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Reports to the deputy managing editor
Based in our newsroom in New York, N.Y.

The Marshall Project is hiring an editor to help expand and grow its award-winning visual journalism. This editor will conceive, assign and execute immersive and interactive visual stories. As an online publication, we will expect the editor to employ all of the media forms available to us—video, graphics, photography, audio, animation, illustrations and others.

The visual projects editor will manage a sizable assignment budget and will work closely with the rest of our digital team (design, graphics, data, photo, interactive). The editor will develop a stable of freelance visual journalists in video, animation, motion graphics and other areas to assign and manage. This job is fairly flexible, based on the experience and vision of the successful candidate, who would have all of the resources needed to carry out nearly any project they could imagine.

These stories will be published on our world's best designed news website and can also appear in our email newsletters and social media feeds, as well as on the sites of our many partner news organizations.

The Marshall Project is a nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization focused on the U.S. criminal justice system. Launched three years ago, it has produced world-class investigative reporting and data visualization about law enforcement, the courts, incarceration and immigration enforcement, among many other subjects. To reach a wider audience, we share our work with larger news outlets — more than 100 so far. We also publish a daily roundup of news and commentary from around the country and a weekly feature, “Life Inside,” that gives voice to people entangled in the machinery of criminal justice.

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


  • A demonstrated track record of producing engaging visual and interactive stories using multiple media forms.

  • Expertise in online video journalism and state-of-the-art editing software, including Premiere or other parts of the Adobe Creative Cloud.

  • Familiarity with the basic building blocks of the web: HTML, CSS and Javascript.

  • Knowledge of the current industry best practices for data visualization and data-driven storytelling.

  • At least six to eight years of experience in digital and visual journalism.

  • A background or interest in the criminal justice system.

To Apply

Send a cover letter, resume, clips and references to Due to the expected volume of applications, we will follow up with the most promising candidates but cannot respond individually to all applicants.