Digital Editor

Texas Observer, Austin, Texas

Date Posted November 20, 2020
Industry Magazines / Publishing
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Full-time
Salary $45,000 to $50,000


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


We are a 66-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 years of experience working in daily online journalism, who will take our independent, accountability-driven journalism to the next level. You must have a passion for investigative reporting, comfort with collaborations, and an abiding interest in Observer beats, including mass incarceration and civil rights, Indigenous affairs, the environment, public health, immigration, and politics. 





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, pieces you’ve edited, or other relevant work samples such as newsletters, tweet threads, etc. to: jobs AT The deadline to apply is November 30. This position is based in Austin, Texas, with a remote option available initially. 


Position pay begins in the mid- to upper-$40,000s, with room for growth. The Observer also offers medical, dental, and vision insurance, as well as a retirement match.


About us: The Texas Observer is an Austin-based nonprofit news organization that strives to make Texas a more equitable place by exposing injustice through investigative journalism, narrative storytelling, and cultural coverage. Rather than chasing breaking news, we dig beyond the headlines and contextualize news events. Our essays, reviews, and criticism seek to create a new cultural canon and challenge existing mythologies.


We are committed to building a diverse, 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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