The Whitney and Elizabeth MacMillan Experiential Learning Lab
210 Entrepreneurship Lane
JA BizTown, MN 55104

Allianz BizJournal

The BizJournal produces the daily newspaper for JA BizTown and provides each business with advertisement space. Employees report on the latest news, write stories about JA BizTown, share photos of the day, and provide the weather report. Citizens can purchase the JA BizTown newspaper for $1 (cash only).

Jobs Available

CEO

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  • Obtains bank loan
  • Signs Rental Agreement for business space
  • Supervises employees and oversees business operations
  • Signs all business payroll and expense checks
  • Writes editorial, and reads it on air
  • Assists with all business duties when employees are on break

CFO

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  • Inputs and submits business loan to the bank
  • Inputs employee payroll information
  • Prints and distributes employee payroll checks
  • Signs payroll checks if CEO is not available
  • Pays online bills sent to business
  • Keeps all records of business expenses and payment
  • Makes business deposits to Bank

AD EXECUTIVE

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  • Collects ads from each JA BizTown business
  • Invoices other businesses for advertisements
  • Types and designs business advertisements on the computer
  • Assists in collating and selling the newspaper

REPORTER

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  • Conducts interviews and surveys to be published in the newspaper
  • Writes news articles and stories
  • Types written copy into newspaper template for publication
  • Reviews video archives of local business leaders and writes an article for the newspaper
  • Assists in collating and selling of the newspaper

EDITOR

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  • Considers and types responses to “Letter to the Editor,” if applicable
  • Oversees the layout of the advertisements, articles, surveys, etc. for each page of the newspaper
  • Proofreads all submitted articles and advertisements
  • Assists in collating and selling the newspaper

PHOTOGRAPHER

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  • Takes photographs of JA BizTown officials, citizens, and teacher at JA BizTown events
  • Visits each business and photographs all employees
  • Works closely with the reporters and editor to support newspaper content
  • Responsible for capturing photographic memories of the JA BizTown day
  • Assists in collating and selling the newspaper

You may enjoy working here if you like:

Writing
Advertising
Sales
Photography
Customer service

Students in Action