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The Human Resources Associate will report to the Director of Human Resources and will provide administrative support to the Director of HR and Chief Financial Officer.


  • Manage onboarding processes including offer letters, new hire paperwork, coordinating various account setups, scheduling first day arrangements
  • Complete employment eligibility verification process including e-verify
  • Manage employee off-boarding process
  • Update and maintain the HR system to accurately reflect employee allocation between cost centers
  • PTO tracking
  • Manage the library of HR documents and maintain employee records
  • Monitor HR law changes and best practices and assist with updating company policies
  • Proactively look for creative and innovative ways to improve processes
  • Manage freelancer contracting and payment
  • Ensure that vendors are properly setup in Concur
  • Keep up to date with HR trends and best practices


  • Successful candidate should have a bachelor’s degree in HR or a related field
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in an administrative role
  • Strong communication skills
  • Familiar with database systems and common HR applications

This position is full-time and will ideally be based in our New York City newsroom, although we are open to other locations. Due to COVID-19, our office is currently closed, and we are all working from home until September.


This job is full-time, with a competitive salary and benefits including employer-paid medical, vision, and dental insurance; 17 days of paid time off each year, plus a week off at the end of December; paid family leave and 401(k) matching.


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 media outlets on almost all of our work; we have partnered with more than 100 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 or otherwise involved with the criminal justice system.

To apply, use this form to submit a resume, cover letter, five clips and references.

Due to the expected volume of applications, we will follow up with the most promising candidates but cannot respond individually to all applicants.