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.


Digital Ad Operations & Marketing Professional

 Job Overview:

Texas Monthly has an immediate opportunity for a highly motivated and experienced Digital Ad Operations & Marketing professional to join the Marketing Department and specifically the Digital Ad Ops team to support all digital ad operations, inventory performance, optimization, and 3rd party programmatic relationships for revenue growth on TexasMonthly.com.

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 assigned sellers and their digital sales at texasmonthly.com. One of two ad ops specialists
  • Reports directly to the VP of Marketing & Communications
  • Role is integral to the Marketing department at Texas Monthly
  • Manage inventory performance
  • Manage & optimize yield/demand
  • Manage 3rd party programmatic
  • Keeper of Digital Contracts and all assets
  • Work directly with assigned local sellers and assistants to request materials
  • Manage digital inventory calendar
  • Traffic all e-newsletter orders in MailChimp
  • Traffic all display orders in Google Ad Manager
  • Create and share advertiser social messages
  • Optimize all campaigns and pull screen shots weekly
  • Design custom end of campaign reports for large advertisers
  • Provide analytics for all digital campaigns when requested: Google Ad Manager, HubSpot, MOAT, and Google Analytics
  • Assist the TM Studio and Project Managers as needed

Successful candidate will possess the following skills/abilities:

  • 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
  • Basic HTML experience is a major plus

 Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum 1-2 years project or digital ad trafficking experience required
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Fluent in Google Ad Manager, Google Analytics, MailChimp, 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.

Texas Monthly is committed to diversity and cultivating an inclusive environment. We 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.

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. 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
  • Build and design interactive web experiences using Ceros software (training provided, if needed)
  • 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.

Education/Experience:

  • 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.


Product Manager

Austin, TX | Texas Monthly

 Job Overview:

Texas Monthly is seeking a product manager with at least 2-4 years of product experience to join our team and help Texas Monthly deliver innovative, engaging, and world-class experiences on TexasMonthly.com and across all digital products. We are looking for a product manager with experience driving alignment with and among colleague stakeholders in order to develop consumer media/technology products for the company. An ideal candidate should have a strong understanding of agile product management and developing products following a well-defined process from research to design, development, testing, and launch. Having a keen eye for detail, an interest in developing a next generation of digital products, and a friendly, communicative demeanor will serve this product manager well.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Support and drive the product development process for Texas Monthly site templates, features and a range of other new web and mobile products
  • Define product features and specifications based on data, audience insights, market intelligence, and engineering considerations
  • Collaborate and regularly communicate with editorial and business colleagues to shape product experiences, and support internal products (e.g. WordPress CMS) that fuel our consumer-facing experiences
  • Work closely with visual/UX designers to create highly engaging user experiences across platforms. Be an advocate for users
  • Manage engineering and feature request tickets daily in Trello and attend daily stand-ups with stakeholders as needed
  • Serve as a frontline advocate to stakeholders requesting ticket statuses and feature requests
  • Turn product requirements into detailed Trello cards
  • Support strategy and development of “off-site” digital products (newsletters, audio, mobile app, Texas Monthly’s presence on platforms like AMP and Apple News)
  • Assist in shaping custom site experiences for special editorial projects, marketing initiatives, and other ambitious efforts
  • Help prioritize the sprint backlog and what gets worked on each week based on a range of inputs
  • Help define and manage product data, metrics, and KPIs
  • Support day-to-day product needs, troubleshoot key issues, and support and drive all QA / testing efforts in the product development lifecycle
  • Proactively identify opportunities to reduce technical debt or increase platform performance

Successful candidates will possess the following skills/abilities:

  • 2-4 years of product management experience
  • Experience working on larger-scale media or technology products preferred
  • Familiarity with the agile approach to product development
  • Experience working closely with front-end and/or back-end engineers is a plus
  • Strong data and analytical skillset
  • Ability to research current or new products, collect data from audience and competitive research, and synthesize findings in a structured format
  • An interest in magazine products (and the ways in which media consumption is changing) is preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Education/Experience:

  • Bachelors degree preferred in media, journalism or another relevant field

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.

 


Video Producer/Strategist

Texas Monthly’s editorial team seeks a highly skilled, creatively driven video producer and strategist to lead the growth of our video storytelling. This is a staff position. The ideal candidate has a journalistic background and a genuine passion for storytelling, as well as extensive experience in video production and strategy.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Working in close collaboration with executive editor of new story platforms, art department, digital team, and contract video teams to produce Texas Monthly video series and one-offs
  • Regularly pitching ideas and concepts around video that will meet editorial and audience goals alike
  • Developing relationships with local directors, producers, and others to contract video projects
  • Producing, overseeing all edits, and spearheading rollout and strategy for Texas Monthly video; shooting and technical editing skills are a plus
  • Creating and managing workflow, deadlines, and budgets

Successful candidates will possess the following skills/abilities:

  • Background in journalism and video storytelling
  • Minimum three years of experience producing video in an editorial setting; experience with motion graphics
  • Deep understanding of the online video landscape, YouTube strategy, and tools and methods for growing audience
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A passion for storytelling, ranging from documentary to quicker web-friendly formats

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.

Texas Monthly is committed to diversity and to cultivating an inclusive environment. We 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.

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

 


News and Politics Editor

Texas Monthly is looking for a senior editor to lead the magazine’s coverage of news and politics in the Lone Star State. Ideal candidates should be digitally fluent, literary-minded journalists who are able to move easily among storytelling platforms, story styles, and subjects. They will be expected to cultivate a reliable and diverse stable of writers, meet deadlines (and help others do the same), and identify and assign stories that look beyond the daily news cycle with narrative-driven angles, reported analysis, and sharp profiles that help readers understand the state of politics and news across Texas.

This full-time staff position is based in Austin, Texas. It offers stability at an organization that is growing in audience and revenue. It also offers generous benefits, including a comprehensive health-insurance plan, 401(k) matching, profit sharing, and eligibility for performance-based bonuses. Compensation is competitive and negotiable.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Editing about 1 medium-length print story per month and 4-6 stories for our website each week, as well as occasional longer features
  • Developing quality story ideas, in collaboration with staffers and freelancers, and shepherding them from infancy to production
  • Making freelance assignments and developing new freelance talent
  • Supervising staff writers and helping them generate a regular flow of high-quality articles
  • Crafting headlines, deks, and all manner of display type, for an array of platforms (print, web, social)

Successful candidates will possess the following skills, abilities, and qualities:

  • Great facility with language
  • Enthusiasm for telling stories in print and digitally, and using modern web tools to do so
  • Precise line-editing
  • An appreciation for deadlines
  • An eye for stories that can work as quicker-turn pieces for the web, as well as stories that will hold up well in the monthly print magazine
  • Effective management of freelancers and staff writers
  • Conceiving and executing a vision for the news and politics section, both in print and online
  • Effective communication and collaboration with other editors: up, down, and sideways.

Education/Experience:

  • Three to five years’ experience editing, in print or online
  • Experience managing editorial staffers
  • An intimate knowledge of Texas politics, policy issues, and key political players

Application Process:

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

Texas Monthly is committed to diversity and to cultivating an inclusive environment. We 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.

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


Associate Project Manager

Texas Monthly is seeking an Associate Project Manager to join the TM Studio department, the magazine’s custom content, publishing, and production team that serves internal and external clients, including events, advertising campaigns, branded content, and custom publications.

This role will report to the Senior Operations Manager, TM Studio and will work with creative services and all necessary stakeholders to manage the execution of and maximize efficiency for their assigned projects.

Project management responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Act as primary contact for the client on project-related information
  • Build project timelines and budgets
  • Create and maintain production schedules for client, vendors, and contractors
  • Identify potential project risks and efficiencies
  • Schedule planning meetings with project stakeholders
  • Organize and conduct client and vendor meetings as necessary
  • Organize and oversee workflows using project management software
  • Scout, select, and secure event space, shooting locations, or studio space (as needed)
  • Hire and manage necessary vendors, including: videographers, photographers, writers, illustrators, production staff, and other contractors as needed
  • Manage production logistics, schedules, accommodations, payments, etc.
  • Manage and maintain P&L budgets; organize, code, and submit vendor invoices
  • Go on sales calls or be included in meetings as necessary to obtain new clients
  • Brainstorm marketing opportunities for the client and Texas Monthly
  • Act as support personnel for more senior team members

Successful candidates will possess the following skills/abilities:

  • Adaptable and collaborative professional style
  • Excellent communications skills and adaptability when working with multiple clients, vendors, freelancers, departments within the company
  • Strong time management and organizational skills, particularly with budgets
  • Exceptional attention to detail and eagerness to learn
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and quickly troubleshoot during planning process
  • Ability to take direction, whether from clients or colleagues
  • An aptitude for the ever-changing media and journalism landscape
  • “Storyteller” Mindset: 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.

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.


 

Internships

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 or to those who have just graduated. The journalism internships, spread across the following three departments, all involve a mix of education, mentorship, and real-world training in magazine journalism in its myriad forms:

Editorial

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, aid in the digitization of forty years’ worth of archived content, 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 managing editor, assistant editor for operations, and a senior editor all help manage 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.

TM Recording Studio

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.

What you would do: Assist our recording studio director with all aspects of sound and video production. Some responsibilities will include: Help record, edit, assemble and mix audio for podcasts and video projects. Assist with microphone placement, signal routing, gain staging and recording in Pro Tools. Work with producers and talent to edit and assemble audio assets. Help to mix audio and generate masters for podcasts and audio for video. Help create music and sound design as needed for podcasts and video projects. Occasionally work remotely to capture audio assets—both on your own or as part of a video production. Assist our video production team as needed, help set up, and prepare sets for video. Help manage studio booking, organizing, and scheduling. The internship will allow for opportunities to contribute ideas and learn about all facets of our recording operations. Additional projects can be developed around the intern’s strengths.

Hours: 15 to 20 hours a week

Requirements: This position requires the candidate be proficient with Pro Tools, microphones, patch bays/signal routing, plugins, virtual instruments, outboard gear, MIDI, timecode, boom operation.

Art

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 texasmonthly.com.

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 submit a résumé and a cover letter specifying the department(s) in which you would like to work to [email protected]. Put “Journalism Internship” in the subject line of the email. 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 2022 summer internships are due April 30, 2022. Applications for the 2022 fall internships are due June 30, 2022.

Texas Monthly Business Internships

Internships are available each semester (fall, spring, and summer). These 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. Download our internship job descriptions here.

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]