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.


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.


Newsletter Editor

Job overview:

Texas Monthly is seeking an experienced and passionate newsletter editor to join our editorial team. As newsletter editor, you will produce and manage our daily, weekly and monthly newsletters in addition to our topic-based newsletters, such as our rapidly growing BBQ newsletter.   You will play a vital part in growing our loyal reader base.   The successful candidate will work closely and effectively with the editorial team as well as the general manager and other business team members.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Write and curate content for our topic-based weekly and monthly editorial newsletters
  • Audit our current newsletter offerings and provide feedback on what’s working, what’s not, and what’s missing
  • Build new campaigns such as limited, evergreen series
  • Monitor sponsored content to ensure cohesiveness
  • Find opportunities to engage readers on newsletter lists and other platforms within well-planned engagement strategies, regular editorial programming, special features, and consumer-oriented campaigns
  • Work with our data analyst to track and interpret analytics to improve our newsletters
  • Report to editors and writers on successful stories

Successful candidate will possess the following:

  • Excellent writing skills with extreme attention to detail
  • Ability to curate the most important and unmissable stories
  • Creativity and a deep appreciation for storytelling
  • Understanding of tempo and communication beats on story or package releases
  • Demonstrated experience producing editorial products via email newsletters
  • Advanced proficiency using major ESPs such as Hubspot, MailChimp, or Campaign Monitor
  • Excellent design sensibilities preferred

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism or similar field
  • Experience writing and testing headlines and subject lines
  • Experience using Google Analytics, Parsely, or other analytics platforms
  • Experience with major media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Flipboard, Pocket, Google News, Apple News, and Reddit
  • Experience working with HTML and CSS is preferred

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 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.


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.


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


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


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.