Headshot of Jim Nord
Associate Writer
Jim brings a passion for effective communication that distills complex ideas into understandable concepts. He gained significant writing, information gathering, and storytelling experience over years of reporting for local and national news organizations. As an Associate Writer, Jim helps turn consultants’ ideas and expertise into clear and compelling proposals, and helps craft articles, reports, and other content that demonstrate the power of The Improve Group’s work.

Brings to the Team

  • An enthusiasm for taking complicated topics and synthesizing them into clear ideas
  • A knack for gathering important information using creative methods, picking out the most important details, and crafting high-impact communications
  • An ability to work effectively with the news media to tell important stories
  • An eye for photography and creative storytelling methods beyond the article, blog post, or report

Work Experience

  • The Improve Group, Associate Writer (2019–present)
  • Associated Press, Reporter (2014-2019)
  • MinnPost, Reporter (2011-2014)


  • Bachelor of Arts, Journalism, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Beyond the Bio

Jim is a new St. Paul resident with deep roots in Minnesota. Jim is happiest when he is eating well in a beautiful city he has never visited before, especially if it happens to be a new corner of Italy. Jim wants to try hang-gliding and skydiving but is not sure he is brave enough. He is passionate about politics, policy, and the environment.