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.


Business Development Director – Dallas/Fort Worth

Job Overview:

Texas Monthly has an immediate opportunity for a highly motivated and experienced Business Development Director to drive sales revenue for Texas Monthly with in the Dallas/Fort Worth 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/Fort Worth.

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/Fort Worth 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


Digital Strategist

Job Overview

Texas Monthly is looking for a skilled and results-driven Digital Strategist to create, implement, and coordinate our various digital marketing campaigns in audience development.  The Digital Strategist will be tasked with analyzing user experience data, initiating digital projects, reporting on planned and current strategies, leading effective digital marketing strategies and ensuring the projects are executed within budget. You will play a pivotal role in growing our business, customer base, and improving user experience.

Ideal candidates for this position should be innovative, web and multimedia savvy. Ultimately the outstanding Digital Strategist should have a firm grasp of the various digital touch points and drive highly effective digital campaigns.

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Drive all audience development efforts including SEO, partnerships, email newsletters, content activation and distribution spends, proactively identifying and leveraging content across the digital ecosystem in line with strategic priorities.
  • Develop a test and learn approach to quickly try new ideas, measure success, and pivot as needed to sustain growth momentum
  • Work with an analytics team to develop and distribute weekly, monthly and quarterly traffic reporting.
  • Working with our various teams – generate creative solutions to drive more visitors through social media, newsletters, paid traffic acquisition and SEO best practices.

Successful candidates will possess the following skills and capabilities:

  • Google Analytics, Parse.ly, BI tools such as Power BI or Data Studio
  • Knowledge of AAM
  • Engage with editorial and business side teams and management

Education and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing preferred
  • 3-5 years’ experience in the field
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Firm grasp of emerging digital tools.
  • Thorough understanding of digital touch points
  • Excellent interpersonal 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 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.


Digital Producer (Contract)

Job Overview:

Texas Monthly is looking for a digital producer who understands reader habits and web trends like no other. The producer will work directly with editors and writers in identifying ways we can grow our audience – whether that’s through a smart SEO strategy, sharp headline writing or how we package our content. This is a one-year contract position for thirty hours a week. Remote candidates will be considered, but preference will be given to applicants based in Texas.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Maintain Texas Monthly’s homepage using strong journalistic judgment

• Use analytics to understand reader behavior and inform best practices

• Assist in the production process for publishing to the web, including writing SEO headlines, tagging stories, and packaging content in a way that increases reader engagement

• Work with the social media and newsletter editors and art team to optimize stories for social and newsletter distribution

• Create engaging digital elements that complement major stories

• Ensure that our travel and other editorial guides are up–to–date

• Assist in retrofitting archive stories or reformatting stories as needed

• Perform general QA duties and flag content or site issues as they arise so they can be quickly addressed

Successful candidates will possess the following skills and capabilities:

• Great facility with language, with an eye for detail

• Familiarity with analytics tools, such as Parse.ly and Chartbeat

• Familiarity with WordPress or other content management systems

Education and Experience:

• A bachelor’s degree, preferably in journalism or related field

• Two-plus years of journalism experience

• Two-plus years of audience growth experience

• Audio and photo editing experience are a plus

Application Process:

If you are a qualified candidate, 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 especially 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.


Culture Editor

Job Overview:

Our new culture editor will lead the magazine’s coverage of the arts and entertainment (music, film, television, art, theater, architecture, and videogames; books are currently handled by another editor). Ideal candidates should be digitally fluent, literary-minded journalists who are able to move easily among storytelling platforms, story styles, and subjects. They will be expected to cultivate a reliable and diverse stable of writers, meet deadlines (and help others do the same), and enthusiastically engage in social media in a manner that helps grow the magazine’s digital audience. The culture editor will oversee our cultural coverage both in print and online and help us formulate our web strategy. This position is based in Austin, Texas, though it could be done remotely until the pandemic passes.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Editing 1-2 short or medium-length articles for print each month and 5-7 articles for web each week, as well as occasional longer features
  • Developing quality story ideas and shepherding them from infancy to production
  • Making freelance assignments and grooming new freelance talent
  • Supervising several staff writers and helping them generate a regular flow of high-quality stories and reviews
  • Crafting headlines, deks, and all manner of display type, for an array of platforms (print, web, social)

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
  • Precise line-editing
  • An appreciation for deadlines
  • Effective management of freelancers and staff writers
  • Conceiving and executing a vision for the culture section
  • An ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with other editors

Education/Experience:

  • Three to five years’ experience editing, in print or online, preferred
  • An intimate knowledge of Texas arts and culture is a strong plus

Application Process:

If you are a qualified candidate, 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 especially 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.


Digital Art Director (Contract)

Job Overview:

Texas Monthly is looking for an experienced art director to direct and produce visual solutions for editorial stories. This art director is a strong conceptual thinker, with immaculate design skills. This is a contract position, starting immediately, with the potential to turn into a staff position. Remote candidates will be considered, but preference will be given to candidates based in/willing to located in Austin.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  •  Art direct and design stories across platforms
  • Assist in photo research and assigning
  •  Create original art/photo illustrations 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
  • Excellent typography and layout skills
  • Expert proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite
  •  Proficiency in WordPress, HTML/CSS, and Sketch
  •  Illustration and motion graphics skills are a plus

Education and Experience: 

BA/BFA in visual arts, journalism

5+ years of editorial experience

 Application Process:

If you are a qualified candidate, please email a cover letter, resume, and link to your portfolio to [email protected], with the job title in the subject line.

Texas Monthly is committed to diversity and cultivating an inclusive environment. We especially 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 or Staff)

 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 or 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.


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.