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.

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

Current Openings:


Integrated Marketing Coordinator

Currently, the marketing department at Texas Monthly includes two teams: Integrated Marketing and Consumer Marketing. The consumer team acts as an ambassador for the Texas Monthly brand itself, while the integrated team oversees marketing efforts for all advertisers and potential advertisers of the magazine. Each Integrated Marketing role is vital to the magazine as they act as the idea-generating, revenue-driving ambassador for Texas Monthly print, digital, and events. As the primary point of contact for all assigned advertisers, the integrated marketing team must always act in a professional, efficient, and organized manner.

This Coordinator position will report to the Director of Marketing and is responsible for overseeing any assigned marketing efforts from top to bottom for their assigned advertisers, sellers, and marketing projects. Projects not limited, but may include:

  • 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 the creative services and project managers in TM Studio 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 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 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
  • Support Digital Trafficker on back-end client reporting.

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

Travel:

Little to no travel required.

Education/Experience: 

College degree and/or 4 or years of marketing experience required.

Application Process:

If you are interested in this position, please fill out this application form by February 25, 2024Applications will be considered only if they are submitted through that form.

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


Designer

Love magazine design, and also have a passion for storytelling across multiple platforms? Then Texas Monthly might be the place for you. We’re searching for an ambitious designer to join our editorial team. This designer would become a member of a deeply collaborative art department whose work has been honored by such organizations as the American Society of Magazine Editors and the Society of Publication Designers. We’re seeking someone who will thrive in an environment in which they might, in any given week, design stories for the print magazine, work on branding for a podcast, and help create and commission illustrations and graphics for web stories.

This full-time staff position is based in Austin, Texas, and requires working out of our downtown office at least two days a week. It offers stable employment at a nationally renowned media company that is growing in audience, revenue, and editorial staff, and has cultivated a culture defined by collegiality, curiosity, ambition, experimentation, the highest journalistic standards, and a commitment to serve our millions of readers both in and outside of Texas. This position offers industry-leading benefits, including a comprehensive health-insurance plan, 401(k) matching, profit sharing, and eligibility for performance-based bonuses. Compensation is competitive and negotiable.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Art directing and designing stories across all platforms.
  • Collaborating on a broad range of projects beyond print and web stories, including podcast and video graphics
  • Commissioning and creating original artwork, including illustrations, infographics, icons, and animations.
  • Identifying new talent and seeking out diverse voices to contribute to TM.
  • Assisting in photo research and assigning
  • Maintaining brand standards across all digital properties including websites, social channels, newsletters, and videos

Successful candidates will possess the following abilities:

  • A strong portfolio of work in a variety of mediums
  • Excellent typography, layout, and conceptual skills
  • Demonstrated experience commissioning original artwork
  • Thorough understanding of digital production processes and capabilities
  • Expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite
  • Proficiency in WordPress, K4, and Figma
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively and communicate clearly with other designers and editors
  • Illustration and motion graphics skills are a plus

Required Qualifications: 

  • A bachelor’s degree in visual arts, journalism, or a related field
  • At least three years of editorial design experience

Application Process:

If you are interested in this position, please fill out this application form by February 25, 2024. Applications will be considered only if they are submitted through that form.

Texas Monthly will review applications on a rolling basis and may reach out to some candidates before that date, but all applications received by the deadline will be reviewed. Promising candidates will have an initial interview with the HR manager and one or two members of the art department. From there, some candidates will be asked to complete a concise design test. TM will then select two or three finalists for a final round of interviews with TM leadership and other members of the editorial department.

Texas Monthly is committed to diversity and to 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.


Senior Editor

This senior editor will lead the magazine’s coverage of arts and entertainment, including performing arts such as music, movies, television and theater; visual arts such as painting and sculpture; and other topics, including books and sports.. This role reports to the deputy editor and works closely with the deputy editor for digital and other assigning editors who contribute to arts and entertainment coverage online.

The editor should have their finger on the pulse of what’s happening in the arts both in the state and beyond its borders, with an eye toward assigning stories that capture trends or Texan artists on the rise; stories that illuminate unique Texas cultural phenomena or help connect readers with a sense of Texan cultural identity; and stories that highlight the state’s cultural icons, from Simone Biles to Willie Nelson. The arts and entertainment editor will be expected to cultivate a reliable and diverse roster of writers, meet deadlines (and help others do the same), and enthusiastically engage in conversations around digital strategy to help grow our online audience.

Ideal candidates should be digitally fluent, literary-minded journalists who are able to move easily among storytelling platforms, story styles, and subjects. This senior editor will oversee our cultural coverage both in print and online and should be able to balance the monthly print process with regular quicker-turn assignments on the web.

This full-time staff position is based in Austin, Texas, and requires working out of our downtown office at least two days a week. It offers stable employment at a nationally renowned media company that is growing in audience, revenue, and editorial staff, and has cultivated a culture defined by collegiality, curiosity, ambition, experimentation, the highest journalistic standards, and an abiding sense of service to our millions of readers both in and outside of Texas. This position also offers generous benefits, including a comprehensive health-insurance plan, 401(k) matching, profit sharing, and eligibility for performance-based bonuses. Compensation is competitive and negotiable.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Editing 1-2 short or medium-length articles for print each month and 3 articles for the web each week, as well as occasional longer features
  • Developing quality story ideas and shepherding them from inception to production
  • Making freelance assignments and developing new freelance talent
  • Supervising several staff writers and helping them generate a regular flow of high-quality stories
  • 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:

  • Precise line editing
  • The ability to edit stories for clarity, precision, fairness, and structure
  • The ability to establish and meet deadlines
  • Effective management of freelancers and staff writers
  • An enthusiasm for collaboration
  • Conceiving and executing a vision for Texas Monthly‘s coverage of arts and entertainment
  • An ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with other editors, copy editors, fact-checkers, and members of the art department
  • An appreciation for the complex cultural dynamics of a sprawling, diverse, and fast-growing state and a desire to surprise, delight, and inform a diverse audience

Education/experience:

  • At least five years’ experience editing, in print or online
  • An intimate knowledge of Texas arts and culture or the curiosity and enthusiasm required to quickly immerse yourself in it
  • A set of Texas-based freelance writer contacts and publicist relationships is preferred but not required

Application Process:

If you are interested in this position, please fill out this application form by February 25, 2024Applications will be considered only if they are submitted through that form.

Texas Monthly will review applications on a rolling basis and may reach out to some candidates before that date, but all applications received by the deadline will be reviewed. Promising candidates will have an initial interview with the HR manager and one or two members of editorial leadership. From there, some candidates will be asked to complete an editing test. TM will then select 2–3 finalists to do a final round of interviews with TM leadership and other members of the editorial department.

Candidates who are interested in the position but would like to know more information about the role or about Texas Monthly before applying can book an information call with the director of editorial operations via Calendly.

Texas Monthly is committed to diversity and to 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.


Copy Editor/Web Producer

Texas Monthly has an immediate opening for a copy editor/web producer, who will work with the editorial team to ensure the accuracy, clarity, and precision of its published work. This copy editor, who will report to the copy chief, will edit digital copy, including new stories published on TexasMonthly.com, email newsletters, and archival material that is being republished or reformatted for the web, as well as contributing to digital initiatives and maintenance meant to help ensure our stories reach as wide an audience as possible. They will join a team of copy editors—the copy chief, another copy editor/web producer, and two print-focused copy editors—with a culture of collaboration and camaraderie.

Copy editors review articles for grammatical accuracy and adherence to our style guides, but they also go deeper into the text, flagging inconsistencies, unclear language, issues related to sensitivity or inclusiveness, or errors in logic on the sentence or paragraph level. Digital copy editors are also responsible for fact-checking articles as they edit, confirming proper nouns, dates, and quotes and descriptions of events where possible from publicly available sources.

This copy editor/web producer will also be responsible for optimizing digital components such as headlines, SEO headlines, tags, and meta descriptions, to ensure that stories have the best chance of reaching a broad digital audience. They will edit and organize the archives and taxonomical pages, regularly update displays on certain website pages, and assist with other digital projects as needed.

This full-time staff position offers stable employment and opportunities for growth at a nationally renowned media company that is growing in audience and revenue and has doubled its editorial staff over the past five years. Texas Monthly’s culture is defined by collegiality, curiosity, ambition, experimentation, the highest journalistic standards, and a passion for delivering the best storytelling about Texas to our millions of readers both inside our state and beyond it. This position also offers generous benefits, including a comprehensive health-insurance plan, 401(k) matching, profit sharing, and eligibility for performance-based bonuses. Compensation is competitive and negotiable. TM’s main office is in Austin; staffers based in Austin work out of our downtown office a minimum of two days a week. While exceptional candidates based elsewhere in the United States will be considered, strong preference will be given to candidates currently residing in, or willing to relocate to, Texas.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Vetting copy for grammar, spelling, style, clarity, and usage
  • Fact-checking articles based on publicly available links/sources
  • Providing feedback or queries to assigning editors on pieces as needed
  • Checking that web stories have all the required components filled out correctly in WordPress
  • Optimizing SEO and headline fields as needed for both search-engine traffic and social media traffic
  • Curating and updating displays on certain pages on TexasMonthly.com
  • Editing and organizing digital pages and projects as needed

Successful candidates will possess the following skills/abilities:

  • A deep love for language and storytelling
  • The ability to copy edit and fact-check across a range of subjects, including politics, the oil and gas industry, sports, culture, and food
  • A strong familiarity and expertise with the authorities on language and editing, such as Chicago, AP, Bryan Garner, and Merriam-Webster
  • A fastidiousness regarding details, deadlines, and organization
  • The ability to communicate clearly and diplomatically
  • An interest in SEO and digital strategy; prior experience with optimizing stories for the web is a strong plus
  • Experience with writing, reporting, or other facets of journalism is preferred
  • A general affinity for or knowledge of the state of Texas and its varied affairs is preferred
  • Proofreading/editing ability in Spanish is a strong plus

Education/experience:

  • A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
  • At least two years of professional editing experience, preferably at a magazine or similar digital publication

Application process:

If you are interested in this position, please fill out this application form by February 18, 2024Applications will be considered only if they are submitted through that form.

Texas Monthly will review applications on a rolling basis and may reach out to some candidates before the filing deadline, but all applications received by the deadline will be reviewed. Promising applicants will be selected for an initial screening interview. Candidates who move forward in the hiring process from there will be asked to take an editing test. Finalists will then have an interview with the editor-in-chief and other major stakeholders, and another informational interview with copy editors on staff. Potential candidates who are interested in learning more about the position before applying can book an informational phone call with the director of editorial operations at this link.

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.


Internships

Texas Monthly Journalism Internships

Texas Monthly’s journalism internships are paid and are available each fall, spring, and summer semester to current undergraduate or graduate students. The journalism internships, spread across the following teams of the editorial department, all involve a mix of education, mentorship, and real-world training in magazine journalism in its myriad forms.

Note: Texas Monthly does not offer fully remote internships. Applicants must be based in Austin or willing to commute and/or relocate for the term. 

Editorial

What we do: The editorial department tells stories through words and photographs, illustrations, and infographics. Our specialties are long-form narrative journalism on topics that have ranged from the incarceration of innocent men to the breaking of a wild mustang; good, old-fashioned service journalism (see our list of the state’s 50 greatest barbecue joints or the 175 places in Texas you should undeniably visit before you die); and stunning photography. But no matter the subject matter or approach, our mission remains simple: to inform and entertain our readers on the past, present, and future of the state in which they live.

What you would do: As an editorial intern, you’ll pitch story ideas, transcribe interviews, fact-check smaller assignments for the magazine, assist with writing/research projects for TM’s social media channels, and research a wide range of topics, from food and true crime to politics and culture. An intern with special interests and/or a tenacious attitude will likely be able to take on projects specially tailored to their interests or strengths.

Interns also participate in monthly learning sessions that delve into writing, editing, fact-checking, and other aspects of the magazine process with Texas Monthly staffers. The assistant managing editor oversees the interns, but each intern also gets paired with an editorial staffer whose expertise aligns with the intern’s interests and who will serve as their mentor through the internship.

Hours: 15 hours a week in the fall and spring semesters; 35 hours a week in the summer

Requirements: Writing opportunities aren’t guaranteed, but they do crop up from time to time, so facility with language and various modes of communication—for print, online, and social media outlets—is a must. A voracious appetite for storytelling and Texas news is also highly encouraged.

Art

What we do: Our award-winning art department has been creating stunning, high-concept designs to tell stories about Texas and Texans since 1973.

What you would do: As an Art intern, you would be assisting the art assistant, designers, and photo editor with photo research, photo shoots, and administrative tasks such as organizing tear sheets and archive management for both Texas Monthly and texasmonthly.com.

Hours: 10 to 15 hours a week

Requirements: Strong design and organizational skills, flexibility, dependability, and self-motivation are required for assisting art personnel. Proficiency with Macintosh, InDesign, Photoshop, and WordPress are necessary. Knowledge of Illustrator, Premiere, After Effects, and HTML are encouraged but not mandatory.

How to Apply

If you are interested in one of Texas Monthly’s journalism internships, please fill out this form by the application deadlines listed below. Applications will be considered only if they are submitted through that form. For the editorial internship, please include in your cover letter any topic areas you might have particular interest or experience in, such as social media, news, politics, food, investigative journalism, and so on.

 

Applications for the 2024 summer internships are due March 8, 2024.

Applications for the 2024 fall internships are due July 1, 2024.

Applications for the 2025 spring internships are due October 1, 2024.

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