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the Minnesota Daily has been a force for change on the University of Minnesota campus. The Minnesota Daily has covered many big events, including the end of compulsory military drills, the beginning of women’s suffrage, and campus riots.

The Minnesota Daily believes in the power of the press to bring about change. Since its beginning, the Minnesota Daily has been at the forefront of technological advancements, and it was among the first college newspapers in the country to be available online.

MN Daily MANAGEMENT Positions:

Editor in Chief

Department: Newsroom

Reports To: MN Daily Board of Directors

Hours: 35-40 hours per week

Paid: Yes

Responsibilities:

  • Supervise all Daily editorial operations including the news, opinion, multimedia and A&E desks.
  • Exercise exclusive authority over the news coverage and editorial content of the Daily.
  • Ensure that the paper provides fair and accurate information of interest to the University community, reflecting diverse viewpoints and issues of importance.
  • Supervise Daily editorial operations including employees, funds, and property in accordance with Board policies and good management practices.
  • Organize the editorial staff providing for selection, promotion, discipline, and dismissal.
  • Demonstrate problem-solving within the editorial departments.
  • Write occasional editorials, columns and blog posts.
  • Help edit content, supervise special issues and direct the content development of the website.
  • Oversee training and staff development to ensure quality and diversity.
  • Enforce appropriate policies and procedures to ensure accountable, fair, and efficient management.
  • Work with the Business Operations Officer and General Manager to develop an annual budget of anticipated expenses for the editorial departments, subject to Board approval.
  • Consult regularly with the Business Operations Officer, General Manager, and the Board of Directors to ensure coordinated and efficient operation of the organization.
  • Assist in developing and implementing hiring, staff development, compensation, discipline, and grievance policies.
  • Report all necessary information to the Board including all appointments of directors and editors, all dismissals, all substantial complaints and resolutions, and all changes in managerial or editorial policies.
  • 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 news organization.
  • Must possess strong news judgment and an understanding of newspaper operations, journalistic ethics, and appropriate media law.
  • Must demonstrate management and staff leadership skills, with the ability to manage and motivate a diverse staff and provide an effective training environment for students.
  • Must be capable of handling 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.

Weekly Positional Responsibilities:

  • Must be a University of Minnesota student
  • Two years of newspaper experience
  • Must have previous supervisory experience and ability to motivate others
  • Experience in writing and editing and current University affairs
  • Excellent news judgment

Monthly Positional Responsibilities:

  • Write a departmental summary of accomplishments for the Board of Directors.
  • Represent the Editorial Department at Board of Directors meetings.
  • Pay attention to special issue dates and plan for those issues.

Semester Positional Responsibilities:

  • Recruit and hire staff.
  • Plan an all-editorial training session early each semester.
  • Schedule meeting and deadline times.
  • Create semester goals for the Editorial Department & develop plans to execute those goals.
  • Give budgeted merit increases to deserving employees.

Annual Positional Responsibilities:

  • Work with fellow OP members to create the financial budget. The EIC is responsible for all aspects of the editorial division’s budget.
  • Work with fellow OP members to create the Daily’s student fees request and participate in the process.
  • Work with fellow OP members on any long-term project impacting the Daily as a whole.

Ongoing Positional Responsibilities:

  • Create and maintain relationships with media professionals, board members, University officials, the Daily’s lawyer and organizations on campus, including but not limited to multicultural groups.
  • Keep all editorial departments within their budgets, unless there is a significant reason not to.


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 newsroom and other operations, the Editor in Chief position is an internal hiring opportunity and not available open to the public.

Managing Editor

Department: Newsroom

Reports To: Editor in Chief

Hours: 35-40 hours per week

Paid: Yes

Responsibilities:

  • Manage newsroom
  • Assist in staffing duties including hiring employees, scheduling and delegating duties
  • Ensure employees receive organizational orientation and training; help develop training programs and documentation
  • Oversee day-to-day operation of the newspaper and coverage plan
  • Supervise Associate Editors, Sports, A&E and the Multimedia department
  • Attend to readers’ concerns
  • Monitor wire services and other news media to ensure no stories are missed
  • Offer general troubleshooting for the paper and website
  • Serve as a motivator and morale keeper
  • Lead weekly budget meetings and daily news meetings
  • Post content to the Daily’s website, including stories, blog posts, photos and polls
  • Monitor website for content-related issues
  • Assume duties of EIC in EIC’s absence

Qualifications:

  • Must be a University of Minnesota student
  • Two years of newspaper experience
  • Must have previous supervisory experience and ability to motivate others
  • Experience in writing and editing and current University affairs
  • Excellent news judgment

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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.

Managing Editor of Production

Department: Newsroom

Reports To: Editor in Chief

Hours: 30 hours per week

Paid: Yes

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate all components of editing, design, graphics, online production and editorial production on deadline
  • Fill in for any editorial production night position when necessary
  • Responsible for all aspects of the front page except for photos and graphics
  • Ensure copy flow in the newsroom is smooth and all deadlines are met
  • Proof all pages on paper and makes corrections as needed
  • Select, edit and cut all wire content
  • Work with the Copy Desk Chief to maintain The Minnesota Daily Style Guide
  • Prior to news meetings, prepare news budget and thumbs
  • Select and send Daily stories to the Associated Press nightly
  • Other duties as assigned by EIC

Qualifications:

  • Must be a University of Minnesota student
  • Must have two years of news editorial experience with Daily or equivalent
  • Proven reporting, editing and design abilities
  • Ability to train and mentor effectively
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to deal with stress 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.

MN Daily NEWS Positions:

Associate Editor

Department: Newsroom

Reports To: Managing Editor

Hours: 30 hours per week

Paid: Yes

Responsibilities:

  • Manage assigned news section
  • Help select, train and supervise reporters
  • Maintain contact between reporters, ensuring continuity of their section
  • Define community coverage and beat structure
  • Assist reporters with beats, reporting and sourcing
  • Assign and supervise coverage
  • Edit stories for factual correctness, completeness, organization, style, spelling and libel
  • Ensure reporters meet deadlines and fulfill story quotas
  • Encourage and promote work with other Editorial departments, like multimedia and graphics
  • Conduct mid-semester employee performance evaluations
  • Keep current on University and local news topics by reading local newspapers and news sites
  • Act as manager, leader and journalism instructor
  • Attend weekly news meetings and twice-weekly newspaper production meetings
  • Manage online content creation, including assigned desk’s story slugs and photo/graphic requests
  • Other duties as assigned by the Managing Editor

Qualifications:

  • Must be a University of Minnesota student
  • Must have one year of newspaper reporting and writing experience at the Daily or other print media
  • Ability to train and mentor effectively including excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to deal with stress 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.

Senior Staff Reporter

Department: Editorial

Reports To: Associate Editor

Hours: 

Paid: Yes

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for producing two or more stories per week
  • Responsible for producing one project per semester
  • Takes part in the second round of editing news stories
  • Develops story ideas and maintains source contacts
  • Works closely with editors to determine angles and appropriate sourcing for stories
  • Must be able to think creatively about news presentation (i.e. photos, graphics, etc.)
  • Should be well read in issues surrounding their beat
  • Must have undying respect for deadlines and should demonstrate a willingness to learn
  • Other duties as assigned by the Associate Editor

Qualifications:

  • Must be a University of Minnesota student
  • Past Minnesota Daily reporting experience strongly encouraged
  • Success in a University writing-related class strongly advised
  • Knowledge of grammar, style conventions, etc. is essential
  • 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.

Associate Reporter

Department: Newsroom

Reports To: Associate Editor

Hours: 15-20 hours per week

Paid: Yes             

Responsibilities:

  • Attend newsroom training sessions at the start of each semester
  • Responsible for producing two stories per week
  • Develop story ideas and maintains source contacts
  • Works closely with editors to determine angles and appropriate sourcing for stories
  • Must be able to think creatively about news presentation (i.e. photos, graphics, etc.)
  • Talk with sources through phone calls and emails persistently and respectfully
  • Conduct interviews and attend meetings in-person on time wearing appropriate attire
  • Work side-by-side with desk editor to rewrite stories for news content, accuracy and style
  • Meet all deadlines for publication
  • Read news sources outside of The Daily to stay up-to-date on current events and improve writing skills
  • Learn from other reporters in the newsroom and assist others when possible
  • Meet with associate editor once or twice per semester to set goals and evaluate performance
  • Other duties as assigned by Associate Editor

Qualifications:

  • Must be a University of Minnesota student
  • At least six months of previous editorial experience
  • Must have undying respect for deadlines and should demonstrate a willingness to learn

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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.

Staff Reporter

Department: Editorial

Reports To: Associate Editor

Hours: 

Paid: Yes     

You’re well read, you’ve got a gnarly sense of curiosity, you’re not afraid to talk to strangers — sounds like you’re a budding journalist. The Minnesota Daily is looking for writers who enjoy fast-paced environments, and are ready to put pen to paper and scout out important stories affecting the University of Minnesota community.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for producing between one and two
  • Develops story ideas and maintains source contacts
  • Works closely with editors to determine angles and appropriate sourcing for stories
  • Must be able to think creatively about news presentation (i.e. photos, graphics, etc.)
  • Staff reporters should be well read in issues surrounding their beat
  • Must have an undying respect for deadlines and should demonstrate willingness to learn

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 news (especially as it pertains to digital)
  • Familiarity with the University of Minnesota campus 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!

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.

Reporting intern

Department: Editorial

Reports To: Associate Editor

Hours:

Paid: No

Do you have an interest in writing, but haven’t found a place to hone your craft? Are you interested in sharing important and meaningful stories to the University of Minnesota’s large, diverse community? The Minnesota Daily is looking for perceptive young writers to fill our reporter intern position. Learn how to be vigilant, talk to sources and think creatively about news delivery. This entry-level reporting position will allow you to learn about journalism from you fellow peers in an upbeat, exciting atmosphere.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for producing one story or more per week
  • Interns will work closely with associate newsroom editors to cultivate beat reporting experience, interviewing skills and writing clean copy
  • Will assist the breaking news team when developing stories arise
  • Interns should be willing to learn from their peers on all things journalism related: From live-tweeting, to engaging with readers on social media, to learning the ins-and-outs of investigative reporting
  • Other duties as assigned by Associate Editor

Qualifications:

  • Must be a University of Minnesota student
  • Must have an interest in news writing (especially as it pertains to digital)
  • You *do not* need to be in the journalism school to apply for this position. We welcome applicants from all majors and backgrounds

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.

MN Daily SPORTS Positions:

Sports Editor

Department: Sports

Reports To: Managing Editor

Hours: 30 hours per week

Paid: Yes        

Responsibilities:

  • Hire, train and supervise all Sports Reporters
  • Edit all sports stories for factual correctness, completeness, organization, style, spelling and libel
  • Write headlines for the sports page
  • Assign and supervise coverage of stories
  • Conduct employee evaluations for sports reporters and interns
  • Oversee the travel budget which includes making travel arrangements and paying per diems
  • Keep current in job-specific topics through trade journals, local newspapers and NCAA news
  • May occasionally be called upon to write stories
  • Attend weekly editorial manager meetings
  • Edit sports pages after production
  • Makes sure reporters are making deadline, planning for stories, etc.
  • All other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Must be a University of Minnesota student
  • Must have extensive knowledge of reporting and writing; having two years of experience at the Daily or equivalent newspaper experience
  • Must possess managerial and leadership skills
  • Must have knowledge SEO headline writing
  • Must have experience as a beat reporter
  • The ability to meet deadlines is essential

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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.

Sports Reporter

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.

Sports Reporting Intern

Department: Editorial

Reports To: Sports Editor

Hours: 5-10 hours/week

Paid: No

You’re well read, you know the game, you’re not afraid to talk to strangers — sounds like you’re a perfect fit for the Daily’s Sports Intern. 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:

  • Conducts Q&A stories with various individuals working in Gopher Athletics
  • Write list-article stories about creative subjects
  • Generates story ideas that are unconventional for a newspaper
  • Ability to gather accurate and complete information and resources
  • Works closely with Sports Editor to develop strategies for handling stories
  • Must be able to attend weekly sports meetings and read and critically critique the Daily
  • Have undying respect for deadlines and should demonstrate a willingness to learn
  • Will be required to fill in on sports coverage when reporters are unable to
  • Other duties as assigned by Sports Editor

Qualifications:

  • Must be a University of Minnesota student
  • Some writing experience and some knowledge of AP style
  • Knowledge of reporting and writing
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Excellent written and oral communication is necessary to be successful in this position
  • 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.

MN Daily A&E Positions:

A&E Editor

Department: Newsroom

Reports To: Managing Editor

Hours: 20 hours per week

Paid: Yes                 

Responsibilities:

  • Assists in defining weekly coverage of fine arts and culture stories and assigns writers to stories/reviews
  • Provide a wide range of coverage on a variety of topics or events from week to week and use judgment for what best serves readers
  • Contributes content depending on space restrictions and season
  • Coordinates both writing and editing for page. Editing duties include length, content and style Writing duties are in accordance with use of freelance staff based on assessed need
  • Maintain contacts with venues and publicists
  • Work with other editors to determine direction of content and needs of readership
  • Plans, contributes to, edits and posts the Weekend Culture Compass
  • Monitors multimedia related to A&E
  • Other duties as assigned by Managing Editor

Qualifications:

  • Must be a University of Minnesota student
  • Must have solid writing experience and knowledge of Daily and AP style
  • Review writing experience preferred, but not required
  • Must have interest in multiple areas, including theater, restaurants, books, stores, etc.
  • Previous editing experience is desirable
  • 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.

Assistant A&E Editor

Department: Newsroom

Reports To: Managing Editor

Hours: 15 hours per week

Paid: Yes                 

Responsibilities:

  • Assists in defining weekly coverage of fine arts and culture stories and assigns writers to stories/reviews
  • Provide a wide range of coverage on a variety of topics or events from week to week and use judgment for what best serves readers
  • Contributes content depending on space restrictions and season
  • Coordinates both writing and editing for page. Editing duties include length, content and style Writing duties are in accordance with use of freelance staff based on assessed need
  • Maintain contacts with venues and publicists
  • Work with other editors to determine direction of content and needs of readership
  • Plans, contributes to, edits and posts the Weekend Culture Compass
  • Monitors multimedia related to A&E
  • Other duties as assigned by Managing Editor

Qualifications:

  • Must be a University of Minnesota student
  • Must have solid writing experience and knowledge of Daily and AP style
  • Review writing experience preferred, but not required
  • Must have interest in multiple areas, including theater, restaurants, books, stores, etc.
  • Previous editing experience is desirable
  • 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.

A&E Reporter

Department: Editorial

Reports To: A&E Editor

Hours: 10-15 hours/week

Paid: Yes

You’re well read, you’ve got a gnarly sense of curiosity, you’ve got a deep-rooted love for the arts scene — sounds like you’re a budding A&E reporter. 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 important stories affecting the University of Minnesota arts community.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for producing two or more stories per week
  • Develops story ideas and maintains source contacts
  • Works closely with editors to determine angles and appropriate sourcing for stories
  • Must be able to think creatively about news presentation (i.e. photos, graphics, etc.)
  • Staff reporters should be well read in issues surrounding the arts community
  • Must have an undying respect for deadlines and should demonstrate willingness to learn

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 the Minneapolis arts scene
  • Familiarity with the University of Minnesota campus 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!

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.

A&E Reporting Intern

Department: Editorial

Reports To: Arts and Entertainment Editor

Hours:

Paid:

Responsibilities:

  • TBA

Qualifications:

  • Must be a University of Minnesota student
  • Must have strong interest in arts reporting and criticism and general newspaper production
  • Willingness and availability to work flexible hours while developing a story
  • Must have ability to hear, speak, and write English clearly
  • Regularly requires the ability to visually analyze newspaper content
  • Frequently requires verbal intelligence to convey ideas and knowledge to the editor and other reporters

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

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

MN Daily OPINION Positions:

Op/Ed Editor

Department: Editorial & Opinion

Reports To: Editor in Chief

Hours: 30 hours per week

Paid: Yes

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for appearance and content of Editorial and Opinion pages
  • Lead Editorial Board meetings
  • Coordinate debate to reach consensus about editorial topics and editorial stance of the newspaper
  • Ensure editorials and opinions are written and edited by deadline on each publication day
  • Ensure the editorial and opinion pages have sufficient editorials, columns, letters, cartoons and illustrations to fill the page for every publication
  • Edit and assists in background research on all editorials
  • Act as liaison between the editorial board, editorial writers, columnists, editors, designers and reporters
  • Submit pay sheets for editorial writers and columnists
  • Supervises multiple editorial writers and cartoonists
  • Keep current in local and national affairs by reading local newspapers, pertinent magazines and any other publications necessary to be knowledgeable about politics, the University of Minnesota and social issues
  • Able to justify the paper’s editorial policy and stance

Qualifications:

  • Must be a University of Minnesota student
  • Must have extensive writing and editing experience
  • Must have one year of newspaper reporting and writing experience at the Daily or other print media
  • Ability to train and mentor effectively
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to deal with stress 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.

Editorial Board Member

Department: Editorial

Reports To: Editorial and Opinions Editor

Hours:

Paid: Yes

Responsibilities:

  • Research and write one editorial per week reflecting Daily editorial policy
  • Attend weekly Editorial Board meetings
  • Work with other editorial writers and editor to determine the editorial stance of the paper
  • Keep up to date on current events from University news to foreign affairs to popular culture
  • Creates a weekly column for publication which will attract the interest of readers
  • Works with editorials and opinions editor on matters of space, content and style
  • Works within deadline for publication

Qualifications:

  • Must be a University of Minnesota student
  • Strong research, writing and critical thinking skills
  • Must be able to express complex ideas in clear, concise terms
  • Must work well in collaborative situations
  • Previous journalism experience is favorable, but not required
  • Excellent writing skills including the ability to write consistently interesting material
  • Ability to work 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.

Columnist

Department: Editorial & Opinions

Reports To: Op-Ed Editor

Hours:

Paid: Yes

Do you like writing clearly-articulated, incisive arguments? Do you have a propensity to frame news stories within a larger context? Are you trying to find your voice as a writer? Sounds like you’re a budding columnist. The Minnesota Daily is looking for young writers who enjoy fast-paced environments, and who are ready to put pen to paper to provide smart, fresh perspectives for the University of Minnesota community.

Responsibilities:

  • Writes one to two columns per week
  • Works with opinion page editor on matters of content and style
  • Reads news coverage and research necessary to frame opinions

Qualifications:

  • Must be a University of Minnesota student
  • Excellent writing skills (success in a University writing-related class strongly advised (knowledge of grammar, style conventions, etc. is essential))
  • Strong interest in opinion writing
  • Familiarity with the University of Minnesota campus preferred
  • Must be able to work effectively under strict deadlines
  • 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

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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.

Editorial Cartoonist

Department: Editorial & Opinions

Reports To: Op-Ed Editor

Hours: N/A

Paid: Yes

Do you like to draw? Do you enjoy expressing your opinions on current events through your art? Do you enjoy politically charged commentary that uses satirical devices? Sounds like you’re a budding cartoonist. The Minnesota Daily is looking for cartoonists who enjoy fast-paced environments, and who are ready to tell visual stories about the University of Minnesota community.

Responsibilities:

  • Create one Editorial Page cartoons per week, commenting on current political and social events
  • Keeps current in University of Minnesota and national affairs
  • Must have an undying respect for deadlines and should demonstrate willingness to learn

Qualifications:

  • Must be a University of Minnesota student
  • Portfolio review with an emphasis on originality of ideas and mature artistic style

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

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

MN Daily PODCAST Positions:

Podcast Producer

Department: Editorial

Reports To: Editor-in-Chief

Hours: 15 hours/week

Paid: Yes

 

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate all components of editing and producing the twice-weekly podcast “In the Know: Breaking Down the U’s News”
  • Responsible for all sound quality aspects of podcast
  • Ensure all deadlines are met and podcast needs are fulfilled
  • Proof podcast for fact or grammar errors, as well as ethical questions
  • Utilize PodBean for uploading, maintaining and reviewing analytics of podcast
  • Attend weekly news budget meetings
  • Manage podcast reporter
  • Co-host “In the Know” with Podcast Reporter
  • Keep current on University and local news topics by reading local newspapers and news sites
  • Other duties as assigned by Editor in Chief

Qualifications:

  • Must be a University of Minnesota student
  • Must have one semester of audio experience with Daily or equivalent
  • Proven editing and production abilities
  • Ability to train and mentor effectively
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to deal with stress 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.

    MN Daily COPY DESK Positions:

    Copy Desk Chief

    Department: Editorial Production

    Reports To: Managing Production Editor

    Hours: 20 hours per week

    Paid: Yes           

    Responsibilities:

    • Supervise editing of all editorial copy and all page layout
    • Responsible for overall quality of the editorial content of the paper
    • Edit page proofs for style, grammar, readability, libel, plagiarism and good reporting
    • Act as a liaison between reporters and copy desk when questions arise
    • Responsible for hiring, training, scheduling and supervising the copy desk
    • Ensure copy editors know their role in editing stories and laying out the paper
    • Responsible for keeping copy and layout flowing while maintaining standards
    • Responsible for maintaining the Daily style guide in cooperation with the Managing Production Editor and the Editor in Chief
    • Attend manager meetings and other meetings as required
    • Other duties as assigned by the Managing Production Editor

    Qualifications:

    • Must be a University of Minnesota student
    • One year of newspaper editorial experience
    • Must possess good organizational and communication skills
    • Experience in copy editing and page layout required
    • Must pass copy-editing test
    • Experience in Adobe InDesign required
    • Must be able to work effectively under strict deadlines
    • Previous supervisory experience preferred

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

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

    Assistant Copy Desk Chief

    Department: Editorial Production

    Reports To: Copy Desk Chief

    Hours: 8-12 hours per week

    Paid: Yes              

    Responsibilities:

    • Edit copy, design pages and write headlines
    • Edit page proofs for style, grammar, readability, libel, plagiarism and good reporting while making sure all content is accurate and meets Daily standards
    • Responsible for calling reporters or editors when questions or problems with a story arise
    • Occasionally fulfill duties of Copy Desk Chief, and when doing so have full responsibility over editorial content
    • Attend copy desk meetings
    • Other duties as assigned by the Copy Desk Chief

    Qualifications:

    • Must be a University of Minnesota student
    • Experience in newspaper editorial, copy editing and page layout required
    • Must pass copy-editing test
    • Knowledge of Adobe InDesign required
    • Must possess excellent organizational and communication skills
    • Must be able to work effectively under strict deadlines
    • Basic PC knowledge essential

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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.

    Copy Editor

    Copy Editor

    Department: Editorial

    Reports To: Copy Desk Editor

    Hours: 10-12 per week

    Paid: Yes

    Are you diligent and precise with language? Do you nitpick grammar? Are you passionate about AP style? Sounds like you’re a budding copy editor. The Minnesota Daily is looking for young copy editors who enjoy fast-paced environments, and who are ready to help make the Minnesota Daily newsroom’s copy crisp and clean.

    Responsibilities:

    • Primarily edit copy, design pages, write headlines
    • As the last reader of copy, the copy editors:

    >> Fact-check
    >> Check spelling and punctuation
    >> Edit for readability, formatting, and grammar
    >> Edit for libel and plagiarism
    >> Remain cognizant of AP and Daily style

    • Responsible for calling reporters or editors when questions or problems with a story arise
    • Other duties as assigned by the Copy Desk Chief

    Qualifications:

    • Must be a University of Minnesota student
    • Copy editing and page design preferred but not required
    • Must pass a copy-editing test
    • Experience with Adobe InDesign a plus
    • Must be able to work effectively under strict deadlines
    • You *do not* need to be in the journalism school to apply for this position. We welcome applicants from all majors and backgrounds!

    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.

    MN Daily VISUALS Positions:

    Senior Page Designer

    Department: Editorial

    Reports To: Managing Production Editor

    Hours: 10-15 hours/week

    Paid: Yes

    The chief page designer is responsible for designing and organizing the overall look of the paper for the Minnesota Daily, the independent student-run news organization at the University of Minnesota. The chief page designer will work closely with other Daily employees to present a cohesive and creative print.

    Responsibilities:

    • Designs the newspaper’s most important pages
    • Responsible for conceptualizing the design of the Daily’s front page, sports pages, weekly art and entertainment section, special news sections, and feature spreads, as well as creating those pages on deadline with page-design software
    • Responsible for coordinating with the photo editor and graphics editor to obtain visually compelling content for each edition and for planning special sections and spreads well in advance
    • Responsible for pursuing the Daily’s goal of being the nation’s best-designed student paper
    • Supervises the copy desk editor responsible for designing the Daily’s inside news pages each night
    • Other duties as assigned as Managing Production Editor

    Qualifications:

    • Must be a University of Minnesota Student
    • Familiarity with the news-gathering process, journalism ethics, and the functions of all usual page elements, such as headlines, subheads, photos, cutlines, infographics and text
    • Extensive prior design experience
    • Strong working knowledge of Adobe InDesign
    • Demonstrated knowledge of standard newspaper design practices
    • Experience with the Daily’s page-design software or a similar professional-caliber program

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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.

    Visuals Editor

    Department: Visuals

    Reports To: Managing Production Editor

    Hours: 5-8 hours per week

    Paid: Yes

    Responsibilities:

    • Responsible for creation of interesting and creative reader-service graphics and the design of some cover pages
    • Focus heavily on making sure the newspaper is reader-friendly and quickly accessible for readers
    • Hire, train, schedule and supervise Visuals Desk
    • Work with reporters, section editors and other Daily staff to determine graphic and design needs
    • Attend news meetings and other meetings as required
    • Other duties as assigned by the Managing Production Editor

    Qualifications:

    • Must be a University of Minnesota student
    • Extensive knowledge of Adobe InDesign and Adobe Illustrator required
    • Demonstrated ability to design newspaper graphics and layouts
    • Must be able to work effectively under strict deadlines
    • Must submit portfolio for review

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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.

    Visuals Designer

    Visuals Designer

    Department: Editorial

    Reports To: Managing Production Editor

    Hours: 5-10 hours/week

    Paid: Yes

    The visuals designer is responsible for creating interesting and reader-friendly layouts for the Minnesota Daily, the independent student-run news organization at the University of Minnesota. This includes print layout of cover pages, special issues, and graphics. The visual designer will work closely with other Daily employees to present a cohesive and creative print layout.

    Responsibilities:

    • Responsible for the day-to-day design and creation of MN Daily pages, interesting and creative infographics, the design of some cover pages, and special issues
    • Focuses on ensuring the newspaper is reader-friendly and quickly accessible for readers
    • Works with reporters, section editors, and other Daily employees to determine graphic, and design needs
    • Remain on call in case problems arise with production staff
    • All other duties as assigned by the Chief Page Designer

    Qualifications:

    • Must be a University of Minnesota Student
    • Knowledge of Adobe InDesign and Adobe Illustrator
    • Familiarity with the news-gathering process, journalism ethics, and the functions of all usual page elements, such as headlines, subheads, photos, cutlines, infographics and text
    • Extensive design experience
    • Familiarity with online programs that design visuals for online-exclusive stories
    • Demonstrated knowledge of standard newspaper design practices
    • Experience with the Daily’s page-design software or a similar professional-caliber program

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

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

    MN Daily MULTIMEDIA Positions:

    Multimedia Editor

    Department: Multimedia

    Reports To: Managing Editor

    Hours: 30 hours per week

    Paid: Yes            

    Responsibilities:

    • Hire, train and supervise all multimedia staff
    • Coordinate activities of the photo staff
    • Conduct employee evaluations
    • Approve pay sheets for photographers
    • Establish and maintain standards of photographic and multimedia quality
    • Oversee the photo budget and handle major purchases and equipment repairs for the department
    • Read current technical, artistic and trade periodicals about photography and graphic arts to remain informed about new trends, ideas and developments
    • Remain well informed about local news events to effectively recognize photographic opportunities
    • Meet periodically with other editors to improve coordination and efficiency of Daily management and news coverage
    • Critique the work of photographers and suggest means of improvement
    • Copy edit cut-lines for photos
    • Review video and audio clips for clarity, organization, legal and ethical issues and aesthetics before publication online
    • Other duties as assigned by Managing Editor

    Qualifications:

    • Must be a University of Minnesota student
    • One year photojournalism experience with the Daily or equivalent
    • Supervisory experience preferred
    • Photojournalism or related major preferred

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

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

    Assistant Multimedia Editor

    Department: Multimedia

    Reports To: Multimedia Editor

    Hours: 15 hours per week

    Paid: Yes

    Responsibilities:

    • Assist in defining weekly coverage of fine arts and culture stories and assign writers to stories/reviews
    • Provide a wide range of coverage on a variety of topics or events from week to week and use judgment for what best serves readers
    • Contribute content depending on space restrictions and season
    • Coordinate both writing and editing for page
    • Responsible for recruiting and training freelancers, as well as editing freelance copy
    • Maintain contacts with venues and publicists
    • Contribute to and manage the Weekend Culture Compass
    • Responsible for uploading all A&E content online
    • Other duties as assigned by Managing Editor

    Qualifications:

    • Must be a University of Minnesota student
    • Must have solid writing experience and knowledge of Daily and AP style
    • Review writing experience preferred
    • Must have interest in multiple areas, including theater, restaurants, books, stores, etc.
    • Previous editing experience is desirable
    • 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.

    Staff Photographer

    Department: Editorial

    Reports To: Multimedia Editor

    Hours: 10-15 hours per week

    Paid: Yes 

    You like to be behind the lens, you’ve got an eye for shooting expressive images — sounds like you’re a budding photojournalist. The Minnesota Daily is looking for young photographers who enjoy fast-paced environments, and who’re ready to tell visual stories about the University of Minnesota community.

    Responsibilities:

    • Shoots quality photographs and written concise, accurate cutlines (generally four assignments per week)
    • Performs special assignments, when directed by photo editor
    • Works with Multimedia Editor to hone technical camera skills
    • Must have an undying respect for deadlines and should demonstrate willingness to learn

    Qualifications:

    • Must be a University of Minnesota student
    • Should have a portfolio of photography for review, emphasis on news photography preferred
    • Must demonstrate knowledge of photographic equipment and lighting
    • You *do not* need to be in the journalism school to apply for this position. We welcome applicants from all majors and backgrounds!

    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

    Staff Videographer

    Department: Editorial

    Reports To: Multimedia Editor

    Hours: 10-15 hours per week

    Paid: Yes

    You like to be behind the lens, you’ve got an eye for filming expressive images — sounds like you’re a budding videographer. The Minnesota Daily is looking for young videographers who enjoy fast-paced environments, and who are ready to tell visual stories about the University of Minnesota community.

    Responsibilities:

    • Shoots and edits three videos a week
    • Works with Staff Reporters to create media that best emphasizes their story
    • Must have an undying respect for deadlines and should demonstrate willingness to learn

    Qualifications:

    • Must be a University of Minnesota Student
    • Must demonstrate knowledge of video editing
    • Strong work ethic & self-motivated

    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.

    Multimedia intern

    Department: Editorial  

    Reports To: Multimedia Editor

    Hours: 10-15 hours per week

    Paid: No

    Responsibilities:

    • Shoot and edit quality news multimedia packages on deadline
    • Attend weekly news desk meetings to develop and plan multimedia stories with reporters and/or biweekly photo meetings for photo assignments
    • Independently complete a weekly 90-150 second feature multimedia package
    • Capture audio and video for breaking news or press events as needed
    • Assist other multimedia staff on assignments
    • Write cutlines (captions) for publication
    • Maintain security and condition of multimedia equipment
    • Other duties as assigned by editor

    Qualifications:

    • Must be a University of Minnesota student
    • Applicants must attach a portfolio or link to work samples to be considered for this position
    • Proficient in using digital SLR cameras and manual controls
    • Must be knowledgeable in technical elements of videography (e.g. ISO, aperture, shutter speed, white balance)
    • Proficiency in using video editing software (i.e. Final Cut or similar) preferred
    • Ambitious and self motivated with excellent time management skills in order to meet deadlines
    • There is a 30-day probationary period in which work completed will be reviewed by editor to ensure employee meets skill expectations
    • Must have the ability to hear and speak English clearly
    • Regularly requires the ability to visually analyze photos and newspaper content, while distinguishing between colors
    • Frequently requires repetitive finger motion and finger dexterity
    • May frequently require the ability to lift up to twenty-five pounds
    • May be exposed to outdoor weather conditions and be required to reach, stretch, crouch and crawl when on a shoot

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

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

    MN Daily SOCIAL MEDIA & ONLINE Positions:

    Social Media Coordinator

    Department: Editorial

    Reports To: Web Editor

    Hours:

    Paid:  

    Responsibilities:

    • Develop and maintain a social media content calendar for marketing posts
    • Create social media posts that correlate with marketing events and promotions
    • Collaborate with Marketing Director, President & Editor in Chief to evaluate social media plans
    • Organize and plan promotional goodwill, community outreach, and sponsorship events and activities
    • Responsible for assisting at all events and activities produced by the Marketing Communications department
    • Create and communicate about promotions to readers
    • Be constantly coming up with new creative ways to market The Minnesota Daily through social media and new marketing outlets
    • Any additional tasks as assigned by the Marketing Communications Director

    Qualifications:

    • Must be a University of Minnesota student, preferably in Strategic Professional communications or marketing studies
    • Knowledge of marketing, advertising, and public relations
    • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Adobe Indesign and Photoshop applications
    • Excellent verbal, visual, and written communication skills
    • Strong problem solving, organization and interpersonal skills
    • Ability to multitask and take directions
    • Ability to work some weekends and nights at promotional events and/or activities if needed.
    • Ability to speak and hear English clearly
    • Ability to type and operate a computer
    • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds when working with promotional products
    • Ability to crouch, stoop, reach, stretch, or be exposed to safe outdoor weather conditions while attending department related events and/or activities

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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.

    Social media Intern

    Department: Editorial

    Reports To: Social Media Manager

    Hours: 5-8 hours per week

    Paid: No

    Social media is a vital component to the Minnesota Daily’s digital presence. The primary job duty of the Social Media Intern is to assist the Social Media Manager in managing the Daily’s curated news content on Twitter and Facebook — including scheduling posts, tracking engagement, and thinking strategically about how to best serve digital audiences. The Social Media Intern will closely follow the pulse of the
    newsroom and will interact with the Social Media Manager on a regular basis.

    Responsibilities:

    • Curate and schedule social media content
    • Outline plan with benchmarked goals for driving traffic to the website and increasing social media engagement
    • Be responsive when news breaks and social media strategies are needed.
    • Work with the Social Media Manager to brainstorm new ideas to keep the Daily’s social media, and overall, digital, presence strong
    • Other duties as assigned by the Social Media Manager

    Qualifications:

    • Currently-enrolled University of Minnesota student
    • Strong knowledge of grammar and AP style
    • Competency in understanding social media analytics
    • Ability to exercise judgment in prioritizing news content
    • Ability to write headlines succinctly
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with attention to detail
    • Good 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.

    Web Editor

    Department: Editorial

    Reports To: Managing Editor

    Hours: 20 hours/week

    Paid: Yes

    Responsibilities:

    • Responsible for ensuring that the Minnesota’s Daily website is kept to a high standard
    • Post all stories to the website through the Daily’s online content management system
    • Ensure that all layout guidelines are met
    • Manage the general maintenance and upkeep of the Daily’s website
    • Search for and correct any typos or mistakes on the Daily’s website

    Qualifications:

    • Must be a University of Minnesota student
    • Must have some knowledge of AP style
    • No coding experience is necessary, but a strong familiarity with computers is needed
    • Strong work ethic and self-motivation
    • A quick learner who demonstrates a willingness to learn new systems
    • Familiarity with the news-gathering process, journalism ethics, and the functions of all usual page elements, such as headlines, subheads, photos, cutlines and text
    • Must be able to work some nights (Can be remotely)
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • 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.

    Contact Information

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