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Texas Monthly seeks an editorial coordinator

December 12, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

Texas Monthly is looking to hire an editorial coordinator who will report to, and work closely with, the assistant managing editor. The editorial coordinator will be responsible for the administrative tasks that are central to the operations of the editorial department, as well as editorial tasks that align with the coordinator’s journalistic interests and/or the needs of the department.

This is an entry-level position that is ideal for someone looking to get their foot in the door in magazine journalism (staffers in similar roles at Texas Monthly have gone on to be accomplished writers and editors) and to be a proactive member of the editorial team. This position is based in Austin, Texas, and requires working out of our downtown office a minimum of three days a week.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Helping organize and manage editorial projects in coordination with the assistant managing editor and director of editorial operations
  • Directing and/or responding to emails and phone calls to the editorial department and the editor in chief
  • Entering data from invoices to keep financial spend sheets accurate and up to date
  • Booking travel accommodations for staffers as needed
  • Maintaining editorial’s physical space within the office, including filing books and magazine back issues within the department’s library
  • Filing copyrights for the print magazine and podcasts
  • Sorting through and properly distributing mail sent to the editorial department
  • Coordinating departmental meetings and events
  • Taking on additional journalistic tasks, such as fact-checking, writing, or contributing to the engagement team, depending on the coordinator’s journalistic interests and/or the needs of the department

Successful candidates will possess the following skills/abilities:

  • Exemplary organizational skills and attention to detail
  • The ability to be self-directed and manage one’s time well across multiple recurring responsibilities
  • A collaborative, professional attitude
  • The ability to communicate clearly and diplomatically in person, on the phone, and/or via email with parties of all sorts, including Texas Monthlyreaders and staffers across multiple departments
  • An enthusiasm for, and ambitions in, magazine journalism
  • Spanish proficiency is not required but is a big bonus


  • A bachelor’s degree, preferably in journalism or an otherwise relevant field
  • Prior experience in journalism through an internship, job, and/or student publication

Application process:

If you are interested in this position, please fill out this application form by January 8, 2024. Applications will be considered only if they are submitted through that form. Your cover letter should include the following information:

  • Why you want to work at Texas Monthly
  • What type of journalistic experiences (writing, reporting, fact-checking, editing, etc.) you have had, and what skills you’re more interested in developing
  • An example of a project you spearheaded or of an instance when you otherwise showed initiative and problem-solving

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