and related program accountability, consequences and effectiveness. It will also focus on health care policy and service delivery; education; transportation and economic development; welfare and social services; and other issues currently or likely to significantly impact the quality of life and future of the State.


The Institute is guided by a belief that competitive free markets, limited government, private initiative, and personal responsibility are essential to our democratic way of life.



Internship at Andersen

A summer internship in internal and external corporate communication/marketing-related functions in Stillwater, Minnesota, with a forward-thinking and innovative window-making company, Andersen Corporation. If you are interested, one of our smart and successful alum is there, and if you worked with her, you’d be working with a real pro.

Check out this link for more information!