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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 Diversity 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

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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.

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 

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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 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 OPEN)
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.

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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 Receivable Accountant (applications CLOSED)
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. 

Contact Information

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