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.


Freelance Digital Copy Editor

Job Overview

Texas Monthly has an immediate opening for a freelance copy editor on its website. The editor will work directly with the editorial director, editors, and writers to ensure the grammatical and stylistic accuracy of all its published work. This is a one-year contract position that would require 30 hours of work a week, with the potential to be extended beyond the one-year time period.

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Copy editing articles for the website, including lightly fact-checking the text

Ensuring, in collaboration with the editorial director, that each article is properly tagged and optimized for search and social

Successful candidates will possess the following skills and capabilities:

A deep love for language and storytelling

A strong familiarity and expertise with Chicago style, as well as AP, Bryan Garner, Merriam Webster, and Words Into Type

A fastidiousness with regard to details, deadlines, and organization; calm under pressure

The ability to communicate clearly and diplomatically with parties of all sorts

Experience in journalism, writing, and reporting is preferred, as is fluency in Spanish and a general affinity for the state of Texas and its varied affairs

Education and experience:

A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field

Two to five years of copy editing experience

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

Application Process:

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

 


Custom Publishing-Business Development

Job Overview:

We are adding to our team a senior sales-business development professional who will take the lead in rebuilding a once thriving Custom Publishing Division of Texas Monthly.  Responsible for the development of a targeted Sales Strategy and unique value proposition to secure key custom publishing projects for print, digital and newsletters.  Texas Monthly Custom Publications has expertise in Corporate Communications, Marketing and Brand Building projects in the Tourism, Real Estate, Economic Development, State Association Categories of business.   Seeking a strategic thinker and sales professional that can initiate cold calls with C-Level executives, present capabilities and close complex sales.  This position will report to Texas Monthly Chief Revenue Officer and will work successfully with the Custom Publishing executive team.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Prospect and develop new business by cultivating high-level client relationships with a focus on consultative selling
  • Manage and maintain client relationships from initial contact through campaign completion
  • Coordinate with the Texas Monthly print and digital sales team on targets of opportunity for Custom Publishing projects
  • Work with Research and Marketing teams to create client proposals and solutions based on an in-depth knowledge of the client and market place
  • Meet and exceed all revenue quotas and goals as set working with Sales 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 within the Texas and US business communities by attending targeted events and continually networking

Successful candidates will possess the following skills/abilities:

  • Proven track record of cultivating and successful selling projects to C-level executives
  • 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
  • Additional skills required include strategizing, marketing, networking and researching

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 5+ years sales experience, preferably in a media or agency environment
  • 2 – 3 years of successful work in a sales/service position; advertising/publishing/multi-media applications or business to business sales experience
  • Strong presentation, interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Self-motivated with a drive for success
  • Organized, able to multi-task, attentive to details and able to meet deadlines
  • Commitment to the company’s culture and quality service standards
  • Ability to travel

Application Process:

If you are a qualified candidate, please email a cover letter, 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.


Digital Ad Operations Professional

 Job Overview:

Texas Monthly has an immediate opportunity for a highly motivated and experienced Digital Ad operations professional that will oversee be responsible for ad operations, inventory performance, manage & optimize yield/demand, 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 all digital sales at texasmonthly.com
  • Manage inventory performance
  • Manage & optimize yield/demand
  • Manage 3rd party programmatic
  • 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 MailChimp.
  • 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 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 3-4 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.


Podcast Producer (Contract)

 Job Overview:

Texas Monthly’s crackerjack podcast team seeks a highly skilled, creatively driven podcast producer to work on several upcoming projects. This is a contract position that has potential to turn into a staff position. The ideal candidate has a journalistic background and a genuine passion for storytelling, as well as extensive experience in podcast production and audio editing.

 

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Working in close collaboration with podcast editor, multimedia producer, and marketing team to produce podcasts from start to finish
  • Working with reporters to ensure quality tape is recorded in the field
  • Cutting tape, writing scripts, assembling episodes in ProTools
  • Creating and managing workflow, deadlines, and budgets
  • Assembling podcast in ProTools using tape, archive materials, and music

 

Successful candidate will possess the following:

  • Minimum three years’ experience developing and producing audio for radio or podcast
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong understanding of story structure and ability to identify strong characters
  • Comfort in studio as well as in the field

 

Education/Experience: 

  • Background in journalism and/or audio storytelling
  • Fluency in ProTools and keen ear for working with tape

 

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.


Integrated Marketing Manager

 Job overview:

Currently, the marketing department at Texas Monthly includes two teams: Integrated Marketing and Consumer Marketing. The integrated team consists of one Senior Marketing Manager, one Manager (this position), and one Coordinator. They handle the marketing efforts for all advertisers and potential advertisers of the magazine. The Integrated Marketing Manager is vital to the magazine as they lead idea generation for compelling media and advertising plans that can close and drive revenue. As the primary point of contact for all assigned advertisers, the integrated marketing team must always act in a professional, efficient, and organized manner.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

This Integrated Marketing Manager reports directly to the Senior Marketing Manager and is responsible for overseeing all advertising marketing efforts from top to bottom for their assigned sellers, advertisers, and marketing projects including, but 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.).
  • Collaborate with assigned Senior Sales Representatives to generate high impact media campaigns.
  • Travel and attend client/agency meetings with assigned Senior Sales Representative when requested
  • Outline sold marketing buys with key performance metrics to creative services and project managers in TM Studio­
  • Own 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
  • Work with Project and Event Managers to manage all brand integration for assigned advertisers into Texas Monthly signature events
  • 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

Successful candidates will possess the following skills/abilities:

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

Education/Experience: 

  • College degree or 4 years of marketing experience required.
  • Experience building complex marketing programs and reporting on results
  • Exposure to digital and direct response marketing
  • Fluent in Google Analytics, Campaign Monitor/MailChimp, Facebook Business Manager, Twitter Analytics, and Instagram Insights
  • General understanding of Adobe InDesign
  • General understanding of Microsoft Office applications

Travel:

Minimal travel, pending COVID restrictions lifted.

Application Process:

If you are a qualified candidate, please send a résumé and a cover letter 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.


Writer (Contract)

Job overview:

 Texas Monthly is looking for a freelance writer with the chops to deliver the kinds of well-told, rigorously reported, longform feature stories for which the magazine is known. This is a temporary contract position, starting immediately and continuing until the end of December 2020 with the potential to be extended. It does not include benefits. This journalist will report to one of the features editors, but, with the approval of that supervisor, may write for any of the assigning editors on staff. He or she is expected to be available during regular business hours and occasional evenings or weekends in the event a story requires it. This position will likely be entirely remote.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Delivering ambitious longform storytelling (usually 4,000-7,000 words per article)
  • Pitching and writing occasional shorter web articles
  • Originating ideas for fresh stories, along with new and provocative angles on major stories in the news
  • Participating enthusiastically in our fact-checking process
  • Contributing to the monthly editorial pitch meeting

Successful candidates will possess the following skills/abilities:

  •  Great facility with language
  • Enthusiasm for telling stories digitally and using modern web tools to do so
  • A nose for good narratives and the ability to report and execute them
  • An appreciation for deadlines
  • Experience covering politics is a plus, as is investigative experience. However, culture writers are also encouraged to apply
  • Applicants should be able to demonstrate knowledge of Texas—its past, its present, and, above all else, the many opportunities it offers for great storytelling at Texas Monthly

Application Process:

If you are a qualified candidate, please email a resume and a handful of several journalism clips, particularly any longform features you’ve written, to [email protected] with the job title in the subject line. The initial deadline is July 31 but applications may be considered on a rolling basis beyond that date.

Texas Monthly is committed to diversity and cultivating an inclusive environment. We especially encourage all qualified applicants to apply, without regards 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.


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.