The Texas Tribune is a nonpartisan, nonprofit media organization that promotes civic engagement and discourse on public policy, politics, government and other matters of statewide concern. Our vision is to serve the journalism community as a source of innovation and to build the next great public media brand in the United States.
A major focus of the Tribune is the production of on-the-record, open-to-the-public events. These events are an extension of our editorial content and, while sponsored, have the same editorial integrity as our journalism. Our current events program includes a conversation series featuring elected officials and other newsmakers; The Texas Tribune Festival, a two-day event taking place on the University of Texas campus; a series of one-day symposiums on a single topic; regular events in smaller markets featuring local legislators; and other mission-related educational and social events.
We are looking for a dynamic, responsible individual to join our events team on a full-time basis. The candidate must be a self-starter who is able to juggle many projects simultaneously. Responsibilities include working very closely with the director of events and the Tribune’s editor-in-chief on projects, large and small; event planning, production and on-site execution; working with speaker representatives for scheduling and logistics; managing speakers on-site; copywriting and editing; and management of contacts, lists and RSVPs.
Required: some event production experience; strong writing skills; detail oriented and big-picture thinking; commitment to getting the job done correctly on schedule; cool under pressure; able to work well with others; willing to travel occasionally throughout Texas; must be able to work some flexible hours. Knowledge of Texas politics and policy a plus.
Competitive salary and benefits. To apply, please email résumé and cover letter to Tanya Erlach at firstname.lastname@example.org.