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by | Nov 26, 2019 | We're Hiring

TEXAS SIGNAL’s mission is to be a megaphone for the progressive voice in Texas politics. We are a political operation fueled by journalistic principles, meaning we are guided by facts and data-driven opinion but everything is seen through a left-leaning political lens. Texas conservatives have built their own media empire; we’re launching a long-term effort to balance out the information landscape in the Lone Star State.

We’re hoping to fill two roles.

Managing Editor

We’re looking for an enterprising, fast-paced journalist to be the managing director in the newsroom. We’re looking for someone with excellent news and political judgment. This is part management position, overseeing and editing a small staff of content producers, part assignment editor, and part reporter. Types of content you will focus on: breaking news, longer-form statewide election and policy stories, and thematic stories (like Texas is a swing state in 2020). 

Duties include:

  • In collaboration with editor in chief, developing and executing short-and long-term editorial strategy
  • Manages day-to-day editorial operations of the newsroom, including ensuring deadlines are met and three social media platforms are thriving
  • Has a knack for storytelling
  • Serves as final set of eyes on all content prior to publication
  • Trains new reporters in the Texas Signal voice and style

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5-7 years of journalism and/or political campaign experience
  • Undergraduate degree
  • Track record of collaboration
  • Strong writing and editing experience
  • Dedication to accuracy
  • Expert knowledge of AP style
  • Flexibility is a must since we are a classic start-up  
  • Investigative journalism experience is preferred.

The ideal candidate has an inventive approach to reaching people where they are online, a desire to meet business goals, and strong organizational skills.  

Email resume, cover letter stating why you want to work for the Signal, and two writing samples to Kevin@texassignal.com 

Sales and Marketing Associate

We’re seeking an enterprising marketing and ad sales associate on the business side. We’re looking for someone who is eager to expand the Signal’s supporter network statewide, including securing digital ad placements and marketing the company’s content to a diverse group of stakeholders.

Duties include:

  • Sales: Pitch prospective advertisers on buying placements on Signal digital spaces and manage online donor program
  • Marketing: Promote Signal content and the brand to key stakeholders in the progressive movement and cultivate relationships with elected officials’ staff, reporters, and other influentials.
  • Research: Conducts market research in key Texas cities on news consumption

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 1-3 years of experience in sales and digital marketing
  • Track record of collaboration
  • Dedication to building a new brand
  • Flexibility is a must since we are a classic start-up 

Email resume and cover letter stating why you want to work for the Signal to Kevin@texassignal.com

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