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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.

NO RELOCATION AVAILABLE. NO PHONE CALLS OR WALK-INS ACCEPTED.

ACCOUNT MANAGER

Texas Monthly has an immediate opportunity for a sales professional to prospect, market, and sell advertising. The ideal candidate will be able to grow and maintain long-term partnerships, including advertising sales to clients based in the Dallas–Fort Worth or Austin areas.

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Manage an existing portfolio of accounts
  • Maintain and expand relationships with existing clients
  • Deal with all aspects of print, event, and digital advertising sales
  • Utilize an existing network of industry contacts to generate new business
  • Build the DFW, East Texas, and North Texas or Austin territory by meeting with prospective advertisers
  • Meet (and hopefully exceed) sales quotas each month
  • Develop and deliver sales presentations
  • Attend client meetings
  • Attend monthly sales staff meetings and client conferences
  • Complete administrative work, as required
  • Participation in events in the community may require some night and weekend work as well as some travel

Successful candidates will possess the following skills/abilities:

  • Strong, persuasive communication skills 
  • Ability to develop and deliver sales presentations and negotiate contracts based on the needs of the client
  • A polished, professional manner, confidence and tact
  • Great people skills, working with a range of colleagues (internally and externally) and clients
  • Proven track record of sales excellence or sales development and growth
  • Very strong organizational and time-management skills
  • Self-motivated, positive attitude and ability to exercise independent judgment and solve problems
  • Good business sense and the ability to meet budgets
  • Additional skills may include marketing, networking, social media, digital sales, and consumer data and research

Education/Experience:

  • Minimum of 2 years media or similar sales experience is required

Click here to apply for this poisition.

DESIGNER 

Texas Monthly is currently seeking an enthusiastic, hardworking, and highly confident graphic designer to join its creative team. This person will work closely with both the art and edit teams to produce a range of editorial and digital content.

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Design front of book and back of book sections of the magazine
  • Work closely with senior editors to oversee and design the Reporter section
  • Work closely with the art director to design a minimum of one feature per issue
  • Assign illustrations
  • Assist the photo editor in photo research
  • Provide design needs for web and digital platforms

Successful candidates will possess the following skills/abilities:

  • 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
  • In-depth knowledge of Adobe CS6 (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop)
  • InCopy, K4, and Adobe DPS skills are a huge plus
  • Basic DPS, HTML, and CSS knowledge is a huge plus

Education/Experience:

  • BA/BFA in graphic design or visual arts, with 2-plus years of relevant work experience

Click here to apply for this poisition. 

SALES RESOURCE SPECIALIST, CUSTOM PUBLISHING DIVISION

Texas Monthly is seeking an organized, highly confident, hardworking, and self-motivated individual to support the efforts of the Custom Publishing sales executives in various capacities. To be a successful member of the Texas Monthly Custom Publishing team, the desired coordinator needs to excel at multitasking and be organized and capable of meeting deadlines, all the while managing the day-to-day activities and needs of the department.

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Support department advertising director and sales executives in Austin and Houston
  • Track and report advertising sales for all custom titles
  • Help maintain sales contact database for the sales team
  • Maintain sales reports for all titles and coordinate final closings with project managers, accounting, and an outside billing vendor
  • Collect ad copy and traffic ads to production department
  • Coordinate trade show participation (registration and shipping materials)
  • Assist with advertiser mailings 
  • Other job-related and administrative functions as needed 

Successful candidates will possess the following skills/abilities:

  • Strong organizational and time-management skills, especially with multiple requests from various supervisors on deadline 
  • Proven track record of accuracy and attention to detail and timeliness
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work with multiple supervisors 
  • Work with a team as well as independently on projects to meet tight deadlines 
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, and Power Point required

Education/Experience:

  • College degree and 1 or more years administrative experience 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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