Find writing job opportunities at the Austin American-Statesman by visiting Statesmanmedia.com, hovering your mouse cursor over the About section and clicking the Careers link. The link opens up to a Cox Media Group employment page. Under the Jobs in Austin section, there is a listing of current job openings. Clicking the job title link brings you to the job description page, and you can apply online by clicking the Apply Now button.
Cox Media Group employs writers for the Austin American-Statesman, and if you are interested in a particular writing job posted at its site, carefully read the job tasks and job skills sections. Pick out the key job skills and talents that are your strongest assets, and include them in your job application cover letter. Look for repeated words in the job description that provide clues to what's most important to the employer. In addition to a strong cover letter and resume, create a personal website or blog that includes an About Me page and links to your best writing clips.
Include links to your writing samples within the body of the application so that the employer can easily find your work. Customize your resume to fit the specific job position. Use storytelling to liven up your cover letter.