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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 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].


Associate Editor

Job overview: Texas Monthly is seeking smart, web-savvy candidates for an associate web editor position. This person is a nimble but thorough editor, who can shape pitches with writers and provide thoughtful feedback. They have a nose for news and a good sense of what a statewide constituency needs to read. Candidates should be able to juggle tasks, jumping between roles as a copy editor, fact checker, and digital dreamer. Most importantly, our ideal person has a dedication to making texasmonthly.com the go-to source for Texas news, entertainment, and analysis.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage our daily news blog, The Daily Post, which includes assigning and editing at least three posts a day. This includes editing a daily news brief.
  • Maintain the Daily Post’s editorial tone and integrity, serving as copy editor and fact checker for the published posts.
  • Be able to conceive story ideas and angles and understand the evolving readership of texasmonthly.com.
  • Read new texasmonthly.com content to look for and fix glaring copy or fact errors.
  • Manage a daily newsletter.
  • Meet with web team daily to discuss story publication schedule and strategy.
  • Continue seeking out and adding new and talented voices to the Daily Post.

Successful candidates will possess the following skills/abilities:

  • Be able to maintain an efficient editorial workflow for the daily site.
  • Contribute ideas to the ongoing discussion of Texas Monthly’s web presence.
  • Continue self-education re: various tools and resources that will improve the site.
  • Eventually also edit short- and long-form reported stories for texasmonthly.com.
  • Be able to pass an edit test.

Education/Experience:

  • B.A. or M.A. degree in journalism or related discipline.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced news-driven environment.
  • Knowledge of best social media practices and SEO.

Application Process:
If you are a qualified candidate and interested in this position we encourage you to apply. Send a cover letter and resume to [email protected] by May 26.


Editorial Designer

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

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Work closely with deputy editor to oversee and design the front and back of book sections of the magazine
  • Work closely with the art director and design a minimum of one feature per issue
  • Assign illustrations
  • Assist photo editor in photo research
  • Provide design needs for digital and social platforms, as needed

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
  • In-depth knowledge of Adobe CS (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop)
  • InCopy, K4, and Adobe DPS skills are a huge plus

Education/Experience:
BA/BFA in graphic design or visual arts, with 2+ years of relevant work experience 

Application Process:
If you are a qualified candidate and interested in this position we encourage you to apply. Send portfolio, cover letter, and resume to [email protected] by May 19.


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.