We're Looking for a New Nightfly

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Do you like to go out in Houston? Can you tell a good story?

If you can answer "yes" to both, you might be the person we're looking for. The Houston Press has a vacancy for Nightfly, our longstanding column that has seen some of the city's most intrepid writers get the lowdown on what happens in the places where lights are low and the music is too loud.

We're looking for someone who understands what a unique, fun city Houston is and can tell us in writing. Recent Nightfly excursions have included a trip to El Big Bad at the height of World Cup mania, giving the new jukebox at Alice's Tall Texan all it can handle, admiring the Star Wars toys at Neil's Bahr, or chilling in the pool (fully clothed) at Galveston's new Longboard's. Some more examples:

Sunny Days and Stiff Drinks on the Washington Crawfish Crawl

18th Street Pier, Bar & Grill: San Leon's Pleasure Palace by the Bay

Y'all Come to Neon Boots, Where the Two-Steppin' Is (Usually) Easy

Nightfly is our eyes and ears at the places and events that make Houston hum. The job also includes following breaking stories and taking the pulse of developing trends in the area's nightlife scene. Taking photos is a must.

Candidates should have some journalism experience, including the ability to interview other people and meet deadlines. An engaging personality that translates into a clear and compelling writing voice is a bonus, as is a strong social-media presence.

And one more thing: a good sense of humor. You'll need it.

Please send letters of inquiry and two or three writing samples to chris.gray@houstonpress.com, as well as any questions. No phone calls, please.


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