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The Suite 450 Agency

The objective of Suite 450 is to give the Business Division a branded identity and to provide its students with an agency-like feel experience. Suite 450 has two goals; to provide students with opportunities for creating real work for local clients while cultivating professional skills, and provide advertisers access to new and innovative ways to market and advertise their business.

Suite 450 will provide students with professional experience in a college setting. We will train, develop, and foster experiences that include account planning, art direction, digital media management, marketing, sales, public relations, and leadership that students can take with them once they step into the real world.

Suite 450 MANAGEMENT Positions:

Business Operations Officer

Department: Business Division

Reports To: MN Daily Board of Directors

Hours: 35-40 hours per week

Paid: Yes

Responsibilities:

  • Supervise the Daily’s business operations including Sales, Advertising Production, and Creative departments. Work closely with Marketing Directors and Social Media Managers and others.
  • Manage financial affairs in a fiscally responsible manner.
  • Review and assist in the preparation of the appropriate financial reports including projections, budgets, quarterly and annual financial statements, reports of advertising sales and any appropriate cost, revenue, or circulation analyses.
  • Work with controller and sales manager to establish advertising rates and standards of acceptance.
  • Supervise the Daily’s business operations including employees, funds, and property.
  • Support senior managers and solve problems that arise within the Daily’s business operations.
  • Organize the business staff providing for selection, promotion, discipline, and dismissal of staff.
  • Demonstrate problem-solving within the business departments.
  • Oversee training and staff development to ensure quality and diversity.
  • In cooperation with senior managers, develop an annual budget of anticipated expenses for departments subject to the Board’s approval.
  • Consult regularly with the Editor-in-Chief, General Manager, and the Board of Directors to ensure coordinated and efficient operations.
  • Work with the Office of the Publisher and Controller to prepare and present the annual Student Services Fees request.
  • Report all necessary information to the Board including all appointments of directors or managers, all dismissals, all substantial complaints, and changes in managerial or business policies or procedures.
  • Enforce and conform to the policies of the Board.
  • Carry out all other duties delegated by the Board and as laid forth in the Daily’s bylaws.

Essential Functions:

  • Ability to hear and speak English clearly.
  • Ability to visually analyze newspaper and online content.
  • Ability to use verbal intelligence to convey ideas, knowledge and thorough critiques for staff members.

Qualifications:

  • Must be a University of Minnesota student, fulfilling registration requirements laid forth in the bylaws.
  • Must have at least one year of successful experience at a newspaper or other business.
  • Must possess an understanding of newspaper operations, journalistic ethics, and appropriate media law.

  • Must exhibit demonstrated management and staff leadership skills, with the ability to manage and motivate a diverse staff and provide an effective training environment.

  • Must be able to handle confidential material.

  • Must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to be an effective spokesperson for the Daily and to work effectively with others.

  • Must be creative and drive positive change within the organization.

  • Must be a team player and foster an environment that promotes innovation, development, goal    attainment, and implementation.

Daily Positional Responsibilities:

  • Check the day’s print and online ads, as well as ads scheduled for the following day to check for problems with text, artwork, color reproduction or compliance with advertising acceptance policy.

  • Check the advertising revenue on AdPro to make sure it is on track for the month. Eighty percent of the ad revenue should be scheduled by the end of the second week.

Weekly Positional Responsibilities:

  • Attend a Business and Admin meeting that includes all direct report managers as well as the sales managers

  • Meet with the general manager and editor-in-chief to discuss each division

Monthly Positional Responsibilities:

  • Attend meetings of the Board of Directors

  • Prepare monthly reports for the Board of Directors meetings

  • Have each manager prepare a monthly report and add it to the Google Drive

Semester Positional Responsibilities:

  • Conduct staff performance reviews
  • Complete goals for review by the Board of Directors evaluation committee

  • Have each manager complete goals for the upcoming semester

  • Meet with each manager to approve and discuss their goals

  •  At the end of the semester, prepare follow up information about your goals and meet with the      evaluation committee.

Annual Positional Responsibilities:

  • Formulate a budget with the controller and fellow OP members (summer)

  • Complete budget worksheets for every business manager. (summer)

  • Complete a publication calendar with admin and editorial and be sure to pass it along to ECM (summer)

  • Review the ad acceptance handbook and be sure to update it with any new laws, review it with managers (summer)

  • Ensure that the sales director is assessing the Daily’s current advertising rates and that these rates are comparable to the cost per thousand rates of other college newspapers (summer)

  • Work with the general manager, editor-in-chief, and controller to compile financial information for the student fees request (fall, spring)

Ongoing Positional Responsibilities:

  • Hire new people for the necessary managerial positions; development staff members to fill the leadership pipeline

  • Coordinate training opportunities for staff

  • Reward and discipline staff accordingly

  • Continue to search for new streams of revenue

  • Continue to search for ways to spend money more efficiently and make cuts where they are due

  • Ensure that managers of the advertising production, marketing, and sales departments are reviewing
      the ad acceptance handbook with each new hire

  • Keep track of all contracts and make sure they are being renewed on time

  • Update the managers who are on the CMBAM listserv and the SCS contact names


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.

Note: Because this position requires extensive institutional knowledge of the Minnesota Daily’s Business division, and other operations, the Business Operations Officer position is an internal hiring opportunity and not available open to the public.

Suite 450 ADVERTISING SALES Positions:

Sales Manager

Department: Business

Reports To: Business Operations Officer

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

Department: Business

Reports To: Sales Manager

Hours: 25+ 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

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.

Account Executive

Department: Business

Reports To: Sales Manager

Hours: 15-20 per week, primarily during business hours (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm)

Pay: Yes

The team of account executives is responsible for generating revenue that supports the Minnesota Daily and MNDaily.com. Working with local businesses, university groups, and departments, the account executives 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 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

  • Maintain account records by tracking sales and payment status
  • 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.

New Business Intern

Department: Business

Reports To: Sales Manager

Hours: 10-12 per week, primarily during business hours (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm)

Pay: Yes

The team of account executives is responsible for generating revenue that supports the Minnesota Daily and MNDaily.com. Working with local businesses, university groups, and departments, the account executives 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 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

  • Maintain account records by tracking sales and payment status
  • 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

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.

Suite 450 MARKETING & PR Positions:

Director of Marketing Communication

Department: Marketing

Reports To: Business Operations Officer

Hours: 10-15 per week

Paid: Yes

The Marketing Department is a vital component of the Minnesota Daily and mndaily.com, responsible for promoting readership, events, brand management, and more. The Marketing Director of Communications leads the Street Team and assists in all activities related to both internal and external promotion.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with department heads in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of projects, initiatives, improvements, and changes in the organization
  • Plan and coordinate events and activities to promote the Minnesota Daily, expand the organization’s exposure, and build brand awareness across platforms
  • Organize and manage a Street Team for campus engagement activities, including paper handouts, flyering, and marketing events
  • Plan and facilitate the Minnesota Daily’s participation in campus events
  • Assist Sales Manager in working with local businesses and university groups to generate revenue through partnerships
  • Collaborate with the Director of Marketing Strategy to create and track annual departmental budget
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Must be a University of Minnesota student with at least 2 semesters remaining
  • Availability to work during the summer months
  • Ability to work some weekends and nights at promotional events and/or activities
  • Knowledge of marketing, advertising, and public relations
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Google Drive, or equivalent programs
  • Excellent verbal, visual, and written communication skills
  • Strong problem solving, organization, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to multitask and take directions

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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.

Marketing Communications Associate

Department: Marketing

Reports To: Director of Marketing Communications

Hours: 5-10/week

Paid: Yes

Are you interested in marketing but haven’t found just the right internship yet? Are you an outgoing, energetic person that has no problem holding a conversation and loves to reach out to others? The Minnesota Daily is looking for Marketing Communications Associates that will work to increase brand awareness among incoming freshman and transfer students during the summer by promoting readership, events, brand management, and more. This entry-level position will allow you to learn about the field of Marketing in a fun, exciting and engaging atmosphere.

Responsibilities:

  • Represent the face of the Minnesota Daily at events
  • Increase awareness of the MN Daily brand at freshman and transfer orientation
  • Discuss job opportunities at the Daily with incoming students
  • Act as a liaison between the newsroom and campus
  • Personally interact with the  campus community to increase brand awareness and audience engagement
  • Opportunities to collaborate on marketing assignments
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Availability to work during the summer months
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to multitask and take directions
  • Must be a full-time University of Minnesota student

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.

Marketing Communications Intern

Department: Marketing

Reports To: Director of Marketing Communications

Hours: 5-10 per week

Paid: Yes

Are you interested in marketing but haven’t found just the right internship yet? Are you an outgoing, energetic person that has no problem holding a conversation and loves to reach out to others? The Minnesota Daily is looking for Marketing Interns that will push out brand awareness, engage with our audience and contribute new ways the Daily could be marketing itself. This entry-level position will allow you to learn about the field of Marketing in a fun, exciting and creative atmosphere.

Responsibilities:

  • Represent the face of the Minnesota Daily
  • Liaison between the newsroom and campus
  • Personally interact with our campus to increase brand awareness and audience
  • engagement
  • Able to engage up to 5-10 hours a week helping with marketing and public relations tasks

Qualifications:

  • Must be a full-time University of Minnesota student
  • Willing to commit to the Daily for a full semester
  • Energetic, social, fun, professional, reliable representatives of our campus community
  • Creative thinkers with a strong work ethic

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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.

Director of Marketing Strategy

Department: Marketing

Reports To: Business Operations Officer

Hours: 10-15 hours/week

Paid: Yes

The Director of Marketing Strategy is a vital component of the Minnesota Daily and mndaily.com, responsible for promoting readership, brand management, sponsored content, market research and more. The Marketing Manager leads the Sponsored Content Team, while working collaboratively with the Director of Communications, Digital Media Manager, Sales Manager, Creative Director, General Manager, Editor-in-Chief, and Business Operations Officer.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with department heads in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of projects, initiatives, improvements, and changes in the organization
  • Develop and oversee the implementation of in-house promotional campaigns for recruitment, special sections, events, and brand awareness
  • Plan and execute ongoing market research, including surveys, focus groups, and data analysis
  • Manage the Sponsored Content Team and coordinate the writing of sponsored content articles for select publications
  • Collaborate with the Director of Marketing Communications to create and track annual departmental budget
  • Brainstorm unique ways to market the Minnesota Daily through print, social, and digital media channels
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Must be a University of Minnesota student with at least 2 semesters remaining
  • Availability to work during the summer months
  • Knowledge of marketing, advertising, and public relations
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office or equivalent programs
  • Excellent verbal, visual, and written communication skills
  • Strong problem solving, organization and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to multitask and take directions

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.

Marketing Strategy Intern

Department: Marketing

Reports To: Director of Marketing Strategy

Hours: 8 per week during normal business hours

Paid: No

The Marketing Strategy Interns will develop content for advertisers in select publications each year. The Marketing Strategy Intern team will also help the marketing department conduct market research.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform research and market analysis activities
  • Create and curate engaging content for advertisers
  • Discuss trends in social media analytics
  • Collaborate with team to generate ideas for holistic marketing spectrum
  • Attend weekly strategic marketing meetings
  • Potential managing local businesses’ social media accounts
  • Other tasks assigned by Director of Marketing Strategy

Qualifications:

  • Must be a University of Minnesota student
  • Success in a University writing-related class strongly advised (knowledge of grammar, style conventions, etc. is essential)
  • Creative thinkers with a strong work ethic
  • Experience with social media
  • Familiarity with the University of Minnesota campus preferred
  • Ability to hear and speak English clearly

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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.

Suite 450 CREATIVE Positions:

Creative Director

Department: Creative

Reports To: Business Operations Officer

Hours: Approx. 15-20 /week

Paid: Yes

Responsibilities:

  • Work with Editorial Production Manager to ensure that the staff accurately executes the advertising design
  • Assist in the supervision and training of department staff, including preparing training materials as needed and developing other training resources
  • Assist in seeing that Daily policy and procedures are followed
  • Must be able to handle design layout problems as well as provide quick solutions to the problems in making quality advertisements each day
  • Fill in as needed with other department positions
  • Work closely with Sales and Marketing managers to build ads and assist in promotions
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Must be a University of Minnesota student
  • Excellent communication skills with an emphasis on prompt electronic correspondence
  • Highly motivated, detail-oriented individual with an interest in graphic design, advertising, or typography
  • Experience in graphic design or visual communication or other related areas preferred
  • Strong knowledge of Adobe Suite
  • Experience with Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign required
  • Familiarity with functions of visual page elements such as headlines, photos, and text
  • Must be able to discriminate between colors when working with color advertisements
  • Must be able to work well under pressure and meet deadlines

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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.

Creative Designer

Department: Editorial

Reports To: Sports Editor

Hours: 15-20 hours/week

Paid: Yes

You’re well read, you know the game, you’re not afraid to talk to strangers — sounds like you’re a budding sports journalist. The Minnesota Daily is looking for young writers who enjoy fast-paced environments, and who’re ready to put pen to paper and scout out stories about Gophers athletics.     

Responsibilities:

  • Covers all sports events within beat (generally 2-4 stories per week)
  • Develops story ideas and maintains source contacts
  • Ability to report accurate, fair, concise and well-organized stories
  • Must be able to think creatively about news presentation (i.e. photos, graphics, etc.)
  • Works with Sports Editor to develop strategies for handling stories
  • Must have an undying respect for deadlines and should demonstrate willingness to learn
  • Other duties as assigned by Sports Editor

Qualifications:

  • Must be a University of Minnesota student
  • Success in a University writing-related class strongly advised (knowledge of grammar, style conventions, etc. is essential)
  • Strong interest in sports writing
  • Familiarity with Gophers athletics preferred
  • Should be willing to cultivate a lively social media presence
  • You *do not* need to be in the journalism school to apply for this position. We welcome applicants from all majors and backgrounds!

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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.

Creative Intern

Department: Business

Reports To: Creative Director

Hours: 5-10 hours

Paid: No

The Creative Design Intern is a vital component to the Minnesota Daily’s Creative Department. The primary job duty is to support the Creative Director and Creative Designer by contributing to office tasks and design collaborations. Weekly meetings will be held to communicate current projects such as outside advertising and in-house promotional content as well as design research and ideation techniques. The Creative Design Intern will assist in newspaper layouts, organization tasks, and design collaborations. The Creative Department works closely with sales and marketing to develop the best designs for our clients and MN Daily’s brand.

 Responsibilities:

  • Organizing & maintaining department digital files.
  • Laying out the newspaper using InDesign and Photoshop.
  • Collaborate with the Creative Department to create advertisements and promotional materials.
  • Communicate in a professional graphic design setting by developing creative problem-solving skills and utilizing interdepartmental communication.
  • Learn about MN Daily’s brand and brainstorm with designers on ways to grow and improve it.
  • Create designs that will build your resume, portfolio, and experience with the Adobe programs.
  • Demonstrate the ability to adapt and succeed in a dynamic environment.
  • Research new design trends.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Must be a University of Minnesota student with at least 3 semesters remaining before graduation
  • Familiar with Adobe: Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign  
  • Competency in understanding design terms
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills with attention to detail
  • Strong planning and organizational skills to balance and prioritize work and meet deadlines
  • Curiosity and passion for learning more about the research, collaboration, and business behind graphic design.

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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.

Suite 450 DIGITAL MEDIA Positions:

Digital Media Strategist

Department: Digital Media

Reports To: Business Operations Officer

Hours: 10-15 per week

Paid: Yes

The Digital Media Strategist is a vital component to the Minnesota Daily’s branded presence across all digital platforms, including mndaily.com, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and email blasts. The primary job duty is to manage the Daily’s digital presence with a holistic perspective — including creating content calendars, planning digital campaigns, and balancing editorial content with paid advertising and in-house marketing content. The Digital Media Strategist will work closely with the Daily’s sales and marketing teams on a regular basis.

Responsibilities:

  • Monitor and forecast advertising inventory on mndaily.com
  • Provide weekly reports to Sales Manager about performance of impressions delivered on website and make recommendations for scheduling
  • Coordinate with Marketing Director regarding digital advertising and promotions efforts
  • Communicate in an agency like setting to develop social media strategies for clients
  • Monitor social platforms for engagement and make suggestions based on performance of posts
  • Create a content calendar and strategize for monthly social media campaigns
  • Demonstrate ability to adapt and succeed in a dynamic environment
  • Send out daily email blasts and optimize engagement
  • Research new media trends and opportunities
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Must be a University of Minnesota student with at least 2 semesters remaining before graduation
  • Proficient in Facebook & Twitter Ads Manager
  • Competency in understanding social media analytics
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with attention to detail
  • Strong planning and organizational skills to balance and prioritize work

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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.

Digital Media Intern

Department: Digital Media

Reports To: Digital Media Manager

Hours: 7-10 hours

Paid: No

The Digital Media Strategist Intern is a vital component to the Minnesota Daily’s branded presence across all digital platforms, including mndaily.com, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and email blasts. The primary job duty is to support the Digital Media Manager in managing the Daily’s digital presence with a holistic perspective — including creating content calendars, planning digital campaigns, and balancing editorial content with paid advertising and in-house marketing content. The Digital Media Strategist Intern will work closely with the Daily’s sales and marketing teams on a regular basis.

Responsibilities:

  • Monitor and forecast advertising inventory on mndaily.com
  • Coordinate with Digital Media Manager regarding digital advertising and promotions efforts
  • Communicate in an agency like setting to develop social media strategies
  • Monitor social platforms for engagement and make suggestions based on performance of posts
  • Create a content calendar and strategize for monthly social media campaigns
  • Demonstrate ability to adapt and succeed in a dynamic environment
  • Research new media trends and opportunities
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Must be a University of Minnesota student with at least 2 semesters remaining before graduation
  • Proficient in Facebook & Twitter Ads Manager
  • Competency in understanding social media analytics
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with attention to detail
  • Strong planning and organizational skills to balance and prioritize work

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@mndaily.com