SALES ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

CityBook Media seeks driven sales professionals. Top candidates will be engaged in the city and its culture and thrive on building partnerships with Houston's business leaders — helping the influencers influence! — and will understand and represent the smart, urbane CityBook brand. Print and/or digital ad sales experience preferred. Base at home, flex schedule. Letter and résumé to jobs@houstoncitybook.com.



PART-TIME/FREELANCE REPORTER

CityBook Media seeks freelance and part-time writers for print and online. Qualified candidates will have some education and experience in journalism, with the ability to generate story ideas, write crisply and brightly and prolifically, meet deadlines and react to breaking news. Beats may include food, nightlife, music, fashion, the arts, interior design, real estate, society, sports, business and broad-based city life. Generalists welcome. Work remotely, flexible schedule. Letter, résumé and clips to jobs@houstoncitybook.com.

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