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The Marshall Project seeks an experienced editor of long-form narrative nonfiction, including investigative projects.

Candidates must have experience -- a minimum of five years -- of working with writers from the conception of a story through the final line edit, helping to make fair, clear and gripping stories out of complicated policy and politics. Applicants should be at ease with data, and with the creative packaging of text and multimedia. This job requires someone who has proven capable of working equally well with top magazine writers and with talented young writers who are still growing.


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 for explanatory journalism and was a Pulitzer finalist for investigative reporting. We are not advocates -- we follow the facts and we do not pander to any audience -- but we have a declared mission: to create and sustain a sense of urgency about the criminal justice system. We do not generally cover breaking news (although we curate the reporting of other news outlets in our morning newsletter.) Our work includes investigative and explanatory projects and shorter pieces aimed at highlighting stories that other news organizations miss, underestimate or misunderstand. To assure our work reaches a larger audience we partner or co-publish with other news outlets on almost all of our work; we have partnered with more than 70 newspapers, magazines, broadcasters and online sites.

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

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