Jobs and Internships

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 offers a strong benefits package, including competitive health, dental, and life insurance. If you are interested in employment opportunities at Texas Monthly, please email a cover letter and resume to [email protected].

Managing Editor

Texas Monthly has an immediate opening for a managing editor to oversee its daily editorial operations. The position will have oversight over calendars, budgets, deadlines, and the collective mechanisms that define an editorial workflow, as well as a crackerjack team of copyeditors and fact checkers. The managing editor reports to and works closely with the editor in chief, and in concert with the deputy and web editors, to ensure that all editorial content is produced with efficiency, integrity, accuracy, and deftness. Grace under pressure is paramount, as are an affinity for storytelling and a fondness for all things Texas.

Put another way: Are you compulsively organized? Can you rapidly handle one million tasks coming at you, see what order to get them done, then do so? Are you good at strategizing? Do you understand what it takes to report and write an award-winning story and coordinate its execution on multiple platforms? Can you manage up, so that you know what calls are yours to make and which ones need to be escalated? If you answered yes to these questions, please read on. If not, you seem lovely, but this probably isn’t the right job for you.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Setting deadlines and enforcing their adherence, to ensure that all editorial copy is produced in an appropriately timely fashion
  • Exerting a strong, steady organizational force on a sprawling and creative editorial operation that spans the print, web, and digital
  • Trafficking copy and personnel, on occasion, during the course of content creation
  • Managing the department’s budget and serving as the primary liaison to the accounting team
  • Overseeing daily admin matters and legal concerns
  • Amending and reshaping editorial workflows and processes when necessary
  • Overseeing a team of copyeditors and fact checkers
  • Writing and editing on occasion

Preferred Skills

  • Organizeability. Organizationism. Organizaphilia. You must be organized
  • Experience managing a complex workflow across mediums
  • Ability to rapidly sift through possibilities, surface the most plausible ones, set an order of operations, then direct a team to see that sequence through to completion
  • Ability to exert influence in any number of ways: setting of expectations, friendly nudging, direct hounding, appeals to goodness and justice, and [insert your secret way of making stuff happen here]
  • Unflappability + a good sense of humor
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with libel law
  • Team player who delights in the success of the team and your teammates
  • Solid knowledge of WordPress, Basecamp, Slack, Trello, K4, and the Adobe and Google suites of products
  • Facility with Word, Excel, and the Microsoft Office suite, naturally

If you are interested in employment opportunities at Texas Monthly, please email a cover letter and resume to [email protected].

Texas Monthly is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Assistant Editor

Job Overview: Texas Monthly is in the market for a fact-checker, who’ll work closely with the editorial team to ensure the accuracy and fairness of all its published material.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Vetting manuscripts (for both the magazine and its website) for erroneous or unsound passages
  • Assisting in securing a path to making said passages accurate and sound
  • Upholding the values and standards of the Texas Monthly brand

Successful candidates will possess the following skills/abilities:

  • Superior research savvy
  • A fastidiousness in regard to details, deadlines, and organization
  • The ability to communicate clearly and diplomatically with parties of all sorts
  • Writing, reporting, interviewing, and general journalistic know-how preferred
  • As is a fluency in Spanish and a general affinity for the state of Texas and its varied affairs

 Education/Experience:

  • A bachelor’s degree, in a relevant field

If you are interested in employment opportunities at Texas Monthly, please email a cover letter and resume to [email protected].

Copy Editor

Job Overview: Texas Monthly has an immediate opening for a copy editor, who’ll work with the editorial team to ensure the grammatical and stylistic accuracy of all its published work.

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Vetting manuscripts (for both the magazine and its website) for grammar, spelling, style, and usage
  • Shepherding manuscripts through the production process

Successful candidates will possess the following skills/abilities:

  • A deep love for words and storytelling
  • A strong familiarity and expertise with the gurus, chief among them Chicago, AP, Bryan Garner, Merriam-Webster, and Words Into Type
  • A fastidiousness in regard to details, deadlines, and organization and a calm-under-pressure demeanor (long hours are sometimes required)
  • The ability to communicate clearly and diplomatically with parties of all sorts
  • Writing, reporting, interviewing, and general journalistic know-how is preferred, as is fluency in Spanish and a general affinity for the state of Texas and its varied affairs

Education/Experience:

  • A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
  • Two to five years of copy editing experience

If you are interested in employment opportunities at Texas Monthly, please email a cover letter and resume to [email protected].

NO PHONE CALLS OR WALK-INS ACCEPTED.

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Internships

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: [email protected]

Download our internship job descriptions here.