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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 (internal hire)

Department: Editorial

Reports To: MN Daily Board of Directors

Hours: 30 per week

Pay: $475 per week

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 (internal hire)

Department: Newsroom

Reports To: Editor in Chief

Hours: 30 per week

Pay: $360 per week

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


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 PROJECTS & INVESTIGATIONS Positions:

Projects and Investigations Reporter (applications CLOSED)

Department: Projects & Investigations

Reports To: Managing Editor and Editor-in-Chief

Hours: 10 per week

Pay: $110/wk

Do you have an interest in writing, but have a distaste for 15-inch stories? Love long-term reporting that could require source relationships, DPAs, and holding the powerful accountable? Would you like to use your keen eye and want to advise other reporters’ stories? The Minnesota Daily is looking for perceptive student writers to fill our Projects & Investigative Reporter role. This position will allow you to use what you have learned about journalism to edit and report on meaningful stories.

Week 1: Brainstorm

Week 2: Pitch 

Week 3: Check-in meeting

Week 4: Story one due; Brainstorm two due

Responsibilities:

Reporting Responsibilities

  • Pitches one 1,000-1,200 story tri-weekly
  • Develops story ideas weekly 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.);                
  • Able to learn and use data visualizations in stories (training available)
  • Keep current on University and local news topics by reading local newspapers and news sites
  • Should demonstrate a willingness to learn
  • Other duties as assigned by the Managing Editor & Editor-in-Chief

Editing Responsibilities

  • Assist reporters with questions about features and offer advice

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
  • You do not need to be in the journalism school to apply for this position
  • We welcome applicants from all majors and backgrounds

Requirements for Application:

  • Willing to learn how to edit, fact check stories
  • Three clips, with a preference for feature-length or investigative stories
  • Cover letter
  • Application questions (questions provided prior to application)

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.

MN Daily NEWS Positions:

Associate Editor (applications CLOSED)

Department: Newsroom

Reports To: Managing Editor

Hours: 20 per week

Pay: $230 per week

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

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 (applications CLOSED)

Department: Newsroom

Reports To: Associate Editor

Hours: 15 per week

Pay: $135 per week 

Do you like writing and finding out about your community? Do you like a grind and talking to different people to find out an answer? If so, it sounds like you would be a great senior staff reporter. 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 two or more stories per week
  • 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 respect 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.

    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 (applications OPEN)

    Department: Newsroom

    Reports To: Associate Editor

    Hours: 15 per week

    Pay: $110 per week

    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
    • Should demonstrate willingness to learn
    • Must respect all deadlines

    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 HERE

    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.

    News Reporting Intern (applications CLOSED)

    Department: Newsroom

    Reports To: Associate Editor

    Hours: 7 hours per week

    Pay: Per-story basis ($65 per published story)

    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 student writers to fill our reporter intern positions. Each desk (news, A&E, sports, podcast) has intern positions (check application below for open positions). 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 your fellow peers in an upbeat, exciting atmosphere.

    Responsibilities:

    • Responsible for producing one story per week
    • Interns will work closely with associate newsroom editors to cultivate beat reporting experience, interviewing skills and writing clean copy
    • Attend weekly brainstorm and pitch meetings and occasional all-staff meetings
    • 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.

    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.

    Native American Beat Reporter (applications OPEN)

    Department: Newsroom

    Reports To: Editor-in-Chief / Managing Editor

    Hours: 15 per week

    Pay: $110 per week

    Overview:

    Are you interested in telling stories that haven’t been told before? What about stories for those who don’t often have a platform to tell them? If that’s you, then this job is for you. This job is a great fit for a reporter who is well-connected on campus with the Native American community, or who is interested in strengthening these relationships.

    Responsibilities:

    • Responsible for producing between three stories every two weeks (quota rotation will be determined with your editor);
    • Develops story ideas and maintains source contacts with the Native American community on the University of Minnesota Campus;
    • Works closely with editors to determine angles and appropriate sourcing for stories;
    • Works closely with mentors provided through the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication;
    • Must be able to think creatively about news presentation (i.e. photos, graphics, etc.);
    • Staff reporters should be well-read on issues surrounding their beat;
    • Should demonstrate a willingness to learn; and
    • Must respect all deadlines.

    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; and
    • You do not need to be in the journalism school to apply for this position. We welcome applicants from all majors and backgrounds.

    * Payroll funds for this position come from the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communications through a partnership between the MN Daily and HSJMC. The Daily still retains editorial independence from the University of Minnesota in all forms, including this position.

    APPLY HERE

    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.

    Graphics/Visual Reporter (applications CLOSED)

    Department: Visuals

    Reports To: Editor-in-Chief

    Hours: 15 per week

    Pay: $85 per week

    Do you think about the world visually? Do you feel comfortable with putting data into a digestible, visual format? If so, then this job is for you. This job is great for people who are visually minded and can create digestible graphics (of any variety) to help tell a news story in a different way.

    Responsibilities:

    • Responsible for producing one, assigned graphic per week;
    • Responsible for producing one, self-reported graphic per month;
    • Works closely with social media team to present their work online;
    • Works closely with reporters to determine angles and appropriate methods for creating graphics;
    • Must be able to think creatively about news presentation (i.e. design, illustration, graphics, etc.);
    • Must respect deadlines and should demonstrate a willingness to learn; and
    • Other duties as assigned by leadership.

    Qualifications:

    • Must be a University of Minnesota student;
    • Past Minnesota Daily reporting experience strongly encouraged;
    • Knowledge of design principles and able to work with an array of visual design products;
    • Preferred proficiency in open-source software (i.e. DataWrapper, Knightlab, etc.);
    • 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; and
    • You do not need to be in the journalism school to apply for this position. We welcome applicants from all majors and backgrounds.

    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.

    Seconder (internal hire)

    Department: Newsroom

    Reports To: Editor-in-Chief/Managing Editor

    Hours: 3 hours per week

    Pay:  $50 per week

    There are typically two seconders scheduled each day. We don’t publish on Saturday, so no one is scheduled to second on Saturday. Each seconder is generally scheduled to work about three days during the week. Expect to spend about an hour each day you work, but this is also dependent on how many stories come in, if anyone else is available to second and how thorough personally are. This work is also typically done in the evening because that’s usually when stories start coming, but also expect stories to come in during any time of the day.

    Seconders are utilized for the hard news desks stories (campus admin/activities and city) to add an extra layer of fact-checking and to get another pair of eyes on the stories. Seconders will read through each story to check CQ’s for fact errors. Seconders also check for style errors and can make suggestions for the writer. 

    If you’re also a reporter on any of the hard news desks, you cannot second your own stories.

    Responsibilities:

    • Read through each story to check CQ’s for fact errors;
    • Check for style errors and can make suggestions for the writer;
    • Must respect deadlines and should demonstrate a willingness to learn; and
    • Other duties as assigned by leadership.

    Qualifications:

    • Must be a University of Minnesota student;
    • At least one semester of work experience at the Daily;
    • Basic understanding of AP style and the Daily’s style;
    • Ability to read through websites and documentation to fact-check;
    • Afternoon/evening availability;
    • Success in a University writing-related class strongly advised;
    • Knowledge of grammar, style conventions, etc. is essential;
    • You do not need to be in the journalism school to apply for this position. We welcome applicants from all majors and backgrounds.

      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 (internal hire)

      Department: Sports

      Reports To: Managing Editor

      Hours: 20 per week

      Pay: $230 per week        

      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 essentialSubscribe For Updates

      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 (applications CLOSED)

      Department: Sports

      Reports To: Sports Editor

      Hours: 20 per week

      Pay: $110 per week

      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 student 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
      • Attend games, media days and post-game press conferences
      • 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 respect deadlines and 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.

      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 (applications CLOSED)

      Department: Sports

      Reports To: Sports Editor

      Hours: 10 per week

      Pay: Per-story basis ($65 per published story)

      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 student 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
      • Attend games, media days and post-game press conferences
      • 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
      • Must respect deadlines and demonstrate 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.

      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 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Positions:

      Arts & Entertainment Editor (internal hire)

      Department: Arts & Entertainment

      Reports To: Managing Editor

      Hours: 20 per week

      Pay: $230 per week                

      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 deadlinesSubscribe For Updates

      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.

      Arts & Entertainment Reporter (applications CLOSED)

      Department: Arts & Entertainment

      Reports To: Arts & Entertainment Editor

      Hours: 15 per week

      Pay: $110 per week

      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 student 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.

      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.

      Arts & Entertainment Reporting Intern (applications CLOSED)

      Department: Arts & Entertainment

      Reports To: Arts & Entertainment Editor

      Hours: 7 per week

      Pay: Per-story basis ($65 per published story)

      Responsibilities:

      • Responsible for producing one story per week
      • Develops story ideas and maintains source contacts
      • Works closely with editors to determine angles and appropriate sourcing for stories
      • Other duties as assigned by A&E Editor

      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 require the ability to visually analyze newspaper content
      • Frequently require verbal intelligence to convey ideas and knowledge to the editor and other reporters

      You *do not* need to be in the journalism school to apply for this position. We welcome applicants from all majors and background

      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 EDITORIAL & OPINIONS Positions:

      Editorial & Opinions Editor (internal hire)

      Department: Editorial & Opinions

      Reports To: Editor-in-Chief

      Hours: 30 per week

      Pay: $225 per week

      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

      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 (applications CLOSED)

      Department: Editorial & Opinions

      Reports To: Editorial and Opinions Editor

      Hours: N/A

      Pay: $55 per week

      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 

      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 (applications CLOSED)

      Department: Editorial & Opinions

      Reports To: Editorial & Opinions Editor

      Hours: 10 per week

      Pay: $55 per week

      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 cartoon 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

      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 Columnist (applications CLOSED)

      Department: Editorial & Opinions

      Reports To: Editorial & Opinions Editor

      Hours: 10 per week

      Pay: $55 per week

      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 student 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:

      • Pitch and write one column per week, between 700-1000 words
      • Works with opinion page editor on matters of content and style
      • Reads news coverage and conduct extensive research necessary to frame opinions
      • Columns deliver informative, responsible perspectives
      • Attend weekly pitch meetings, contribute constructively to other columnists’ pitches and collaborate during meetings to strengthen individual column theses and stances

      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 and Twin Cities community 
      • 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 and encourage applicants from all majors and backgrounds

      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 (internal hire)

      Department: Newsroom

      Reports To: Editor-in-Chief

      Hours: 15 per week

      Pay: $225 per week

      Responsibilities:

      • Coordinate all components of editing and producing the weekly podcast “In the Know”
      • Responsible for all sound quality aspects of podcast. Includes, but is not limited to: overseeing recording process of “In the Know,” quality checks of recorded interviews, occasionally obtaining additional sound for episodes. 
      • Ensure all deadlines are met and podcast needs are fulfilled
      • Proof podcast for fact or grammar errors, as well as ethical questions
      • Attend weekly news budget meetings
      • Attend weekly pitch meetings
      • Manage podcast reporter(s). Includes, but is not limited to: assisting in reporting, proofing article, scheduling interviews, and general assistance to podcast reporters
      • Keep current on University and local news topics by reading local newspapers and news sites
      • Other duties as assigned by Managing Editor

      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

        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.

        Podcast Reporter (applications CLOSED)

        Department: Newsroom

        Reports To: Podcast Producer

        Hours: 15 per week

        Pay: $110 per week                  

        Responsibilities:

        • Responsible for reporting and gathering audio, sound recording, and editing assistance with the podcast
        • Ensure all deadlines are met and podcast needs are fulfilled
        • Assist podcast editor in proofing podcast for fact or grammar errors, as well as ethical questions
        • Attend weekly meetings
        • Keep current on University and local news topics by reading local newspapers and news sites
        • Other duties as assigned by Managing Editor and podcast editor
        • Report, write, and record ~1,200 word episodes on a bi-weekly basis

        Qualifications:

        • Must be a University of Minnesota student
        • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
        • Ability to deal with stress and meet deadlines
        • Willingness to learn new podcasting equipment and reporting techniques
        • Previous podcast/audio experience preferred, but not required

        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.

        Podcast Reporting Intern (applications OPEN)

        Department: Newsroom

        Reports To: Podcast Producer

        Hours: 7 per week

        Pay: Per-story basis ($65 per published story)    

        Responsibilities:

        • Produce content for the podcast “In the Know
        • Ensure all deadlines are met and podcast needs are fulfilled
        • Assist podcast editor in producing podcast
        • Attend weekly meetings
        • Keep current on University and local news topics by reading local newspapers and news sites
        • Other duties as assigned by Managing Editor and Podcast Editor

        Qualifications:

        • Must be a University of Minnesota student
        • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
        • Ability to deal with stress and meet deadlines
        • Willingness to learn new podcasting equipment and reporting techniques
        • Previous podcast/audio experience preferred, but not required

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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 (internal hire)

        Department: Copy Desk

        Reports To: Managing Editor

        Hours: 15 per week

        Pay: $190 per week          

        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
        • Arrange and prepare stories for online publication
        • 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 Editor and the Editor-in-Chief
        • Attend manager meetings and other meetings as required
        • Other duties as assigned by the Managing 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

          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 (applications CLOSED)

          Department: Copy Desk

          Reports To: Copy Desk Chief

          Hours: 12 hours per week

          Paid: $135 per week              

          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
          • Arrange and prepare stories for online publication
          • 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

          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 (applications CLOSED)

          Department: Copy Desk

          Reports To: Copy Desk Chief

          Hours: 10 per week

          Pay: $110 per week

          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 student 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, write headlines and write photo captions
          • The last reader of copy
          • Fact-checking
          • Check spelling and punctuation
          • Edit for readability, formatting and grammar
          • Edit for libel and plagiarism
          • Remain cognizant of AP and Daily style
          • Responsible for contacting reporters or editors when questions or problems with a story arise
          • Design pages when needed
          • 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 and InCopy 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.

          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:

          Visuals Editor (applications CLOSED)

          Department: Visuals

          Reports To: Managing Editor

          Hours: 8 per week

          Pay: $110 per week

          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 reviewSubscribe For Updates

          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 (applications CLOSED)

          Department: Visuals

          Reports To: Visuals Editor

          Hours: 8 per week

          Pay: $85 per week

          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 Managing Production Editor

          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

          Apply Here

          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 (internal hire)

          Department: Multimedia

          Reports To: Managing Editor

          Hours: 30 per week

          Pay: $230 per week          

          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.

          Staff Photographer (applications CLOSED)

          Department: Multimedia

          Reports To: Multimedia Editor

          Hours: 15 per week

          Pay: $146 per week

          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 student 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.

          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 (applications CLOSED)

          Department: Multimedia

          Reports To: Multimedia Editor

          Hours: 15 per week

          Pay: $136 per week

          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 student 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

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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 Positions:

          Social Media Manager (internal hire)

          Department: Social Media

          Reports To: Editor-in-Chief

          Hours: 15 per week  

          Pay: $110 per week

          Are you up to date with the latest digital technologies and social media trends? A student with great leadership and communication skills? The Minnesota Daily is looking for a talented social media manager to administer our social media accounts and manage our social media interns. As the social media manager you will be responsible for creating content, managing posts, and tracking the analytics of how our posts perform.

          Responsibilities:

          • Create social media content for MN Daily News
          • Manage the Minnesota Daily’s Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts
          • Track social media analytics and tailor social media strategy based on findings
          • Develop and maintain a social media content calendar for marketing posts
          • Manage team of Social Media Interns
          • Attend weekly social media strategy meetings and editorial planning meetings
          • Be responsive when news breaks and social media strategies are needed.
          • Create social media posts that correlate with marketing events and promotions
          • Collaborate with Director of Marketing, General Manager & 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
          • Conduct performance evaluation for team members: hold by-weekly review meetings and complete their performance evaluations every semester 
          • Diligently respond to intent-to-hires, status changes, and terminations relevant to the Social Media  department
          • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Marketing or Editor-in-Chief

          Qualifications:

          • University of Minnesota Student
          • Knowledge of social media platforms preferred
          • Experience with scheduling platforms such as tweetdeck
          • Experience with AP style
          • 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.
          • Availability in early morning and late evenings for scheduling
          • Ability to speak and hear English clearly
          •  Ability to type and operate a computer

          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 Social Media Manager (applications CLOSED)

          Department: Social Media

          Reports To: Social Media Manager

          Hours: 15 per week  

          Pay: $85 per week 

          Are you up to date with the latest digital technologies and social media trends? A student with great leadership and communication skills? The Minnesota Daily is looking for a talented assistant social media manager to help facilitate  our social media accounts and endeavors. As the assistant social media manager you will be responsible for creating content, managing posts, and assisting the social media manager.

          Responsibilities:

          • Create social media content for MN Daily News
          • Help manage the Minnesota Daily’s Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts
          • Maintain a social media content calendar for marketing posts
          • Attend weekly social media strategy meetings and editorial planning meetings
          • Be responsive when news breaks and social media strategies are needed.
          • Create social media posts that correlate with marketing events and promotions
          • Work with Social Media Manager to maximize digital presence.
          • Be constantly coming up with new creative ways to market The Minnesota Daily through social media and new marketing outlets
          • Other duties as assigned by the Social Media Manager,  Director of Marketing or Editor-in-Chief.

          Qualifications:

          • University of Minnesota Student
          • Knowledge of social media platforms preferred
          • Experience with scheduling platforms such as tweetdeck
          • Experience with AP style
          • 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.
          • Availability in early morning and late evenings for scheduling
          • Ability to speak and hear English clearly
          •  Ability to type and operate a computer

          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 Content Creator (applications CLOSED)

          Department: Social Media

          Reports To: Social Media Manager

          Hours: 7 per week

          Pay: $80 per week

          As the news industry transitions into the digital age, social media is increasingly becoming an essential part of news production and dissemination. The Daily is working to strengthen it’s digital and social presence and needs creative minds to help shape that presence. This position specifically handles the Daily’s TikTok account and coordinate with the social media manager and assistant manager to produce content each week that gets the news out to our audience.  

          Responsibilities:

          • Responsible for running the Daily’s TikTok account
          • Develop and produce content each week, including the weekly rundown
          • Other tasks as assigned by the social media manager 

          Qualifications:

          • Must be a University of Minnesota student
          • Must have an interest in creating social media content 
          • You *do not* need to be in the journalism school to apply for this position; we welcome applicants from all majors and backgrounds

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

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

          Contact Information

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