The Marshall Project is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news organization that seeks to create and sustain a sense of national urgency about the U.S. criminal justice system. We achieve this through award-winning journalism, partnerships with other news outlets and public forums. In all of our work we strive to educate and enlarge the audience of people who care about the state of criminal justice.

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 co-published 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

Talent Development & Management:

  • Developing and executing on a strategy to identify, recruit and communicate with future TMP employees
  • Sourcing candidates through databases and social media
  • Designing job descriptions in collaboration with hiring managers and the human resources team
  • Building a tracking system of future candidates for TMP, communicating regularly and building relationships with those candidates
  • Identifying future hiring needs
  • Conducting screening interviews
  • Keeping abreast of employment law and legislation in consultation and collaboration with the human resources team and head related internal projects as needed to ensure equity in compensation, hiring and promotions


Leading Team Culture:

  • Working closely with the human resources team and managers to enhance existing onboarding experiences for new hires
  • Following up with new employees once they are onboarded
  • Overseeing professional development in general, which includes creating and administering internal surveys to obtain staff feedback and real time suggestions for professional development, knowledge growth and onboarding improvements
  • Overseeing the professional development budget, tracking of employee trainings and needs and communicating with colleagues about their professional development, which includes management training for editors, managers and senior leaders
  • Overseeing internship and fellowship programs
  • Leading DEI programming and operationalizing the recommendations from the DEI committee, as appropriate
  • Maintaining a positive, professional online presence on major social platforms as a tool to connect with new hires and represent TMP
  • Designing, coordinating and developing internal career development programming in consultation with senior leaders and inviting outside speakers and trainers when appropriate
  • Developing relationships with each member of the TMP staff to help identify the appropriate opportunities for continual career development for all members of TMP


Who You’d Be Working With & What You’d Be Working On

We are hiring a Director of Careers and Culture who will partner with colleagues across the Marshall Project as we scale up and recruit new employees for our local operations, and seek to provide a transformative and rewarding career experience for all who work at TMP. This role will report to the Chief Strategy Officer and will be responsible for finding, tracking and relationship-building with future and current employees. This work is significant because it will also help cultivate community, culture and belonging. This role will involve major relationship building in a positive and productive manner to understand the career growth needs of TMP employees as we seek to cover the criminal justice system in an ever-changing media landscape and be among the best in the journalism industry to do so. The successful candidate is organized and a strong communicator, keeps excellent records, follows up well and isn’t afraid to teach him-, her- or themselves new skills.


Job Requirements

  • Experience in the journalism and communications field with a Bachelor’s degree
  • Five years or more of related recruitment and leadership experience in communications companies.
  • Strong communication and people skills.
  • Excellent organizational ability demonstrated in meeting deadlines, setting priorities, being a strong team player and maintaining accuracy in details.
  • Proficiency in basic office programs, docs, sheets, and project management tools

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 Minimum Salary: $135k

100% employer-paid medical, employer subsidized vision and dental insurance; matching traditional and Roth 401k (immediate vesting). Voluntary benefits include: 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; legal benefits; personal excess liability insurance; and employee discount marketplace. We also observe 17 days of paid time off each year (in addition to office closure between Dec 24 and January 2); and provide paid parental leave.


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.

All are welcome and encouraged to apply.

Overview

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 or co-publish with other media outlets on almost all of our work; we have partnered 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.

Position Summary

The Marshall Project is seeking to expand to communities across the country where resources for hard-hitting, accountability journalism on criminal justice are being slashed or eliminated.  We have secured the start-up resources for our first local news operation in Cleveland, Ohio. To ensure those resources continue and expand, we are looking for local talent who know their community better than anyone, who understand the unique philanthropy of the city, and who can help build fundraising capacity at the local level.  This position will work closely with our national development team to build Cleveland-specific funding opportunities in coordination with our national fundraising strategies.

Reporting to the Development Director, the Regional Development Manager, Cleveland will be a part-time position (under 30 hours per week) that will assist in expanding support for The Marshall Project to achieve its ambitious local and national goals. They will accomplish this in the following ways:

●  Serve as an ambassador to communities in Cleveland and northeast Ohio, promoting awareness of criminal justice issues and support for independent media;

●  Identify, cultivate, and solicit donors in Cleveland or who have strong ties to Cleveland;

●  Steward existing donors who have contributed support for our local Cleveland news operation;

●  Coordinate with our national team to craft Impact Reports and other materials;

●  Work closely with a Marshall Project Board Member and Chair of the Board Development Committee, who is headquartered in Cleveland, on overall strategy; support him in individual solicitation, stewardship and cultivation needs.

●  Manage reporting and tracking for Cleveland-specific grants and awards;

●  Help organize outreach and fundraising events;

●  Reflect the unique goals of The Marshall Project as a nonpartisan journalism organization that aims to create and sustain a sense of national urgency about the US criminal justice system.

Qualifications and Experience:

●  Bachelor's degree and minimum of 5 years donor portfolio management experience in the non-profit sector;

●  Demonstrated track record of forming donor relationships that result in annual gifts in the five and six-figure range, and experience soliciting multi-  year commitments and seven-figure gifts preferred;

●  Excellent strategic thinking, analytical skills, and attention to detail;

●  Outstanding stewardship and relationship management skills;

●  Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and to be self-directed with a high degree of accountability;

●  Interest, understanding and commitment to the mission and vision of The Marshall Project; and

●  Ability to create and record timely reports on all donor interactions; understanding of Salesforce as a fundraising database preferred.

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:

We are hiring a Senior Development Writer who can compose beautiful prose, conveying our mission with urgency and grace to a growing community of donors. This position will be responsible for drafting tailored, high-level donor correspondence of all kinds. Their writing will support the fundraising team and the President in cultivating, soliciting and stewarding donors.

We are a small team with big ambitions. We are looking for someone who can roll up their sleeves while also supporting colleagues in writing assignments, taking on their own projects, delegating others and offering editorial feedback and support. We are looking for someone who writes clean, compelling copy both quickly and accurately. The successful candidate will thrive in a fast-paced environment.

  • Lead and execute communications strategy for donor outreach; write materials that build and strengthen relationships with prospective and existing donors to The Marshall Project.
  • Synthesize complex information related to our journalism into clear and compelling narratives.
  • Support President by drafting suite of donor materials for The Marshall Project’s major donors: biweekly President’s Brief, triannual Impact Report, and Annual Report.
  • Draft, edit, and finalize a variety of written work, including proposals, grant reports, letters of inquiry, membership appeals, and other stewardship materials for individual and institutional donors.
  • Support frontline fundraising team by drafting emails, solicitations, case statements, and program summaries that they can use in their own communications with donors.
  • Develop and maintain knowledge of The Marshall Project’s history, present, and vision for the future.
  • Track and meet all internal and external writing deadlines.


Job Requirements:

  • At least five years of writing experience in journalism, development, marketing, or communications.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills, with proven experience in creating persuasive and compelling cases for support. Experience in foundation relations a plus.
  • Ability to synthesize and communicate complex issues clearly and concisely, adapting writing styles for varied audiences.
  • Ability both to think creatively, and to execute and manage multiple projects while meeting tight deadlines.
  • A strong commitment to accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to develop and maintain productive relationships within a team and across a broader organization.
  • Commitment to work collaboratively and respectfully toward resolving obstacles and/or conflicts.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, valuing all individuals and respecting differences in regards to race, ethnicity, age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, disability and socio-economic circumstance.
  • Commitment to the mission of The Marshall Project.
  • We are headquartered in New York City but this position can be remote.
  • 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.

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:

Salary Range: $85,000-$100,000

100% employer-paid medical, employer subsidized vision and dental insurance; matching traditional and Roth 401k (immediate vesting). Voluntary benefits include: 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; legal benefits; personal excess liability insurance; and employee discount marketplace. We also observe 17 days of paid time off each year (in addition to office closure between Dec 24 and January 2); and provide paid parental leave.


How to Apply:

To apply, use this form to send a cover letter, resume, and two work samples. [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.

The Marshall Project is a nonprofit news organization covering America’s criminal justice system. Our mission is to create and sustain a sense of urgency about criminal justice.  We are journalists, not advocates, but our work has measurable impact, rendering the system more fair, effective, transparent and humane.

Having won two Pulitzer prizes and many other journalism awards, we want to make sure all communications emanating from The Marshall Project are clear, compelling and very well-written.

We are hiring a Director of Development Communications who can compose beautiful prose, conveying our mission with urgency and grace to a growing community of donors. This position will be responsible for drafting tailored, high-level donor correspondence of all kinds. Their writing will support the fundraising team and the President in cultivating, soliciting and stewarding donors.

We are a small team with big ambitions. We are looking for someone who can roll up their sleeves while also supporting colleagues in writing assignments, taking on their own projects, delegating others and offering editorial feedback and support. We are looking for someone who writes clean, compelling copy both quickly and accurately. The successful candidate will thrive in a fast-paced environment.


RESPONSIBILITIES

Lead and execute communications strategy for the Development team; conceive a broad vision for how we can use communications to build and strengthen relationships with prospective and existing donors of The Marshall Project; develop plans to execute that vision and measure progress.

Synthesize complex information related to our journalism into clear and compelling narratives that speak to donor audiences. This includes developing key messages about how The Marshall Project has impact.

Draft, edit, and finalize a variety of written work, including proposals, grant reports, letters of inquiry, membership appeals, Impact Reports, and other stewardship materials for both foundations and individuals.

Coordinate and share writing across the department to meet needs of donor audiences; help our frontline fundraising team by drafting emails, reports, proposals, solicitations, case statements, and program summaries that they can use in their own communications with donors.

Help fundraising consultants where we develop local news teams with their grant proposals and other written solicitations.

Write our Annual Report.

Develop and maintain knowledge of The Marshall Project’s history, present and vision for the future.

Meet all writing deadlines.


QUALIFICATIONS

At least five years of writing experience in journalism, development, marketing, or communications.

Excellent verbal and written communications skills, with proven experience in creating persuasive and compelling cases for support. Experience in foundation relations a plus.

Ability to synthesize and communicate complex issues clearly and concisely, adapting writing styles for varied audiences.

Ability both to think creatively, and to execute and manage multiple projects while meeting tight deadlines.

Near-fanatical commitment to accuracy and attention to detail.

Ability to develop and maintain productive relationships within a team and across a broader organization.

Commitment to work collaboratively and respectfully toward resolving obstacles and/or conflicts.

Demonstrated commitment to diversity, valuing all individuals and respecting differences in regards to race, ethnicity, age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, disability and socio-economic circumstance.

Commitment to the mission of The Marshall Project.

We are headquartered in New York City but this position can be remote.

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.


HOW TO APPLY:

To apply, use this form to send a cover letter and resume describing how your experience equips you for this position.

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

  • Help reach the Greater Cleveland community with our journalism.
  • Help to engage a broad audience in Cleveland.
  • Actively seek out community input in Cleveland and cultivate an ongoing dialogue with a range of local stakeholders, from criminal justice officials to incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people, and their families.
  • Support the local newsroom with administrative help and other office functions.
  • Be the Cleveland office’s primary contact for incarcerated people.
  • Create the Cleveland edition of News Inside, our print magazine for audiences in prison. The edition will include the articles produced by our Cleveland newsroom, inserted into News Inside for distribution in prisons in Ohio. Producing these inserts will involve administrative tasks, printing management and coordination with our national team who create and design News Inside for prisons all over the country. We hope eventually to localize Inside Story, our video series for incarcerated audiences, with material relevant to prison populations in Ohio.
  • Work to increase the distribution of both News Inside and Inside Story in Ohio’s prisons and jails. This will involve developing relationships with wardens, sheriffs, corrections officials, prison librarians, people who run educational programs behind bars, and others.
  • Brainstorm ways to get News Inside and Inside Story to the families and loved ones of incarcerated people.
  • Run the Facebook page for our Cleveland newsroom. You will post our Cleveland stories on the page, respond to questions from the public, publicize any events that we do, and generally help create a sense of community around our journalism and our newsroom. You will be supported by our national social media team in this work, as needed.
  • Help set up events where we can talk directly with the community about our journalism. We cannot partner with advocacy groups or join them in pushing for particular policies, because we are journalists and have to remain neutral and objective. But we can find partners in Cleveland, such as libraries or community centers, where we can reach audiences directly. We hope to connect with audiences who have low literacy skills, and public events are one of the best ways to do that. You will be supported in this work by our national Director of Communications, as needed. For certain kinds of events, you may also be supported by our local fundraising consultant.
  • Work closely with our engagement reporter in Cleveland. This reporter will produce stories by listening closely to people in the community, hearing what they care most about, and trying to meet their information needs. The engagement reporter and the outreach manager may interact with a lot of the same people and will always operate in support of each other.
  • May occasionally coordinate data, photography, illustrations, design, technology and other administrative tasks.

Who You’d Be Working With

  • Reporting to the Director of News Inside
  • Cleveland Editor-in-Chief
  • Cleveland newsroom (3 reporters)
  • News Inside Manager
  • Inside Story Director
  • TMP Director of Communications

Job Requirements

  • Understanding of the information needs of incarcerated and justice-affected communities. A familiarity with criminal justice issues and key institutions and stakeholders in the Cleveland area is important.
  • Experience with policies relevant to prisons and jails in Ohio, especially with their literature screening practices.
  • Creativity in imagining how our journalism can reach a wide range of people, including those behind bars or justice-affected communities who seldom see news that could affect their own lives or reflects their lived experiences.
  • Proficient computer skills. Familiarity with Google Docs Editors Suite.
  • Proficient writing skills.
  • Experience working with Adobe InCopy and DropBox, or willingness to learn the programs.
  • Experience with social media, especially Facebook.
  • Experience organizing live events, including booking venues, finding speakers, publicizing and marketing events, following up with attendees.
  • At least a high school diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Residence in the Greater Cleveland/Cuyahoga County and surrounding areas.

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 Minimum Salary:  $65,000

100% employer-paid medical, employer subsidized vision and dental insurance; matching traditional and Roth 401k (immediate vesting). Voluntary benefits include: 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; legal benefits; personal excess liability insurance; and employee discount marketplace. We also observe 17 days of paid time off each year (in addition to office closure between Dec 24 and January 2); and provide paid parental leave.


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.

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.

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 worked 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 & Responsibilities

The Marshall Project seeks a Product Manager to join our growing product team. This role will report to the Director of Product and work closely with designers, developers, and stakeholders across the organization to elevate our award-winning journalism, engage our audiences by improving our product offerings, and scale our internal tools and processes as we expand our operations.

We’re not looking for a perfect cookie-cutter candidate. We like complex people with unique backgrounds and a diverse set of strengths.

This is not an entry-level position, but we recognize many types of experiences that may serve you in this role. If you have a record of organizing, managing projects, coming up with bold ideas, collaborating with cross-functional teams, and advocating for audience needs, that is experience. If personal or familial circumstance has brought you in close contact with the criminal justice system, that is also experience. You do not need to have held a formal Product Manager position nor to think of yourself as a “Product” person.

Research shows that underrepresented applicants tend to downplay their qualifications. What's more important to us than a number are the experiences you've had and the expertise you've developed. We are looking for someone with practical and practiced skills; however, whether you have 5+ years, or only 2 years of non-traditional working experience, if you think you'd be a good fit, please apply.

  • Help oversee the product team's workload
  • Ensure that projects run smoothly and on deadline
  • Communicate with project stakeholders, gathering essential information or consensus
  • Develop ideas for new products and improvements to existing products
  • Implement strategies that spur the growth of our audience and organization
  • Test our designs with potential readers


Some examples of what you might work on:

  • An editor has pitched an idea for a new SMS product. Work with the audience team to take a step back and understand what we're trying to solve with the product and whether SMS is the right solution.
  • We're trying to increase small dollar donations to The Marshall Project. Work with the membership team to dig into our analytics to learn where most of our donors come from and where they tend to exit the donation flow, and suggest some improvements.
  • The Marshall Project is developing a feature story about how people in prison survived Covid-19. Together with colleagues in the newsroom, develop a timeline for editorial deliverables to make sure that the project can be designed, built, and shared with a partner newsroom on deadline.
  • A project updating our content management system has unearthed some rabbit holes and is taking longer than expected. Help the developer decide whether to decrease the scope of the project (and how) or help reduce their workload so that they have more time to focus on the problem.
  • The Marshall Project is building a network of local criminal justice news organizations. Talk to other stakeholders and come up with a list of features the website needs to have at launch and a roadmap for how to get those built.
  • The production team wants to increase adoption of the story editing tool across the newsroom. Talk to people around the newsroom who interact with the content management system to figure out where their pain points are and how to prioritize different tasks.
  • We’ve just launched a new story template. Write up an announcement to the newsroom about it, make sure the associated documentation gets updated, and organize a demonstration / training session for people who produce stories.
  • The Cleveland newsroom is developing a visual explainer about bail and bonds. Meet with a focus group of people in Cleveland who directly interact with the court system and show them a mockup in order to come up with recommendations for how the design can be improved.

You'll have latitude to shape your job and the kinds of projects you work on, depending on your interests and strengths. These are just some examples.


Job Requirements

  • Strong organizational skills and a track record of thoughtfully managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • The ability to communicate complex ideas and processes to those unfamiliar with a project, and to listen and gather feedback.
  • A talent for thinking strategically and creatively to solve problems
  • An understanding of how qualitative research and data inform product and design decisions
  • A history of centering, advocating for, and trusting audience needs.
  • An enjoyment for learning and teaching in equal measure, and collaborating with people with a wide range of talents
  • An understanding of what makes good stories tick
  • A willingness to both take feedback and advocate for your ideas
  • Dedication to understanding the underlying problem and questioning assumptions before jumping to solutions
  • A commitment to building an inclusive and thoughtful workplace
  • A reputation for being deeply curious, thoughtful, critical, and kind


We'd be particularly delighted to hire someone who has:

  • Deep knowledge of current web, design, and online journalism trends
  • Demonstrated digital news design experience, or abiding interest in news and storytelling
  • Interest in the criminal justice system, including personal or family experience of incarceration
  • The ability to conduct audience research and/or use the resulting data to inform decisions
  • Good writing skills

If you don’t have this exact combination of skills, that’s fine. Let us know what your strengths are, and tell us about other skills you have that we didn’t ask about that you think will help our newsroom’s efforts.


Compensation and benefits:

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

Annual Minimum Salary: $85,000

100% employer-paid medical, employer subsidized vision and dental insurance; matching traditional and Roth 401k (immediate vesting). Voluntary benefits include: 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, legal benefits, personal excess liability insurance, and employee discount marketplace. We also observe 17 days of paid time off each year (in addition to office closure between Dec. 24 and Jan. 2) and provide paid parental leave.


How to Apply

To apply, use this form to send a cover letter and resume.

The Marshall Project