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Associate Editor, Food and Drink

Job ID: 63729
Job Views: 378
Location: Texas, United States
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Job Category: Magazines
Employment Type: Full time
Posted: 09.27.2021

Job Description

Texas Monthly is looking for an editor to manage the magazine’s Food & Drink coverage online, including its coverage of barbecue, tacos, fine dining, cocktails, beer, wine, recipes, and what we call everyday dining. Ideal candidates should be digitally fluent, literary-minded journalists with a passion for and knowledge of Texas’s diverse culinary and drinks scene. This editor will be expected to cultivate a reliable and diverse stable of writers, meet deadlines (and help others do the same), and identify and assign a range of stories, such as profiles of compelling chefs, entrepreneurs, and food workers; explanatory articles identifying trends or reporting on little-known Texas food history; and service journalism that appeals to readers statewide.

Texas Monthly articles on food and drink often include authoritative service journalism, in the manner of restaurant reviews. But we typically go beyond that, both in print and online, to tell engaging stories about the people behind the restaurants, bars, and trends that we cover, and we’re looking for an editor with a nose for those stories.

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. Texas Monthly’s newsroom is headquartered in Austin, but this editor can be located anywhere in Texas.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Editing about 5-8 articles for the web each week, including TM’s taco, barbecue, and everyday-dining coverage
  • Curating a well-rounded mix of food and drink coverage online
  • Developing quality story ideas and shepherding them from infancy to production
  • Making freelance assignments and developing new freelance talent
  • Crafting headlines, deks, and all manner of display type
  • In collaboration with the executive editor for food and drink, provide editorial guidance and assistance on food-and-drink initiatives across multiple platforms, including web collections, print packages, books, video series, events, podcasts, and the TM BBQ Club

Job Requirements

Successful candidates will possess the following skills and abilities:

  • Great facility with language
  • Precise line-editing
  • Enthusiasm for multiplatform approaches to storytelling
  • A commitment to meeting deadlines
  • 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 freelancers and staff writers
  • Effective communication and collaboration with other editors


  • At least two years’ experience editing food coverage preferred
  • An intimate knowledge of Texas and its culinary scene is a strong plus

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