Digital Copy Editor at Texas Monthly

October 20, 2022

Texas Monthly has an immediate opening for a copy editor, who will work with the editorial team to ensure the accuracy, clarity, and precision of its published work. This copy editor, who will report to deputy editor for digital, will be primarily editing digital copy, including new stories published on, e-newsletters, and archival material that is being republished or reformatted for the web. Copy editors review articles for grammatical accuracy and adherence to our style guides, but they also go deeper into the text, flagging inconsistencies, unclear language, or errors in logic on the sentence or paragraph level, as well as verifying information such as dates, names, numbers, and previously reported material.

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. While TM’s office is based in Austin, Texas, this position is open to remote candidates.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Vetting copy for grammar, spelling, style, clarity, accuracy, and usage
  • Providing feedback or queries to assigning editors on pieces as needed
  • Checking that web stories have all the required components filled out correctly in WordPress
  • Optimizing SEO and headline fields as needed for both search-engine traffic and social media traffic, to ensure that stories have the best chance of reaching a broad digital audience

Successful candidates will possess the following skills/abilities:

  • A deep love for language and storytelling
  • A strong familiarity and expertise with the authorities on language and editing, such as Chicago, AP, Bryan Garner, Merriam-Webster, and Words Into Type
  • A fastidiousness in regard to details, deadlines, and organization
  • The ability to communicate clearly and diplomatically
  • Writing, reporting, interviewing, and general journalistic know-how is preferred
  • A general affinity for or knowledge of the state of Texas and its varied affairs is preferred
  • Proofreading/editing ability in Spanish is a strong plus
  • Prior experience with optimizing stories for the web is a strong plus


  • A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
  • Previous copy editing experience

Application process:

Interested candidates should email a résumé and a cover letter to [email protected] with the job title in the subject line. Applications for this position should be submitted by November 28 and may be reviewed on a rolling basis until that date. Promising applicants will be selected for an initial screening interview. Candidates who move forward in the hiring process from there will be asked to take an editing test. Finalists will then have an interview with the editor-in-chief and other major stakeholders, and another informational interview with copy editors on staff. Potential candidates who are interested in learning more about the position before applying can book an informational phone call with the director of editorial operations at this link.

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.

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