Website House Research Organization

SUMMARY: Edit analyses of pending legislation for the Daily Floor Report produced for House
members during the 88th regular legislative session. The position begins in February and lasts
through the end of August.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:
• Edit analyses of pending legislation for the Daily Floor Report during the legislative session.
• Edit and help write reports on the legislative session and state policy issues.
• Ensure accuracy, readability, and impartiality in HRO publications.
• Design and produce publications using applicable technology.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Individuals with substantial editing experience and with backgrounds
in journalism, publishing, law, public policy and related fields are encouraged to apply. Legislative or
public policy experience is preferred but not required. Experience editing complex material for a general
audience is preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: Advanced skills in copyediting, fact-checking, and
proofreading are required. Applicants should have superior editing, writing, and critical analysis skills, as
well as mature editorial judgment and demonstrated ability to work quickly and thoroughly under
deadline pressure. Publication design skills or a willingness and ability to learn them are required.
Experience using Adobe InDesign is preferred but not required. The position requires a commitment to
impartial analysis of controversial issues and meticulous attention to detail and factual accuracy.
Candidates should be prepared during legislative sessions to work considerable extended hours and
weekends, when needed, and have the capacity to work under tight deadlines in a fast-paced and rapidly
changing environment.

GENERAL SALARY INFORMATION:
SALARY RANGE: $4,200 monthly
OPENING DATE: January 24, 2023
CLOSING DATE: Until filled.
APPLY TO: Texas House of Representatives

To be considered an applicant for this position, you must submit a Texas House of Representatives
application, a resume, a cover letter outlining your interest in and qualifications for the position, and a
writing sample. Applications may be found at: https://house.texas.gov/_media/pdf/application.pdf.

Mail application, resume, cover letter, and writing sample to:
Texas House of Representatives
Payroll/Personnel Department
P.O. Box 2910
Austin, Texas 78768

Please Note: Only applicants scheduled for an interview will be contacted. The Texas House of
Representatives is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color,
national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or the provisions of services. In compliance
with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you require reasonable accommodations during the
application process, please call (512) 463-0865.

To apply for this job please visit hro.house.texas.gov.