Photo Editor at Texas Monthly

April 12, 2023

Texas Monthly is currently seeking a creative, enthusiastic and hard-working chief photo editor to join its award-winning editorial team. This person will work closely with the art department, story editors, and writers to produce engaging photography for our print magazine, website, and other editorial platforms.

This is a full-time position with generous benefits, including a comprehensive health-insurance plan, 401(k) matching, profit sharing, and eligibility for annual bonuses. Compensation is competitive and negotiable. While preference will be given to candidates who are based in, or willing to relocate to, Austin, candidates located elsewhere in Texas will be considered.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Aid in establishing the visual direction for Texas Monthly, through the photography we assign and publish.
  • Mentor and provide support for junior staffers, including an assistant photo editor
  • Produce photo shoots: suggest photographers, secure shoot locations, source stylists, organize schedules, and provide direction for photographers on set
  • Research and source archival and stock photography, as needed
  • Compile caption and credit information for stories; clear rights and permissions for images
  • Work with design and production teams during the proofing process
  • Oversee the photography budget
  • Manage billing and contracts
  • Pitch and produce photo essays
  • Support projects across product teams as needed

Successful candidates possess the following skills/abilities:

  • A keen eye for photography and illustration
  • An ability to conceive of and execute unexpected and compelling photos.
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills
  • Ability to multi-task and work under pressure while remaining calm and collegial
  • Proficiency in Adobe CS
  • Proficiency in WordPress
  • K4 experience a plus


BA/BFA in photography, visual arts, or related field, with 4+ years of relevant work experience

Application Process:

If you are a qualified candidate and interested in this position, we encourage you to apply by submitting a cover letter and resume to [email protected] with the job title in the subject line.


Texas Monthly is committed to diversity and cultivating an inclusive environment. We especially 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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