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assistant news editor

The Austin Chronicle, Austin’s independent alternative weekly, seeks an energetic reporter and editor with a passion for community journalism and a talent for spinning multiple plates at once.

The Assistant News Editor assists the News Editor in crafting a weekly and daily storylist in print and online, and ensuring the news team stays on target with all deadlines and deliverables.

Duties include managing production flow and various projects; reporting; editing; overseeing photo, illustration, and data viz assignments; recruiting and shaping new writers; managing news interns; and engaging with the community, organizations, and public figures. Familiarity/facility with an alt-weekly voice and progressive point of view a must.

Applicants should have strong multitasking and organizational skills; at least 2 years' news reporting experience; a working knowledge of national, state, and especially city of Austin politics; and a talent for covering hard news across multiple platforms, from long-form print journalism to breaking news posts and a lively social media presence.

The Chronicle is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences.

Applicants should send a cover letter, résumé, and three published news clips to Editor Kim Jones at with the subject line: “Assistant News Editor.”


editorial intern

The Austin Chronicle is no longer accepting Editorial intern applications for the Spring 2022 session. Applications for the summer session will open in March.

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