The Editorial Director, TexasMonthly.com is at the core of our web operation. This person will be responsible for conceiving and executing an editorial vision for our online operation that delivers robust, responsive, and balanced content for the web. Successful applicants will have an eagle editing eye, a nose for news, a solid understanding of SEO and other best practices, a knack for audience engagement, an eye toward audience growth, and a metabolism suitable to the news cycle. This position will report directly to the editor in chief.
Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Assign and edit, in collaboration with other editors, a daily mix of stories that reflect the full range of topics that are of interest to our readers
Oversee and coordinate with an editorial staff that includes dedicated digital editors as well as writers and editors who work for both print and web
Oversee hiring and supervision of web copy and fact contractors
Recruit new talent, on a freelance and possibly staff basis, for the site
Manage the web publishing calendar
Oversee the transfer and adaptation of stories from the print issue for publishing on the web
Write or help refine headlines and deks to improve readability and reach
Serve as central point of contact for other Texas Monthly departments re: TexasMonthly.com
Coordinate with Apple News and other publishers on promotion of Texas Monthly stories on their platforms
Oversee the social media editor and interface with the product, events, and consumer marketing teams as needed
Help to produce, compile, and proof editorial newsletters
Track digital freelance expenses
Keep the editorial staff abreast of web performance and progress toward traffic targets
Successful candidates will possess the following skills/abilities:
Sharp editorial vision, keen line-editing skills, and managerial savvy
Jedi-level WordPress skills
Familiarity with Airtable or other project management tools
Social media fluency
Bachelor’s degree in journalism or similar field
3-5 years’ experience in a similar role
If you are a qualified candidate and interested in this position, we invite you to apply. Please email a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with the job title in the subject line.
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About Texas Monthly
Texas Monthly has chronicled life in contemporary Texas since 1973, reporting on vital issues such as politics, the environment, industry, and education. The magazine is known for astute political commentary and compelling longform narrative nonfiction. As a leisure guide, it continues to be the indispensable authority on the Texas scene, covering music, the arts, travel, restaurants, museums, and cultural events with its insightful recommendations. Texas Monthly has a reputation for providing its readers with a magazine of the highest editorial and design quality and has won fourteen National Magazine Awards. Founded by Michael R. Levy, the magazine currently has a paid circulation of 270,000 and is read by more than 2.5 MM people each month.
Texas Monthly’s website, TexasMonthly.com, which debuted in 1995, is the go-to site for people who want to keep up with everything that matters in Texas. At texasmonthly.com, readers find original coverage of politics, food, travel, sports, our state’s culture, and more. Updated daily, our website is a trusted source of informed opinion and trustworthy journalism about the subjects that matter most to this state. Using the well-honed edit...orial judgment and expert knowledge of our staff writers and carefully chosen freelancers, texasmonthly.com delivers quality original journalism and points readers to the things they need to read each day.