Wirters for The Artiface

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Do you want to write about Movies, TV, Arts, Anime, Comics, Games,
Literature or other art forms? Do you want to get your foot in the door
and enter the big-wide world of the online media and have your work read
and shared by millions of readers? We invite you to The Artifice:

The Artifice is an online magazine that covers a wide spectrum of art
forms. We do not run The Artifice, you do. The Artifice is collaboratively
built and maintained by your fellow writers. It is structured to let you
focus on the quality of the content while it deals with the exposure of it
to an audience of millions.

The Artifice does not work quite the same as other publishing platforms.
For example, the first question you may ask is "What are you looking for?"
At The Artifice, your fellow writers ask you instead: "What are you an
expert on? What are you passionate about?"

You can write about a whole host of things for pleasure, passion and/or to
boost your CV with vital experience in this ever competitive media

Our current writers range from undergraduates, to graduates, to emeritus

Grab the opportunity and join our team of writers. Join now:

Undergraduate Writing Consultant

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The Center for Writing invites applications for the position of Undergraduate Writing Consultant. Writing consultants consult one-to-one with students who are working on writing projects from various disciplines. Therefore, we look for candidates with a good knowledge of academic writing conventions and who collaborate well with others and are good teachers. We welcome applications from students in all majors and from diverse cultural and language backgrounds. All new undergraduate consultants must take WRIT 3751W: The Theory and Practice of Writing Consultancy in Fall 2014.

Applications are due by Sunday, March 2; appointments will be made by the end of April, and work will begin in Fall 2014. For more information about the position and how to apply for it, please click here or go to the University of Minnesota Employment Opportunities page and search under Requisition Number 189495. All applications must be submitted online through the University of Minnesota employment system.

Questions should be directed to me: Dr. Debra Hartley, hartley@umn.edu.

Marketing Communications Internship at Work Effects

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Work Effects is currently looking for a detail-oriented student with expertise in marketing and an interest in HR and consulting. This intern will be responsible for performing a variety of marketing communications activities in an HR consulting context.

· Writing articles on Leadership Development and Organizational Culture for blog

· Contacting professional publications to publish materials

· Creating professional and visually appealing user guides and reports for clients

· Assisting in generating sales leads to develop organization's business

· Writing to support the promotion of recent products and announcements, proofreading, and publishing content for our monthly newsletters

· Evaluating the effectiveness of our marketing materials and suggest improvements

· Student or recent graduate in journalism, English, public relations, marketing, HR, advertising, or related field

· Effective time management

· Excellent written communication skills

· Strong attention to detail

· Demonstrate ability to take initiative and to work independently

· Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office proficiency

· Interest and familiarity with HR and Consulting preferred

· Passion for communications strategy and eagerness to develop skills in various communications methods and styles

To apply, please email your cover letter and resume by December 2nd, 2013 to careers@work-effects.com

Internship dates: January 6th, 2014 - May 16th, 2014
10-15 hours/ week
Compensation: competitive hourly pay

Reporter Internship at the MN Daily

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Responsible for producing one story or more per week and covering beats while Staff Reporters work on projects.
Works directly with the Associate Editor to improve basic reporting and writing skills.
Use basic Internet story forms, like the blog, and basic HTML.
Assists Staff Reporters.
This is a training position. All interns are expected to participate in on-going training at the Daily.


Must have strong interest in news and story production.
Must be a University of Minnesota student.

Apply Here: http://mndaily.com/jobs/apply/787

Staff Reporter at the MN Daily

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Develops story ideas and source contacts.
Maintains beat relations.
Gathers accurate and complete information and resources.
Covers major developments on beat, generally 2 to 4 stories per week that are accurate, fair, complete, clear, concise, well organized, adhere to Daily style and are highly readable.
Meets deadlines.
Formulates news judgment and makes decisions.
Works closely with Associate Editors to develop strategies for handling stories.
Ensures photo and art assignments are filled out.
Keeps current in job-specific topics by reading local newspapers, as well as trade journals or magazines that apply to the beat on a daily basis.
Understands and utilizes Internet story forms, such as the blog, and grasps basic HTML.


Previous news writing experience preferred.
Applicants with a quality collection of clips preferred.
Should be familiar with the University community.
Must be a University of Minnesota student.

Apply Here: http://mndaily.com/jobs/apply/786

Web Programmer at the MN Daily

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Responsible for maintaining the production site, such as running deployments and responding to site downtime events.
Responsible for completing projects or tasks as assigned by the Online Manager.
Responsible for development of internal systems as well as production tools for the daily update of mndaily.com.

Required Qualifications
Must have the ability to troubleshoot complex issues and handle multiple projects.
Must be able to work well independently, as well as on a team.
Must be a University of Minnesota student.
Must be comfortable working with Linux in a command line environment.
Must have experience working with web applications in PHP.
Must have SQL database experience (MySQL preferred).
Must have a working knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
Must have understanding of version control systems (Git preferred).

Preferred Qualifications
Experience working with Drupal, including development of custom modules.
Experience with the Symfony 2 PHP framework or similar MVC framework.
Experience configuring web servers such as Apache or Nginx.
Experience collaborating on projects with other developers using tools such as GitHub, Trello, etc.

Optimal Qualifications
Experience working with Amazon Web Services.
Experience working with Chef recipes and cookbooks.
Experience developing backend APIs with Node.js
Experience developing frontend applications with Angular.JS
Experience developing web applications in languages other than PHP, such as Python, Ruby, Go, Scala, etc.

Essential Functions
Must have the ability to hear and speak English clearly.
Frequently requires the ability to visually analyze information, such as log files and performance profiling data.
Regularly requires verbal intelligence to convey ideas, knowledge, and thorough critiques to other Minnesota Daily staff who may or may not be familiar with technical terms.
Regularly requires repetitive finger motion and finger dexterity.
There is an occasional risk of electric shock when working with machines.
Motor coordination skills necessary while working with computers and other equipment.

Apply Here: http://mndaily.com/jobs/apply/785

Technical Writer at Medtronic

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Below is a description of a part-time opportunity as a technical writer at Medtronic, which could be used as an internship.
Contact: mara.thompson@medtronic.com

Students can apply on line at www.medtronic.com . They should go to Career Opportunities for the U.S. and enter 89097 in the Search by Req ID field. Please let me know if you have questions.

Position Description:

Become a member of a cross functional team working on the creation and implementation of Visual Procedure in the Brooklyn Park Production Manufacturing Department. Note: This position will be 10-15 hours/week. We would like to have the person start in November.

Position Responsibilities

Work with cross functional team to review video analysis and do gap analysis against the procedure to build products.
Involved in discussion on best practice for future work flow.
Re-write, format the content of the procedure to meet best practice using words and pictures
Insert, format pictures with the procedure
Generate Change Orders and submit Change Orders in agile for approval

Basic Qualifications
Experience in technical writing
Experience with Microsoft Word
Pursuing college degree- 2+ years completed

reporter Intern - MN Daily

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Reporter Intern


Responsible for producing one story or more per week and covering beats while Staff Reporters work on projects.
Works directly with the Associate Editor to improve basic reporting and writing skills.
Use basic Internet story forms, like the blog, and basic HTML.
Assists Staff Reporters.
This is a training position. All interns are expected to participate in on-going training at the Daily.


Must have strong interest in news and story production.
Must be a University of Minnesota student.

Apply online at

Barb Horvath
Assistant Director, Undergraduate Major; Scientific and Technical Communication,
Department of Writing Studies; University of Minnesota
202 Nolte Center, 315 Pillsbury Dr. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455
horva003@umn.edu 612-624-1902

Web Content Specialist

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$ 16.74-$ 24.21 hourly, $ 34,953-$ 50,500 annually

Date Posted: 09/18/2013
Closing Date: 09/27/2013
Working Title: Web Content Specialist
Hiring Agency: Minnesota Management & Budget
Division/Bureau: Communications Division
Location: St. Paul
Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
Posting Number: 13MMB000115
Employment Conditions: Limited, Full-time
Work Shift: Day Shift
Days of Work: Monday-Friday , 08:00 AM-04:30 PM
Travel Required: no
Job Grouping: General Administration
Classified Status: Unclassified

Job Description: This position will support the development and formatting of content during the process of building web pages for Minnesota Management and Budget's (MMB's) new website based in the Tridion content management system (CMS).

This position will be filled as a temporary unclassified appointment and the term of this appointment will be approximately one year.
Minimum Qualifications: Experience working with content management systems, such as Wordpress, Tridion or Stellant.

Working knowledge of principles and practices of social media, media relations, and writing for the web.

Excellent oral and written communication skills that include proper grammar usage, punctuation, spelling, and proofreading.

Good human relations skills.

Ability to manage time with multiple tasks and meet project deadlines and deal with interruptions.

Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, English or closely related field.
Selection Process: The selection process is a resume-based, skill-matching process. Resumes of all applicants to this posting will be evaluated against the Minimum Qualifications stated above. If your skills match the required skills for this position, the department may contact you.

If you have already submitted a resume to this database within the last 12 months that clearly identifies your knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience, you do not need to submit another.
How to Apply: Most State selection processes utilize a resume-based screening process. You will be contacted by agency staff if your background best matches the selection criteria on this job posting. To apply for this position, click the APPLY box found at the bottom of this job announcement. For additional information about the State?s selection process, go to .

Contact for More Information: Colleen Siegel, 651-201-8006 / colleen.siegel@state.mn.us.

Social Media Intern

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Flagship Recreation is looking for a social media intern for the 2013 Fall semester to assist with our social media marketing efforts.

Applicants (preferably a sophomore or junior) are expected to have experience with social media on (at least) a personal level (use on a business level preferred). You must be able to think strategically and see how social media fits into a business' marketing strategy, not just "selling to our customers, but building long-lasting relationships by providing value to them. Once selected, our intern will assist in formulating social media plans and help carry them out.

Skills We Are Seeking:

Top-notch social media skills,
Excellent written and verbal communication and strong editing skills,
Energetic with a desire to come up with fresh ideas on how to grow our online presence,
And the ability to identify a target market and "speak" to that consumer through social media.

Bonus Skills To Have:

Experience with WordPress,
Prior social media experience in a business setting,
Experience with Adobe Creative Suite Programs including InDesign and Photoshop.


Have a reliable form of transportation,
Our offices are in St. Louis Park, MN
And have a functioning laptop.


Great networking opportunities and job skill development
A fun and engaging work environment

Job Details:

Paid Internship!
10-15 Hours with a Flexible Schedule!
Intern should be willing to Twitter/Facebook multiple times a day
Duration: September to December (with the possibility of continuing into the Spring semester).

If you are interested in applying please email your resume to kat@flagshipplay.com. Please put "Social Media Intern" as the subject header. If you have a blog, Twitter, Pinterest board or other online media showcase of your work please make sure to include a link as well! We will contact you only if you have been selected for an interview. If you have further questions feel free to send those via email to the same address listed above.