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.

Current Openings:


Business Development Account Manager – Dallas

Job Overview:

Texas Monthly has an immediate opportunity for a highly motivated and experienced Account Manager to drive sales revenue for Texas Monthly with in the Dallas/Fort Worth market. This role will be responsible for prospecting and selling new business 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 marketers at local brands and agencies, and high level of comfort with networking and securing long-term partnerships.

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
  • 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 scheduled sales meetings and regular education opportunities
  • Report regularly to leadership on sales pipeline and partnership progress
  • Serve as a Texas Monthly ambassador within the Austin/San Antonio 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


Data Analyst, Audience Development

Job Overview:

Texas Monthly is seeking an experienced and passionate data analyst to support successful digital product development, audience growth, and audience engagement. A successful candidate will possess significant experience with Google Analytics, BI tools, SQL, reporting design, and analytical methodologies in order to effectively track, analyze, and develop strategies to grow traffic, deepen engagement, and scale reader loyalty. This role will work closely with editorial, product, technical, and marketing teams to foster a culture of data-driven decision making.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Interpret data, analyze results using statistical techniques, and provide ongoing reports regarding all aspects of web traffic and certain marketing activities
  • Translate data analysis into actionable insights
  • Ensure data integrity and champion improvements
  • Proactively conduct deep dive investigations and discover areas for optimization
  • Become the go-to team member for all data-related decision making by the marketing, editorial, and executive teams
  • Establish new KPIs and monitor existing KPIs related to all content and audience development initiatives
  • Be responsible for organization and quality of our data warehouses, Google Tag Manager, Google Analytics, Parse.ly and our Customer Data Platform
  • Consistently learn and improve your skills in data analytics and related development with off-hours research and share your knowledge with the team regularly
  • Help translate data into business decisions and insight
  • Proactively manage and report on metrics and key business goals
  • Write your own SQL or code necessary for reporting purposes
  • Discover what questions need to be asked and seek to answer them

Successful candidates will possess the following skills/abilities:

  • Familiar with Google Analytics, Google BigQuery, Google Optimize, Google Tag Manager, Parse.ly, Power BI (or another BI solution),
  • Familiar with ETL pipelines
  • Familiar with MailChimp and Sailthru
  • Proficient with SQL
  • Eager and capable of effectively communicating analysis and findings with other team members and stakeholders
  • Ability to create data feeds and build reporting dashboards in Tableau, Power BI, Data Studio or other dashboarding systems
  • Prior experience with customer acquisition and leveraging data to optimize for specific metrics
  • You must love to find the hidden gold and glean business direction from data!
  • Demonstrated consistent improvement and movement toward goals and a grand vision
  • Strong communication skills

Education/Experience:

  • Math, Statistics, or Marketing degree or comparable professional experience
  • At least 2 years’ experience in a similar role

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.


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


Senior Editor

 Job Overview:

Texas Monthly is looking for a senior editor to lead the magazine’s coverage of business and innovation in the Lone Star State, from the iconic companies that have long called Texas home, to our massive energy industry (spanning both fossil fuels and alternatives), to the big tech firms and others relocating here, to our entrepreneurs and inventors across many industries. We want inside-the-boardroom tales of corporate transformation, profiles of business leaders upending the status quo, and smartly rendered analysis of how the state’s economic landscape is evolving. This editor will also assign and edit stories about environmental concerns and scientific and technological research in Texas, particularly in the medical field.

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 work with our staff writers, cultivate a reliable and diverse stable of freelance writers, meet deadlines (and help others do the same), and develop narrative-driven and character-driven approaches to business stories.

This is a full-time position with generous benefits, including a comprehensive health-insurance plan, 401(k) matching, profit sharing, and the potential to be eligible for bonuses. Compensation is competitive and negotiable. While preference will be given to candidates who are based in, or willing to relocate to, Austin, candidates located elsewhere in Texas will be considered.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Editing 1-2 short- to medium-length print stories each month and 2-3 stories for our website each week, along with occasional longer features, including cover stories
  • Developing quality story ideas and shepherding them from assignment to production
  • Making freelance assignments and developing new freelance talent
  • Supervising staff writers and helping them generate a regular flow of high-quality stories
  • Crafting headlines, deks, and all manner of display type, for print, web, and social platforms
  • Helping our podcast, video, live-event, and book editors adapt business and innovation stories for those platforms, and for sale to Hollywood as movies and series

Successful candidates will possess the following skills/abilities:

  • Great facility with language
  • Enthusiasm for telling stories in print and 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 magazine’s business and innovation coverage
  • An ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with writers and other editors

Education/Experience:

  • Three to five years’ experience editing, in print and/or online, preferred
  • A bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • An intimate knowledge of Texas 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. Applications for this position should be submitted by February 21 and will be reviewed on a rolling basis until that date. Promising applicants will be selected for an initial screening interview; candidates who move forward in the hiring process from there will be asked to complete an edit test. Finalists will then have an interview with the editor-in-chief and other major stakeholders, and another with their potential direct reports.

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.


Senior Engagement Editor

 Job Overview:

Texas Monthly has an immediate opening for a senior engagement editor. This new position will oversee the distribution of Texas Monthly’s editorial content through social media sites, newsletters, and third-party publishers, with the goal of meeting readers and potential readers where they are, and introducing Texas Monthly’s stories to them. The senior engagement editor will report to the deputy editor for digital journalism and will supervise the newsletter editor and the social media editor, reviewing strategies for each platform and helping to craft strategy for long-term editorial projects. This position will also be responsible for partnerships and initiatives with third-party publishing platforms, such as Apple News and Pocket.

This is a full-time position with generous benefits, including a comprehensive health-insurance plan, 401(k) matching, profit sharing, and the opportunity for annual bonuses. Compensation is competitive and negotiable. This position would be based in Austin.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Crafting strategic approaches to how Texas Monthly’s editorial content is deployed across off-platform sites
  • Supervising the social media editor and the newsletter editor
  • Coordinating with Apple News on its publication of the monthly print magazine and on any requests or questions its editors might have about TM’s stories
  • Determining which stories would be a good fit for Apple News push notifications
  • Managing initiatives with other third-party publishing platforms such as Pocket and Flipboard
  • Helping to develop a strategy for posting and cross-promoting what TM expects to be a significant increase in video storytelling
  • Maintaining cross-training on social media platforms to assist as needed
  • Coordinating with the audience department on assessing analytics and data around audience engagement initiatives
  • Oversee the comments community on our website
  • Edit select newsletters

Successful candidates will possess the following skills and abilities:

  • A strong sense for stories, angles, and modes of presentation that can capture an online audience and distinguish TM’s coverage from that of all competitors
  • Effective communication with direct reports and peers in the editorial and audience departments
  • Strategic thinking and critical assessments about the platforms and initiatives that best serve Texas Monthly’s audience goals
  • Creativity and a willingness to try new approaches
  • Familiarity with tools such as Google Analytics, Parsley, CrowdTangle, and Disqus

Education/Experience:

  • At least three years of digital journalism experience preferred
  • Experience working on social media strategy required
  • Existing knowledge of Texas and its cultural and political landscape is 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. Applications for this position should be submitted by February 14 and will be reviewed on a rolling basis until that date. Promising applicants will be selected for an initial screening interview; candidates who move forward in the hiring process from there will be asked to write a brief memo critiquing Texas Monthly’s current off-platform and audience engagement initiatives. Finalists will then have an interview with the editor-in-chief and other major stakeholders, and another with their potential direct reports.

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 Coordinator

 Job Overview:

Currently, the marketing department at Texas Monthly includes two teams: Integrated Marketing and Consumer Marketing. The consumer team acts as ambassadors for the Texas Monthly brand itself, while the integrated team oversee marketing efforts for all advertisers and potential advertisers of the magazine. Each Integrated Marketing role is vital to 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 Senior Marketing Manager and is responsible for overseeing any assigned marketing efforts from top to bottom for their assigned advertisers, sellers, and marketing projects.

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 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 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 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:

  • 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.

Education/Experience: 

College degree or 4 years of marketing experience required.

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.


Business Development Account Manager – Austin

Job Overview:

Texas Monthly has an immediate opportunity for a highly motivated and experienced Account Manager to drive sales revenue for Texas Monthly with in the Austin/San Antonio market. This role will be responsible for prospecting and selling new business 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 marketers at local brands and agencies, and high level of comfort with networking and securing long-term partnerships.

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
  • 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 scheduled sales meetings and regular education opportunities
  • Report regularly to leadership on sales pipeline and partnership progress
  • Serve as a Texas Monthly ambassador within the Austin/San Antonio 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


Copy Editor

 Job Overview:

Texas Monthly has an immediate opening for a copy editor, who will work with the editorial team to ensure the grammatical and stylistic accuracy of its published work. This copy editor will be primarily focused on the print magazine but may be asked to edit copy for other editorial platforms as needed.

This is a full-time position with generous benefits, including a comprehensive health-insurance plan, 401(k) matching, profit sharing, and the opportunity for annual bonuses. Compensation is competitive and negotiable. While preference will be given to candidates who are based in, or willing to relocate to, Austin, candidates located elsewhere in Texas will be considered.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Vetting manuscripts (for both the magazine and its website) for grammar, spelling, style, and usage
  • Working closely with writers, fact-checkers, and editors to reconcile edits from various stakeholders
  • Shepherding manuscripts through the production process

Successful candidates will possess the following skills/abilities:

  • A deep love for language and storytelling
  • A strong familiarity and expertise with the authorities on language and editing, such as Chicago, AP, Bryan Garner, Merriam-Webster, and Words Into Type
  • A fastidiousness in regard to details, deadlines, and organization, and an ability to stay calm under pressure (long hours are sometimes required)
  • The ability to communicate clearly and diplomatically
  • Writing, reporting, interviewing, and general journalistic know-how is preferred, as is a general affinity for the state of Texas and its varied affairs
  • Proofreading/editing ability in Spanish is a strong plus

Education/Experience:

  • A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
  • Previous copy editing experience

Application Process:

If you are a qualified candidate, please send a résumé and a cover letter to [email protected]. Applications for this position should be submitted by January 21, 2022; applications may be reviewed on a rolling basis until that date. 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.

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.


Associate Designer

Job Overview:

Texas Monthly is seeking an Associate Designer to join the creative services team. This entry-level position will be part of the Texas Monthly Studio, the magazine’s in-house creative team that is responsible for events, marketing collateral, and client-based projects, which include sponsored content, advertising, and custom media.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Design digital ads for social, run-of-site, and email marketing
  • Build assets and adapt templates for sales decks and one-sheets
  • Design print advertorials, advertisements, or custom publications
  • Design event materials, including signage, programs, and branded “swag”

Successful candidates will possess the following skills/abilities:

  • Strong visual communication skills, including solid understanding of typography, hierarchy, and color theory
  • Exceptional attention to detail and eagerness to learn
  • Ability to take direction, whether from clients or colleagues
  • Adaptable and collaborative professional style
  • 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 the department.

Required Qualifications:

  • Degree in design, visual communications, or related field
  • Fluent in Adobe Creative Suite, specifically Photoshop and InDesign
  • Experience with HTML email service providers

Travel:

Little to no travel required.

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.


WordPress / PHP Web Developer (Contract)

Remote

Texas Monthly is seeking a remote or Austin, Texas-based web developer for a contract position. The ideal candidate is someone who has a track record of shipping products with reliable, maintainable code and who is eager to apply their engineering skills toward creating new, innovative, and creative experiences for our media brand. Our development process is agile but formal enough to maintain efficiencies. This is a contract position within the product and innovation team, and the role involves working closely with designers, developers, and strategists in web publishing, audience development, advertising solutions, and distribution platforms. 

Required Qualifications

  • BS degree in Computer Science, other technical degree or 3+ years of equivalent technology and/or media experience
  • Demonstrable experience developing with LAMP technologies including proficiency with PHP, JavaScript, CSS/SaSS, HTML, and Git.
  • Ability to work efficiently and independently under deadlines and meet weekly sprint commitments

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience developing and working with WordPress or similar CMS, 2+ years preferred
  • Familiarity with building applications and integrations for high traffic consumer websites
  • Experience working under agile development methodologies
  • Eagerness to learn about new technologies and implement those ideas efficiently into a production environment
  • Good understanding of techniques/practices such as responsive web design, progressive enhancement, accessibility, web standards, MVC architectures, and modern deployment practices
  • Having built and maintained open source WordPress plugins in a plus
  • Experience with performance tuning and security is a plus
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience working at a media company

Responsibilities

  • Maintaining and improving codebase for texasmonthly.com (powered by WordPress), building out new features and enhancements, resolving technical issues, and shipping code consistently to production environments
  • Working with product lead, designers, ad-ops, audience development, infrastructure support, and other stakeholders to implement versatile technology solutions
  • Integrating APIs (or in some cases building them!) and implementing core production solutions
  • Leading individual tech efforts such as (but not limited to) page speed enhancements, server load reductions, technical SEO improvements, and building tools for content distribution on other platforms
  • Conduct quality assurance and testing on project deliverables
  • Sharing what you’ve accomplished or discovered to the benefit of the digital team

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. If you have a portfolio of projects, please include that as well.

 


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 or to those who have just graduated. The journalism internships, spread across the following three departments, all involve a mix of education, mentorship, and real-world training in magazine journalism in its myriad forms:

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, aid in the digitization of forty years’ worth of archived content, 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 managing editor, assistant editor for operations, and a senior editor all help manage 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.

TM Recording Studio

What we do: The recording studio at Texas Monthly is a full-service, professional space from which we produce a variety of projects, from podcasts to video series, from audio assets for online user experience to music production.

What you would do: Assist our recording studio director with all aspects of sound and video production. Some responsibilities will include: Help record, edit, assemble and mix audio for podcasts and video projects. Assist with microphone placement, signal routing, gain staging and recording in Pro Tools. Work with producers and talent to edit and assemble audio assets. Help to mix audio and generate masters for podcasts and audio for video. Help create music and sound design as needed for podcasts and video projects. Occasionally work remotely to capture audio assets—both on your own or as part of a video production. Assist our video production team as needed, help set up, and prepare sets for video. Help manage studio booking, organizing, and scheduling. The internship will allow for opportunities to contribute ideas and learn about all facets of our recording operations. Additional projects can be developed around the intern’s strengths.

Hours: 15 to 20 hours a week

Requirements: This position requires the candidate be proficient with Pro Tools, microphones, patch bays/signal routing, plugins, virtual instruments, outboard gear, MIDI, timecode, boom operation.

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 submit a résumé and a cover letter specifying the department(s) in which you would like to work to [email protected]. Put “Journalism Internship” in the subject line of the email. 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 2022 spring internships are due November 1, 2021.

Applications for the 2022 summer internships are due April 1, 2022.

Applications for the 2022 fall internships are due June 30, 2022.

Texas Monthly Business Internships

Internships are available each semester (fall, spring, and summer). These 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. Download our internship job descriptions here.

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]