Thank you for your interest in joining MSP Communications.
Current openings and general information about employment and internship opportunities at Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, Twin Cities Business, and MSP Communications are listed below. To find out more about a particular employment opportunity, please contact the individual indicated under that section. Our address, phone, and fax information are listed at the end of this page.
For future consideration, please send a cover letter and current résumé to email@example.com.
We offer an excellent benefit package to all full-time employees.
• 37 1/2–hour work week
• Summer hours
• 401(k) with employer matching
• Medical insurance
• Dental insurance
• Life insurance
• Disability insurance
Internships may be available in the following areas: editorial, sales and marketing, event planning, accounting, circulation, and IS. At this time we do not offer any internship programs for high school seniors.
Internships are available year-round in the editorial department of MSP Communications, which publishes Mpls.St.Paul Magazine and multiple custom publications, including Delta Sky magazine, Independent Banker, Viking magazine, and more.
Job Description: The paid position is about 30 hours per week and involves fact checking, participating in staff meetings and projects, writing, and editing for Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, Mpls.St.Paul Weddings, Mpls.St.Paul Home & Design, and mspmag.com. Interns finesse research and reporting/editing skills and get an inside look at the workings of a monthly publication.
Start Dates: We offer two internship programs—winter/spring (January through June) and summer/fall (June through January). There is some flexibility in the starting and ending dates based on the magazine production schedule.
Requirements: Candidate must be pursuing or have graduated with an English/ journalism/communications major or minor, or have related experience. Eagerness, a willingness to learn, and an interest in magazines is a must. Experience at a student publication or other publications is helpful, but not required.
Contact: To apply, please e-mail a cover letter, current résumé, and two or three writing samples or clips (no term papers, please) to Mpls.St.Paul Magazine at firstname.lastname@example.org. You must also include the date you can start, as well as your Monday-Friday availability to be considered. Strong candidates have very clean, articulate application packages. Items should be in PDF or Word document format. No links to clips. Indicate if you are interested in a winter/spring or summer/fall internship. Apply by October 24, 2014 for 2015's winter/spring internship and March 13, 2015 for summer/fall. No phone calls or follow-up e-mails, please. We contact candidates as soon as we are able.
Part-time internships are available year-round in the digital media department of MSP Communications, which produces Mpls.St.Paul Magazine’s mspmag.com and Twin Cities Business’s tcbmag.com, in addition to several custom websites.
Job Description: The paid position ($8/hour) involves writing teases and keywords, optimizing and creating images, beta testing functionality of new rollouts, and stripping and loading articles in a content management system. Video editing and production experience a plus. Interns will participate in staff meetings and projects and get an inside look at the workings of daily produced websites.
Start Dates: Vary, depending on internship. Internships are generally 25 hours a week and can last anywhere from 3-6 months.
Requirements: Eagerness, willingness to learn, and interest in online media; web editing, production, and/or design experience is helpful.
Contact: To apply, please e-mail a cover letter, current résumé, and two or three web samples (links or screenshots) to email@example.com and use the subject line "Digital Internship." Strong candidates have a marked interest in online journalism, design, and web technology. They are curious and willing to learn, and have very clean, articulate application packages. No follow-up phone calls or e-mails, please. We contact candidates as soon as we are able.
Marketing & Events Internship
This position includes multiple responsibilities with critical print, digital, and live marketing and event team support functions. This position requires a proactive approach and a keen ability to prioritize daily tasks in order to promote efficiency and productivity of the sales and marketing department.
Reports to: Marketing & Events Coordinator
Interacts with the following individuals/teams:
• Associate Publisher
• Advertising Sales Representatives
• Director of Marketing & Events
• Creative Marketing
• Social Media
Responsibilities include, but not limited to:
• Special events support
• Ticket sales for special events (pre-event and onsite)
• Special events and promotional planning and projects
• Assist with set-up for all special events and event duties
• General mailings
• Event microsite updates
• Experience using Microsoft Suite of Applications: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe software including InDesign and Photoshop
• Experience in events and marketing
• Excellent interpersonal communication abilities such as; problem-solving, time-management and organization skills
• Dependable, professional and responsible
• Ability to work independently and seek consultation when appropriate
• Must have availability to work 24-32 hours a week. Some weeknight and weekends required.
Start Date: No later than June 12, 2015.
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Office Hours from Memorial Day through Labor Day: Monday-Thursday, 7:45 a.m.–4:45 p.m.
Send resume and references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include one paragraph on why you believe you would be a good fit for this position.
To apply for all other internships, please mail a cover letter and current résumé to MSP Communications, Attention: Human Resources, 220 S. 6th St., Ste. 500, Minneapolis, MN 55402; or e-mail email@example.com. Be sure to indicate your area of interest and if you are interested in a spring, summer, or fall internship. No phone calls, please.
MSP Communications is an equal opportunity employer.