Headshot of Jim Nord
Associate Writer
Jim brings a passion for effective communication that distills complex ideas into understandable concepts. He helps turn consultants’ ideas and expertise into clear and compelling reports and products that demonstrate the power of The Improve Group’s work. He is happiest when he is eating well in a beautiful city he has never visited before.


Jim draws on his communications and writing abilities in developing final reports, proposals, and newsletter articles. He has contributed to reports, case studies, client toolkits, and book chapters. He also brings to our team storytelling expertise and skills distilling complex information into understandable concepts from working as a reporter before joining The Improve Group.
Jim collaborates with clients and project teams to design products that are useful and meaningful to their intended audiences. He encourages a focus on audiences, key messaging, branding, and tone for reports and other project deliverables. 

Professional Experience

The Improve Group | St. Paul, MN | Associate Writer | 2019-present | Lead and implement writing, editing, and communications support to make the most of information, navigate complexity, and ensure clients’ investments of time and money lead to meaningful, sustained impact.

Associated Press | Pierre, SD | Reporter | 2014-2019 | Wrote articles about state and national politics to educate readers about South Dakota’s state government and federal delegation.

MinnPost | St. Paul, MN | Reporter | 2011-2014 | Wrote articles about policy and politics in Minnesota’s capitol with a focus on health care, budgeting, and elections.


University of Minnesota – Twin Cities | Bachelor of Arts in Journalism

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