The Southwest Journal is a locally owned, family-run business, part of Minnesota Premier Publications, which also publishes The Journal (serving downtown and Northeast Minneapolis), Minnesota Parent magazine (geared toward parents and families), and Minnesota Good Age magazine, (for active Minnesotans over 50). Our downtown Minneapolis-based company is a haven for people with creative, entrepreneurial spirits and upbeat attitudes. Check out our current openings!

General Assignment Reporter | Currently Hiring

We are seeking an experienced reporter with a passion for local and community news.

This reporter will join the small newsroom of our family-owned newspaper, which serves the residents of Southwest Minneapolis. Our publication covers city politics, parks, schools, and other local beats. You must be able to respond quickly to developing stories, be passionate about local news, and able to develop a list of strong local contacts.


  • Minimum of three years of reporting experience.
  • A strong interest in community news is a must.
  • Must have great clips and recommendation from current (or previous) editor.
  • Minneapolis resident a plus, must live in Twin Cities metro area.

Hours: Full-time, with occasional nights and weekends.

Location: Our office in downtown Minneapolis.

Salary/benefits: $36k–$38k based on experience, plus health and dental insurance, 401k, paid vacation

If you’re interested, please send cover letter, resume, clips, and half a dozen story ideas to

We look forward to hearing from you.


Freelance Voices Columnists | Currently Hiring

Voices columnists share information and opinion on the issues that matter to Southwest Journal readers — from local government to gardening and pet care to technology.

Are you a strong writer with something to say? Submit your idea for a Voices column to Southwest Journal Editor Dylan Thomas at


Advertising Sales Position | Currently Hiring

Are you looking to make a difference in your community? Do you dream of working with a small, passionate group of people? Do you have sales experience? Do you like money?

You’ve come to the right place. We’re Minnesota Premier Publications, publishers of the Southwest Journal, and we believe in serving our readers with outstanding news content, and our advertisers with a positive experience that gets them results. 

We’re looking for an advertising salesperson who will fill our challenging, rewarding position. You’ll call businesses, make appointments, and—you guessed it—sell advertising. You’ll also gather materials and work with our design team to create print and digital ads that help local businesses grow.
We offer a competitive starting salary, changing over to a commission. Our ad salespeople earn from $40k to over $70k per year. We provide health, dental, and retirement benefits, plus a great working environment in downtown Minneapolis.
What you bring to the table: Sales experience. Strong communications skills. Perseverance. An outgoing, positive personality.

Interested? E-mail your resume—and if you really want to knock us out, a strong cover letter—to Come and work with us!

We look forward to hearing from you.