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.


Current Openings:


Integrated Marketing Coordinator

Job Overview:

Currently, the TM studio at Texas Monthly includes the Integrated Marketing team. The integrated team oversees marketing efforts for all advertisers and potential advertisers of the magazine. Each Integrated Marketing role is vital to the magazine as they act as the idea-generating, revenue-driving ambassador for Texas Monthly print, digital, and events. As the primary point of contact for all assigned advertisers, the integrated marketing team must always act in a professional, efficient, and organized manner.

This Coordinator position will report to the Director of Marketing and is responsible for overseeing any assigned marketing efforts from top to bottom for their assigned advertisers, sellers, and marketing projects.

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Conceive, present, and execute marketing programs tailored to advertisers’ needs including, but not limited to custom advertorials, high-impact units, native programming, print and digital contests/sweepstakes, custom events and integration into Texas Monthly signature events, and “big ideas” across all media outlets (print, digital, social, radio, experiential, etc.).
  • Work with the creative services and project managers in TM Studio on the creation of program-related assets, sales materials, and creative elements (i.e. sponsorship packages, sales sheets, display advertising, social media creative)
  • Ensure client wishes are being met and give constant communication
  • Collaborate with sales representatives to identify prospective advertisers and sponsors, travel and attend client/agency calls, and meetings with sales staff to present promotional opportunities
  • Work to manage all brand integration for assigned advertisers into Texas Monthly signature events
  • Work with project managers on larger programs to establish production and promotional timelines; ensuring all deadlines are met
  • Act as main project manager for smaller turnkey programs
  • Create sponsor content and online programs in WordPress
  • Work with project managers to manage and reconcile program budgets
  • Work closely with internal business or audience development teams to establish, meet, and measure the marketing and business objectives of programs
  • Support Digital Trafficker on back-end client reporting

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • General understanding of Microsoft Office applications including Excel and PowerPoint


Little to no travel required.

Application Process:

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

Final candidates will be asked to perform an authentic task.



Billing & Collections Specialist

Job Overview

Texas Monthly is seeking a qualified, hands-on Billing & Collections Specialist to join our team located in Austin, Texas. The ideal candidate will be energetic, detail-oriented, and have a strong understanding of full-cycle revenue, and a basic understanding of general accounting practices, be a quick learner of new financial systems, and can work in a team environment.

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Data entry of customer contracts in the billing system, ensuring proper coding and approvals
  • Prepare customer invoicing for all publications, events, and digital revenues
  • Reconcile billing summaries with department leaders to ensure accuracy
  • Respond timely to all customer and internal billing inquiries
  • Maintain consistent communication with all customers regarding their account balances
  • Review accounts receivable aging reports daily, weekly, and monthly, following up on all past-due balances
  • Assist with accounts payable and other projects as determined by the CFO
  • Maintain files and documentation thoroughly and accurately, in accordance with company policy and accepted accounting practices

Successful candidates will possess the following skills and capabilities:

  • Proficiency in Outlook, Excel and Word
  • Thorough knowledge of applicable general ledger systems and procedures; MediaOS and AdSystem experience a plus
  • Good personal skills to work with multiple clients, vendors, freelancers, departments within the company
  • Ability to communicate effectively within all levels of the organization, which includes verbal, written, and nonverbal communication
  • Strong problem-solving skills, basic accounting principles knowledge, documentation skills, research and resolution skills, high attention to detail, and multi-tasking skills
  • Ability to work independently and with a team in a fast-paced and high-volume environment with emphasis on accuracy and timeliness
  • Follows through on tasks and responsibilities with minimal supervision

 Education and experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent combination of education and experience

Application Process:

If you are interested in this position, please email a cover letter and résumé to , with the job title in the subject line. If you have an example of a project you spearheaded or of when you otherwise showed initiative and problem-solving, please include a description of it in your cover letter.

Texas Monthly is committed to diversity and cultivating an inclusive environment. We especially encourage all qualified applicants to apply, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status.


Designer (Creative Services)

Job Overview:

Texas Monthly is seeking a Designer to join the Creative Services team starting immediately. This position will report to the Director of Creative Services and be part of the Texas Monthly Studio, the magazine’s in-house creative team that is responsible for marketing collateral, and client-based projects, which include sponsored content, advertising, and custom media.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Design custom print publications, including magazines, coffee table books, and visitor guides
  • Design custom content including advertorials, visual storytelling features, and campaigns across Texas Monthly print and digital platforms
  • Design digital ads for social, run-of-site, and email marketing
  • Design event materials, including signage, programs, and branded “swag”

Successful candidates will possess the following skills/abilities:

  • A strong portfolio of work in a variety of mediums
  • Strong visual communication skills, including solid understanding typography, layout, and conceptual skills
  • Thorough understanding of digital and print production processes
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively and communicate clearly with other designers and project managers
  • Web design and motion graphics skills are a plus
  • Exceptional attention to detail and eagerness to learn
  • Ability to take direction, whether from clients or colleagues
  • An aptitude for the ever-changing media and journalism landscape
  • “Storyteller” Mindset: While most tasks are focused on design execution, strong candidates will have a foundational understanding of what makes a good narrative and can apply this to all assignments that flow through the department.

Required Qualifications:

  • Degree in design, visual communications, or related field
  • At least three years of design experience
  • Fluent in Adobe Creative Suite, specifically Photoshop and InDesign


Little to no travel required.

Application Process:

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

Final candidates will be asked to perform an authentic task designated by the hiring manager.




Jr. Digital Ad Operations Coordinator

Texas Monthly has an immediate opportunity for a part time (up to 30 hours a week) Jr. Digital Ad Operations Coordinator to join TM Studio, Texas Monthly’s in-house creative team that is responsible for: Texas Monthly sales and marketing materials; Texas Monthly event collateral and promotion; and advertiser-driven assignments, including print advertorials, native advertising and videos, custom magazines, digital display ads, and more.

The ideal candidate will be highly organized, possess excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communications skills, and understand the current digital publishing landscape. They must be comfortable taking initiative to streamline and “own” digital advertising projects from start to finish.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  •  Primary owner for all end of campaign reports (proof of delivery reports for advertisers).
  • Monitor campaign analytics throughout the month guaranteeing delivery.
  • Oversee Austin client charts & outer office client charts when requested.
  • Work alongside Digital Ad Operation Managers to support all digital contracts and line items that are delivered each month.
  • Optimize line items when requested from Digital Ad Operation Managers.
  • Act as a project manager on smaller digital projects when requested.
  • Act as a backup to either Digital Ad Operations Manager when requested.
  • Availability to support fact-checking, photo research, proofreading and brainstorming when requested.

Successful candidate will possess the following skills/abilities:

  •  Extremely detail oriented.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Collaborative personality
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously under tight deadlines
  • Ability to quickly and efficiently troubleshoot during planning and delivery process

 Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • General understanding of Microsoft Office applications including Excel and PowerPoint
  • Nice to have: experience in Google Ad Manager, Google Analytics, MailChimp, MOAT, WordPress, Facebook Business, Instagram and Twitter Insights

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 with the job title in the subject line.


Internships and Fellowships

Texas Monthly Journalism Internships

Texas Monthly’s journalism internships are paid and are available each fall, spring, and summer semester to current undergraduate or graduate students. The journalism internships, spread across the following teams of the editorial department, all involve a mix of education, mentorship, and real-world training in magazine journalism in its myriad forms.

Note: Texas Monthly does not offer fully remote internships. Applicants must be based in Austin or willing to commute and/or relocate for the term. 


What we do: The editorial department tells stories through words and photographs, illustrations, and infographics. Our specialties are long-form narrative journalism on topics that have ranged from the incarceration of innocent men to the breaking of a wild mustang; good, old-fashioned service journalism (see our list of the state’s 50 greatest barbecue joints or the 175 places in Texas you should undeniably visit before you die); and stunning photography. But no matter the subject matter or approach, our mission remains simple: to inform and entertain our readers on the past, present, and future of the state in which they live.

What you would do: As an editorial intern, you’ll pitch story ideas, transcribe interviews, fact-check smaller assignments for the magazine, assist with writing/research projects for TM’s social media channels, and research a wide range of topics, from food and true crime to politics and culture. An intern with special interests and/or a tenacious attitude will likely be able to take on projects specially tailored to their interests or strengths.

Interns also participate in monthly learning sessions that delve into writing, editing, fact-checking, and other aspects of the magazine process with Texas Monthly staffers. The assistant managing editor oversees the interns, but each intern also gets paired with an editorial staffer whose expertise aligns with the intern’s interests and who will serve as their mentor through the internship.

Hours: 15 hours a week in the fall and spring semesters; 35 hours a week in the summer

Requirements: Writing opportunities aren’t guaranteed, but they do crop up from time to time, so facility with language and various modes of communication—for print, online, and social media outlets—is a must. A voracious appetite for storytelling and Texas news is also highly encouraged.


What we do: Our award-winning art department has been creating stunning, high-concept designs to tell stories about Texas and Texans since 1973.

What you would do: As an Art intern, you would be assisting the art assistant, designers, and photo editor with photo research, photo shoots, and administrative tasks such as organizing tear sheets and archive management for both Texas Monthly and

Hours: 10 to 15 hours a week

Requirements: Strong design and organizational skills, flexibility, dependability, and self-motivation are required for assisting art personnel. Proficiency with Macintosh, InDesign, Photoshop, and WordPress are necessary. Knowledge of Illustrator, Premiere, After Effects, and HTML are encouraged but not mandatory.

How to Apply

If you are interested in one of Texas Monthly’s journalism internships, please fill out this form by the application deadlines listed below. Applications will be considered only if they are submitted through that form. For the editorial internship, please include in your cover letter any topic areas you might have particular interest or experience in, such as social media, news, politics, food, investigative journalism, and so on.


Applications for the 2024 summer internships are due March 8, 2024.

Applications for the 2024 fall internships are due July 1, 2024.

Applications for the 2025 spring internships are due October 1, 2024.

Texas Monthly Audio Fellowship

What we do:

The recording studio at Texas Monthly is a full-service, professional space from which we produce a variety of projects, from podcasts to video series, from audio assets for online user experience to music production. Our award-winning shows are rich in narrative, sound design, and music. They consistently rank among the highest rated shows nationwide and have been optioned for TV and film development.

What you would do:

The Texas Monthly audio fellowship provides a deep dive into audio storytelling for an entry-level journalist eager to gain professional training and experience on all aspects of a podcast process. From storyboarding, scripting, and editing to engineering and production, the fellow will work side by side with our team—including the director of audio; the podcast producer; and the TV, film, and podcasts coordinator—in our state-of-the-art recording studio to produce podcasts reflecting the high caliber of work for which Texas Monthly is known. A typical day will primarily entail audio editing and engineering in Pro Tools, but will also include script editing sessions and the opportunity to provide input on a project’s narrative scope. The fellow will leave with a deep understanding of podcast production, from story concept to publication, and will receive production credit on all applicable shows.


The fellowship is open to recent graduates and enrolled graduate students; an undergraduate degree is required. This position also requires a foundational skillset of editing podcast scripts and writing for audio, as well as a solid working knowledge of Pro Tools, recording techniques, editing audio, assembling and mixing audio, equalization, compression, and sound design. Music production skills are a bonus! Fellows must be available to work in person in our downtown Austin office.

Time commitment:

20-30 hours per week. The fellowship’s start and end dates will correspond with the production of a specific show (though a fellow’s responsibilities may include work on other shows being produced simultaneously).

Application process:

If you are interested in the TM audio fellowship, please fill out this form. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis depending on the studio’s production schedule. We currently anticipate our next fellowship beginning in July 2024.

Magazine Latest