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Engaging and stylish, Edina Magazine emphasizes the best our community has to offer. With insider information and intriguing articles highlighting local dining, shopping, outdoor activities and more, this monthly publication highlights Edina residents with stories to tell. Our coverage is fresh and friendly with a commitment to living in and enjoying the Edina community. 

 

Open Positions

We currently do not have any open positions. Stay up-to-date on openings by following us on LinkedIn.

 

Write for Us

Have an article idea for our magazines? You’re not alone; many of our best ideas come from our readers, business owners and the public. Here are some tips for the best pitch approach:

  • Read the magazine you’re pitching for to understand the scope and tone of the publication. All of our magazines are hyper-local focused, but each community has its own personality.
  • If there isn’t a specific city connection with local sources, it’s unlikely the story is the right fit for our magazines.
  • Ideas should be submitted via email to the editor in charge of the publication. You can find our editors on our About page.

    Who writes the magazines? Along with our editors, the magazines are primarily written by staff writers. We strive to hire local writers only because they have the best understanding of the communities and their vernaculars.

    • Send your email of interest to Renée Stewart-Hester, managing creative director, at renee@localmedia.co.
    • Include a brief description of your writing experience and a reason for your interest in our publications.
    • In your email, provide three of your best magazine-style writing clips.

    How will I know if you’re interested in accepting my pitch, learning more about my writing skills or connecting about an internship? We do our best to respond in a timely manner to all requests and inquiries. Please note that it might take months before we are able to run with an article idea (We work several months in advance for production purposes.) or have an opening for a staff writer or intern. We always welcome follow-up emails if you’d like a status update.

     

    Internship Opportunities

    Have you ever wanted to explore magazine writing and editing? Get started with an editorial internship at a vibrant publishing group. Here at Local, we publish eight community lifestyle magazines based in the Twin Cities, including Edina Magazine, Lake Minnetonka Magazine, Woodbury Magazine and more. We accept applications on a year-round basis.

    Responsibilities
    • Work remotely 12 to 15 hours per week (must be based near Minneapolis/St. Paul).
    • Write brief front-of-book and back-of-book stories (and see your byline published!), with the opportunity to write longer features and profiles as your internship goes on.
    • Fact-check several stories each month.
    • Write monthly local and area calendar entries.
    • Receive and incorporate feedback on your writing assignments and fact-checks.
    • Attend occasional art or editorial meetings (as logistics line up).
    • Attend occasional photoshoots (as logistics line up).
    Requirements
    • Basic journalism knowledge including style, tone and format of articles, and best practices for interviewing and fact-checking.
    • A good comfort level with making phone calls, speaking on the phone and following up with sources for fact-checks and interviews.
    • Familiarity with AP style.
    • The ability to manage your time and tasks: working on multiple assignments at a time, prioritizing your tasks and juggling different types of assignments at once.
    • The ability to work independently and ask questions when you need help.
    • A commitment to meeting all deadlines.
    • The ability to write clear and engaging stories.

    If you’re interested, please send your resume and cover letter to Hailey Almsted, managing editor, at hailey@localmedia.co.

    Staff Directory

    GROUP PUBLISHER
    Susan Isay

    EDIT

    MANAGING EDITOR
    Hailey Almsted

    MANAGING CREATIVE DIRECTOR
    Renee Stewart-Hester

    DIGITAL EDITOR
    Madeline Kopiecki

    CITIES SOUTH EDITOR
    Liz Potasek

    EDINA EDITOR
    Feroza Mehta

    LAKE MINNETONKA EDITOR
    Renee Stewart-Hester

    MAPLE GROVE EDITOR
    Hailey Almsted

    PLYMOUTH EDITOR
    Madeline Kopiecki

    ST. CROIX VALLEY EDITOR
    Zoe Deal

    WOODBURY EDITOR
    Hailey Almsted

    WHITE BEAR LAKE EDITOR
    Zoe Deal

    ART

    SENIOR MANAGING ART DIRECTOR
    Sarah Dovolos

    ART DIRECTOR
    Allison Nolden

    ASSOCIATE ART DIRECTOR
    Jamie Klang

    LEAD PHOTOGRAPHER
    Chris Emeott

    GRAPHIC DESIGNER
    Yaz Lo

    SALES

    ACCOUNT EXECUTIVES
    Cynthia Hamre
    Mary-Catherine Hartell
    Sara Johnson
    Abbie Kinn
    Kathie Smith

    PRODUCTION/ CIRCULATION

    PRODUCTION DIRECTOR
    Brittni Dye

    PRODUCTION MANAGER
    Lisa Stone

    PRODUCTION COORDINATOR
    Mimi Coz

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