How We Work

  • Editorial

    The Observer has been Dallas' leading independent news source since 1980. Every day we publish original reporting and compelling writing on local news, restaurants, music, arts and culture, providing a vital resource for readers who want to understand and engage with their community.

  • Sales

    Advertising at the Dallas Observer has evolved from traditional media to a full-service media agency capable of fulfilling all of your marketing needs. Dallas Observer's foundation is rooted in serving our local community and has now expanded our reach and breadth to handle business of all size and manner.

  • Marketing

    The Dallas Observer Marketing team oversees the planning and execution of our annual signature events, as well as the daily promotion of all aspects of the Dallas Observer brand, including ongoing engagement with our readers and promotions for our clients.

  • Production

    The Dallas Observer production team establishes creative and innovative marketing campaigns designed uniquely for each client.

  • Future - 401k plans so that you can plan for the future.
  • Holidays - Time to spend with family and friends.
  • Insurance - Health, dental, and vision to keep you healthy.
  • Vacation - Time to re-charge the batteries.
  • Fellowships - an unparalleled opportunity for young writers who wish to pursue a career in magazine-style journalism. And more!
"Whether we're highlighting the talents of local artists, celebrating the city's vibrant and expanding food scene or directing readers to the best of North Texas' culture, bars, nightlife and shops, if it's important to Dallas, we've been there to cover it, good and bad.

Through it all, our writers have been true "observers," wandering with eyes open and notebooks ready to bring Dallas' hidden gems to surface, making the weekly newspaper a priceless resource for people who love Dallas as much as we do.

Love? Yeah, that's right. If we've raked up some muck searching for those gems, that's because we love what Dallas is and what it can become. Just don't tell anyone, though. We have a reputation to maintain."
  • ON THE GO!

    Explore the City with our Street Team.

  • "Working for the Dallas Observer, you can often guarantee that no work day will ever be the same. The Observer offers a unique opportunity to work with a wide variety of the best events and businesses in Dallas."
    - Michelle Graves, Multi-Media Account Executive

Current Openings

Job
Department
Location
  • Street Team Member

    Marketing
    Dallas
    Dallas Observer Marketing department is seeking outgoing individuals interested in events and promotions to
    assist the marketing department on a part-time Independent Contractor basis.

    This is an opportunity to explore DFW and all it has to offer. In addition, individuals will gain hands-on experience in grassroots campaigns, special event production, social media marketing, and more. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • Working all Dallas Observer Signature Events: BrewFest, The Morning After Bruch Event and Tacolandia
    • Attending Dallas Observer Client Events
    • Email List Growth & Marketing

    Requirements:
    Outgoing and engaging personality
    Ability to build strong working relationships
    Proactive work ethic
    Desire to work on large scale event production

    If you are looking for a way to explore DFW, meet new people, and attend events, this job is for you.

    Interested candidates please submit your resume to : leah.beard@dallasobserver.com

  • Fall Social Media & Marketing Intern

    Marketing
    Dallas
    Dallas Observer Marketing department is seeking a highly motivated individual interested in pursuing a career in marketing and promotions to assist the marketing department on a part-time basis.

    This is an opportunity to gain valuable experience in the design and execution of promotional and marketing campaigns. In addition, individuals chosen for this internship will gain hands-on experience in special event production and social media marketing. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • Social Media Marketing (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter)
    • Event Marketing, Organization and Execution
    • Research and Develop content for event sponsors & participants
    • Digital support & marketing
    • Email list growth & marketing
    • Grassroots Street Team marketing

    Requirements:

    Excellent written and verbal skills
    Attention to detail and strong editing/proofreading skills
    Ability to build strong working relationships
    Strong organizational skills and follow through
    Proactive work ethic
    Ability to work on multiple projects in a deadline-oriented environment
    Desire to work on large scale event production

    Compensation: $12.50/hour

    If you are looking for an exciting future in marketing with an established Dallas organization in marketing, social media and event logistics, then this is the job for you.

    Interested candidates please send your resume to : jennifer.robinson@dallasobserver.com

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity in the workplace.

  • Promotions & Events Coordinator

    Marketing
    Dallas
    Voice Media Group (Dallas Observer + Houston Press) is seeking a Promotions & Events Coordinator to manage, coordinate and develop all marketing platforms and strategies. The ideal candidate will be highly motivated and creative, with a background in event planning & execution, social media & marketing. Must possess strong organizational, problem solving and time management skills along with excellent verbal and written communication skills.

    • Creating, managing and executing events according to timelines and budgets
    • Develop creative ads to market all facets of the publication including: events, blogs, online, promotions, etc
    • Managing the company’s presence in the marketplace with sponsorships of key events & promotional campaigns
    • Develop & Maintain local relationships with media & influencers
    • Execute Email Growth Initiatives by coming up with creative and unique giveaways, planning and promoting mini
    events, and diving into email numbers weekly
    • Oversee Social Networking efforts and goals for the department as well as communicate with the Web Editor to ensure
    messaging remains consistent
    • Brainstorm and launch new promotions to better the company to drive traffic online and to partner/internal events
    • Writes copy and initiates art needs for any media kit needs regarding marketing events and special issues
    • Manage grass roots marketing team

    Dallas Observer Offers:
    Great work environment with the ability to work with fun, exciting and unique business owners.
    Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability Insurances
    401(K) Plan
    Paid Vacation & Sick time
    Additional optional benefits include: Legal Plan Services, Pet Insurance and Auto/Home Insurance

    Interested Candidates please send your resume to :  jennifer.robinson@dallasobserver.com

    NO RELOCATION OFFERED.
    Candidate must be eligible to work in this country for any employer.
    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity in the workplace.
  • Digital Marketing Account Executive

    Sales
    Dallas
    We have developed and built our own digital advertising agency, V Digital Services, nearly ten years ago. The Agency brings cutting edge, full-funnel marketing options to our advertisers that include organic SEO, local SEO, paid ads through Google and social media channels, web development, and programmatic advertising among many others.

    The right candidate will be responsible for selling multi-platform advertising solutions including desktop/mobile banners, emails, SEO/SEM solutions, programmatic email, programmatic display, geofencing/geoframing solutions, etc to an eclectic and exciting group of clients.
    We are looking for connected, motivated, high-energy, hyper-productive and professional sellers who devour advertising media and want to be part of a dynamic sales team. Digital Marketing Account Executives will be responsible for prospecting leads, making calls, and going on appointments to bring in new business.

    Job Requirements:
    ● Outside and/or inside advertising/marketing sales experience and/or online media environment.
    ● Making a minimum of 100 outbound sales calls and securing and completing a minimum of 5-10 outside/video appointments per week.
    ● Experience with CRM tools, preferably SalesForce
    ● Maintain a solid understanding of the online marketing/advertising industry.
    ● Demonstrate the ability to sell with a consultative approach and an "ask for their business" mindset.
    ● Strong skill set with developing and building business relationships.
    ● Experience selling to high-level decision makers and influencers.
    ● History of meeting and exceeding sales goals
    ● Dependable transportation, valid driver’s license and insurance
    ● Ideally based in Dallas, Texas

    Dallas Observer Offers:
    Great work environment with the ability to work with fun, exciting and unique business owners.
    ● Unlimited Earning Potential
    ● Base Salary + Commission + Bonus Opportunities
    ● Gas Reimbursement
    ● Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability Insurances
    ● 401(K) Plan
    ● Paid Vacation & Sick time
    ● Additional optional benefits include: Legal Plan Services, Pet Insurance and Auto/Home Insurance


    Interested candidates please send your cover letter and resume to: charlie.dondlinger@dallasobserver.com

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity in the workplace.