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Business Division

The MN Daily Business Division

The objective of the Business Division, and its brands Suite 450 and Gopher Life Magazine, gives students a sales and a multimedia agency experience. The Business Division 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.

The Business Division provides students with professional experience in a college setting. We train, develop, and foster experiences that include account planning, digital media management, marketing, sales, public relations, and leadership that students can take with them once they step into the real world.

Business Division MANAGEMENT Positions:

Business Operations Officer (internal hire)

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.

Business Division MARKETING & PR Positions:

Marketing Director (Internal Hire)

Division: Business (Suite 450)

Department: Marketing

Reports To: Business Operations Officer

Hours: 10-15 per week (6.5 – 10 hours in the office, 3.5 – 5 hours remote)

Paid: Yes

 

The Marketing Director is vital to The Minnesota Daily,  mndaily.com and Gopher Life Magazine. They are responsible for promoting the brands’ readership, brand management, sponsored content, market research and more. The Marketing Director leads the Marketing Associates and Marketing Interns team while working collaboratively with the Digital Media Manager, Sales Manager, Creative Director, General Manager, Editor-in-Chief, and Business Operations Officer.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Create strategic marketing plan that outlines team initiatives to better the organization and promotional process, as well as overall brand awareness
  • Collaborate with department heads in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of projects, initiatives, improvements, and changes in the organization
  • Direct and coordinate events and activities to promote the Minnesota Daily, expand the organization’s exposure, and build brand awareness and respect across platforms
  • 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
  • Use data-driven marketing tactics to ensure that Minnesota Daily Media is making the educated decisions that are backed by data and driven by results
  • Manage the Copywriting Associate to coordinate the writing of sponsored content articles for select publications
  • Manage the Strategy Associate to develop a strategic plan for the entire school year
  • Manage the Communications Associate in building relationships with other organizations on campus and marketing Minnesota Daily Media to the campus community through on-campus events 
  • Manage the Engagement Associate in exploring new creative avenues of engaging with students and implementing marketing strategy to generate broader awareness
  • Lead weekly Marketing Department meetings and facilitate weekly 1-on-1 sessions with Marketing Associates
  • Use design thinking as a foundation for projects to ensure that the marketing department is using creative problem solving
  • Create and track annual departmental budget
  • Conduct performance evaluation for team members: hold by-weekly review meetings and complete their performance evaluations every semester 
  • Diligently respond to intent-to-hires, status changes, and terminations relevant to the Marketing department
  • 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 or equivalent programs
  • Excellent verbal, visual, and written communication skills
  • Strong problem solving, organization and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to multitask and take directions

 

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 & Engagement Associate (applications CLOSED)

Division: Suite 450 (Business)

Department: Marketing

Reports To: Marketing Director

Hours: 10-12 per week (6.5 – 8 hours in the office, 3.5 – 4 hours remote)

Paid: Yes


The Marketing department is a vital component of MN Daily Media and is responsible for promoting readership and engagement, events, brand management, and more for both the Gopher Life and MN Daily brands. The Communications and Engagement Associate focuses on engaging our audience and clientele with the MN Daily Media brands through various means of outreach and promotion.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the Marketing Director in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of projects
  • Coordinate at events, activities, and training produced by the Marketing department
  • Explore new avenues of marketing directly to students using the vast network of college media organizations 
  • Assist Sales Manager in working with local businesses and university groups to generate revenue through partnerships
  • Act as the Public Relations specialist by connecting and building relationships with student groups, university departments, and fraternity & sorority life
  • Create engaging and interesting campaigns that target our readership and audience at the University of Minnesota campus
  • Brainstorm and execute creative ways to market the Minnesota Daily through social media, email, website, podcasting, and print mediums
  • Collaborate with the Copywriting Associate and Digital Media department to plan and execute social media campaigns
  • Meet weekly with the other Marketing & Admin leaders to communicate about upcoming and ongoing projects
  • Help lead & train the Marketing Interns in assisting with projects 
  • Monitor social and cultural trends to implement in the organization
  • Analyze metrics and analytics of digital platforms to improve and execute strategy
  • Collaborate with the Marketing Director in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of projects. 
  • Develop and implement the marketing/communications strategy to generate broader community awareness and engagement
  • Work with Marketing team to create engaging and interesting campaigns that target our readership and audience at the University of Minnesota campus
  • Other duties and projects 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
  • Familiarity with social media and content creation
  • Excellent verbal, visual, and written communication skills
  • Strong problem solving, organization and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to multitask and take directions

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 Copywriting Associate (applications CLOSED)

Division: Suite 450 (Business)

Department: Marketing

Reports To: Marketing Director

Hours: 10 – 12 hrs per week (6.5 – 8 hours in the office, 3.5 – 4 hours remote)

Paid: Yes

The Marketing department is a vital component of The Minnesota Daily,  mndaily.com and Gopher Life Magazine and is responsible for promoting the brands’ readership and engagement, events, brand management, and more. The Copywriting Associate assists the Marketing Director in all activities related to both internal and external promotion, including the writing and copyediting of work such as explainers/infographics, blog posts, social media posts, informative articles, video/audio scripts, market research questions, advertising copy, and more. Writers are responsible for writing grammatically correct and accurate content for the type of content required.

Responsibilities

  • Create and curate engaging native content for local advertisers
  • Ideate with marketing interns on content for business publications such as Living Guides, Best of Edition, and the Recruitment Guide
  • Lead marketing interns in developing social copy for our Minnesota Daily and Suite 450 accounts
  • Collaborate with the social strategy team to ensure that the Minnesota Daily and Suite 450 brands are protected and consistent across all channels (print, social media, website, etc.)
  • Develop podcast and video advertising underwriting for both internal and external usage
  • Collaborate with the Marketing Director in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of projects
  • Meet weekly with the other Marketing Associates to communicate about upcoming and ongoing projects
  • Other duties and projects 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
  • Familiarity with social media and content creation
  • Excellent verbal, visual, and written communication skills
  • Strong problem solving, organization and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to multitask and take directions

 

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 Associate (applications CLOSED)
Division: Suite 450 (Business)

Department: Marketing

Reports To: Director of Marketing

Hours: 10 – 12 hrs per week (6.5 – 8 hours in the office, 3.5 – 4 hours remote)

Paid: Yes

 

The Marketing department is a vital component of The Minnesota Daily,  mndaily.com and Gopher Life Magazine and is responsible for promoting the brands’ readership and engagement, events, brand management, and more. The Strategy Associate assists the Marketing Director in all internal and external promotion activities, including developing a strategic plan for the entire school year.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the Director of Marketing in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of projects
  • Monitor social and cultural trends to implement in the organization
  • Analyze metrics and analytics of digital platforms to improve and execute strategy
  • Create engaging and interesting campaigns that target our readership and audience at the University of Minnesota campus with the other Marketing Associates
  • Meet weekly with the other Marketing Associates to communicate about upcoming and ongoing projects
  • Help lead & train the Marketing Interns in assisting with projects 
  • Assist the Sales Department in working with local businesses and university groups to generate revenue through partnerships, events and agency services
  • Other duties and projects 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
  • Familiarity with social media and content creation
  • Excellent verbal, visual, and written communication skills
  • Strong problem solving, organization and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to multitask and take directions

 

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 Associate (applications OPEN)

Division: Suite 450 (Business)

Department: Marketing

Reports To: Marketing Director

Hours: 4-6 per week (4 hours in the office, 2 hours remote)

Paid: Yes


The Marketing department is a vital component of MN Daily Media and is responsible for promoting readership and engagement, events, brand management, and more. The Marketing Associate assists the Marketing Director and Senior Marketing Associates in all internal and external promotion activities, brand development, and project management.


Responsibilities

  • Collaborate in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of projects.
  • Create engaging and interesting campaigns that target readership and audience engagement at the University of Minnesota campus with the other Marketing Associates
  • Meet weekly with the other Marketing Associates and interns to communicate about upcoming and ongoing projects
  • Help lead the Marketing Intern pool and provide monthly training to the group
  • Assist in working with local businesses and university groups to generate revenue through partnerships
  • Monitor social and cultural trends to implement in the organization
  • Analyze metrics and analytics of digital platforms to improve and execute strategy
  • Other duties and projects 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
  • Familiarity with social media and content creation
  • 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.

 

Street Team Manager (applications CLOSED)
Division: Suite 450 (Business)

Department: Marketing

Reports To: Marketing Director

Hours: 10-12 per week (6.5 – 8 hours in the office, 3.5 – 4 hours remote)

Paid: Yes


The Minnesota Daily Street team works to promote The Minnesota Daily,  mndaily.com, Gopher Life Magazine and our clients’ brands through non-traditional advertising methods. The street team manager is essential for successfully meeting the Daily’s and clients’ needs through various means of promotion. This marketing function is a critical revenue generator for MN Daily.


Responsibilities

  • Communicate with Sales team & clients regarding promotional opportunities
  • Coordinated logistics surrounding flier distribution with current Marketing Department staff members and interns (times, staffing, locations, etc)
  • Take part in physically distributing fliers across the UMN campus
  • Continuously ideate new opportunities for revenue within the street team function and share those ideas/strategies with the Sales Department
  • Other duties and projects 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
  • Familiarity with social media and content creation
  • Excellent verbal, visual, and written communication skills
  • Strong problem solving, organization and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to multitask and take directions

 

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.

 

Business Division DIGITAL MEDIA Positions:

Digital Media Director (CLOSED)

Department: Digital Media

Reports To: Business Operations Officer

Hours: 10-15 per week (6.5 – 10 hours in the office, 3.5 – 5 hours remote)

Paid: Yes

The Digital Media Director is vital to The Minnesota Daily’s branded presence across all digital platforms, including mndaily.com, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and email blasts. The primary job duty for this position is to develop content for our social media channels, website, and ad placement. Digital Media Director will regularly work closely with the Daily’s sales and marketing teams to assist them with marketing and sales implementation across online platforms. The ideal candidate must be a natural leader and strategic thinker who can work in a fast-paced, creative environment with ever-shifting schedules and priorities.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Set digital marketing strategies using all necessary tools (e.g. website, emails, social media, and blogs)
  • Stay current with cultural and social trends to identify new digital opportunities for the newsroom 
  • Analyze web traffic metrics and suggest solutions to boost web presence using Google Analytics
  • Build strong relationships and brand engagement with MN Daily’s readers through social media interaction and e-newsletter activities
  • Play an active role in consulting and providing clients with measurements after launching campaigns
  • Provide internal teams and clients with strategic and tactical programmatic media and paid social recommendations that align with client objectives
  • Coordinate with Director of Marketing regarding digital advertising and promotions efforts
  • Monitor social platforms for engagement and make suggestions based on the performance of posts
  • Plans and implements advertising campaigns, including search advertising, online ad placements including testing and recommendations for performance improvement
  • Lead weekly Digital Media Department meetings and facilitate weekly 1-on-1 sessions with interns
  • Conduct performance evaluation for team members: hold by-weekly review meetings and complete their performance evaluations every semester 
  • Diligently respond to intent-to-hires, status changes, and terminations relevant to the Digital Media  department
  • 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
  • Have the ability to provide timely feedback to colleagues, superiors, and partners
  • Demonstrated knowledge of digital marketing (including web analytics, search engine optimization and email marketing), advertising, and public relations
  • Excellent verbal, visual, and written communication skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Google Analytics is preferred; certification is a plus
  • Ability to handle multiple complex projects; a resourceful self-starter who can take initiative and follow through on projects
  • Knowledge of and experience with online marketing for a college newspaper

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 Associate (OPEN)

Department: Digital Media

Reports To: Digital Media Director

Hours: 10-12 hours per week (6.5 – 8 hours in the office, 3.5 – 4 hours remote)

Paid: Yes

The Digital Media Associate is vital 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 assist the Director of Digital Media in managing the Daily’s digital presence with a holistic perspective — including planning digital campaigns, website and ad placement, and balancing editorial content with paid advertising and in-house marketing content.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Monitor and forecast advertising inventory on mndaily.com
  • Analyze web traffic metrics and suggest solutions to boost web presence
  • Plans and implements advertising campaigns, including search advertising, online ad placements including testing and recommendations for performance improvement
  • Communicate in an agency-like setting to develop social media strategies
  • Monitor social platforms for engagement and make suggestions based on the performance of posts
  • Strategize for monthly social media campaigns
  • Demonstrate ability to adapt and succeed in a dynamic environment
  • Research new media trends and opportunities
  • Attend weekly Digital Media Department meetings and weekly 1-on-1 sessions
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Must be a University of Minnesota student 
  • Experience with analyzing social media metrics (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter) 
  • 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
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Demonstrated knowledge of digital marketing (including web analytics, search engine optimization and email marketing), advertising, and public relations
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Google Analytics is preferred; certification is a plus
  • Ability to handle multiple complex projects; a resourceful self-starter who can take initiative and follow through on projects
  • Knowledge of and experience with online marketing for a college newspaper

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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.

Business CREATIVE Positions:

Creative Director (internal hire)

Department: Creative

Reports To: Business Operations Officer

Hours: 15-20 per week  (10 – 13.5 hours in the office, 5 – 6.5 hours remote)

Paid: Yes

Overview:

The Creative Director is in charge of the creative department and developing advertising and marketing, including planning advertisements, monitoring brand campaigns, revising presentations, and following established MN Daily Media brand standards. Also, this position supervises the creatives on the team. The Creative Department works closely with the sales and marketing department to develop the best designs for our clients and MN Daily’s brand.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with Editorial Production Editor to ensure that the staff accurately executes the print publication and advertising design goals
  • Create the layout of advertisements for each paper
  • Fill in as needed with other department positions
  • Work closely with Sales and Marketing managers to build ads and assist in promotions of the various MN Daily brands
  • Oversees and directs design for special issues, advertising and marketing campaigns
  • Must be able to handle design layout problems as well as provide quick solutions to the problems in making quality advertisements each day
  • 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
  • Conduct performance evaluation for team members: hold by-weekly review meetings and complete their performance evaluations every semester 
  • Diligently respond to intent-to-hires, status changes, and terminations relevant to the Creative department
  • 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 Creative Suite
  • Experience with Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign required
  • Familiarity with functions of visual page elements such as headlines, photos, and text
  • Must be able fluent in color theory
  • Must be able to work well under pressure and meet deadlines

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 (applications CLOSED)

Department: Suite 450

Reports To: Creative Director

Hours: 10-15 hours/week

Paid: Yes

Overview:

Are you a design-minded individual? Do you have an interest in graphic design or advertising? Sounds like you’re a budding designer. The Minnesota Daily is looking for creative designers who enjoy fast-paced environments and who are ready to design creative advertisements for our clients.

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the sales department and marketing department to create ads for clients and internal promotions that withhold the design standards for the Daily
  • Integrate text and graphics into finished goods
  • Follow deadlines both independently and as a team and enforce deadlines for employees from other departments
  • Work as a team member within the Creative department to produce ads and creative projects accurately and promptly
  • Assists Creative Director on designs for special issues
  • 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 courses or other related areas is preferred
  • Experience with Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign is 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

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.

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