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.


Full Stack Web Developer

Job Overview:

 Texas Monthly is seeking an experienced full-stack developer to help build the next generation of texasmonthly.com. Our team is looking for someone who has a track record of shipping products with reliable, maintainable code and someone who is eager to apply their engineering skills toward creating new, innovative, and creative experiences for our media brand. Our development process is agile but formal enough to maintain efficiencies. This is a full-time engineering role on the product and innovations team, and we are excited to supercharge our technical efforts in web publishing, audience development, advertising solutions, and expansion to other platforms.

Job responsibilities:

  •  Maintaining and improving codebase for texasmonthly.com, building out new features and enhancements, resolving technical issues, and shipping code consistently to production environments
  • Ensuring all technical systems are performing reliably and efficiently
  • Working with product lead, designers, ad-ops, audience development, infrastructure support, and other stakeholders to implement versatile technology solutions
  • Integrating vital APIs (or in some cases building them!) and implementing core production solutions
  • Leading individual tech efforts such as (but not limited to) page speed enhancements, server load reductions, technical SEO improvements, and building tools for content distribution on other platforms
  • Sharing what you’ve accomplished or discovered for the benefit of the digital

Successful candidates will possess the following:

  • Experience developing and working with WordPress, 2+ years preferred
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience working at a media company
  • Ability to work efficiently and independently under deadlines and meet weekly commitments
  • Experience working under agile development methodologies preferred
  • Eagerness to learn about new technologies and implement those ideas into a production environment
  • Good understanding of techniques/practices such as responsive web design, progressive enhancement, accessibility and other web standards, MVC architectures, and modern deployment practices
  • Having built and maintained open source WordPress plugins in a plus
  • Experience with performance tuning and security is a plus

Job requirements:

  • BS degree in Computer Science, other technical degree or 3+ years of equivalent technology and/or media experience
  • Experience developing with LAMP technologies including proficiency with PHP7, JavaScript, React, SaSS/CSS, HTML, Git
  • Experience building applications and integrations for high traffic consumer websites

Application Process: If you are a qualified candidate and interested in this position, we encourage you to apply. If you have a portfolio of projects, please include that as well. 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.


ASSOCIATE DESIGNER

Job Overview:

 Texas Monthly is seeking an Associate Designer to join the creative services team starting July 1, 2020. This entry-level position will be part of the Texas Monthly Studio, the magazine’s in-house creative team that is responsible for events, marketing collateral, and client-based projects, which include sponsored content, advertising, and custom media.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Design digital ads for social, run-of-site, and email marketing
  • Build assets and adapt templates for sales decks and one-sheets
  • Design print advertorials, advertisements, or custom publications
  • Design event materials, including signage, programs, and branded “swag”

Successful candidates will possess the following skills/abilities:

  •  Strong visual communication skills, including solid understanding of typography, hierarchy, and color theory
  • Exceptional attention to detail and eagerness to learn
  • Ability to take direction, whether from clients or colleagues
  • Adaptable and collaborative professional style
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • 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
  • Fluent in Adobe Creative Suite, specifically Photoshop and InDesign
  • Experience with HTML email service providers

Travel:

  • 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 [email protected] with the job title in the subject line. Final candidates will be asked to perform an authentic task designated by the hiring manager.

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


Digital Ad Trafficker

Job Overview:

Texas Monthly has an immediate opportunity for a highly motivated and experienced Digital Ad Trafficker to act as primary trafficker for texasmonthly.com within the TM Studio. This role will be responsible for managing and executing all advertising opportunities online. The ideal candidate will be detail oriented and have an understanding of the current digital publishing landscape and have a high level of comfort working with multiple sales reps and clients at any given time. 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 trafficker for ALL digital sales at texasmonthly.com
  • Keeper of Digital Contracts and all assets.
  • Work directly with local sellers and assistants to request materials.
  • Manage digital inventory calendar.
  • Traffic all e-newsletter orders in HubSpot.
  • Traffic all display orders in Google Ad Manager.
  • Create and share advertiser social messages.
  • Optimize all campaigns and pull screen shots weekly.
  • Create custom end of campaign reports for all clients.
  • Provide analytics for all digital campaigns when requested: Google Ad Manager, HubSpot, MOAT, and Google Analytics.
  • Assist the TM Studio and Project Manager, Digital as needed.

Successful candidate will possess the following:

  • 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 process

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum 1-2 years project or trafficking experience required
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Fluent in Google Ad Manager, Google Analytics, HubSpot, MOAT, WordPress, Facebook Business, Instagram and Twitter Insights
  • General understanding of Microsoft Office applications including Excel and PowerPoint 

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.


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.