Editorial Project Manager/Coordinator
Skoll World Forum
Date of Issuance: 14th December, 2023
Deadline: 31st January, 2024
The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) is a growing, global nonprofit media organization that is reinventing investigative journalism for the public good. By developing and equipping a worldwide network of investigative journalists and publishing their stories, we expose crime and corruption so the public can hold power to account. We see a future where organized crime and corruption are drastically reduced and democracy is strengthened. Our global team includes editors, researchers, data engineers, security specialists, administrators, technologists, strategists, and corruption experts.
OCCRP is looking for an experienced project coordinator to help manage our editorial workflows. We are looking for someone who can bring structure and a process-based view of how we develop stories from an initial concept through to publication, supporting our incredible but diverse range of editorial staff. This is not a traditional project management role, but you will need to bring process management, project management methodologies, and excellent communication skills, along with project reporting and dashboard management.
The ideal candidate must have amazing soft skills, and be able to work with people from many cultures who have varied ways of communicating. You need to be able to bring out the best in people in positive and constructive ways. The editorial workflow is mostly a waterfall process but with some elements that could be considered agile, and you will need to be adaptive and pragmatic. No process is perfect, and you will need to manage ambiguity and exceptions on a regular basis. This role will report to the editor-in-chief but will be supported by the entire leadership team. Note: This role has no direct journalistic or editorial responsibility.
– Manage the editorial workflow on a day-to-day basis, offering continuous improvement to ensure that the process develops over time.
– Communicate extensively with editorial staff to support their efforts and ensure all information needed is provided for dashboarding.
– Ensure that all necessary materials have been provided prior to review and pitch meetings to facilitate decision-making.
– Develop and maintain reporting dashboards so stakeholders can see at a glance the progression of work.
– Provide project management assistance with various events throughout the year, including meetings of regional staff and the annual conference.
– Be flexible: OCCRP is a growing and maturing media organization, so you may be asked to provide input on a variety of areas.
Knowledge & Skills
– Experience in projects and managing business processes.
– Previous work experience in a media organization is beneficial but not required.
– Previous work experience dealing with a multinational workforce is ideal.
– Experience with Google Workspace productivity tools.
– Experience with cloud-based task/project management tools.
– Experience developing and maintaining dashboards and project reporting.
– Experience with developing and implementing communications plans.
– Experience with process management and continuous improvement.
– Relevant project management certifications (Prince2/Agile/SaFE etc) are beneficial.
What’s In It For You?
– Work in an organization that’s at the forefront of investigative journalism.
– Providing support to an amazing team that includes some of the most brilliant journalists in the world.
– Being able to work from home (remote) or from an office (Amsterdam/Sarajevo).
To apply, please email your CV and a cover letter to jobs[at]occrp.org
All applications must be submitted in English. Incomplete applications will not be considered. While we have internal goals to reply to unsuccessful candidates, we regret that the high number of applicants greatly exceeds our capacity to respond to each person. We apologize that we will not be able to reply to any unsuccessful applicants. As an equal opportunity employer, OCCRP values having a diverse workforce and strives to maintain an inclusive and equitable workplace. We encourage people with a diverse range of backgrounds to apply. We do not discriminate against any person based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex, medical conditions, family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristics. If you are a qualified applicant requiring assistance or an accommodation to complete any step of the application process, please contact hr[at]occrp.org