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Leadership Opportunities

Admin Division

The MN Daily Admin Division

It takes a lot to run MN Daily Media. Our Admin Division is passionate about providing the resources and support to the Daily staff to ensure its continued success and award-winning culture.

Admin HUMAN RESOURCES Positions:

Human Resources Director (internal hire)

Department: Human Resources

Reports To: General Manager

Hours: 12-16 per week

Paid: Yes            

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the organization and maintenance of employee information via ADP and other systems
  • Collaborate with business units to source, develop, and retain the best talent
  • Communicate organizational values, policies, and practices with all employees
  • Create and lead all-staff trainings with OP members
  • Supervise and develop HR staff members
  • Analyze employee data to make continuous organizational improvements
  • Address all employee-relation concerns that arise promptly
  • Supervise performance management system by maintaining job descriptions and administering performance reviews semiannually
  • Work with OP members to research and develop new policies and procedures
  • Ensure compliance with legal regulations, including EEO and OSHA
  • Respond promptly to requests for employment history and data
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Must be a University of Minnesota student
  • Ability to work effectively with people with diverse identities
  • Ability to display a professional manner at all times
  • Ability to handle confidential information
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong work ethic, self-motivation, and problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and ability to learn necessary computer programs
  • Knowledge of human resources preferred
  • Management experience preferred

Disclaimer: This job description is only intended to be a summary of the responsibilities and qualifications required in the day-to-day work for this position. It is not exhaustive in nature. The Minnesota Daily reserves the right to change the job description at-will and to modify an employee’s job role at any time to best benefit the organization.

The Minnesota Daily is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, national origin, age, disability, genetics or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. All students are encouraged to apply.

Assistant Human Resources Director (CLOSED)

Department: Human Resources

Reports To: Human Resources Manager

Hours: 10-14 per week

Paid: Yes

Responsibilities:

  • On-board and welcome new Daily staff members
  • Update and maintain all employee information and staff records
  • Organize employee files
  • Monitor staffing levels and recruit new talent when necessary
  • Help digitize and standardize HR practices
  • Update and maintain job descriptions
  • Manage jobs page and postings
  • Deactivate and off-board employees upon termination
  • Gather HR feedback from employees in the form of surveys
  • Create employee  training and development materials
  • Respond to staff needs, requests, and questions promptly
  • Attend weekly human resources staff meetings
  • Other duties as assigned by the Human Resources Manager

Qualifications:

  • Must be a University of Minnesota student
  • Ability to work effectively with people with diverse identities
  • Ability to display a professional manner at all times
  • Ability to handle confidential information
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong work ethic, self-motivation, and problem-solving skills
  • Strong time-management skills and tactics
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and ability to learn necessary computer programs
  • Basic knowledge of human resources preferred

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Disclaimer: This job description is only intended to be a summary of the responsibilities and qualifications required in the day-to-day work for this position. It is not exhaustive in nature. The Minnesota Daily reserves the right to change the job description at-will and to modify an employee’s job role at any time to best benefit the organization.

The Minnesota Daily is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, national origin, age, disability, genetics or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. All students are encouraged to apply.

Chief Equity & Inclusion Officer (CLOSED)
Department: Human Resources

Reports To: Human Resources Manager

Hours: 5-10 per week

Paid: Yes

The Chief Diversity Officer at the Minnesota Daily Media is responsible for leading the organization’s diversity and inclusion commitments, including ensuring diverse representation and inclusive talent practices throughout the organization, as well as holding D&I training and meeting for employees at Daily. This position will work collaboratively across the organization to educate, engage and create momentum in relation to Daily’s diversity & inclusion culture and values.

Responsibilities:

  • Post regularly on Workplace (Tips, strategies, ways to diversify and promote inclusion in organizations)
  • Help assist and lead internal and external events (Ex: Open House or Tabling events, staff gatherings, etc.)
  • Lead Diversity meetings every other week
  • Plan a Diversity Training seminar for the staff
  • Reach out to speakers or representatives to speak on DEI
  • Regularly review and evaluate EOA form results, employee exit survey feedback, and other HR demographic forms
  • Consult journalism professionals on best practices for diversifying newsrooms 
  • Attend HR Department meetings
  • Collaborate with and assist HR Director with other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Must be a University of Minnesota student
  • Passionate about driving the Daily’s success through innovative and inclusive people strategies
  • Ability to work with diverse groups and audiences
  • Dedicated and hardworking individual
  • Strong problem solving and creative thinking skills
  • Highly communicative and collaborative worker

Disclaimer: This job description is only intended to be a summary of the responsibilities and qualifications required in the day-to-day work for this position. It is not exhaustive in nature. The Minnesota Daily reserves the right to change the job description at-will and to modify an employee’s job role at any time to best benefit the organization.

The Minnesota Daily is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, national origin, age, disability, genetics or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. All students are encouraged to apply.

Human Resources Associate (applications CLOSED)

Department: Human Resources

Reports to: Human Resources Manager

Hours: 8-12 per week

Paid: Yes

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with on-boarding orientations and paperwork
  • Assist in planning HR events and functions
  • Transcribe monthly board meetings
  • Manage MN Daily email and main phone
  • Update and maintain the history of Minnesota Daily
  • Encourage employee well-being and positive interactions
  • Identify opportunities for employee growth and learning
  • Provide display and classified advertising information to call-in and walk-in customers
  • Measure newspaper content to determine advertising percentage
  • Provide tearsheets to advertisers
  • Establish yourself as a core employee relations expert
  • Utilize knowledge of HR processes to aid in the function of the department
  • Perform additional reception duties (mail, email, messages, supplies from the General Manager, etc.)
  • Attend weekly human resources staff meetings
  • Other duties as assigned by the Human Resources Manager

Qualifications:

  • Must be a University of Minnesota student
  • Ability to work effectively with people with diverse identities
  • Ability to display a professional manner at all times
  • Ability to handle confidential information
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong work ethic, self-motivation, and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to learn and adapt to necessary computer programs

Disclaimer: This job description is only intended to be a summary of the responsibilities and qualifications required in the day-to-day work for this position. It is not exhaustive in nature. The Minnesota Daily reserves the right to change the job description at-will and to modify an employee’s job role at any time to best benefit the organization.

The Minnesota Daily is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, national origin, age, disability, genetics or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. All students are encouraged to apply.

Admin FINANCE Positions:

Controller (internal hire)

Department: Finance

Reports To: General Manager

Hours: Approx. 12-15/week. Work must be performed in the office during normal business hours (9-5, M-F).

Paid: Yes

The Controller – Finance is one of five staff members who make up the finance department of the Minnesota Daily, the independent student-run campus news organization at the University of Minnesota. The finance department is responsible for the financial management and health of the entire organization and works with other departments to manage the budget, revenue, expenses, payroll, accounting, and all financial activities.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain company general ledger through Quickbooks
  • Supervise the creation of GL entries by accountants
  • Produce monthly financial statements (income statement, balance sheet, cash flow statement)
  • Work with Controller – Budget to coordinate actual revenue/expenses reporting with budget
  • Attend monthly meetings to present a monthly report to the board of directors
  • Reconcile bank statements
  • Monitor bank balances and investment account; consult with an investment adviser
  • Work with an outside accounting firm to produce annual audit, tax reports
  • Respond to inquiries from outside agencies
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Must be a University of Minnesota student
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with attention to detail
  • Working knowledge of MS Excel; experience with Quickbooks desired
  • Completion of Accounting 5101 (Intermediate Accounting I) or equivalent
  • Strong personal computer and business software skill
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills for interacting with staff and others
  • Experience working with generally accepted accounting principles

This is a management-level position that requires some prior knowledge and/or experience in financial operations.

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Disclaimer: This job description is only intended to be a summary of the responsibilities and qualifications required in the day-to-day work for this position. It is not exhaustive in nature. The Minnesota Daily reserves the right to change the job description at-will and to modify an employee’s job role at any time to best benefit the organization.

The Minnesota Daily is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, national origin, age, disability, genetics or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. All students are encouraged to apply.

Accounts Payable Accountant (applications CLOSED)

Department: Finance

Reports To: Controller

Hours: Approx. 10/week. Work must be performed in MN Daily office during normal business hours (9-5, M-F).

Paid: Yes

The Accounts Payable (A/P) Accountant is one of five staff members who make up the finance department of the Minnesota Daily, the independent student-run campus news organization at the University of Minnesota. The finance department is responsible for the financial management and health of the entire organization and works with other departments to manage budget, revenue, expenses, payroll, accounting, and all financial activities.

Responsibilities:

  • Receive and sort all invoices and statements
  • Verify accuracy of invoices
  • Make sure that all check requests and invoices are authorized for payment
  • Determine proper expense accounts to be charged
  • Prepare general ledger entry to record payments
  • Print checks; provide checks and supporting documentation to authorized persons for signature
  • Record amount of checks issued in check register; monitor balance for available funds
  • File physical check stubs and supporting documentation
  • Mail/deliver checks
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Must be a University of Minnesota student
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills with attention to detail
  • Good planning and organizational skills to balance and prioritize work
  • Strong personal computer and business software skills
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills for interacting with staff, management, and vendors
  • Experience working with generally accepted accounting principles and accounting software preferred

NOTE: Completion of or enrollment in ACCT 2050 (Financial Reporting) is desirable. This is an entry-level position intended to prepare students to move up to management and leadership roles.

 

Disclaimer: This job description is only intended to be a summary of the responsibilities and qualifications required in the day-to-day work for this position. It is not exhaustive in nature. The Minnesota Daily reserves the right to change the job description at-will and to modify an employee’s job role at any time to best benefit the organization.

The Minnesota Daily is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, national origin, age, disability, genetics or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. All students are encouraged to apply.

 

Accounts Receivable Accountant (applications OPEN)
Department: Finance

Reports To: Controller

Hours: Approx. 8-10/week. Work must be performed in the office during normal business hours (9-5, M-F).

Paid: Yes

The Accounts Receivable (A/R) Accountant is one of five staff members who make up the finance department of the Minnesota Daily, the independent student-run campus news organization at the University of Minnesota. The finance department is responsible for the financial management and health of the entire organization and works with other departments to manage the budget, revenue, expenses, payroll, accounting, and all financial activities.

Responsibilities:

  • Receive and sort all payments for advertising and other amounts due
  • Record payments in the ad management system, matching receipts with invoices
  • Track advertiser accounts to make sure invoices, payments and adjustments are reconciled
  • Prepare and make the bank deposit
  • Prepare general ledger entry to record non-advertising bank deposits
  • Generate month-end closing reports that record, payments and finance charges
  • Prepare and mail month-end statements; check each for accuracy and make corrections as needed
  • Monitor credit balances and process credit applications
  • Work closely with ad sales team to accelerate the collection of overdue accounts
  • Respond to and solve any billing questions from advertisers
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Must be a University of Minnesota student
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with attention to detail
  • Good planning and organizational skills to balance and prioritize work
  • Strong personal computer and business software skills
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills for interacting with staff and clients
  • Experience working with generally accepted accounting principles and accounting software preferred

NOTE: Completion of or enrollment in ACCT 2050 (Financial Reporting) is desirable. This is an entry-level position intended to prepare students to move up to management and leadership roles.

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Disclaimer: This job description is only intended to be a summary of the responsibilities and qualifications required in the day-to-day work for this position. It is not exhaustive in nature. The Minnesota Daily reserves the right to change the job description at-will and to modify an employee’s job role at any time to best benefit the organization.

The Minnesota Daily is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, national origin, age, disability, genetics or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. All students are encouraged to apply

Payroll Accountant (applications CLOSED)

Payroll Accountant

Department: Finance

Reports To: Controller

Hours: Approx. 8-10/week. Work must be performed in the office during normal business hours (9-5, M-F).

Paid: Yes

The Payroll Accountant is one of three staff members who make up the accounting department of the Minnesota Daily, the independent student-run campus news organization at the University of Minnesota. The accounting department and the Controller are responsible for the financial management and health of the entire organization, working with other departments to manage the budget, revenue, expenses, payroll, accounting, and all financial activities.

Responsibilities:

  • Review payroll submissions for accuracy and proper approval by managers
  • Resolve any questions or discrepancies with the controller or appropriate manager
  • Enter payroll amounts in ADP payroll system and submit for processing
  • Review payment records for accuracy; enter data in spreadsheets to track payroll expenses
  • Distribute checks to employees
  • File and maintain payroll reports
  • Respond to inquiries from staff members regarding payroll questions
  • Work closely with the HR department to ensure employee information is complete and accurate
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with attention to detail
  • Good planning and organizational skills to balance and prioritize work
  • Strong personal computer and business software skills
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills for interacting with staff and management
  • Experience working with generally accepted accounting principles and accounting software preferred

NOTE: Completion of or enrollment in ACCT 2050 (Financial Reporting) is desirable. This is an entry-level position intended to prepare students to move up to management and leadership roles.

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Disclaimer: This job description is only intended to be a summary of the responsibilities and qualifications required in the day-to-day work for this position. It is not exhaustive in nature. The Minnesota Daily reserves the right to change the job description at-will and to modify an employee’s job role at any time to best benefit the organization.

The Minnesota Daily is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, national origin, age, disability, genetics or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. All students are encouraged to apply.

MN Daily ALUMNI RELATIONS Positions:

Alumni Relations Director (internal hire)

Department: Admin

Reports To: General Manager

Hours: 10-15 per week

Paid: Yes  
  

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the General Manager and MDAA President to design and structure the Minnesota Daily Alumni Association Advisory Board and its functions 
  • Act as the liaison between MDAA Advisory Board and current staff
  • Work closely with the MDAA Advisory Board to achieve its mission and objectives
  • Facilitate MDAA mentoring and networking program with current staff
  • Create and execute alumni fundraising initiatives in collaboration with the General Manager and Fundraising Chair
  • Develop strategic partnerships with Daily alumni to secure sustainable funding and alumni cultivation 
  • Communicate with OP members to identify project-based fundraising opportunities 
  • Manage and maintain the MDAA website with current news, opportunities, and fundraising initiatives 
  • Work with alumni networks on campus to cultivate our program and ensure a mutually beneficial partnership
  • Oversee the annual selection of the MDAA Student Representatives
  • Research similar alumni programs to learn and implement best practices 
  • Co-host and attend all MDAA-sponsored events
  • Manage, maintain, and cultivate the MDAA member database
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Must be a University of Minnesota student
  • Must embrace the mission of the Minnesota Daily Alumni Association
  • Ability to work effectively with people with diverse identities
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong work ethic, self-motivation, and problem-solving skills
  • Fundraising and cultivating strategic partnership experience preferred 
  • Management experience preferred
  • Desire to learn, grow, and seek continuous improvement 

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Disclaimer: This job description is only intended to be a summary of the responsibilities and qualifications required in the day-to-day work for this position. It is not exhaustive in nature. The Minnesota Daily reserves the right to change the job description at-will and to modify an employee’s job role at any time to best benefit the organization.

The Minnesota Daily is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, national origin, age, disability, genetics or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. All students are encouraged to apply. 

Alumni Relations Development Specialist (applications OPEN)
Department: Alumni Relations Department

Reports To: Alumni Relations Director

Hours: Approx. 8-10/Week

Paid: Yes

The Alumni Relations Development Specialist plans two yearly donation drives for the Minnesota Daily and Minnesota Daily Alumni Association (MDAA). The Development Specialist works in conjunction with the MDAA Fundraising Chair to plan these gratuitous giving events, among other duties. The Minnesota Daily is looking for individuals that can not only fill the role but improve upon it.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with the MDAA Fundraising Chair to manage all MDAA fundraising projects 
  • Research fundraising techniques within other non-profits and alumni associations 
  • Develop and execute innovative fundraising strategies in collaboration with the MDAA Fundraising Chair and the Alumni Relations Director
  • Collaborate, develop, and administer a continuous giving fundraising campaign
  • Collaborate with the MN Daily Board of Directors for the execution of the Minnesota Daily’s Give to the Max Day yearly initiative
  • Research and identify potential funding opportunities through grants and foundations
  • Assist with the development and telling of the Daily’s dynamic story and train students and volunteers to share this message
  • Identify strategic partners through the Alumni Database, identifying potential sponsors, potential collaborations, etc.
  • Perform other duties within purview as assigned by the Alumni Relations Director

Qualifications:

  • Must be a student enrolled at the University of Minnesota
  • Must embrace the mission and vision of both the Minnesota Daily and the Minnesota Daily Alumni Association
  • Ability to work effectively with people possessing diverse identities, as well as filling the position with your own unique identity
  • Ability to display a professional manner at any given time
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong work ethic, self-motivation, and problem-solving skills
  • Desire to learn, grow, and seek continuous improvement 
  • Communications experience is heavily preferred, but not at all required

 

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Disclaimer: This job description is only intended to be a summary of the responsibilities and qualifications required in the day-to-day work for this position. It is not exhaustive in nature. The Minnesota Daily reserves the right to change the job description at-will and to modify an employee’s job role at any time to best benefit the organization.

The Minnesota Daily is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, national origin, age, disability, genetics or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. All students are encouraged to apply.

 

Alumni Relations Mentorship Associate (applications OPEN)

Department: Alumni Relations Department

Reports To: Alumni Relations Director

Hours: Approx. 8-10/Week

Paid: Yes

The Alumni Relations Mentorship Associate is a program coordinator for the Minnesota Daily Alumni Association’s (MDAA) yearly mentorship program. The Alumni Relations Mentorship Associate works in with the MDAA Mentorship Chair to plan the mentorship program. The Minnesota Daily is looking for individuals that can not only fill the role, but improve upon it.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with the MDAA Mentorship Chair to manage all Minnesota Daily employee and alumni mentoring and networking opportunities
  • Develop and execute a mentorship program alongside the MDAA Mentorship Chair
  • Assist with the coordination of the mentorship program mentor/mentee matching process
  • Interpret, evaluate, and synthesize data regarding mentors and mentees to assess the program, provide feedback to stakeholders, and consistently improve the program
  • Collaborate with the Alumni Relations Communications Intern to market the mentorship program to alumni and employees
  • Develop additional initiatives to connect Minnesota Daily employees and alumni
  • Oversee the Daily After Dark networking event program in collaboration with the General Manager, Alumni Relations Director, MDAA Membership Chair, and MDAA Mentorship Chair
  • Perform other duties within purview as assigned by the Alumni Relations Director

Qualifications:

  • Must be a student enrolled at the University of Minnesota
  • Must embrace the mission and vision of both the Minnesota Daily and the Minnesota Daily Alumni Association
  • Ability to work effectively with people possessing diverse identities, as well as filling the position with your own unique identity
  • Ability to display a professional manner at any given time
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong work ethic, self-motivation, and problem-solving skills
  • Desire to learn, grow, and seek continuous improvement 
  • Communications experience is heavily preferred, but not at all required

 

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Disclaimer: This job description is only intended to be a summary of the responsibilities and qualifications required in the day-to-day work for this position. It is not exhaustive in nature. The Minnesota Daily reserves the right to change the job description at-will and to modify an employee’s job role at any time to best benefit the organization.

The Minnesota Daily is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, national origin, age, disability, genetics or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. All students are encouraged to apply.

 

Alumni Relations Communications Associate (applications CLOSED)

Department: Alumni Relations Department

Reports To: Alumni Relations Director

Hours: Approx. 8-10/Week

Paid: Yes

The Alumni Relations Communications Associate oversees all communications platforms for the Minnesota Daily Alumni Association (MDAA). The Alumni Relations Communications Associate will also work on communications strategy with the MDAA Advisory Board. The Minnesota Daily is looking for individuals that can not only fill the role, but improve upon it.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with the MDAA Communications Chair to manage all MDAA communications
  • Create, collaborate on, and distribute the MDAA Monthly Newsletter
  • Develop and execute the promotional schedule for all MDAA events
  • Oversee all MDAA social media platforms and work with the MDAA Communications Chair to manage the social media content calendar
  • Develop and execute story ideas on a variety of topics including alumni and employee experiences, community relations, customer service, benefits, core values, etc.
  • Write, edit, and distribute various forms of internal employee, external, and alumni communication
  • Pitch and execute digital campaign ideas for development, events, or general awareness
  • Collaborate and oversee internal communications within the department
  • Perform other duties within purview as assigned by the Alumni Relations Director

Qualifications:

  • Must be a student enrolled at the University of Minnesota
  • Must embrace the mission and vision of both the Minnesota Daily and the Minnesota Daily Alumni Association
  • Ability to work effectively with people possessing diverse identities, as well as filling the position with your own unique identity
  • Ability to display a professional manner at any given time
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong work ethic, self-motivation, and problem-solving skills
  • Desire to learn, grow, and seek continuous improvement 
  • Communications experience is heavily preferred, but not at all required

 

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Disclaimer: This job description is only intended to be a summary of the responsibilities and qualifications required in the day-to-day work for this position. It is not exhaustive in nature. The Minnesota Daily reserves the right to change the job description at-will and to modify an employee’s job role at any time to best benefit the organization.

The Minnesota Daily is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, national origin, age, disability, genetics or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. All students are encouraged to apply.

 

Admin Division SALES Positions:

Sales Manager (internal hire)

Department: Business

Reports To: Director of Sales & General Manager

Hours: 30+ hours scheduled around class schedule during normal business hours (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm)

Paid: Yes

The sales manager is responsible for generating all sales revenue for the Minnesota Daily, the independent student-run news organization at the University of Minnesota. This includes print, online advertising, street team, event sales, and development of new products. The manager leads a team of account executives and works closely with the creative, digital, and marketing managers to present a comprehensive package to clients wanting to reach the campus market.

Responsibilities:

  • Set and achieve revenue goals
  • Hire, train, and supervise account executives
  • Monitor sales activity set sales goals, and analyze performance versus goals
  • Ensure excellent customer service and satisfaction
  • Conduct weekly group and individual sales meetings
  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the sales department
  • Manage ad sales, production and placement of ads on the website and social media
  • Set sales and production deadlines; plan publication schedule, including special issues
  • Provide sales and promotional materials for account executives; suggest ad prospects
  • Work cooperatively with the Marketing Director to generate sponsorships and promotions
  • Collaborate with the Creative Director to design sales materials and ensure ads run correctly
  • Process department payroll and commissions
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Must be a University of Minnesota Student
  • Experience in advertising sales and customer service required
  • Strong work ethic & self-motivated
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to lead and inspire a staff

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Disclaimer: This job description is only intended to be a summary of the responsibilities and qualifications required in the day-to-day work for this position. It is not exhaustive in nature. The Minnesota Daily reserves the right to change the job description at-will and to modify an employee’s job role at any time to best benefit the organization.

The Minnesota Daily is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, national origin, age, disability, genetics or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. All students are encouraged to apply.

Assistant Sales Manager (internal hire)

Department: Business

Reports To: Director of Sales & Sales Manager

Hours: 15-20 hours scheduled around class schedule during normal business hours (Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm)

Paid: Yes

The assistant sales manager is responsible for generating sales revenue for the Minnesota Daily, the independent student-run news and media organization at the University of Minnesota. This includes print, online advertising, street team, event sales, and development of new products. The assistant sales manager assists the sales manager lead a team of account executives and offer access to the University of Minnesota market through products and services.

Responsibilities:

  • Help make progress toward achieving sales goals
  • Hire, train, and supervise account executives; including ongoing training
  • Monitor sales activity, help set sales goals and analyze performance versus goals
  • Conduct weekly group and individual sales meetings
  • Work closely with sales manager on maintaining the sales department, providing support as needed
  • Develop and maintain relationships with current customers:

>> Meet with clients to discuss their advertising needs
>> Offer opportunities to reach the campus market through Minnesota Daily
>> Develop proposals, solve problems, and provide follow-through

  • Seek opportunities to build relationships with prospective customers:

>> Research potential advertisers & create sales pitches to attract new business
>> Provide consistent customer service to accounts in order to ensure their longevity

  • Suggest new product ideas and suggest ad prospects
  • Send tearsheets to clients for each print run date
  • Other duties as assigned by the sales manager

Qualifications:

  • Must be a University of Minnesota Student
  • Experience in advertising sales and customer service required
  • Strong work ethic & self-motivated
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to lead and inspire a staff

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Disclaimer: This job description is only intended to be a summary of the responsibilities and qualifications required in the day-to-day work for this position. It is not exhaustive in nature. The Minnesota Daily reserves the right to change the job description at-will and to modify an employee’s job role at any time to best benefit the organization.

The Minnesota Daily is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, national origin, age, disability, genetics or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. All students are encouraged to apply.

Account Executive (applications OPEN)
Department: Business

Reports To: Director of Sales & Sales Manager

Hours: 15-20 per week

Pay: Yes

The team of account executives is responsible for supporting the Director of Sales and generating revenue that supports the Minnesota Daily and MNDaily.com. AEs work with local businesses, university groups, and departments and offer access to the University market through online and print advertising, promotional events, and other innovative means.

Responsibilities:

  • Generate revenue through advertising sales and marketing promotions
  • Develop and maintain relationships with current and prospective customers
  • Meet with clients to discuss their advertising needs
  • Offer opportunities to reach the campus market through Minnesota Daily
  • Develop proposals, solve problems, and provide follow-through
  • Seek opportunities to build relationships with prospective customers
  • Research potential advertisers & create sales pitches to attract new business
  • Provide consistent customer service to accounts
  • Maintain account records by tracking sales and payment status via the Daily’s CRM platform
  • Make progress toward achieving sales goals
  • Work closely with managers to share information and continue training
  • Maintain weekly office hours and attend weekly sales meetings
  • Additional duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Must be a University of Minnesota student able to make a minimum one-year commitment
  • Strong motivation and commitment to success
  • Excellent interpersonal skills for working with a range of clients and colleagues
  • Willingness to learn/develop sound business practices
  • Good organizational, time-management, and communication skills
  • Sales and customer service experience desirable
  • Ability to hear and speak English clearly
  • Verbal and written intelligence when assisting customers
  • Ability to visually analyze advertisements and contracts
  • Professional appearance and demeanor when representing the company

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Disclaimer: This job description is only intended to be a summary of the responsibilities and qualifications required in the day-to-day work for this position. It is not exhaustive in nature. The Minnesota Daily reserves the right to change the job description at-will and to modify an employee’s job role at any time to best benefit the organization.

The Minnesota Daily is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, national origin, age, disability, genetics or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. All students are encouraged to apply.

Account Coordinator (applications OPEN)
Department: Business

Reports To: Director of Sales & Sales Manager

Hours: 10-15 per week

Pay: Yes

Sales Account Coordinators are responsible for supporting the Sales team by organizational, systemic and logistical assistance. This team works with the MN Daily Sales team to generate revenue that supports the Minnesota Daily and MNDaily.com. ACs work with the Director of Sales, Account Executives and the Executive Director to provide clients, university groups, and departments access to the University of Minnesota market through online and print advertising, promotional events, and other innovative means.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist and support the Sales team in its day-to-day functions
  • Develop and maintain relationships with current and prospective customers through team support function
  • Help develop proposals, solve problems, and provide follow-through
  • Help seek opportunities to build relationships with prospective customers
  • Assist in researching potential advertisers & agency clients
  • Provide consistent customer service to accounts
  • Maintain account records by tracking orders, sales goals and payment statuses via the Daily’s CRM platform
  • Work closely with managers to share information and continue ongoing training of the department
  • Maintain weekly office hours and attend weekly sales meetings
  • Additional duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Must be a University of Minnesota student able to make a minimum one-year commitment
  • Strong motivation and commitment to success
  • Excellent interpersonal skills for working with a range of clients and colleagues
  • Willingness to learn/develop sound business practices
  • Good organizational, time-management, and communication skills
  • Sales and customer service experience desirable
  • Ability to hear and speak English clearly
  • Verbal and written intelligence when assisting customers
  • Ability to visually analyze advertisements and contracts
  • Professional appearance and demeanor when representing the company

Apply Now

Disclaimer: This job description is only intended to be a summary of the responsibilities and qualifications required in the day-to-day work for this position. It is not exhaustive in nature. The Minnesota Daily reserves the right to change the job description at-will and to modify an employee’s job role at any time to best benefit the organization.

The Minnesota Daily is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, national origin, age, disability, genetics or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. All students are encouraged to apply.

Contact Information

Minnesota Daily  |  2221 University Ave. SE  |  Suite 450  Minneapolis, MN 55414  |  (612) 435 - 1562  |  hr@mndailymedia.org