Job Openings

news editor

The Austin Chronicle is seeking a News editor.

Applicants should have 2+ years of editing experience; a flexible working knowledge of national, state, and especially city of Austin politics; management experience of people and copy, ability to multitask, and new media expertise; and a passion for covering the news across multiple platforms, from long-form print journalism to quick-hit breaking news posts and a lively social media presence. Familiarity and facility with an alt-weekly ethos/culture a must.

The News editor oversees the Chronicle's news coverage in print and online. Duties include original reportage; conceiving and directing a weekly and daily editorial storylist; managing News staff and freelancers; recruiting and shaping new writers; engaging with the community, organizations, and public figures; and addressing source issues and legal issues in news reporting.

Founded in 1981, the Austin Chronicle takes seriously its role in the community – as a trusted news source and a voice for the people. We are looking for someone spirited, self-driven, progressive, and understanding of the ways that politics and government works, the questions that need to be asked, and the areas to be closely covered.

Applicants should send cover letter, résumé, and writing clips to jobposting@austinchronicle.com.

marketing & events intern

Spring 2015: Jan. 15 - May 1. School credit available. MUST be available during SXSW (March 13 -22).

The Marketing Department is seeking an intern who is enthusiastic about learning event coordination and loves the Austin community.

You will work with the Marketing Department to develop and implement unique marketing campaigns, events, and the overall promotion of the Chronicle. This internship is designed to expose you to how events are planned from start to finish with a focus on on-site activations, how to organize and implement marketing tactics with a focus on social media, and to build your portfolio by creating interesting content for The Austin Chronicle.

Spring Intern Event Focuses: SXSW- The Austin Music Awards, Trade Show, Day Parties. Spring Festival season- on-site promotional activations.

Examples of intern duties:
Event research- sourcing vendors, venues, etc.
Creating social media content, monitoring social media channels
Gathering data for our social media channels
Setting up Chronicle booth activations at events
Managing tickets and guest lists

Requirements:
Must love engaging in the Austin community
Must be active on social media and understand the functionality of social media channels
Must have reliable transportation
Must provide own laptop and smartphone
Available to attend events on weekends and evenings from time-to-time

Please send your resume and a brief paragraph explaining why you want this internship and how you'd be a good candidate to lcrockett@austinchronicle.com.

chrontourage street team

The Austin Chronicle is looking to add a few volunteer members to our street team. If you love going out to events and shows and are enthusiastic about promoting cool things going on around town, you might be a perfect addition to our Chrontourage team.

The 'chron-tourage' (aka Chron2) is a vital part of of the overall marketing and social media operations of the Austin Chronicle. The perfect candidate is sharp and outgoing and will serve as an informed representative of the Austin Chronicle.

You will work with the promotions manager and other Chrontourage members to coordinate our presence at events, develop and implement fun marketing campaigns and give out free stuff to our fans. You'll be expected to attend concerts, movie screenings, and other exciting events happening around town as a representative of the Austin Chronicle.

In addition to invaluable experience and a great time you have the opportunity to earn significant perks. The hours and time commitment are flexible. We want you to be out at events you love as much as possible!

Please fill out the Chrontourage Questionnaire and let us know why you think you’d be a great addition to the Chrontourage. Someone from the promotions team will get back to you within a week.