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Texas Monthly seeks a news & politics writer

May 15, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

Texas Monthly is hiring a full-time staff writer to cover state politics and policy. Rather than focus on incremental or breaking-news coverage, Texas Monthly’s news and politics coverage aims to create narratives and commentaries that are vivid and memorable, and shed original light on current affairs and raging Texas debates, with a literary flair—humor, wit, and distinctive voice—that is a core part of the magazine’s legacy. This staff writer will be a key component of the magazine’s political coverage and should be comfortable writing quick-turn colorful dispatches and more deeply reported pieces that give readers context and

The staff writer will report to the senior editor for news and politics.

Job responsibilities include, but may not be limited to: 

  • Reporting and writing one news and politics story a week for the website
  • Reporting and writing additional front-of-book stories for print 1-2 times per year.
  • Contributing writing, ideas, and research to some of the magazine’s most iconic franchises, such as the longtime Best and Worst Legislators list and the annual Bum Steer Awards
  • Pitching quick-turnaround story ideas weekly, and longer-term ideas on a monthly basis

Successful candidates will possess the following:

  • Previous experience reporting on Texas politics
  • At least five years of journalism experience
  • An ability to write compelling narrative- and character-focused stories
  • An ability to balance sharp analysis with precision and fairness
  • A proven track record for cultivating sources in government and/or politics

Interested candidates should email a résumé, a cover letter, and three clips to with the job title in the subject line. Applications for this position should be submitted by May 26 and may be reviewed on a rolling basis until that date.

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