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


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.


Graphic Designer | Currently hiring!

Minnesota Premier Publications produces four award-winning publications focused on serving readers with high-quality, community-centered content they can trust. The Journal and Southwest Journal newspapers, along with Minnesota Parent and Minnesota Good Age magazines, reach a total of more than 200,000 readers each month.

We are seeking a full-time Graphic Designer to join our small, talented production team. This position is fast-paced, and requires an acute attention to detail while working on a deadline. The work includes design and layout of editorial pages, client advertisements and in-house marketing materials, adhering to a strict press schedule, and working with sales staff and clients on ad design. We’re looking for a positive, enthusiastic, and energetic person to work in a collaborative environment. The ideal candidate is good-humored and flexible, able to work as part of a discerning and dynamic team, and be an independent problem-solver.

Candidate must possess: Outstanding page design skills and proficiency using Adobe InDesign, a solid understanding of design and production techniques (including paragraph styles, master pages, etc.), ability to work in a Mac-based environment, and strong verbal, writing, and organizational skills.  

Requirements: BA (or greater) in graphic design (or related field) and 2+ years of experience in the graphic design industry.

We offer a competitive starting salary, based on your qualifications and experience. We offer medical, dental and retirement plan benefits. Work must be performed onsite at MPP’s downtown Minneapolis office. Parking is not provided.

Please send a resume, examples of your work—and if you really want to stand out, a great cover letter—to


Freelance Writers, Photographers

Interested in becoming a freelance contributor to Minnesota Parent? Check out our Contributors page.


Writing and Graphic Design Internships

Our editorial internships involve a minimum of 8 to 20 hours a week during business hours at our downtown Minneapolis office, 1115 Hennepin Ave. Our internships are not paid positions — though we hope your experiences will pay serious professional dividends. We ask that you be enrolled in a writing or design program or a related field of study at a college or university.
 To apply for a writing internship, send a cover letter, resume and five clips/links/attachments to Learn more about our summer internship on our contributors page. To inquire about a graphic design internship, write


Minnesota Parent Distributor

Interested in delivering Minnesota Parent magazines to rack sites in the metro area every month? Email our distribution manager, Marlo Johnson, at