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The Marshall Project is seeking an organized, efficient production coordinator for our growing award-winning newsroom. This will be a collaborative, process-focused role working with teams across the organization to help us produce complex editorial projects, often with outside partners.

Who We Are

The Marshall Project is a nonprofit news organization dedicated to covering America’s criminal justice system. In 2016 and 2021, The Marshall Project was awarded the Pulitzer Prize. We have also been honored with the Goldsmith Prize, multiple National Magazine Awards, and for General Excellence from the Online Journalism Awards. 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 with other media outlets; we have ed with more than 200 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.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

You’ll serve as the project manager for our more complex editorial projects, particularly those involving media partners. This work will include:

  • Coordinating launch meetings for major stories, bringing together stakeholders from editorial, audience and communications, as well as our editorial partners.

  • Managing regular check-ins and workflow checklists as projects progress toward publication.

  • Identifying, collecting and organizing assets needed to publish a complex project.

  • Coordinating the final stages of production, checking in daily with stakeholders and holding meetings as necessary.

  • In some cases, helping to produce projects in our CMS.

  • Conducting post-mortem evaluations after major projects to draw lessons for the future.

You’ll also:

  • Work closely with partnership managers to coordinate with our media partners.

  • Manage the Marshall Project editorial Trello board, ensuring that stakeholders are sharing information about ongoing projects.

  • Help to coordinate production needs for New Inside and Inside Story, our print and video products that are distributed in prisons and jails throughout the country.

  • Strategize with newsroom managers to continue improving upon and expanding our production process to include Marshall Network local news teams. This could involve researching new workflow structures or implementing new management systems as the needs of the organization grow.

  • Communicate project deadlines and updates to development and communications departments.

  • Train new TMP employees in Trello, our CMS and other aspects of our production process.

  • Maintain internal documentation and training materials in our CMS.

Who You’d Be Working With

This job reports to the Editorial Director and will involve extensive collaboration with the staff, from editors and reporters to our product, technology and multimedia teams.

Job Requirements

  • Experience working in a newsroom as an editor, producer, product role, production manager or other role involving production.

  • Experience managing or producing editorial projects, especially those involving multiple media partners.

  • Experience working in content management systems.

  • Familiarity with Trello or similar product management systems.

  • Ideas for how newsrooms can improve communication and collaboration across teams and streamline production processes.

We do not expect every candidate to be equally skilled in all these areas, and this is not a complete list of all relevant qualifications applicants might bring to the job. Please tell us about your other assets not mentioned here that may be valuable to this role. Reaching talent across a range of backgrounds and experiences is deeply important to us. If you do not have the exact combination of skills listed here, but are still interested in this role and/or in The Marshall Project, we'd love to hear from you.

Compensation and benefits

This job is full-time, with a competitive salary and benefits including:

Annual salary minimum: $85,000.

100% employer-paid medical, employer-paid vision and dental insurance; matching traditional and Roth 401k (immediate vesting), Health and Dependent Care FSA; commuter benefits; pet insurance; short and long term disability insurance; employee and dependent life insurance; AFLAC accident, hospital indemnity, and critical illness coverage; home and auto insurance; legal benefits; personal excess liability insurance; discount marketplace; 17 days of paid time off each year (in addition to office closure between Dec 24 and January 2); and fully paid parental and family leave.

The Marshall Project is headquartered in Manhattan, but this position is open to remote work.

How to Apply

To apply, use this form to send a cover letter and resume. Please include in your cover letter a brief description of a new project you launched or managed, or a job you held, which allowed you to demonstrate your leadership, organizational skills, and innovation.

Due to the expected volume of applications, we will follow up with the most promising candidates but cannot respond individually to all applicants. Please know it usually takes us more than a month to review applications.