Schools of Hard Knocks

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Since 1954, The Texas Observer, headquartered in Austin, has specialized in fearless, award-winning investigative reporting and great writing about the strangest state in the Union. We are seeking a managing editor with a passion for long-form narrative journalism and a demonstrated ability to make editorial trains run on time. The ideal candidate will be widely read and insatiably curious, work well on a small staff of hard-driving but amiable reporters and editors, and possess an excellent sense of humor. The managing editor oversees production of the magazine, manages and makes assignments to freelance reporters and writers, and has primary responsibility for the magazine’s Culture section. Some news writing and editing is also required, along with shorter online features and posts for

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter, with the subject line “Managing Editor,” along with relevant clips, to [email protected]

Robert Leleux is the author of The Memoirs of a Beautiful Boy. His essays and articles have appeared in many publications, including The New York Times and The New York Times Magazine. Robert is currently at work on his second book, The Living End, to be published next year by St. Martin's Press, and an oral history of Texas legend Sissy Farenthold.