We’re hiring a Chief Financial Officer

The Texas Tribune is looking for its next chief financial officer — a dynamic, driven, detail-obsessed professional who embraces our public service mission and shares our vision of a better Texas through more informed, more engaged Texans. Our globally celebrated, award-winning nonprofit news org has grown every year for the last ten, so the portfolio of responsibilities managed by this critical member of our leadership team is much expanded from our days as a scrappy start-up. We’re looking for a multi-tasker, a math whiz, a futurist, a great communicator, a tech enthusiast, a whip-cracker, and a firm believer in holding people in power and taxpayer-funded institutions accountable. The truth matters to us and should to you. Revenue and expense spreadsheets aren’t partisan, so please don’t be partisan yourself — having a thumb on the scale is out of sync with our journalistic values. Being a news junkie or a policy wonk isn’t a requirement of the job, but if you are one, we’ll be fast friends. If you’re not one, there’s always time to learn.

In this position, you’ll oversee the finance and accounting operations of our $10+ million revenue nonprofit corporation located in downtown Austin. You will report to our CEO and work closely with our Board of Directors. You need to be comfortable being held accountable and holding others accountable for financial process improvements, timeliness and accuracy.

Responsibilities include:

If this sounds like you, apply! Sell yourself. Convince us. Send us your resume and write us a letter that tells us why you’re the one.

About The Texas Tribune:

The Texas Tribune is a nonprofit newsroom based in Austin, Texas, dedicated to engaging and informing Texans on politics and policy news. We are read by more than 2 million people every month and have more journalists covering state government than any newsroom in the country. In addition, our events team hosts more than 50 free conversations between the public and elected officials across the state every year.

We’re a "grown-up startup,” meaning we all wear many hats, but we’re also big fans of getting enough sleep. We believe our office is a pretty great place to work, and we're proud of the job we've done helping to make Texas politics transparent and accessible to the world at large. The Texas Tribune is committed to cultivating a diverse and inclusive workplace and encourages people of all backgrounds to apply.

Benefits: Downtown office with paid parking or commuting stipend; medical, vision and dental insurance; a cell phone stipend; 20 days of paid time off; up to 12 weeks of paid family leave plus four weeks of additional job protection; 401(k) matching; support for professional training and attending industry conferences.

How to apply:

This position will be open until filled and applicant review will begin June 20. Apply using this form and add a cover letter and resume. Email questions – but not resumes – to jobs@texastribune.org. We can’t wait to hear from you!