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Since 1973, Texas Monthly has chronicled life in contemporary Texas, reporting on vital issues such as politics, criminal justice, the environment, industry, and education. Often referred to as “the National Magazine of Texas,” Texas Monthly is known for smart, literary journalism and in-depth investigative reporting that illuminates issues of public policy and drives the discussion of what’s important in the Lone Star State. Additionally, Texas Monthly continues to be the indispensable authority on the Texas scene, covering music, the arts, travel, restaurants, museums, and cultural events with its insightful recommendations.

Texas Monthly is a division of Emmis Communications and offers a strong benefits package, including competitive health, dental, and life insurance. If you are interested in employment opportunities at Texas Monthly, please visit the Careers tab at www.emmis.com. If no current positions are available, you may complete an application online, and it will be kept on file. All other inquires may be emailed to humanresources@texasmonthly.com.

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ART DIRECTOR

Texas Monthly is currently seeking an enthusiastic, hardworking, and highly confident art director to join its creative team.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist in supervising the art department staff
  • Collaborate with creative director on special issues and redesigns
  • Generate concepts and provide design solutions for stories
  • Supervise the design process of the front-of-book, feature well, and back-of-book, from initial concepts to issue shipment
  • Design a minimum of two features per issue
  • Assign art department issue design duties each month
  • Design approximately four to six front-and back-of-book pages each month
  • Design approximately four large, multi-page, complex service packages a year
  • Assign photography and illustrations
  • Color-proof photos and final page layouts
  • Provide occasional design needs for web and digital platforms

Successful candidates will possess the following skills/abilities:

  • Definitive creative vision and high level of design sophistication
  • Keen eye for photography and illustration and exceptional typography skills
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills 
  • Ability to multi-task as well as work under pressure and maintain a calm attitude
  • Maintain confidentiality 
  • Work through challenges with budgets 
  • In-depth knowledge of Adobe CS6 (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop) 
  • InCopy, K4, and Adobe DPS skills are a huge plus

Education/Experience:

  • BA/BFA in graphic design or visual arts, 5 to 7 years relevant work experience (at least 3 years at a magazine)

Click here to apply for this poisition. 

CREDIT COORDINATOR

Texas Monthly is seeking an energetic, detail-oriented, highly confident, hardworking, self-motivated individual to join its accounting team. 

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Credit and collections for Texas Monthly and its ancillary titles, including two websites and 70+ Custom Publishing titles
  • Monthly magazine ad closing and credit applications for Texas Monthly and ancillary titles
  • Run monthly credit cards and post cash to MSG daily
  • Complete quarterly audits, weekly deposits, 90-day, and other monthly reporting 
  • Work with account executives and sales partners on new and past-due accounts

Successful candidates will possess the following skills/abilities:

  • Persuasive communication skills
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment and handle a variety of duties simultaneously
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills 
  • Proven track record of accuracy to detail and timeliness 
  • Maintain confidentiality 
  • Research problems and provide solutions to clients and staff
  • Proficiency in Power Point, Excel, and Word preferred

Education/Experience:

  • Business degree, with an emphasis in accounting or finance
  • +2 years’ experience preferred

Click here to apply for this poisition. 

DIRECTOR OF ADVERTISING

Texas Monthly is seeking an energetic, highly confident, hardworking, self-motivated individual to retain and grow revenue by managing internal and external relationships. This will include coaching, developing, and supporting the advertising sales team and working cross-departmentally to seek the strongest solutions for their customers. Responsibilities will include conceptualizing and developing revenue generating-programs, including multi-platform programs, promotional partnerships, and customized, client-driven event and content solutions. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in both sales and marketing. Additionally this position will be responsible for goal setting, motivation to achieve goals and tracking of progress and results. To be a successful member of the Texas Monthly advertising team, the desired Director of Advertising needs to be professional, ethical and able to build long-term business relationships with prospective and active advertising clients while representing the Texas Monthly brand within the community.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Work with sales and marketing teams to bring new advertisers to the magazine and build revenue generated from existing advertisers
  • Seek non-traditional revenue sales
  • Establish and develop top client relationships, contact key accounts, work with clients and sellers at various stages in the sales cycle
  • Generate packages, negotiate advertising rates, direct creative campaigns, and create oral and written presentations 
  • Develop short- and long-range plans for revenue growth
  • Attain monthly, quarterly, and annual advertising sales revenue goals
  • Provide regular reporting on sales to the publisher
  • Frequent travel

Successful candidates will possess the following skills/abilities:

  • Proven track record with management of people and processes
  • Persuasive communication skills 
  • Proven track record of excellence in sales processes and revenue gains 
  • Exercise independent judgment and handle a variety of duties 
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills 
  • Proven track record of accuracy to detail and timeliness 
  • Relevant relationships with business leaders throughout Texas
  • Work through challenges with costs, budgets, sales strategy, and digital and print media 
  • Research problems and provide solutions to clients 
  • Proficiency in Power Point, Excel, CRM, and Word preferred 

Education/Experience:

  • College degree or equivalent advertising/media sales experience of five or more years required

Click here to apply for this poisition. 

EMMIS Communications (NASDAQ: EMMS) is a diversified media corporation with award-winning radio broadcasting and magazine publishing operations in markets across the country. EMMIS is as well known for its creative culture as for its operations. Our people are aggressive, knowledgeable, and deeply committed to each of the communities in which we operate. Because employees are the key to our success, EMMIS offers strong benefits and incentives, including health, dental and life insurance and a 401(k) contribution plan. For more information about EMMIS, visit our website at www.emmis.com. 

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Internships 

Texas Monthly Internship Program from Texas Monthly on Vimeo.

Internships are available each semester (fall, spring, and summer). All internships are unpaid and available only to undergraduate students enrolled in an accredited academic program at the time of the internship. Internship applications will only be considered if you are seeking an internship for credit or if you receive approval via a signed “Educational Endorsement” form from your university. For students at the University of Texas, only internships for credit will be considered. All internships include a 20 percent job shadowing experience. If you are interested in gaining valuable experience in any of the departments listed below, please send a résumé and cover letter specifying the department(s) in which you would like to intern:

INTERNSHIP COORDINATOR
TEXAS MONTHLY
P.O. BOX 1569
AUSTIN, TEXAS
78767-1569

Fax to: 512-476-9007

Email to: internships@texasmonthly.com

Download our internship job descriptions here. 

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