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


Freelance Fact-Checker

This role is a contract position with the opportunity to work remotely.

Texas Monthly is looking for a freelance fact-checker who will work closely with the editorial team to ensure the accuracy and fairness of all its published material. This position will be responsible for fact-checking longform stories both online and in the magazine.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Vetting manuscripts (for both the magazine and its website) for erroneous or unsound passages
  • Assisting in securing a path to making said passages accurate and sound
  • Upholding the values and standards of the Texas Monthly brand

Successful candidates will possess the following skills/abilities:

  • Superior research savvy
  • A fastidiousness in regard to details, deadlines, and organization
  • The ability to communicate clearly and diplomatically with parties of all sorts

 Education/Experience:

  • One to three years’ experience fact-checking web or print articles, including longform stories.
  • Writing, reporting, interviewing, and general journalistic know-how preferred
  • Fluency in Spanish and a general affinity for the state of Texas and its varied affairs a plus

Application Process:

If you are interested in this contract position, please email a cover letter and resume to [email protected] with the contract position title in the subject line. If you have a portfolio, please include that as well.

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


Managing Editor

Job Overview:

Texas Monthly has an immediate opening for a managing editor to oversee its daily and monthly editorial operations. The position will have oversight over calendars, budgets, deadlines, and the collective mechanisms that define an editorial workflow, as well as a crackerjack team of copyeditors and fact checkers. The managing editor reports to and works closely with the editor in chief, both to run the magazine and brand day-to-day, and to institute needed changes. The M.E. also works closely with the digital managing editor to ensure that editorial content across all platforms is produced with efficiency, integrity, accuracy, and deftness. Grace and collegiality under pressure are paramount requirements for this job, as are an affinity for storytelling and a fondness for all things Texas.

Are you compulsively organized? Can you efficiently prioritize and handle dozens of tasks coming at you? Are you good at strategizing? Can you manage up, down and sideways, so that you know what calls are yours to make and which ones require collaboration, delegation and escalation? If you answered yes to these questions, please read on.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Setting deadlines and enforcing adherence to them
  • Exerting a strong, steady organizational force on a sprawling and creative editorial operation that spans the website, print magazine, live events, podcasts, videos, etc.
  • Tracking copy and personnel, during all stages in the course of content creation
  • Managing the department’s budget and serving as liaison to the accounting team
  • Overseeing administrative matters and supervising our editorial assistant
  • Amending and reshaping editorial workflows and processes when necessary
  • Overseeing a team of copyeditors and fact checkers

Successful candidates will possess the following skills/abilities:

  • Ability to rapidly sift through possibilities, surface the most plausible ones, set an order of operations, then direct a team to see that sequence through to completion
  • Ability to exert influence through setting of expectations, friendly nudging, direct hounding, appeals to goodness and justice, and [insert here your secret way of making stuff happen]
  • Unflappability
  • Team play. You should delight in the success of the team and your teammates

Required Qualifications:

  • Three to five years’ editorial experience, in print and web, preferred
  • Organization. You must be supremely well organized and able to help others become so.
  • Solid knowledge of WordPress, Slack, and the Adobe and Google suites of products

Application Process:

If you are a qualified candidate and interested in this position, we encourage you to apply. Please email a cover letter and a 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.


Project Manager

Job Overview:

Texas Monthly has an immediate opening for a highly motivated and organized Project Manager for the TM Studio, our team that services both internal and external clients. This person will work with our integrated marketing and creative services teams to oversee the production of and maximize efficiency for projects within the studio, including but not limited to custom publications, creative assets for event promotion and execution, and deliverables for digital and in-book advertising campaigns.  The ideal candidate will be agile, flexible, and have a positive attitude. S/he will have an aptitude for keeping projects on time, on budget, and in line with the quality of work that has come to be expected of the Texas Monthly brand.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Building project timelines and budgets
  • Manage client relationship and collaboration (both internal and external) throughout process to ensure client satisfaction
  • Collaborating with and providing exceptional customer service to internal and external clients
  • Identifying potential project risks and efficiencies
  • Scheduling planning meetings with project stakeholders
  • Organizing and overseeing workflows using project management software
  • Creating magazine thumbnails and print orders
  • Reviewing final layouts and managing version control
  • Managing and maintaining budgets, profit and loss statements, and revenue sharing
  • Hiring and managing freelance writers, copy editors, and designers when necessary, including invoicing

Successful candidate will possess the following skills/abilities:

  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Collaborative personality
  • Good personal skills to work with multiple clients, vendors, freelancers, departments within the company
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously under tight deadlines
  • Ability to quickly and efficiently troubleshoot during planning process
  • An eye for proper spelling, grammar, and punctuation

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or a minimum 3+ years project management or agency experience preferred
  • Fluent in Project Management software like Basecamp, Airtable, Google Docs
  • Light Photoshop and InDesign skills a plus
  • WordPress experience a plus
  • General understanding of Microsoft Office applications

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  and a resume 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.


Audience Development Assistant

Job overview:

Texas Monthly is looking for an audience development assistant. This position requires exceptional organizational and communication skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks under pressure. Assistant responsibilities will include, but not limited to, maintaining accounting reports and overseeing the execution of subscriber retention efforts, managing vendor relationships, responding to customer service inquiries and directing the department’s interns. Must be well versed in Excel and Word.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent required
  • Strategic thinker with superior analytical skills
  • Experience making recommendations based on qualitative and quantitative research and marketing strategy
  • Ability to identify short and long term goals to achieve overall team/company objectives
  • Ability to drive sound and inspiring solutions and recommendations for the business
  • Digital and technical savvy, including experience working on social media initiatives, along with traditional print marketing initiatives

Application process:
If you are a qualified candidate, please email a cover letter, a resume, and salary requirements 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.


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 brand. Texasmonthly.com runs on WordPress using a combination of open-source and proprietary software and plugins. Our development process is agile but formal enough to maintain efficiencies. This will be a primary 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.

Required Qualifications:

  • BS degree in Computer Science, other technical degree or 3+ years of equivalent technology and/or media experience
  • Experience developing with LAMP technologies including a high-degree of proficiency with PHP7, JavaScript, SaSS/CSS, HTML, Git
  • Experience developing and working with WordPress, 1+ years preferred
  • Experience building applications for high traffic websites

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 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

Responsibilities:

  • Maintaining current and evolving codebase for texasmonthly.com, building out new features, resolving technical issues, and shipping code consistently to production environments
  • Ensuring all web properties are running smoothly and performing well at all times
  • 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 page speed enhancements, server load reductions, incorporating machine-learning techniques into the site, supporting content distribution to other platforms (e.g. Apple News), and subscription account management
  • Sharing what you’ve accomplished or discovered for the benefit of the digital team

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. If you have a portfolio, please include that as well.

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.