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Location: New York, NY

The Marshall Project seeks an accomplished and versatile social media editor to oversee and produce all of our social media accounts, helping to attract new audiences and deepen our engagement with them. Our social media editor should be a strong writer who is able to juggle deadlines and competing demands upon their time. They will report to the Director of Communications.

Responsibilities include:

  • Managing The Marshall Project’s social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. This involves working with our editorial team on producing all the copy for each account, and ensuring that we have a lively and engaging daily feed of content.

  • Helping to workshop SEO-optimized headlines, and working with our editorial team on optimizing our search terms.
  • Working with our multimedia team to create visual content that is optimized for social media.
  • Managing and growing The Marshall Project’s YouTube channel.

  • Working with TMP staffers to grow their presence on social media, working with reporters to generate story ideas via social media, and strategizing on how best to tell stories via social.
  • Communicating key audience insights to the newsroom
  • Strategizing on how to distribute our work on off-site platforms like Apple News and Flipboard.
  • Under the supervision of the Director of Technology, using analytics to tell us more about who our audience is, and how and why they use our content and making editorial/marketing decisions using the data as your guide.
  • Cultivating a loyal community of criminal justice experts and TMP ambassadors, with an eye to expanding our audience beyond the professionally engaged audience.


  • Bachelor’s degree and minimum 3-5 year proven track record in managing and supporting social accounts.
  • Expert knowledge of social media trends and best practices for organic and paid posts.
  • Ability to analyze key performance metrics; experience with native social analytics.
  • Strong writing and editing skills with keen attention to detail.
  • Ability to set and abide by project deadlines; ability to prioritize projects; experience managing both urgent, short-term projects and complex, longer-term projects.


The Marshall Project is a nonprofit news organization dedicated to covering America’s criminal justice system. In 2016, The Marshall Project was awarded the Pulitzer Prize. It has also been honored with the prestigious World’s Best award from the Society for News Design and the Best Website Ellie from the American Society of Magazine Editors.

We are an equal opportunity employer that welcomes qualified applicants of all races, ethnicities, physical abilities, genders and sexual orientations, including people who have been incarcerated.