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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].


Special Events Manager

Position Overview
Do you like Texas, live music, BBQ, and experiential events? Are you passionate about hosting 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 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 Special Events Manager must have event production experience, 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:

  • Manage and execute Texas Monthly’s signature events including but not limited to the Texas Monthly BBQ Fest, Whiskey Affair, The Edge of Texas Dallas, and Texas Monthly Road Trips, as well as custom events for advertising partners
  • Work with the creative services department on the creation of event-related sales materials and creative elements (i.e. sponsorship packages, sales sheets, email blasts, banner ads, social media creative, on-site collateral)
  • Collaborate with sales reps to identify prospective sponsors, attend client/agency calls and meetings with sales staff to present event and sponsorship opportunities
  • Manage and reconcile event budgets
  • Secure permits, insurance policies, and other legal documents for events
  • Manage vendor relationships and negotiate rates
  • Establish production and promotional timelines; ensure all deadlines are met
  • Work closely with internal business or audience development teams to establish, meet and measure the marketing and business objectives of events
  • Coordinate creative brainstorms across departments to concept opportunistic custom events

Successful candidate will possess the following skills/abilities:

  • Strong leadership skills with calm disposition
  • Expert knowledge in TABC laws and regulations statewide
  • Superior organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously under tight deadlines
  • Strong relationship building/networking skills
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Ability to quickly and efficiently troubleshoot during planning process and on-site at events
  • Strong creative skills and ability to develop compelling revenue driven programs

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum 3 years event planning and execution experience required
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Fluent in Microsoft Office applications including Excel and PowerPoint
  • Established relationships with statewide event venues and vendors preferred

Travel:

Some overnight travel and evening and weekend event support required.

Education/Experience:
College degree and one or more years administrative experience required.

Application Process:

If you are a qualified candidate and interested in this position we encourage you to apply. If you are interested in employment opportunities at Texas Monthly, please email a cover letter and resume to [email protected] with the job title in the subject line.


Marketing Manager

Position Overview
Are you passionate about Texas? Are you a creative thinker with strong business skills? Are you comfortable presenting in small groups and interacting with clients? If your answer is yes, Texas Monthly is looking to welcome a new addition to the marketing team. Candidates must be highly-organized, hardworking, detail-oriented, and willing to roll up their sleeves and lead projects working with a dynamic and creative team. To be a successful member, the Marketing Manager 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:

  • Conceive, present, and execute marketing programs tailored to advertisers’ needs including but not limited to original print advertisements or “advertorials,” high-impact units, print and digital contests/sweepstakes, custom events, and “big ideas” developed across all media assets (print, digital, social, radio, experiential, etc.)
  • Work with the design department on the creation of program-related assets, sales materials, and creative elements (i.e. sponsorship packages, sales sheets, email blasts, banner ads, social media creative, on-site collateral)
  • Collaborate with sales reps to identify prospective advertisers and sponsors, attend client/agency calls and meetings with sales staff to present promotional opportunities
  • Manage and reconcile program budgets
  • Secure permits, trade agreements, and other legal documents for events
  • Manage vendor relationships and negotiate rates
  • Identify, negotiate, and manage new sponsorships, while overseeing existing sponsorships with local organizations and nonprofits across the state
  • Establish production and promotional timelines; ensure all deadlines are met
  • Work closely with internal business or audience development teams to establish, meet, and measure the marketing and business objectives of programs
  • Coordinate creative brainstorms across departments to conceive custom programs

 Successful candidate will possess the following skills/abilities:

  • Strong leadership skills with calm disposition
  • Knowledge of TABC laws and regulations statewide
  • Superior organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously under tight deadlines
  • Strong relationship building/networking skills
  • Collaborative personality
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Ability to quickly and efficiently troubleshoot during planning process and on-site
  • Strong creative skills and ability to develop compelling revenue driven programs

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum 5 years project and event management experience required
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Fluent in Microsoft Office applications including Excel and PowerPoint
  • Established relationships with statewide non-profits and creative vendors preferred

Travel:
Some overnight travel and evening and weekend event support required.

Education/Experience:
College degree and one or more years administrative experience required.

Application Process:
If you are a qualified candidate and interested in this position we encourage you to apply. If you are interested in employment opportunities at Texas Monthly, please email a cover letter and resume to [email protected] with the job title in the subject line.

 


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.