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 to [email protected].


Consumer Marketing Coordinator

Job Overview:

The consumer marketing coordinator will work alongside the Consumer Marketing Manager and VP of Sales & Marketing daily. They will be vital to the magazine and support all internal marketing campaigns (social, e-mail, in-book, and online display) and must be professional, efficient, and organized.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Report to, and Collaborate with the Consumer Marketing Manager and stakeholders in Circulation, Signature Events, Consumer Revenue (e-commerce and subscriptions), and Editorial to conceive, plan, and execute consumer-facing marketing programs
  • Media Sponsorship Support – Coordinate and manage contract deliverables for sponsorships and partnerships after contract execution; Help create and route contracts for approval with manager; When applicable, manage communication with sponsor partners and coordinate ticketing, lists of attendees, delivery of assets, etc. to partner
  • Influencer Support – Manage pre-established relationships with influencers for promo during campaigns, product or media launches, and events. Including, but not limited to, mailing swag, sending handwritten notes, scheduling giveaways, coordinating and following up with giveaway winners, and managing influencer deliverables whether that be tickets, trade, or cash
  • Help manage and track data results on campaigns to identify trends
  • Support E-comm marketing of the Texas Monthly General Store by tracking email & social campaign results
  • Coordinate and manage media relations at Texas Monthly signature events including but not limited to coordinating ticket approvals with third party PR Agency, providing media with event wristbands, managing media on-site to ensure they are at the right place at the right time, escorting media to hospitality lounges and/or photo access sites
  • Occasionally work Texas Monthly brand activation booths at partner events. May include some evenings or weekends
  • Act as secondary point of contact for external PR agency

 Successful candidate will possess the following:

  • 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

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing or related field
  • 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 Microsoft Office applications, Adobe CC a plus

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 Product Designer

Job overview:

Texas Monthly is seeking an experienced and enthusiastic digital product designer to join our growing product-development team and help design the next generation of texasmonthly.com and other digital platforms. Great design and user experience are key drivers to audience growth and engagement, and this role will be at the forefront of these business priorities.

The product team forges and creates the platforms that connect Texas Monthly’s award-winning content with our growing reader base. We’re eager problem-solvers and visionaries who can transform ideas into successful products with meaningful business outcomes. As the lead product designer, you will play a vital part in the design process, crafting designs that support readers, the editorial voice of Texas Monthly, and the business – turning strategy and insights into beautifully designed products and experiences. You’ll also activate ideas and opportunities and solve problems by prototyping design solutions before and after they are built in both iterative and transformative practices.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Collaborate on projects spanning a broad range, including site-wide responsive-template designs, homepage redesigns, special editorial features, rebranding of verticals, inline touts, creative ad templates, landing pages, and subscription-related flows
  • Work through design problems from beginning to end to post-launch iteration: translating research and data insights into ideas that form disruptive new products and features, then sketching and prototyping these ideas to quickly assess viability, and design detailed interaction behaviors
  • Own and evolve our design system and language across all digital platforms while supporting brand consistency and expression that is context appropriate
  • Evaluate the success of existing products and features, and develop designs to support business objectives
  • Maintain other responsibilities as needed

Successful candidates will possess the following skills/abilities:

  • You’re a great communicator. You have the communication skills to help set up frameworks and brainstorm initial design concepts. You also have the ability to mentor others to deliver work, and make experiences come to life
  • You are respectful when challenging assumptions and give and receive feedback with equal grace
  • You’re comfortable working autonomously and overseeing your design from beginning to end, but also equally comfortable in a collaborative environment, and willing to work with other team members when necessary
  • Excellent knowledge of the technologies used to build modern digital experiences

Required Qualifications:

  • 4-7 years of visual/product design experience, preferably in digital media. Editorial experience is a plus
  • Degree in Visual Design, Graphic Design, Interaction Design, Industrial Design, Motion, Fine Art, Architecture, HCI or related field of study (or comparable work experience without a degree)
  • Demonstrated excellence in typography knowledge and skills, experience with complex typographical systems and hierarchies
  • The ability to create design systems that are scalable and have cross-platform compatibility
  • User-focused design mentality
  • Well-rounded understanding of information architecture
  • UX, UI, research, storytelling and design process which showcases projects from beginning to end
  • Excellent understanding of practices in art direction, illustration, photography, art, image making

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 salary range 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.


Assistant Politics and Policy Editor

Job overview:

The assistant politics and policy editor will help edit the many politics and policy stories that Texas Monthly publishes, with a focus on our online coverage.

Your primary duty will be making TexasMonthly.com a vibrant destination for coverage of the wild world of Texas politics and policy. TM is highly responsive to news and events of interest to Texans, but we don’t cover those developments in the manner of a newspaper or wire service. Our stories sort out what the latest developments mean, explore angles others have overlooked, and bring to life vivid characters and scenes.

Ideal candidates should be digitally fluent, literary-minded journalists who can juggle multiple assignments while maintaining high standards. Duties will run from story ideation and development to line-editing and SEO. Some writing may also be required. We employ both full-time writers and freelancers, so you will be expected to cultivate a reliable and diverse stable of writing talent. You will be expected to meet deadlines (and help others do the same).

This position will report directly to the politics and policy editor.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Editing both quick-turn daily pieces and in-depth features for the web
  • Curating quality story ideas and shepherding them from infancy to production
  • Making freelance assignments and grooming new freelance talent
  • Crafting headlines and deks and other display type, for an array of platforms, with an eye to SEO and social media.
  • Staying abreast of developments in Texas politics and policy, including political campaigns, criminal justice, the environment, education, and immigration.

Successful candidates will possess the following skills/abilities:

  • Great facility with language, not only when editing stories but also when communicating with fellow staffers
  • Enthusiasm for digital storytelling and making use of modern web tools to do so
  • A nose for good narratives and the ability to execute them to their fullest potential
  • Precise, grammatically minded line-editing chops
  • An appreciation for deadlines
  • A love of Texas politics, warts and all
  • Investigative reporting skills

Education/Experience:

  • Minimum one to three years’ experience editing preferred.
  • Applicants should have, or be able to swiftly develop, an intimate knowledge of Texas—its past, its present, and, above all else, the opportunities it offers for great storytelling.

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.

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


Editorial Director, TexasMonthly.com

Job Overview:

This position has had a title change and was originally posted as Digital Managing Editor.  Those who had previously applied for the Digital Managing Editor position will still be considered for this newly titled role.

The Editorial Director, TexasMonthly.com is at the core of our web operation. This person will be responsible for conceiving and executing an editorial vision for our online operation that delivers robust, responsive, and balanced content for the web. Successful applicants will have an eagle editing eye, a nose for news, a solid understanding of SEO and other best practices, a knack for audience engagement, an eye toward audience growth, and a metabolism suitable to the news cycle. This position will report directly to the editor in chief.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assign and edit, in collaboration with other editors, a daily mix of stories that reflect the full range of topics that are of interest to our readers
  • Oversee and coordinate with an editorial staff that includes dedicated digital editors as well as writers and editors who work for both print and web
  • Oversee hiring and supervision of web copy and fact contractors
  • Recruit new talent, on a freelance and possibly staff basis, for the site
  • Manage the web publishing calendar
  • Oversee the transfer and adaptation of stories from the print issue for publishing on the web
  • Write or help refine headlines and deks to improve readability and reach
  • Serve as central point of contact for other Texas Monthly departments re: TexasMonthly.com
  • Coordinate with Apple News and other publishers on promotion of Texas Monthly stories on their platforms
  • Oversee the social media editor and interface with the product, events, and consumer marketing teams as needed
  • Help to produce, compile, and proof editorial newsletters
  • Track digital freelance expenses
  • Keep the editorial staff abreast of web performance and progress toward traffic targets

Successful candidates will possess the following skills/abilities:

  • Sharp editorial vision, keen line-editing skills, and managerial savvy
  • Jedi-level WordPress skills
  • Familiarity with Airtable or other project management tools
  • Social media fluency

Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism or similar field
  • 3-5 years’ experience in a similar role

Application Process:

If you are a qualified candidate and interested in this position, we invite 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.


Sales Account Director – Dallas

Job Overview:

Texas Monthly has an immediate opportunity for a highly motivated and experienced Account Director to drive sales revenue for Texas Monthly with in the Dallas market. This role will be responsible for prospecting new business and growing pre-existing accounts with customized 360 degree solutions across print, digital, social, video, and experiential platforms at Texas Monthly.  The ideal candidate will have an in-depth understanding of the current media landscape, will have established relationships with senior marketers at local brands and agencies, and high level of comfort with networking and securing long-term partnerships in Dallas.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage an existing 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
  • 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 marketplace, 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 within the Dallas community by attending targeted events and continually networking

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
  • Very strong organizational and time-management skills
  • Additional skills required include strategizing, marketing, networking and researching

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 3+ years sales experience, preferably in a media or agency environment
  • A clear understanding of current media trends on a local, regional, and national level
  • Strong persuasive verbal and written communication skills

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


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.