Careers

Minnesota Premier Publications is a locally-owned, family-run business, which publishes the Southwest Journal, Minnesota Parent, and Minnesota Good Age magazine.

Our downtown Minneapolis-based company is a haven for people with creative, entrepreneurial spirits and upbeat attitudes.

We pride ourselves on fostering a positive, fun workplace. We work hard and grill outside when the weather's nice, and promise to always have pie on pi day. Join us.


Community Newspaper Editor

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.


Writing & Graphic Design Internships

Our editorial internships involve a minimum of 8 to 20 hours a week during business hours at our downtown Minneapolis office, 1115 Hennepin Ave. Our internships are not paid positions - though we hope your experiences will pay serious professional dividends.

We ask that you be enrolled in a writing or design program or a related field of study at a college or university. To learn more about our summer writing internship with Minnesota Parent, please visit our contributors page.

To apply for a writing internship for Minnesota Parent send a cover letter, resume and five clips/links/attachments to editor@mnparent.com.

To inquire about a graphic design internship, write to careers@mnpubs.com.


Minnesota Parent Distributor

Interested in delivering Minnesota Parent magazines to rack sites in the metro area every month? Email our distribution manager, Marlo Johnson, at distribution@mnparent.com