Careers

The Southwest Journal is a locally owned, family-run business, part of Minnesota Premier Publications, which also publishes Minnesota Parent magazine (geared toward parents and families), and Minnesota Good Age magazine, (for active Minnesotans over 50). Our downtown Minneapolis-based company is a haven for people with creative, entrepreneurial spirits and upbeat attitudes. Check out our current openings!

Community Newspaper Editor | Currently hiring

The Southwest Journal seeks a passionate, experienced leader to fill the position of editor for our bi-weekly newspaper serving Southwest Minneapolis. The ideal candidate is unwavering in his or her commitment to high-quality, public service journalism.

The Editor is responsible for the overall direction and content of the publication. The Editor assigns, edits, and approves content for both print and digital media, while providing leadership and feedback for reporters and freelance writers. The Editor also contributes stories and accompanying photos. Additional duties include involvement in the design process, orchestrating multi-issue group projects, managing a small staff, overseeing a freelance budget, and managing website and social media content. This position requires a positive outlook, leadership, vision, flexibility, and the ability to consistently meet deadlines.

We are looking for a mature, experienced individual with the skills and energy to lead our award-winning newspaper. Candidates must be organized, deadline-driven, and collaborative in their approach. WordPress and social media skills are a plus, and photography skills are highly valued. A great sense of humor helps a lot.

This is a challenging, rewarding position and the right candidate is a mature problem-solver with a minimum of five years of editing/management experience in print publications. Must have a BA or higher degree in journalism. Must have a flexible schedule: This position requires weekend and evening hours. Must have a positive outlook, enthusiasm for community journalism, and the energy to lead. Must be a Twin Cities resident, we do not offer relocation reimbursement.

What we provide: Health, dental, and retirement benefits, two weeks paid vacation, paid personal days, and a great working environment in downtown Minneapolis. Our small team works and plays hard and enjoys a flexible, supportive work environment. We are committed to fairness, teamwork, and openness to new ideas.

Send us your resume, cover letter, several clips of edited work, several story ideas, and two large-scope project ideas to careers@swjournal.com.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Freelance Voices Columnists | Currently Hiring

Voices columnists share information and opinion on the issues that matter to Southwest Journal readers — from local government to gardening and pet care to technology.

Are you a strong writer with something to say? Submit your idea for a Voices column to Southwest Journal Editor Dylan Thomas at freelance@mnpubs.com.

 

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