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Suite 450 ADVERTISING SALES Positions:

Sales Manager

Department: Business

Reports To: Business Operations Officer

Hours: 10+ 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

To apply: Visit www.mndaily.com/page/jobs

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: 10+ 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

To apply: Visit www.mndaily.com/page/jobs

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: 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

To apply: Visit www.mndaily.com/page/jobs

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

To apply: Visit www.mndaily.com/page/jobs

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

To apply: Visit www.mndaily.com/page/jobs

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: No

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

To apply: Visit www.mndaily.com/page/jobs

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

To apply: Visit www.mndaily.com/page/jobs

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

To apply: Visit www.mndaily.com/page/jobs

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

To apply: Visit www.mndaily.com/page/jobs

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!

To apply: Visit www.mndaily.com/page/jobs  

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

To apply: Visit www.mndaily.com/page/jobs

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

To apply: Visit www.mndaily.com/page/jobs

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.

Office

Minnesota Daily
2221 University Ave. SE
Suite 450
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Contact

Email: hr@mndaily.com
Phone: (612) 435-1562