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].


Sales Account Manager – Houston, Texas

Job Overview:

Texas Monthly has an immediate opportunity for a highly motivated and experienced Account Manager to drive sales revenue for Texas Monthly within the Houston 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 Houston.

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 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 within the Houston 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.


Copywriter

Job Overview:

Texas Monthly has an immediate opportunity for a highly motivated, creative Copywriter for the TM Studio, our team that services both internal and external clients. This person will be responsible for managing, writing, and proofreading projects within the studio: special advertising sections, custom publications, and marketing, sales, and promotional materials for events and the overall Texas Monthly brand. The ideal candidate will be agile, flexible, and have a positive attitude. He or she will have an eagle eye for proper spelling and grammar, and have a proven track record of productive and positive interaction with clients. This person is a creative thinker with a great imagination—someone who can envision and give life to something that does not exist.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Special Advertising Sections & Custom Publications
    • Work with advertisers to write and edit narratives; gather photo assets; and manage approvals for all Texas Monthly special advertising sections
    • Fact-check; proofread; and write feature stories and sidebars for TM Studio’s suite of custom publications
  • Marketing, Sales, and Events
    • Assist with proposal writing; establishing voice and tone for Texas Monthly brand; and copywriting for miscellaneous marketing initiatives, including brand, digital storytelling, promotional ads, lead generation, and ticket sales
    • Concept creative copy for event promotion and on-site collateral, including programs, web copy, and social media

Successful candidate will possess the following skills/abilities:

  • An agile mind and passion for creativity
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Collaborative personality
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously under tight deadlines
  • Ability to quickly and efficiently troubleshoot during planning process

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum 5+ years marketing copywriting experience
  • Fluent in InDesign; Light Photoshop skills a plus
  • General understanding of Microsoft Office applications, including Excel and PowerPoint

Travel:

Little to no travel required.

Education/Experience:

College degree and five or more years marketing writing experience

Application Process:

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


Associate Designer

Job Overview:

Texas Monthly has an immediate opportunity for a highly-motivated Associate Designer to join TM Studio, Texas Monthly’s in-house creative team that is responsible for: Texas Monthly sales and marketing materials; Texas Monthly event collateral and promotion; and advertiser-driven assignments, including print advertorials, native advertising and videos, custom magazines, digital display ads, and more.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Design assets for sales decks, one-sheets, and advertiser newsletters
  • Design in-book advertorials and advertisements
  • Design digital ads for social and run-of-site, as well as email marketing assets
  • Design event materials, including signage, programs, and branded “swag”
  • Participate in brainstorms for advertiser solutions

Successful candidates will possess the following skills/abilities:

  • Creative flexibility: Assignments may range from print to video; art direction to design execution; highly-templated assignments to more “open ended” ones. Strong candidates will have ability to scale their creativity as required by the task.
  • Strong visual communication skills, including solid understanding of typography, hierarchy, and color theory
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Ability to take direction
  • Open and collaborative personality
  • 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 TM Studio.

Required Qualifications:

  • Degree in art, design, visual communications, or related field
  • Minimum 4+ years graphic design experience
  • Fluent in Adobe Creative Suite and PowerPoint
  • Experience with HTML email service providers

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.


Integrated Marketing Manager

Job Overview:

Texas Monthly has an immediate opening for a highly motivated and organized Integrated Marketing Manager for the TM Studio, our team that services both internal and external clients. This person will oversee marketing efforts for all Texas Monthly advertisers and potential advertisers. This role is vital to the magazine as Integrated Marketing Managers act as the idea-generating, revenue-driving ambassadors for Texas Monthly print, digital, and events. As the primary point of contact for all assigned advertisers, Integrated Marketing Managers must always act in a professional, efficient, and organized manner.

This person will also be responsible for creating budgets and timelines and overseeing the production of and maximizing efficiency for a handful of advertising programs within the creative services department, including but not limited to creative assets for event promotion and execution and deliverables for digital and in-book campaigns.

The ideal candidate will be agile, flexible, and have a positive attitude. They 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:

  • 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.).
  • Work with TM Studio creative services and project management teams on 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
  • Collaborate with sales representatives to identify prospective advertisers and sponsors, travel and attend client/agency calls, and meetings with sales staff to present promotional opportunities
  • Work with Special Events Managers to manage all brand integration for assigned advertisers into Texas Monthly signature events
  • Work with project managers on larger programs to establish production and promotional timelines; ensuring all deadlines are met
  • Act as main project manager for some programs, as determined my management
  • Create sponsor content and online programs in WordPress
  • Work closely with internal business or audience development teams to establish, meet, and measure the marketing and business objectives of programs
  • Build project timelines and budgets

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
  • Minimum 3+ years project management or agency experience
  • Fluent in Project Management software, like Basecamp
  • Light Photoshop and InDesign skills a plus
  • WordPress experience a plus
  • General understanding of Microsoft Office applications, including Excel and PowerPoint

Travel:

Some travel required.

Education/Experience:

College degree and three or more years of project management or agency experience

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.


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.