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, life insurance, and 401(k). If you are interested in employment opportunities at Texas Monthly, please email a cover letter and resume to [email protected].


Social Media Editor

Job Overview:

We are looking for a smart, creative individual to help shape the voice of Texas Monthly online. This person will report to the General Manager, and manage daily activity across all social media channels, working closely with all departments on brainstorming and executing campaigns. An interest in Texas culture, history and politics is a must! Must be able to act as part editor, part strategist, and part producer while staying organized. You know who you are and we look forward to meeting you.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Translating web and print stories: Write, edit, produce material for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media channels
  • Manage the daily publishing schedule for social channels
  • Engage with social audiences and form a sense of community
  • Work closely with editorial, marketing and audience development team members on content promotion strategies to grow audience and elevate Texas Monthly’s social media presence
  • Work with the audience development team members to identify audiences for targeting and promotion of posts
  • Participate in brainstorming sessions on how to tell stories on different platforms
  • Identify and report out on new social trends, tools and capabilities

Successful candidates will possess the following skills/abilities:

  • Strong writing skills and experience creating social content
  • A creative, strategic thinker who works collaboratively and independently
  • Familiarity with the Texas Monthly brand

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience as an editor, writer, producer in a media organization
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism or related field
  • Knowledge of SEO best practices
  • Experience using social media reporting platforms (Facebook Insights, Twitter Analytics) to build audiences

Application Process:

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

NO PHONE CALLS OR WALK-INS ACCEPTED. TEXAS MONTHLY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.


Digital Managing Editor

Job Overview:

The digital managing editor is at the core of our web operation. This person will be responsible for overseeing and delivering a robust, responsive, and balanced web publishing schedule. Successful applicants will have an eagle editing eye, a nose for news, a solid understanding of SEO and other best practices, a knack for audience engagement and an eye towards audience growth, and a metabolism suitable to the news cycle. The digital managing editor will report directly to the editor in chief.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Oversee daily web operations, including a team of dedicated digital editors and in coordination with editors who contribute to both print and web
  • Assign and edit stories, and ensure a solid mix of stories from editors in other verticals
  • Oversee hiring and supervision of web copy and fact contractors
  • Manage the web publishing calendar
  • Oversee the transfer and adaptation of stories from the print issue for publishing on the web
  • Write or help refine headlines and deks to improve readability and reach
  • Serve as central point of contact for other Texas Monthly departments re: texasmonthly.com
  • Coordinate with Apple News and other publishers on promotion of Texas Monthly stories on their platforms
  • Oversee social media editor (via dotted line) and interface with the product, events, and consumer marketing teams as needed
  • Help to produce, compile, and proof editorial newsletters
  • Track digital freelance expenses
  • Offer editorial staff visibility into web performance and progress toward traffic targets

Successful candidates will possess the following skills/abilities:

  • Jedi-level WordPress skills
  • Familiarity with Airtable or other project management tools
  • Social media fluency

Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism or similar field
  • 3-5 years’ experience in a similar role

Application Process:

If you are a qualified candidate and interested in this position we invite you to apply. Please email a cover letter and resume to [email protected] with the job title in the subject line.

NO PHONE CALLS OR WALK-INS ACCEPTED. TEXAS MONTHLY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.


Sales Account Director – Dallas

Job Overview:

Texas Monthly has an immediate opportunity for a highly motivated and experienced Account Director to drive sales revenue for Texas Monthly with in the Dallas market. This role will be responsible for prospecting new business and growing pre-existing accounts with customized 360 degree solutions across print, digital, social, video, and experiential platforms at Texas Monthly.  The ideal candidate will have an in-depth understanding of the current media landscape, will have established relationships with senior marketers at local brands and agencies, and high level of comfort with networking and securing long-term partnerships in Dallas.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage an existing portfolio of accounts with a focus on growth and development
  • Prospect and develop new business by cultivating high-level client relationships with a focus on consultative selling
  • Manage and maintain client relationships from initial contact through campaign completion
  • Work with Research and Marketing teams to create client proposals and solutions based on an in-depth knowledge of the client, the marketplace, and Texas Monthly’s products
  • Meet and exceed all sales quotas and goals as set by leadership
  • Attend weekly sales meetings and regular education opportunities
  • Report regularly to leadership on sales pipeline and partnership progress
  • Serve as a Texas Monthly ambassador within the Dallas community by attending targeted events and continually networking

Successful candidates will possess the following skills/abilities:

  • Highly- driven and goal-oriented
  • Self-motivated and with an ability to exercise independent judgment and solve problems while still able to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Personable with superb people skills and a professional demeanor
  • Excellent presentation skills and a clear understanding of PowerPoint and Excel
  • Ability to understand and sell complex ideas across multiple media platforms
  • Ability to develop and deliver sales presentations and negotiate contracts based on the needs of the client
  • Very strong organizational and time-management skills
  • Additional skills required include strategizing, marketing, networking and researching

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 3+ years sales experience, preferably in a media or agency environment
  • A clear understanding of current media trends on a local, regional, and national level
  • Strong persuasive verbal and written communication skills

Application Process:

If you are a qualified candidate and interested in this position, we encourage you to apply. Please email a cover letter and resume to [email protected] with the job title and job location in the subject line.

NO PHONE CALLS OR WALK-INS ACCEPTED. TEXAS MONTHLY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


Assistant Digital Editor

Job overview:

This assistant editor will help assign and edit web stories with a focus on culture and lifestyle, including everything from music and art to travel, food, and sports. The person who takes this position will report to the digital managing editor while working closely with the lifestyle and culture editors, helping them to plan and coordinate coverage across platforms. Initiative will be rewarded. The more creative and ambitious the assistant digital editor is, the more he or she will be able to shape the job—and our editorial content.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Line editing with rigor and inspiring writers to do their best work
  • Project management of digital series as determined in consultation with other editors
  • Crafting display type for print, web, and social media
  • Updating web pages consistently and looking for innovative ways to use archival content
  • Communicating clearly and diplomatically
  • Maintaining the website’s editorial tone and integrity. Serving as editor, and sometimes copy editor and fact-checker, for published posts

Successful candidates will possess the following skills/abilities:

  • Great facility with language
  • Skill at writing good headlines
  • Enthusiasm for using modern web tools to tell stories
  • A knack for developing unique story angles
  • Precise line-editing chops
  • An ability to make deadlines and to help writers do so

Experience:

  • Two to five years’ experience editing, in print or online, preferred
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, news-driven environment
  • Knowledge of WordPress, Slack, and Adobe
  • Knowledge of best social media practices and SEO

Bonus qualifications:

  • Experience with video or audio production
  • Project management experience
  • Fluency in Spanish
  • Texan

Application process:

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

NO PHONE CALLS OR WALK-INS ACCEPTED. TEXAS MONTHLY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


Sales Account Director – Houston

Job Overview:

Texas Monthly has an immediate opportunity for a highly motivated and experienced Account Director to drive sales revenue for Texas Monthly with in the Houston market. This role will be responsible for prospecting new business and growing pre-existing accounts with customized 360 degree solutions across print, digital, social, video, and experiential platforms at Texas Monthly.  The ideal candidate will have an in-depth understanding of the current media landscape, will have established relationships with senior marketers at local brands and agencies, and high level of comfort with networking and securing long-term partnerships in Houston.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage an existing portfolio of accounts with a focus on growth and development
  • Prospect and develop new business by cultivating high-level client relationships with a focus on consultative selling
  • Manage and maintain client relationships from initial contact through campaign completion
  • Work with Research and Marketing teams to create client proposals and solutions based on an in-depth knowledge of the client, the market place, and Texas Monthly’s products
  • Meet and exceed all sales quotas and goals as set by leadership
  • Attend weekly sales meetings and regular education opportunities
  • Report regularly to leadership on sales pipeline and partnership progress
  • Serve as a Texas Monthly ambassador within the Houston community by attending targeted events and continually networking

Successful candidates will possess the following skills/abilities:

  • Highly- driven and goal-oriented
  • Self-motivated and with an ability to exercise independent judgment and solve problems while still able to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Personable with superb people skills and a professional demeanor
  • Excellent presentation skills and a clear understanding of PowerPoint and Excel
  • Ability to understand and sell complex ideas across multiple media platforms
  • Ability to develop and deliver sales presentations and negotiate contracts based on the needs of the client
  • Very strong organizational and time-management skills
  • Additional skills required include strategizing, marketing, networking and researching

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 3+ years sales experience, preferably in a media or agency environment
  • A clear understanding of current media trends on a local, regional, and national level
  • Strong persuasive verbal and written communication skills

Application Process:

If you are a qualified candidate and interested in this position we encourage you to apply. Please email a cover letter and resume to [email protected] with the job title and job location in the subject line.

NO PHONE CALLS OR WALK-INS ACCEPTED. TEXAS MONTHLY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


National Sales Director – Dallas or Austin

Job Overview:

Texas Monthly has an immediate opportunity for a highly motivated and experienced sales professional to sell and influence Texas based regional decision makers for National Accounts.  This role will be responsible for prospecting new business opportunities and growing pre-existing accounts with customized 360 degree solutions across print, digital, social, video, and experiential platforms. This is a unique role working primarily with Automotive, Liquor and Specialty Retail clients coordinating with the National Sales team based in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Florida.

Job responsibilities, but are not limited to:

  • Identify and present Texas Monthly opportunities to key regional and statewide influencers (Presidents, Marketing Directors, Store Managers) to advocate for national advertising and marketing programs with Texas Monthly
  • Work collaboratively with the National Sales Team on a specific portfolio of accounts with a focus on growth and development
  • Prospect and develop new business by cultivating high-level client relationships with a focus on consultative selling
  • Networking and securing long-term partnerships in key categories
  • Manage and maintain client relationships from initial contact through campaign completion
  • Work with Research and Marketing teams to create client proposals and solutions based on an in-depth knowledge of the client, the market place, and Texas Monthly’s products
  • Meet and exceed all sales quotas and goals as set by leadership
  • Attend weekly sales meetings and regular education opportunities
  • Report regularly to leadership on sales pipeline and partnership progress
  • Serve as a Texas Monthly ambassador by attending targeted events industry events

Successful candidates will possess the following skills/abilities:

  • Highly- driven and goal-oriented
  • Self-motivated and with an ability to exercise independent judgment and solve problems while still able to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Personable with superb people skills and a professional demeanor
  • Excellent presentation skills and a clear understanding of PowerPoint and Excel
  • Ability to understand and sell complex ideas across multiple media platforms
  • Ability to develop and deliver sales presentations and negotiate contracts based on the needs of the client
  • Proficient with ASG, Media Radar, and other sales management tools
  • Very strong organizational and time-management skills

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 5+ years media sales experience, preferably working with national accounts in Automotive, Liquor, Luxury Retail
  • Strong persuasive verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to travel statewide and to national offices (30% of time)
  • Experience in Outlook, PPT, Word, Excel

Application Process:

If you are a qualified candidate and interested in this position we encourage you to apply. Please email a cover letter and resume to [email protected] with the job title and job location in the subject line.

NO PHONE CALLS OR WALK-INS ACCEPTED. TEXAS MONTHLY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


Features Editor

Job overview:

Our new features editor will help edit the magazine’s signature feature 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 may also be required. You will also be expected to cultivate a reliable and diverse stable of writing talent and meet deadlines (and help others do the same). This position will report directly to the features director.

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
  • Making freelance assignments and grooming new freelance talent
  • Crafting headlines, deks, and any manner of display type, for an array of platforms
  • Writing and editing for texasmonthly.com
  • Help writers plan a reporting approach and create a compelling narrative structure for ambitious feature stories up to 10,000 words

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.
  • Applicants should have, or be able to swiftly develop, an intimate knowledge of Texas—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, please email a cover letter and resume to [email protected] with the job title in the subject line.

NO PHONE CALLS OR WALK-INS ACCEPTED. TEXAS MONTHLY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.


Senior Editor – Houston

Job Overview:

The journalist in this position is expected to distinguish Texas Monthly’s coverage of one of America’s most dynamic, diverse, and fascinating cities.  He or she will originate ideas for original stories, along with fresh and provocative angles on major stories in the news. This person will report and write in an expeditious manner, coordinate closely with editors, and submit articles that are clean and require minimal editing. He or she is expected to be available during regular business hours and occasional evenings or weekends in the event of a breaking news story.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Pitch and write two web-first stories of quality each week. On breaking news and continuing stories, we’re looking for stories that essentially say to the reader, “you’ve likely read x, but what you need to understand here is y.”
  • Be our eyes and ears in Houston— develop and make use of local knowledge and contacts to suss out stories and angles that others might not have (and that those of us in Austin might not otherwise hear about).
  • Stories should come in at or close to their assigned length, and should be clean, cohesive, and contain information for ease of fact checking (links to sources, etc.).
  • Participate on a daily basis in pitching and discussing possible stories in the Texas Monthly Slack channels. Contributions to any section or editor are acceptable as long as they are approved by the news and politics editor.
  • In addition to daily/weekly pitches, contribute to the monthly editorial pitch packet, and attend monthly pitch sessions in Austin as often as possible.

Successful candidates will possess the following skills/abilities:

  • Great facility with language
  • Enthusiasm for telling stories digitally and using modern web tools to do so
  • A nose for good narratives and the ability to execute them
  • Precise line-editing chops
  • An appreciation for deadlines

Education/experience:

  • Three to five years’ experience writing, in print or online, preferred.
  • Investigative experience is a plus.
  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate an intimate knowledge of Texas—its past, its present, and, above all else, the many opportunities it offers for great storytelling.

Application Process:

If you are a qualified candidate, please email a cover letter and resume to [email protected] with the job title in the subject line.

NO PHONE CALLS OR WALK-INS ACCEPTED. TEXAS MONTHLY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.


Designer

Job Overview:

Texas Monthly is looking for an experienced designer to direct and produce graphics, illustrations, animations, and visual solutions for editorial stories. This designer is multidisciplinary and able to design across a range of platforms.

 Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Art direct and design stories across all platforms
  • Assist in photo research and assigning
  • Create original art for website
  • Assign original illustration, as needed
  • Create graphics and logos for various platforms

Successful candidates possess the following skills/abilities:

  • A strong portfolio of work designing across a range of platforms: digital, print, and social
  • Excellent typography and layout skills
  • Thorough understanding of digital production processes and capabilities
  • Expert proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite
  • Proficiency inWordpress, HTML/CSS, and Sketch
  • Illustration and motion graphics skills are a plus

 Required Qualifications: 

  • BA/BFA in visual arts, journalism, or related field
  • 3+ years of editorial experience

Application Process:

If you are a qualified candidate and interested in this position, we encourage you to apply by submitting a cover letter and resume to [email protected] with the job title in the subject line.

NO PHONE CALLS OR WALK-INS ACCEPTED. TEXAS MONTHLY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.


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.