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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

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AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

Texas Monthly has an immediate opportunity for an audience development specialist, to lead its team in acquisition and retention for all aspects of consumer engagement, including print, digital, web, social, and live events. Reporting to the vice president, general manager, the director is charged with delivering excellent internal service to the entire Emmis Publishing division (which, in addition toTexas Monthly,includesIndianapolis Monthly, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Los Angeles, and Orange Coast magazines) and externally to our audience, as well as our advertising clients, sponsors, and partners.

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Work with executive stakeholders and supervise department staff
  • Forecast circulation levels for all six titles and manage the budgets accordingly
  • Generate quarterly top-line management reports that concisely summarize all areas of business.
  • Create business plans and develop promotional strategies for multi-platform content delivery
  • Develop acquisition and retention strategies for direct mail, gift and digital subscription business
  • Identify, test and implement non-traditional acquisition sources
  • Oversee the relationship with, and conduct annual reviews of, our single copy and fulfillment service vendors
  • Manage agent business
  • Keep current on all emerging trends in the field and industry
  • Ensure compliance with, and file annual third party audits
  • Analyze web metrics to determine a course of action on growing online audiences
  • Institute best practices for email collection and newsletter distribution
  • Develop a social media strategy to maximize engagement and monetize consumers on all social platforms
  • Assist with generating interest and attendance at live events

Successful candidates will possess the following skills/abilities:

Candidates must have strong communication and computer skills, specifically Word and Excel, as well as strong organizational and time-management skills, a proven track record of attention to detail and timeliness, and strong analytical skills. They will be self-motivated, able to exercise independent judgment, and have with the ability to handle a variety of duties and timelines under pressure.

Additional skills, including knowledge of the Webber Model, or similar modeling software, and experience with third-party auditors Alliance for Audited Media or Circulation Verification Council, are a plus.

Education/Experience:

  • A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
  • Minimum of 5 years in consumer marketing for print or digital publishing is required
  • Some travel required

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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 

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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. 

EMMIS COMMUNICATIONS/TEXAS MONTHLY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER