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The BizJournal creates and prints the daily newspaper for JA BizTown.  The newspaper provides each BizTown business  advertising space.  Employees write news stories, take pictures, and provide the weather report.  Citizens can purchase the JA BizTown newspaper for $1 (cash only).



You may enjoy working here if you like:

  • Writing
  • Advertising
  • Sales
  • Photography
  • Customer service

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

  • Obtains bank loan
  • Supervises employees and oversees business operations
  • Signs paychecks
  • Meets with other businesses to purchase insurance, renewable energy, and health insurance
  • Helps other employees with their work
  • Inputs and submits business loan to the bank
  • Creates and prints paychecks, signs if CEO is not available
  • Sets up Point of Sale and deposits money from sales to bank
  • Sends online invoices to businesses
  • Pays online bills sent to business
  • Monitors money coming into the business
  • Collects newspaper advertisements, and webpage ads from each JA BizTown business
  • Types and designs business advertisements on the computer
  • Assists with selling the newspaper
  • Interviews citizens, volunteers, and teachers
  • Writes news articles and stories
  • Types articles into the newspaper layout
  • Assists with selling the newspaper
  • Writes a “Letter to the Editor’ newspaper article
  • Oversees the layout of the advertisements articles, and photographs for the newspaper.
  • Proofreads all articles and advertisements
  • Assists with selling the newspaper
  • Takes photographs of JA BizTown officials, citizens, and teachers at JA BizTown events.
  • Works closely with the reporters and editor to take pictures needed for articles or advertisements
  • Captures photographic memories of the JA BizTown day
  • Assists with selling the newspaper
  • Designs business webpages using computer/iPad
  • Assists with selling the newspaper

Students in Action