Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Communications Specialist at Southwest Regional Development Commission

The Southwest Regional Development Commission in Slayton, MN is hiring a Communications Specialist.  This new position will consolidate existing administrative and communications functions, including marketing design, social media, and website management. This is the perfect position for someone creative looking to invent their own niche. A Bachelor’s degree in a communications related field or a combination of education and experience is preferred. Candidates must possess solid public relations, communication, and writing skills along with being organized, detail oriented, and handling multiple tasks and projects. Valid driver’s license required.
Send resume and application to: Executive Director, Southwest Regional Development Commission, .  2401 Broadway Avenue, Slayton, MN, 56172.
Open until filled.  Initial review will begin March 1, 2018.
Job ad is posted here: (You can find the application at this site as well.)

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Copy Editor for Anavah Consulting

Anavah Consulting is hiring a copy editor in the Marshall area!

Copy Editor Job Summary 
We are seeking an experienced and detail-oriented editor to help ensure the accuracy of our various written materials. In this role, you will play a key part in managing the reputation of our business by confirming that all materials that represent the company are polished, professional, and error-free. Most of this work will revolve around editing anywhere from 500-2,000 word blogs. I have two blogs, one on general business focusing on customer experience and employee experience. The other is more opinion and experiences in the outdoors. However, from time to time and depending on ability and experience, you may also provide concepts or copy for the aforementioned blogs. 

Copy Editor Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Rewrite, and edit copy in order to improve upon it. 
  • Read copy to identify and correct errors in spelling, grammar, and syntax. 
  • Fact-check copy to ensure that all dates, names, statistics, and facts are correct. 
  • Identify ways that the structure and flow of content could be improved. 
  • Be able to turn copy around in less than two weeks. 

Copy Editor Requirements and Qualifications 

  • Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills. 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. 
  • Time management skills with the capability to effectively prioritize and multitask. 
  • Keen attention to detail. 
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, Photoshop, InDesign, and various other publishing tools. 
  • The ability to meet deadlines. 
  • Previous business experience. 
  • Love of outdoors 
  • Prefer an editor from the Marshall area, but will accept any Central Minnesota area. 

To apply, please send the following to Michelle Doerr at by February 15, 2018: 
1. Provide cover letter, resume and two references 
2. At least two samples of your previous written work. 
3. Less than 250 words briefly describing your small business and outdoor experience. 

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Summer 2018 ASME Magazine Internship Program

The deadline to apply for the Summer 2018 ASME Magazine Internship Program is December 1, 2017. 

This summer internship program allows students to work for major magazines in Washington D.C. and/or New York City.

More details are available at:

Please note that students must submit all application materials on the website.

The Magazine Internship Program usually gives preference to students who have been recommended by academic departments and career-guidance offices over other applicants from the same school. 

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Summer Internship with Minnesota Pork Producers Association/Minnesota Pork Board

Summer Internships

Two Positions offered jointly by the
Minnesota Pork Producers Association and the Minnesota Pork Board

The Minnesota Pork Board oversees the state’s investment in the areas of research, promotion and education. It is funded by the mandatory Pork Checkoff.

The Minnesota Pork Producers Association (MPPA) serves the state’s pork industry through its focus on public policy and issues management. This organization is funded through membership fees and pork producers’ voluntary contributions.

Location:        Mankato, Minn.
Term:              Minimum of 12 weeks
Wages:            $12 per hour plus overtime over 40 hours, no benefits
                        Mileage and expenses for work purposes will be reimbursed
                        Housing will not be provided (assistance available to locate housing)
Eligibility:        Individuals that have completed freshman, sophomore, junior or senior year of college

Preferred Majors:       Agricultural Education, Animal Science, Marketing, Economics, Journalism, Public Relations, Education or Mass Communications

Tasks and Opportunities:
Selected intern will be assigned projects overseen by MPPA/MPB staff. Activities may include, but are not limited to:
  • Work with individual staff members to complete on-going or new projects
    • Projects may include: pork ambassador events, state and county fairs, newsletter articles, youth education material development and social media
  • Attend and participate in staff meetings, producer committee meetings and industry working group meetings
  • Plan and facilitate local and state level events that primarily target non-farming audiences
    • Intern(s) will work closely with the MPB’s Oink Outings program. Oink Outings: consumer outreach events that facilitate a dialogue between farmers and consumers at farmer’s markets, family focused events, etc.
  • Manage logistical details, transportation and set up of displays and pork exhibit trailer
  • Minnesota State Fair
  • Other duties as assigned

Some overnight travel required. Extensive driving required.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Odyssey Online Internships

Odyssey Online has 6 month internships available. These internships require you to write weekly for Odyssey Online. The internship is unpaid, but it is a way for students to publish their work in a professional manner. For serious writers, this position will provide invaluable practice and experience.

To learn more,visit:
To apply, visit:

Friday, March 17, 2017

Freelance Editor for Nutrition Website

Authority Nutrition, a global leader in evidence-based nutrition, is hiring a freelance copy editor to join our team of highly qualified professionals. The editor will be responsible for editing two articles per week, working closely with our writers and chief editor. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in English, preferably with experience in professional writing or editing. We're especially interested in editors who have experience transforming scientific information into layperson-friendly copy. The candidate will also need to demonstrate a strong technical command of the English language and superb attention to detail. Responsibilities include:
  • Editing two nutrition articles per week, approx. 1,200-2,000 words each.
  • Editing each article for grammar, spelling, punctuation, style, content, organization and audience.
  • Setting basic WordPress settings for each article.
  • Becoming an expert in AN style, working closely with our style guide and feedback from the chief editor.
  • Working closely with AN authors via email, ensuring content accuracy and integrity.


  • B.A or higher in English or a related field, including technical writing, professional communication, rhetoric, etc.
  • Familiarity with web content management systems or basic coding, as all editing is done in WordPress.
  • Must be professional, organized and able to complete all work by the assigned deadlines.
  • Familiarity with style guides, particularly CMS, AP and house styles.
  • Strong command of American English spelling and style conventions.
  • Experience in nutrition, health or a related field is a plus.


Authority Nutrition pays well for high-quality work — a flat rate of $300 per article. Additionally, you can do this job from anywhere in the world.
About us: Authority Nutrition is an evidence-based nutrition website that communicates scientific information to the general public. We post one high-quality article per day, which goes through a rigorous quality control process to become the best available article on the given topic. We have a very specific presentation style, which you can check out at

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Lyon County Historical Society Internship

Location: Lyon County Museum 301 West Lyon Street Marshall, MN 56258 

Paid Position: Yes 

Hours: 30 hours/week for 12 weeks 

Starting Date: May 2017 (negotiable) 

Deadline for Application: Monday, April 24, 2017 by 5:00p.m. 

The Lyon County Historical Society is a non-profit, member supported organization located in downtown Marshall. LCHS is dedicated to preserving and interpreting Lyon County’s history through its collections, exhibits, and programs. 

Background: The internship program is designed to introduce students to the day-to-day working of a county history museum and the interpretive educational process. The internship provides a rare opportunity to directly apply academic skills and training in a unique working environment, as well as provide exposure to a career as a history museum professional. 

Position Overview: The internship is a mixture of training and hands-on experience. The intern will be invited to learn about day-to-day operations of a county history museum, including research facilities, exhibit display and design, collections care and preservation of artifacts. Opportunities will be offered to participate in fundraising activities, assist with Society sponsored events and contribute to the quarterly newsletter. 

The internship requires working with LCHS on public relations, marketing, and social media tasks. Projects include: developing a WordPress website, social media sites, developing surveys and other marketing related tasks in efforts to promote the Lyon County Museum and upcoming programs. 

  • Enrollment in an undergraduate program in marketing, public relations, communications, or a related field. 
  • Background knowledge on Minnesota history from the 19th century to present 
  • S/he should have good English skills, communication skills, be reliable and able to work both as a team member and independently.
  • S/he should have creativity, pay attention to detail, present him/herself well, and enjoy working with the public. 
  • S/he should have knowledge of social media and computer skills 

Requirements: Intern will keep a journal to record relevant experiences and significant events of their internship, resulting in either a written or oral presentation on their work. 

Supervisory Procedures: The Executive Director will work with the intern to set goals, both personal and objective to be tracked throughout the twelve week period. Formal status meetings will be held with the Executive Director on a weekly basis to communicate work plans, set goals, review work done and answer questions. 

Application Process: Please send application letter, resume, and references by April 24, 2017 to: Lyon County Historical Society c/o Jennifer Andries, 301 West Lyon Street, MN 56258.