Digital Editor

Texas Observer, Austin, Texas

Date Posted June 26, 2019
Industry Magazines / Publishing
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Full-time
Salary Negotiable


The Texas Observer seeks a digital editor to oversee our thriving online presence.

We are a 65-year-old award-winning Texas institution that specializes in investigative longform journalism, daily news analysis, and must-read coverage of state politics and culture. 

We’re looking for an editor with a minimum of 3 to 5 years of experience working in daily online journalism, who will take our independent, hell-raising journalism to the next level. You must have a passion for investigative reporting, comfort with a rigorous pace of editing, and an abiding interest in Observer beats, including criminal justice, the environment, public health, immigration and politics. 

The digital editor assigns and edits web-only stories, from short daily items to in-depth investigations. This position requires someone capable of stewarding all aspects of editorial production, from story conception and line-editing to writing headlines. You will work with the other editors, as well as the reporting staff and freelancers, to ensure the website is a healthy mix of smart commentary, fearless reporting and timely news. The digital editor also coordinates with the engagement editor on social media promotion, newsletters and SEO. 

You must be a mission-oriented professional with an ability to work quickly and independently.

Qualifications include:

Send your résumé, cover letter and no more than five links to clips of your writing and/or pieces you’ve edited to: jobs AT The deadline to apply is July 14. 

About us: We are a storied publication with a proud tradition of independent ass-kicking reporting and commentary. In the last few years, our reporters have won an Emmy, a National Magazine Award, a first-place Society of Professional Journalists award, and a Hillman Prize. We’re a nonprofit with a strong public service mission; we seek to expose injustice and to produce the kind of impact journalism that makes a difference.

We are committed to diversity and to building an inclusive working environment for people of all backgrounds and ages. We are an equal opportunity employer. We welcome and encourage all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, AIDS/HIV status, national origin, veteran or disability status.

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