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April 18, 2014
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Company: Mint Press News
Position:
Web Production Assistant
Location:
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Job Status:  Part-time
Salary:  Not Specified
Ad Expires: 
April 25, 2014
Job ID: 1458010
Website: www.mintpressnews.com

Description:

Mint Press News is seeking a dynamic and self-motivated Part Time Web Production Assistant to join our Minneapolis news team.  This position is aimed at the rapid development of our visual content, which focuses on investigative journalism and long-form in depth reporting of under-reported topics relating to social justice and human rights.

 

About the position

The Web Production Assistant will work with a collaborative team of reporters, editorial staff and production team from across the nation to help present a unified face for Mint Press via our website.  This will be accomplished through packaging stories, readying photos to accompany stories, create and design graphics & infographics as well as interactive maps.

 

The Web Production Assistant must also be politically cognizant and have a good grasp on the nuanced political and social issues of the day.

 

Required Skills

  • WordPress platform a must ;

  • Word Press plugin knowledge a plus, but not required

  • Graphic Design Skills: Photo manipulation and editing, Photoshop

  • Ability to create and design web graphics, including interactive maps

  • Technologically inclined

  • Basic HTML and CSS

 

Highly Preferred Skills

  • Ability to write clean copy

  • News Writing, Headline Writing proficiency

  • Knowledge of basic AP Style

 

This position is for immediate hire for our Minneapolis, Minn. newsroom.

 

Please email resume and cover letter along with examples of materials demonstrating your skills and experience to jobs@mintpressnews.com


Mint Press News is an equal opportunity employer located in Minneapolis, MN.  www.mintpressnews.com


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