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January 17, 2017 - Issue 3

*Please note next week a special convention week issue of the MNA Bulletin will go out on Monday, January 23.


Convention Pre-Registration Ends Friday

Purchase meal tickets and book hotel rooms by Friday, too!


Registration


This week is your last chance to pre-register for the 2017 MNA Convention! Do you want to join more than 600 of your newspaper friends next week in Bloomington? Then, don't delay!

Online convention registration will close at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, January 20. If you wish to attend meal events, including the Thursday and Friday luncheons and the Better Newspaper Contest Banquet, you must purchase a ticket by Friday to guarantee a spot. There will be a very limited number of meal tickets available for purchase on site next week.

On-site registration will be available starting at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 25 at the convention hotel.

Convention registration info:
http://mna.org/mna-convention/registration/
 
 

Hotel


Hotel rooms are still available in our room block!

There are still a limited number of hotel rooms available in our block, the special convention pricing will be available until Friday, January 20 or until the hotel rooms are sold out.

Book online or to make your room reservation by phone, call 1-800-222-8733, and mention “MN Newspaper Association” to get the group rate.

Hotel reservation info:
http://mna.org/mna-convention/hotel/
 


Special Events


Freedom Sings - Thursday, January 26

Celebrate MNA’s 150th Anniversary and the First Amendment with Freedom Sings!  Joins us for the entertaining, engaging and inspiring story of free speech in America told through rock, pop, hip-hop and country music. Featuring a cast of award-winning musicians, the performance visits turning points in contemporary history and the popular and sometimes provocative songs they inspired.

Cast Members include:
  • Dez Dickerson – Artist and music entrepreneur and the original guitarist with Prince and the Revolution.
  • Joseph Wooten -  A solo artist and keyboardist for the Hall of Fame-honored Steve Miller Band.
  • Bill Lloyd -  A country hit maker with Foster and Lloyd, a songwriter who work has been recorded by Trisha Yearwood, Martina McBride and Hootie and the Blowfish.
  • Jonell Mosser - A soulful singer and session vocalist, a member of Kentucky Thunder and former member of the New Maroons, with Ringo Starr on drums.
  • Jason White - A singer–songwriter who has written hits for Tim McGraw and Carrie Underwood. 
  • Jessie Wooten – Innovative young drummer based in Nashville.
  • Ken Paulson - author and narrator of Freedoms Sings, former USA TODAY editor-in-chief, now president of the First Amendment Center and Dean of the College of Media and Entertainment at Middle Tennessee State University. 
All convention attendees are welcome to attend this event! You can purchase a lunch ticket, that includes the performance for $33, or you can attend the performance only for free. Just register online. 

BNC Banquet - Thursday, January 26

This annual event honors the winners of the 2015-16 Better Newspaper Contest. Guests are seated at 6:30 p.m. for dinner. Awards program will begin at 7:15 p.m. Event will end by 10:00 p.m. It's a festive celebration of the Minnesota newspaper industry's accomplishments. Cash bars will be available through the end of the event. Registration required.

Luncheon Keynote from Patty & Jerry Wetterling - Friday, January 27

For 27 years, the Wetterlings refused to lose hope as they searched for their son Jacob who disappeared in October 1989. The Wetterlings will join MNA members to talk about the media’s role in Jacob’s case, how their work to protect children across the country has grown and changed over the years and they will take your questions.

During our Friday luncheon, we will also present longtime St. Cloud Times Editor John Bodette with MNA's most prestigious award, the Distinguished Service to Journalism Award. Join us as we celebrate John's career and dedication to newspapers. 
 
 

Convention Schedule Announced

The MNA Convention schedule is now available online. Start planning your 2017 MNA Convention experience today! Read bios and session descriptions for all of our excellent sessions now by visiting the link below. We've got sessions for everyone on your staff, from managers and editors, to reporters and photographers, the circulation department, the ad sales desk and more! 

Download the Convention Schedule & Session Descriptions (PDF)

Just a few of the great sessions at the MNA Convention...

Design Between the Ears with Ed Henninger

edhenningerbwThis session will focus on news design, how to make good design work on the page and how to create news design that appeals to readers. Design Between the Ears is a session guaranteed to make editors and designers think about what they are doing, rather than just taking elements (typography, photos, graphics, color, etc.) and tossing them onto the page. It teaches them that design, like thorough reporting, good writing and careful editing, is a craft that demands thought and attention to detail and that excellent news design begins with redesigning the way they think. 

Revenue Ideas on Tap with Jody Hanson & Tina McMillan

Back by popular demand for 2017! Every attendee willing to share their most creative advertising revenue–generating idea receives a prize. We've got cash, gift cards, and even free beverage vouchers that can be used immediately or during the convention. There will also be an opportunity to "upsize your prize" by playing a quick pub game. The goal of this session is to have a robust dialogue in a fun atmosphere where advertising aficionados can talk openly about concepts that are working in their markets to drive new revenue and steal precious dollars from the competition. Every attendee will be asked to vote for their favorite ideas. Additional cash and product prizes will be awarded for the most popular revenue-generating concepts! We ask that those who intend on sharing ideas plan ahead and bring along samples to pass out to the group!

Managing Resource Cutbacks and Expenses with Amy Leitzke

amy-leitzkeAmy will share her experiences in how to managing continual cutbacks and expense reduction while maintaining high levels of service along with developing staff. Amy, who is the North Central Market Sales and Distribution Director with Gannett Publishing Services, brings over 15 years of management experience managing customers service and operations. She currently oversees distribution for 11 Gannett newspaper sites, including USA TODAY distribution in Minnesota and North Dakota. Amy will share her experiences in how to manage continual cutbacks and expense reductions while maintaining high levels of service along with developing staff.


Selling Against Social & Overcoming other objections with Chris Rhoades
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Social media and on-line marketing is a hot topic these days.  But, what do we say, when our customers tell us they "only advertise on Facebook?:  Or that "everything is online now."  How do we combat this public perception that social media is the be-all, end-all when it comes to marketing?  This session will uncover some misconceptions about social media and Chris will share an easy strategy to overcome ANY objection that you might face when selling to your customers. 


All Session and speaker info:
http://mna.org/mna-convention/sessions-speakers/
 


MNA Welcome Reception - Wednesday 1/25


Join us Wednesday evening, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., in the Grand Ballroom Foyer for a Convention Welcome Reception! Join fellow convention attendees for an exclusive beverage tasting experience with local purveyors, featuring wine, beer, spirits and non-alcoholic options. Take time to view the winning entries in the Better Newspaper Contest, visit the MNA Convention photo booth with friends and colleagues, chat with trade show vendors and reconnect with MNA friends.
 


Ed Henninger 1on1s


Ed Henninger will be leading two sessions at the MNA Convention on Thursday, January 26. Ed is offering a special opportunity to convention attendees. You can book a free 15-minute newspaper design consultation with Ed Henninger at the MNA Convention. Only 12 spots are available on Thursday, January 26. We will contact you by email to confirm your appointment and the meeting room. This opportunity is available on a first-come, first-served basis - only ONE spot remains.

Click here to sign up for your FREE 1on1 consulation
 


ENTRIES DUE THURSDAY:
2017 MNA Ad Design Contest

Celebrating MNA’s 150th Anniversary!

This year, MNA proudly celebrates its 150th anniversary! Join the celebration by creating an ad promoting the strength, importance, and relevance of the newspaper industry. Newspapers have been a vital source of information to readers since colonial times and through generations of change, still remain the number one place communities look to for news and information. Although today we face new and unique challenges, we are still an important community leader writing the first draft of history. We know communities with a newspaper thrive.

Help us tell that important story with your 2017 Ad Design Contest Entry.

As always, MNA Convention attendees will review the ads and choose their favorites; winners will take home a cash prize and will play an important role in celebrating MNA’s 150th anniversary!

First Place: $350 prize
Second Place: $150 prize

The submission deadline is January 19, 2017

More information and entry instructions

Meetings at the MNA Convention


Are you on an MNA Committee, or would you like to join an MNA Committee? Several meetings will be held at the MNA Convention. Join us. Please see below for a full schedule including date, time and meeting room (in parentheses).

Wednesday, January 25
10:00 a.m.     MN News Media Institute Board (Vista 2202)
11:00 a.m.     MN Newspaper Association Board (Vista 2202)
1:30 p.m.      Joint Meeting of Member Services &
                    J. Ed Committees (Bloomington)
2:30 p.m.      Ad/Digital Committee (Edina)
                    MNF Meeting (Vista 2206) 
3:00 p.m.      AP Board Meeting (Vista 2204) 
3:30 P.M.      Legislative Committee (Bloomington)

Friday, January 27
3:30 P.M.      MNA Annual Meeting (Atrium 2)
Click here to shop for 150th Anniversary gear. 

Celebrate MNA’s sesquicentennial with exclusive apparel! We have both men’s and women’s polo shirts and a unisex, charcoal gray hooded sweatshirt available in many sizes. Represent MNA proudly on casual Friday or on the golf course next spring! Place your order online or at the convention, shirts will ship in early February.

Back in 2017: Silent Auction and Wall of Wine


Year after year MNA Convention attendees support the MNA’s nonprofit training arm, the Minnesota News Media Institute, at the annual Silent Auction and Wall of Wine.

Silent Auction
Always a highlight of the convention, attendees peruse the collection of goods and services for sale (and exercise various competitive bidding methods) to benefit the future of the newspaper industry! 

We are looking for at least 50 items, each valued at $25-100 or more, in order to make this annual fundraiser a success! Do you have local delicacies to share? A great resort in town? A crafty staff member? Donate!! Popular items include newspaper-themed gifts, sporting event tickets, concert tickets, signed memorabilia, pottery, travel packages, gift baskets and more!

Please download a Silent Auction Donation Form and submit it to MNA by Friday, January 13, 2017. You may send or drop off your silent auction items to the MNA Office by Monday, January 23, or arrange to drop it off at the convention hotel Wednesday, January 25 during setup.

More info: http://mna.org/mna-convention/silent-auction/

Wall of Wine

First started in 2010 – the Wall of Wine has become a crowd favorite and we expect more fun in 2017.

Do you have a local winery? A favorite bottle to drink with friends? Consider sharing a bottle with MNI as part of the 2017 Wall of Wine. Perhaps you have a craft brewery in your town that has the best tasting beer around? Consider sharing a 6-pack with MNI. If you don’t have time to shop for the wine or beer, or are not sure what to buy – consider a cash donation, and we will do the shopping for you!

If you have any questions, contact LuAnn Yattaw at (612) 278-0235 or luann@mna.org.

More info: http://mna.org/mna-convention/wall-of-wine/

MNA Legislative Report 


Legislators are already into the third week of the 2017 session, with plenty of activity occurring at the newly refurbished Capitol.  This is the alternate year long session and adjournment is not likely until mid-May, though there is plenty to keep legislators occupied.  Some contentiousness over key issues has already appeared and can be expected to continue, since the House and Senate are now controlled by Republicans, watched skeptically by Gov. Dayton and the DFL minorities.

MNA’s legislative team is also in full stride.  Our chief lobbyist Sandy Neren will review every bill that is introduced, to determine if it might have any impact on MNA and its members.  She’s already flagged about 20 bills in this category.  MNA attorney Mark Anfinson reviews those bills, and makes a recommendation to MNA’s legislative committee about their significance and how the Association should respond.  Bills of any consequence are added to the MNA legislative bill status report (aka Tracking List), which is available to members on MNA’s website.  The list provides a convenient way to obtain a quick overview of what MNA’s legislative concerns are focused on at any given time. 

There are already nine bills on this year’s Tracking List.  They include proposals to classify certain law enforcement data as private (phone numbers, email addresses, and dates of birth), to require that email and other electronic government records be retained for at least 18 months, and to expand access to legislative records and meetings.  Many more bills affecting public access to records and meetings are sure to follow. 
 
We also expect to see bills that would allow the transfer of public notices to government websites, a proposal that has appeared almost every year for more than a decade.  We will of course watch carefully for any bills that seek to diminish the public’s right to know, along with others that may include advertising, employment, and business issues.
 
The effectiveness of MNA at the Legislature is in significant part a product of engagement by our members.  We hope that you will contact us if you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions about our legislative efforts during the session.  And you can be sure that as the session moves forward, we will be asking you for help and advice about a variety of measures that appear at the Capitol.

Download Current MNA Legislative Tracking List

Claudia Johnson to Retire


Longtime MNA advertising staffer Claudia Johnson will retire at the end of the month. Be sure to stop by the registration desk at convention to say hello!

She writes...

Where have the past 18 ½ years gone? I did not think time could fly by so quickly. It seems like yesterday when I took a Metro Transit bus for the first time and had to ask a person on the street corner how to get to 6th Street.

I have had the privilege to work for the GREATEST Newspaper Association there could possibly be. The board members (past & present) have been fantastic and I have so much respect for Lisa Hills, our executive director. She has guided me along the way.

I have learned the difference in net and net net, that pica is a thing of the past as are SAU and PASS column sizes. (I never would have guessed there could be so many variations in column widths.) 

The MNA members and their employees have been tremendous to work with. I have made many friends throughout Minnesota that I know I will remember for years to come. Everyone that I have worked with at MNA has become like family. I will miss each and every person.

After 32 years in the newspaper business, deciding to retire a few years earlier than planned was a hard decision to make, but one that I know I will not regret, as my husband and I will be able to spend some time together, traveling with our camper to many areas of the US.

I will not say Good-bye to any of you – you never can tell, I may just stop at your newspaper office as I travel around Minnesota. I bid you farewell – but will see you at the MNA Convention the end of the month.

Public Notice ads offered to MNA members by the News Media Alliance


Throughout our nation’s history, government agencies have been required to alert citizens of certain government activities that may impact a local community, providing citizens with an opportunity to stay informed and take action when necessary. Newspapers have long partnered with government agencies by publishing public notices, enabling the government to be fully transparent and accountable to citizen taxpayers. In recent years, state legislatures – most recently in New Jersey – have proposed to move public notices out of printed newspapers and onto government-run websites.

Publishing public notices in newspapers informs a wide audience in a local community of a government agency’s action; reaching citizens that are passive information seekers that would not be aware of the fact that notices impacting the community are on a government agency’s website. Publishing public notices through the local newspaper also serves an important audit role as the newspaper acts as an independent third party able to legally verify that the government agency has given the public notice.
The News Media Alliance has created ads highlighting the importance of keeping public notices in newspapers. We encourage you to run these advertisements in your newspaper over time to help educate the public.

Ads can be published as is, or you can add your own logo.

If you have any questions about the ads, please email Lindsey Loving, Lindsey@newsmediaalliance.org.

Click here to download ads

Democrats Want to Revive Obama’s Overtime Rule State by State

By Josh Eidelson | January 13, 2017

With President Barack Obama’s federal overtime-pay overhaul likely to die either in court or under Republican Donald Trump, some legislators are trying to replicate it at the state level.

Democrats in Rhode Island, Connecticut, Maryland, Wisconsin and Michigan said they plan to introduce bills modeled on Obama’s reform, which would have made millions more white-collar workers eligible for overtime. More are likely to follow, said Sam Munger, a senior adviser for the State Innovation Exchange, which promotes progressive legislation.

Obama’s order, finalized by the U.S. Labor Department in May and frozen in court since November, seeks to double the pay level under which employees are entitled to time-and-a-half, even if they’re designated as managers. The president-elect criticized the rule in August, telling the website Circa it was “just one example of the many regulations that need to be addressed” to take on “over-regulation.”

“Unfortunately, these regulations undoubtedly will be repealed,” Maryland Delegate Jimmy Tarlau, who plans to introduce a bill this month, said of Obama’s rule.

Texas Injunction

The federal overtime threshold, currently $455 a week, was set to increase to $913 on Dec. 1, which the government estimated would extend protections to some 4.2 million more workers. Instead, a federal judge in Texas granted a preliminary injunction sought by plaintiffs, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, who argued it would raise employers’ costs and could lead to layoffs. The Labor Department is appealing, but once Trump takes over it could change course or exercise its authority to start new rule-making on the issue.

Continue reading...

The Unauthorized Use of the Words "Super Bowl" or the Super Bowl Logo is Prohibited


Both the words “Super Bowl” and the logo are trademarks. While they can be used in editorial copy, you must pay licensing fees to use them in conjunction with any advertising promotion.

The NFL is very aggressive in tracking down violations, and employs “spotters” to look for unauthorized uses of the words or logo. Even a seemingly innocuous reference to a Super Bowl sale is in violation if proper fees are not paid.

A merchant selling products that have already been licensed by the NFL can promote the sale of these items in advertising, provided the appropriate wording is used. For instance, the Super Bowl beer sponsor can be described as the “official beer sponsor” but not as the “official beer.”

If you have any questions, contact the MNA office.

What’s your idea? Apply now for 2017-2018 RJI Fellowships


The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute invites proposals from people and institutions to collaborate with us on innovative ideas and projects to improve the practice or understanding of journalism. We’re giving special consideration this year to ideas and projects focused on solving problems created by filter bubbles, fake news and mistrust of the news media; however, we also invite submission of other ideas and projects that could strengthen democracy through better journalism.
 
Successful collaborations are often in one of three categories but are not limited to the following:
  • Transformation of an idea into a market-tested prototype.
  • Development and deployment of a prototyped product or service into a substantial market test to prepare it for angel or venture investment or a full product launch.
  • Scholarly research that leads to publication of new understandings about the practice of journalism.
There are three types of RJI Fellowships for 2017-2018: residential, nonresidential and institutional. Residential fellows spend eight months on the University of Missouri campus. Nonresidential fellows explore their ideas from their home or office, with an occasional visit to campus. The institutional fellowship allows an individual to remain at their post at a news organization or other institution while developing an idea.
 
Each fellowship includes a stipend. Residential fellows receive an $80,000 stipend and a $10,000 one-time housing or relocation allowance. Nonresidential fellows receive a $20,000 stipend, plus research and travel support. The institutional fellowship stipend — $20,000 — is paid to the company or institution and can be used for salary relief or for another purpose to best ensure the success of the fellowship project.
 
RJI Fellowships are open to U.S. citizens and foreign journalists. The deadline to apply is Feb. 1, 2017.
 
Click here for more information and to apply.

Don't forget: Upload your public notices today!

 
In 2014, MNA successfully launched its online clearinghouse of Minnesota public notices. Since then, 120 MNA member newspapers have posted more than 35,000 public notices on the site. 

Now, MNA has developed a series of house ads you can use to promote MNPublicnotice.com in your newspaper and on your website. 
 
If you haven't started posting your public notices yet, and are interested in getting started, MNA will provide training and support. We are available to answer questions and walk you through the process of posting your notices. Please contact Sarah Jackson to sign up and also set up training for you or your staff - there are a variety of options, in person, by phone or Google Hangout. 


Our goal is to have 100% participation by MNA member newspapers and we're getting closer every day. Please sign up today, or give us a call to learn more about the site.

Click here for more info and to view/download ads!

2017 Public Notice Journalism Awards


The public notice ads that run in your newspaper are a gold mine of great stories. You may already know this. If you reported an important story in 2016 that was based on a public notice, you should enter it in this year’s Public Notice Journalism Contest. There’s no entry fee and the grand prize is $500 and a free trip to
Washington, D.C., where the winner will be saluted in a special ceremony at the National Press Club.

For information about how to enter, visit http://www.pnrc.net/

Entry deadline is Friday, Jan. 27, 2017.

Send us your best editorial for Golden Quill Contest

 
The International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors (ISWNE) is accepting entries for the 57th annual Golden Quill editorial writing contest.
 
All newspapers of less than daily frequency (published fewer than five days per week) are qualified to enter. Entries must have been published between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2016.
 
Each newspaper is allowed up to four entries; two is the maximum per person. Entry fee is $25 per person; checks should be made payable to ISWNE. To enter, complete the PDF form at www.iswne.org (under Contests) and send a tearsheet with the Golden Quill entry clearly marked. Send two copies of each entry to Chad Stebbins, Missouri Southern State University, 3950 E. Newman Road, Joplin, MO 64801-1595. Entries must be postmarked by Feb. 1, 2017.
 
Entries should reflect the purpose of ISWNE: Encouraging the writing of editorials or staff-written opinion pieces that identify local issues that are of should be of concern to the community, offer an opinion, and support a course of action.
 
The Golden Quill winner will receive a conference scholarship and travel expenses up to $500 to attend ISWNE’s annual conference at College Park, Maryland, June 28-July 2. Golden Quill runners-up (called the Golden Dozen) will receive conference scholarships if they have not previously attended an ISWNE conference.
 
Grassroots Editor, ISWNE’s quarterly journal, will reprint the Golden Quill and Golden Dozen editorials in the Summer 2017 issue.
 
For questions, contact Chad Stebbins at stebbins-c@mssu.edu.
 

If you have news to share in the MNA Tradewinds,
please email us: member@mna.org.


Leadership change announced for Owatonna People's Press
Adams Publishing Group, the parent company of the Owatonna People’s Press, has named Tom Murray as the new publisher of the People’s Press.

Murray follows former publisher Julie Frazier, who has been named digital director for APG properties in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Both Murray and Frazier assumed their new posts on Jan. 1.

In addition, Murray has been named regional president of APG of Southern Minnesota. The southern Minnesota region includes, in addition to Owatonna, publications in Faribault, Waseca, Northfield, St. Peter, Le Center, Le Sueur, Caledonia, Lonsdale and Kenyon, as well as several shoppers. Continue reading...

Elisia Cohen Named Director of School of Journalism & Mass Communication
Elisia Cohen will be the next director of the University of Minnesota’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication, effective June 30, 2017. She is currently Gifford Blyton Endowed Professor and chair of the Department of Communication at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. Her research area focuses on the intersection of persuasion and public health. She is an award-winning administrator and researcher. At Kentucky she tackled financial issues, increased alumni engagement, and made diversity and student success priorities of her leadership. Continue reading...

Lake Region Times to Cease Publication    
For the first time in almost 112 years, Madison Lake will be without a Community Newspaper. The other communities of Eagle Lake, Pemberton and St. Clair, as well as Jamestown and LeRay Townships will also lose their community newspaper as well. After months of agonizing considerations, the decision has been made to cease operations of the Lake Region Times. The last scheduled publication was the December 28,2016 edition. Closing down a business that has been in business in Madison Lake since 1904, has been a tough decision. The circulation numbers and advertising revenue is not there to attract a buyer who might be interested in continuing the Lake Region Times as the Lake Region's community newspaper. Efforts to merge with or sell to another paper have also failed. I have worked with two different realtors who specialize in selling newspapers, but they have come up with no offers or interest. Efforts will continue to seek a buyer, but if that doesn't happen, 112 years of history will come to an end. 

John ‘Pat’ Leary, 81, of Volga, SD passed away on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at Brookings Health System. 
John Patrick Leary was born on April 26, 1935 in Rhame, ND, the son of Harold and Marion (Buckley) Leary. Pat received his early education in Marmath, ND and graduated from Mobridge High School in 1953. While in high school he worked at the Mobridge Tribune where he found his niche setting type on a Linotype. This led to a love of typography which lasted throughout his lifetime. He continued his education at South Dakota State University in Brookings, SD graduating with a degree in printing and journalism in 1958. While earning his degree, he set type on the Linotype for the Brookings Register. From 1959 to 1963, Pat managed the Volga Tribune in Volga, SD. He was then employed at Harold’s Printing Company in Brookings until 1966 when he went to work at SDSU in the editorial office. In 1968, he purchased Harold’s Printing Company and continued to own and operate the business until his retirement in 2010. Following retirement he worked part-time at the South Dakota Newspaper Association and spent much of his time volunteering in the kitchen at the church. He also enjoyed sending personal notes and newspaper clippings to family and friends. More...

New Owner Takes Over The Observer
On January 1, Stacy Ruff took over as owner of The Observer newspaper in Belgrade. Three years ago Stacy moved to Belgrade to be closer to family and in 2014, began writing articles for the newspaper. She has three daughters and looks forward to continuing on as owner of the newspaper. 



Member Classifieds:

Graphic Designer/Inside Advertising Sales
Part-time position currently available in Maple Lake area.Starting date is early February, 2017. More...

Multi-Media Sales Representative
Perham Focus, a division of Forum Communications Company, has an immediate opening for a Multi-media Sales Consultant. More...

Writer/Multi-Media/Assistant
Suel Printing Co. is looking for a motivated, passionate individual to join its news team in south central Minnesota. More...

Fergus Falls Daily Journal seeks advertising director
The Daily Journal, a six-days-a-week newspaper in Fergus Falls, Minnesota, seeks a confident sales leader to manage and motivate a cohesive sales team and to continue our newspaper’s growth and success. More...

Future Ownership
The Voyageur Press is a weekly newspaper and we are looking for someone that is interested in owning and operating a successful paper that has been committed to Shining a Positive Light on Our Communities. More...

Publisher, Reporter, Graphic Design, Photographer
The Voyageur Press located in McGregor/Big Sandy Lake/Cromwell/Floodwood region has a position open for anyone with a passion for newspapers. More...

General Reporter for small town newspaper
The Red Lake Falls Gazette is seeking a full-time or part-time reporter to create content for its three weekly newspapers based in Red Lake Falls. More...

Sales Rep
Senior Perspective, a growing monthly newspaper serving more than 40 counties in Minnesota, is seeking a full-time or part-time sales representative in the Marshall and/or Willmar area. More...

Access to the MNA Member Classifieds Page is free to MNA members.  To submit an ad, please click the “Submit a Job Posting” or “Submit a For Sale/Wanted Posting” buttons on the Member Classifieds page.  MNA Members are also encouraged to post ads for available internships (submit as a Job Posting).  Non-members may send an ad by e-mail to: member@mna.org.  The charge for non-members to place ads is $25 per week (payable by check or credit card).  If you have any questions, please email or call MNA: member@mna.org or 612-332-8844.

NOTE:  Once jobs are filled, or For sale/Wanted postings expired, please ask MNA to remove your post from the Member Classifieds. You can send an e-mail to member@mna.org.

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