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Location: New York, NY

The Marshall Project seeks an Editorial Designer to oversee the award-winning visuals of the publication, including digital design, photography and illustration.

The ideal candidate is a well-rounded journalist and designer with 3-5 years’ experience in media and/or publishing. The Editorial Designer should have a wide range of visual interests and experience and the ability to juggle a variety of tasks in a small but ambitious newsroom.


  • Design and build presentations and experiences that expand and improve upon The Marshall Project’s storytelling

  • Uphold visual standards for The Marshall Project and define a fresh visual language for telling the story of criminal justice

  • Work with newsroom and social media colleagues to build The Marshall Project’s audience through visual communication

  • Partner with the director of technology on UX and design language for the core website

  • Take part in developing a vision for multimedia at The Marshall Project, including photo, illustration and video projects

  • Work with partner news organizations to art co-published stories

  • Work with the president, development director, and communications director in using visual communication to build support and engagement with The Marshall Project


The deputy managing editor


  • A nuanced grasp of typography, color, motion and space

  • Demonstrated digital news design experience

  • Precise attention to detail and strong computer skills

  • Basic HTML and CSS skills are required

  • Strong sense of news judgment and storytelling

  • JavaScript preferred


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 and the prestigious World’s Best award from the Society for News Design.

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

To apply, send a resume, cover letter and portfolio to