Business and Innovation Editor at Texas Monthly

February 17, 2021
Remote/Austin, TX

Job Overview:

Texas Monthly is looking for an 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 candidate 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 position is based in Austin, Texas, though work could be done remotely until the pandemic passes. 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. 

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Editing 2-3 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.

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.