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 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].


Web Editor

The web editor leads the overall direction of texasmonthly.com. Day to day, you coordinate what appears on the site, working with writers, editors, developers, and designers to produce smart, engaging stories across digital platforms in multiple formats. You are a news hound, naturally; a digital savant, attentive to best practices and industry trends. You’re also a generalist, as interested in food and music as you are in politics and sports, and you have more than a passing familiarity with this state’s culture and history. At Texas Monthly, you have a special charge: to help a legacy magazine evolve its digital presence, build its audience, and improve reader engagement, all while helping fellow staffers dream big digital dreams.

Main Duties

  • Live and breathe the web: it is the first and last thing you think of each day
  • Turn a disparate group of staff writers, frequent contributors, and occasional freelancers into a team that can produce a site that is more than just a collection of articles
  • Oversee a group of web editors. Assign and edit stories, of varying topics, lengths, and scope, each day
  • Write accurate, compelling headlines that are optimized for site engagement and traffic performance
  • Work intimately with our audience development team and an engagement editor on web presentation and content-distribution strategies
  • Manage a tight budget, as well as contracts with contributors
  • Coordinate with the editorial director, the deputy editor, the managing editor, and the editor in chief on optimizing workflows for multimedia productions
  • Be an evangelist for the web, a big thinker with a collaborative spirit, and a person who can help make ideas become reality

Requirements

  • A degree in journalism or related field
  • Experience managing a website or news operation
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, including an ability to foster team spirit
  • Excellent editing ability: you can give big picture direction and line edits
  • Facility with WordPress and other CMSes
  • Familiarity with Google Analytics, SEO, social platforms, and modern web tools

Bonus 

  • Experience with video or audio production
  • Knowledge of HTML, CSS, Javascript, and other web languages
  • Project management experience
  • Fluency in Spanish
  • Texan

Application Process: Please send a cover letter, résumé, and salary requirements to [email protected]. Include Web Editor in the subject line. No phone calls or walk-ins accepted.

 


Office Manager

Job Overview:

Texas Monthly has an immediate opening for the position of Office Manager. In this role, you will be the primary front-of-office representative of the company for callers, visitors, and staff. Must be cheerful, outgoing, service-oriented, and organized. We need someone who will take the initiative in keeping our office running smoothly, as well as looking for opportunities to improve our work experience. The hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., with a break for lunch.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Welcoming guests and staff
  • Opening and closing the office daily – maintaining upkeep of kitchen, general office area
  • Assisting with front line Human Resources responsibilities
  • Supervising our part-time administrative assistant/runner
  • Processing department invoices and maintaining the department budget
  • Submitting magazine copyrights and updating the masthead for each month’s issue of the magazine
  • Communicating general administration information to the staff
  • Serving as liaison with building management, security, and office vendors
  • Ordering office supplies and equipment as needed; managing parking allocations
  • Updating staff lists
  • Managing the Texas Monthly internship program, including attending recruiting events on local college campuses
  • Selecting and supervising the department’s intern

Successful candidates will possess the following skills/abilities: 

  • Multitask and manage time well
  • Professional communication skills and dress
  • A positive attitude in relationships and work
  • Proficiency in Office 365 (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Aptitude for problem solving and assisting others
  • Strong organizational and leadership skills

Education/Experience:

  • General administrative experience in a mid-sized company
  • Media company experience helpful
  • College degree helpful

Application Process: If you are a qualified candidate and interested in this position, we encourage you to apply. Submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected]. No phone calls or walk-ins accepted.

 


Features Editor

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.

Job overview: The features editor will edit the magazine’s signature stories, both online and in print. Ideal candidates should be digitally fluent, literary-minded journalists who are able to move easily among mediums, story styles, and subject matters. Duties will run from story ideation and development to line editing, as well as managing and editing some service packages. Some writing will also be required. The features editor will also be expected to cultivate a reliable and diverse stable of writing talent, meet deadlines (and help others do the same), and enthusiastically engage in social media, in a manner that helps grow the magazine’s digital audience.  

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • editing a mix of feature stories and shorter pieces
  • curating quality story ideas and shepherding them from infancy to production
  • conceptualizing and spearheading the occasional service package, most often on matters of food, travel, and Texas culture
  • making freelance assignments and grooming new freelance talent
  • crafting headlines, deks, and any manner of display type, for an array of platforms (print, browser, tablet, etc.)
  • writing and editing for texasmonthly.com

Successful candidates will possess the following skills/abilities:

  • great facility with language, not only when editing stories but also when communicating with fellow staffers
  • enthusiasm for digital storytelling and making use of modern web tools to do so
  • a nose for good narratives and the ability to execute them to their fullest potential
  • precise, grammatically minded line-editing chops
  • an appreciation for deadlines

Education/Experience: Three to five years’ experience editing long-form pieces for a magazine, be it in print or online, preferred. Born-and-bred Texans will be given special consideration, but applications will also be accepted from those who can demonstrate an intimate knowledge of the state—its past, its present, and, above all else, the innumerable ways in which it allows for great storytelling.

Application Process: If you are a qualified candidate and interested in this position we encourage you to apply by submitting a cover letter, résumé, and salary requirements to [email protected]. No phone calls or walk-ins accepted.

NO RELOCATION AVAILABLE.


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].


Events & Marketing Coordinator

Job Overview

Do you like Texas, live music, BBQ, and experiential events? Are you passionate about hosting or learning how to host the perfect event – paying attention to every detail to make sure guests are entertained and have a memorable experience? If your answer is yes, Texas Monthly is looking to welcome a new addition to the events and marketing team. Candidates must be highly-organized, hardworking, detail-oriented, and willing to roll up their sleeves to support a dynamic and creative team. To be a successful member, the Events & Marketing Coordinator must be extremely organized and excel at multi-tasking and taking initiative to streamline and “own” projects from start to finish. Excellent communication skills and the ability to organize workloads and establish priorities in a fast-paced environment with fresh ideas and innovation is a must.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide administrative support and assist with daily tasks and projects
  • Assist with internal and external events and oversee select events from top to bottom (pre-event production; ticketing and website management; on-site logistics and execution; and post-event follow through)
  • Manage execution of a variety of print, digital, social media, and direct mail merchandising programs
  • Coordinate all online marketing department initiatives including content creation and sweepstakes fulfillment
  • Assist with proofreading, fact-checking, light writing, and trafficking for content, as needed
  • Manage and distribute promotional merchandise inventory
  • Execute marketing mailings
  • Recruit and supervise events and marketing interns

Successful candidate will possess the following skills/abilities:

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously under tight deadlines
  • Proven track record of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to support multiple individuals in a fast-paced environment
  • Tech-savvy with a strong understanding of social media and current practices
  • Work with a team as well as independently on various projects

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 1-2 years’ experience in an events, marketing or sales role
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

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.


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.